Update: March 26, 2020

Dear colleagues,

Last week, we provided an update on the Can-SOLVE CKD Network’s actions to respond to COVID-19. While we strive for continuity of our operations amid this unprecedented situation, we recognize that the greatest priority is ensuring the health of our communities and families.

Many of our network members have personal or professional responsibilities requiring their undivided attention at this time, and we fully appreciate that their ability to participate in the network may be impacted by the evolving situation.

For those who need to step back from their Can-SOLVE CKD roles, please know that we are here to support you in whatever you need, and we look forward to re-connecting with you when the time is right.

Until then, please don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions or concerns.

Once again, thank you all for your commitment to Can-SOLVE CKD. The community we have built will be a source of strength to all of us as we work to overcome this challenge together.

Sincerely,

Dr. Adeera Levin, Dr. Braden Manns, Dr. James Scholey, Heather Harris
On behalf of the Can-SOLVE CKD Network


March 18, 2020

Dear colleagues,

We recognize that this is a time of uncertainty as we work together to address COVID-19 in our communities. In response to the current situation, we wanted to let you know that we have taken steps to help ensure the health and safety of our staff members while supporting continuity of our network operations.

At this time, our Can-SOLVE CKD staff are working remotely and will be accessible primarily by email. A directory of staff members is available here to help direct your inquiries. During this time, we remain committed to providing full support to our patient partners and research project teams. Please do not hesitate to be in touch if we can assist in any way. Previously scheduled meetings of our committees, working groups, and governance councils will continue as planned via videoconference. We will continue to keep you updated on our activities as the situation evolves and will share new information as it becomes available.

We understand our patient partners may have questions or concerns related to the impact of COVID-19 on individuals living with kidney disease. We encourage everyone to refer to trusted sources of health care information, such as those listed below:

Provincial renal agencies are monitoring the situation closely and providing guidelines for patients.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada has compiled a detailed page of kidney-specific information on COVID-19.

For general information and updates on COVID-19 in Canada, please refer to the Public Health Agency of Canada website.

Thank you all for your commitment to Can-SOLVE CKD.

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