Working towards Can-SOLVE CKD 2.0

The Can-SOLVE CKD team is hard at work this fall on plans for the network’s next phase.

Building on the learnings from our first five years, this second phase (Can-SOLVE CKD 2.0) will focus on three main pillars:

  • mobilization of knowledge and resources generated by the network’s research projects
  • further diversification of the kidney research environment to advance Indigenous cultural competency and equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)
  • development of additional educational resources, enhanced training, and sustainable infrastructure to further solidify Canada’s capacity for patient-oriented kidney research

As part of our planning for Can-SOLVE CKD 2.0, we are currently developing an application to CIHR’s SPOR Networks – Knowledge Mobilization and Implementation Science funding opportunity. We look forward to sharing additional updates in the months to come.

Managing Fatigue in Kidney Disease webinar  
The Canadian CKD Clinic Network held a webinar “Managing Fatigue in Kidney Disease by Dr. Janine Farragher on Thursday, October 14.

Dr. Farragher is an occupational therapist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto. The webinar focused on recognizing the impact of fatigue on patients with chronic kidney, understanding the causal factors impacting fatigue in CKD and becoming familiar with a range of treatment options for managing fatigue in CKD.

Watch here

CDTRP forum focuses on patient engagement in research
Join the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP) for their 2021 Patient, Family and Donor Research Forum on November 4-5!

Learn about effective patient engagement in organ donation and transplantation research from clinicians, researchers, trainees, and patient, family and donor partners.

Indigenous Peoples' Engagement and Research Council (IPERC) Coordinator Craig Settee and Council Members Mary Beaucage and Karmen Omeasoo will be presenting "Wabishki Bizhiko Skaanj Learning Pathway + Panel Discussion: Indigenous views on Patient-Oriented Research" on November 5, 3:30pm EST.

View the Program HERE 

Free Registration HERE

Patient-reported outcome measures in the care of in-centre hemodialysis patients

It is important to train clinicians on the practical elements of using PROMs, however there is also a need to engage clinicians to use PROMs on an ongoing basis. This article describes how PROMs have been implemented at in-centre hemodialysis units in Alberta.

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Focus on peer connection and collaboration

Held over five days from November 22-26, BC Kidney Week will enable peers and patient partners from across the province to connect, share and learn.

Indigenous Peoples' Engagement and Research Council (IPERC) member Dr. Mary Smith is giving a keynote presentation on "Indigenous Cultural Safety and Kidney Care" at the Kidney Care Clinic open nursing session on November 24, 9:00-11:30am PT. 

Register here

New podcast series highlights clinical trials community

The Canadian Nephrology Trials Network (CNTN) is excited to debut the first episode of their new podcast series "CNTN Spotlight".

The first episode features an interview with Dwight Sparkes, a patient partner from St. John's Newfoundland who is the patient co-lead on the CNTN Capacity Building committee. He is involved in several studies and working groups within Can-SOLVE CKD Network and will be discussing his experience over the past 4 years.

Check out the podcast 

If you would like to be featured or have a topic for a podcast, please contact Alicia Murdoch

Kidney Check leadership transition

Dr. Aminu Bello, Consultant Nephrologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta, recently transitioned to the Primary Investigator role on the Kidney Check Project.

Kidney Check was originally modeled on the successful FINISHED research project that Dr. Paul Komenda and First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba planned, led, and implemented in Manitoba from 2013-2015.

Welcome Dr. Bello and thank you Dr. Komenda!

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Get Involved: Determining the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination in the chronic kidney disease population

You are being invited to participate in a study that will allow us to learn more about how the vaccination to Covid-19 impacts patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
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Get Involved: Survey opportunity for those with chronic kidney disease

The APPROACH study (Risk prediction to support shared decision-making for managing heart disease) is looking for patients with chronic kidney disease that are not currently on dialysis or a recipient of a kidney transplant.
Learn more

Connect to kidney research innovation!

KidneyLink is your connection to the latest kidney health research across Canada.
Patients: Sign up today and search opportunities to get involved.
Researchers: Post your studies, surveys, and other opportunities to connect with engaged participants.

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