Our 12-person Patient Governance Circle reflects the significant breadth of expertise among Can-SOLVE CKD patient partners. This governing body is composed of patients affected by a broad range of medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, polycystic kidney disease) as well as family caregivers and kidney donors.

Last month, we invited our Patient Governance Circle members to our Vancouver headquarters for an inaugural in-person meeting! The meeting was centered around developing a collaborative vision and sustainability strategy for the Can-SOLVE CKD Network.

Going forward, the Patient Governance Circle will meet on a monthly basis to provide input and guidance on all aspects of Can-SOLVE CKD, from setting priorities to supporting patient engagement in the collection and communication of research evidence. As the Network works towards enhancing the culture of kidney research in Canada, we look forward to ensuring patient voices from across the country are incorporated into everything we do! Thank you to all of our Patient Governance Circle members for a memorable meeting!

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