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October 2020

Can-SOLVE CKD Pediatric Committee Webinar

October 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Learn about the research that the Can-SOLVE CKD Pediatric Committee is working and their future vision.

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November 2020

CNTN Virtual Symposium

November 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The CNTN Scientific Operations Committee is hosting it's first virtual symposium on Wednesday November 4 from 12- 3pm Eastern. Dr. Sam Silver, the CNTN Capacity Building Committee co-lead, will present "Promoting Kidney Recovery after Acute Kidney Injury Receiving Dialysis"  Dr. Bhanu Prasad, a CNTN Communications and Engagement Committee member, will present "Renal denervation in patients with loin pain hematuria syndrome - a feasibility study". Drs. Ron Wald and Michael Walsh will lead a discussion on the challenges related to recruitment in…

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BC Kidney Days

November 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm PST

BC Kidney Days is an annual conference, hosted by BC Renal and BC Transplant, that brings together clinicians, administrators and patient partners from across BC, other parts of Canada and the United States to discuss the latest research, trends, clinical treatments and surgical breakthroughs in kidney patient care. This year, the conference is completely virtual. Conference Goals: Improve care with and for patients with Kidney disease at all stages Kidney community networking and teambuilding Update on clinical and research issues…

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January 2021

Webinar: De-mystifying Privacy: Research Uses of Administrative Data

January 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

The Maternal Infant Child Youth Research Network (MICYRN) is hosting a webinar on research uses of administrative data. Speakers will include Holly Longstaff (Provincial Health Services Authority BC), Donna Curtis Maillet (New Brunswick Institute for Research Data and Training), and Charles Burchill (University of Manitoba) This webinar explores modern approaches to research privacy for administrative data in Canada, with a focus on consent and administrative data access and use. A recording of the webinar can be found below and on…

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Clinical Trials BC Conference – Modernization of Clinical Trials

January 26, 2021 - January 28, 2021

Modernization of clinical trials is the theme of this years Clinical Trials BC Conference, which will be held virtually and is open to all!

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April 2021

CNTN Spring Virtual Research Symposium

April 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Join us on Wednesday April 21st starting at 9am Pacific/12pm Eastern for our Spring Virtual Research Symposium, which will take place over Zoom. Speakers: Dr. Maoliosa Donald and patient partner Dwight Sparkes will present on their project, "My Kidneys My Health website: developed by patients for patients" Dr. Melissa Schorr will present her proposal, "Diuretic use in patients with residual renal function on hemodialysis" Dr. Kristin Clemens will present her proposal, "Denosumab for the prevention of fragility fractures in hemodialysis: pilot study for…

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Clinical Trials BC – ASK US: Communicating Study Results with Clinical Trial Participants

April 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

Clinical Trials BC - ASK US: Communicating Study Results with Clinical Trial Participants – Best practice recommendations and toolkit for clinical research teams Description: Many clinical trial participants are left with unanswered questions both during and at the end of the research study.  A provincial working group has created a toolkit to communicate their best practice recommendations for improving the experiences of participants taking part in clinical trials and increase sharing of study results with study participants. Objectives: Learn how…

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September 2021

PE 101: Introduction to Patient Engagement

September 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Carolyn Shimmin, the engagement lead for the Centre for Health Innovate (CHI), is leading a session for beginners on the basic principles and concepts of meaningful patient engagement. Following this session, attendees should be able to: Describe theoretical and practical principles of inclusive, authentic, and meaningful engagement of people with lived experience in health research; Access resources to improve their knowledge of patient and public engagement practices; and Prepare for intermediate level PE Lunchtime Learning sessions. This event is part…

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Planting the S.E.E.D.S of Indigenous Population Health Data Linkage

September 22, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

From the Population Data BC website: "The increasing accessibility of data through digitization and linkage has resulted in Indigenous and allied individuals, scholars, practitioners, and data users recognizing a need to advance ways that assert Indigenous sovereignty and governance within data environments. Advances are being talked about around the world for how Indigenous data is collected, used, stored, shared, linked, and analysed. During the International Population Data Linkage Network Conference in September of 2018, two sessions were hosted and led…

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December 2021

Knowledge Translation. What is it, why is it important and how do we achieve it?

December 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Knowledge Translation. What is it, why is it important and how do we achieve it? Presented by Dr. Monika Kastner The gap between what we know and what we do persists in healthcare. On average, it takes 17 years to translate evidence from discovery into practice, which can lead to patients not receiving treatments of proven effectiveness, and healthcare professionals and policy makers not getting or using the information they need for optimized decision-making. Dr. Monika Kastner, lead for the…

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