We are excited to announce that nominations for the 2019 Barbara Ann LeGay Award for Patient-Oriented Research are now open!

The Barbara Ann LeGay Award for Patient-Oriented Research celebrates the contributions of patient partners to the Can-SOLVE CKD Network. The award recognizes those who, with passion and dedication, are partnering with health care providers, researchers, and policy makers to address gaps in kidney health and disease. It is an acknowledgement of the central role that patient partners play within our network by prioritizing, developing, testing, and implementing new solutions for the care of persons living with kidney disease.


Who can nominate?

Nominations can come from anybody affiliated with the Can-SOLVE CKD Network, including staff, researchers, research team members, and patient partners.

What are the selection criteria for the award?

  • A patient partner currently involved in Can-SOL VE CKD Network
  • Partners with researchers, policy makers, and health care providers for the betterment of patient healthcare and practice
  • Demonstrates leadership, innovation, and creativity in their work with Can-SOLVE CKD and beyond

How do I nominate?

Fill out the nomination form and email it to Chantal Boucher cboucher@cansolveckd.ca by March 31, 2019.


The winner of the award is selected by the Barbara LeGay Award Subcommittee, which this year includes Anne MacPhee, Hans Vorster, Chantal Boucher, Leah Getchell, Selina Allu, and Sara Banai. The winner will be announced at the 2019 Can-SOLVE CKD Annual Meeting.

The inaugural award was presented to Patient Council Co-Chair Mike McCormick at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Vancouver by Barb LeGay’s husband Barry Abbott and her great friend Anne MacPhee.

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