The World Kidney Day Steering Committee has declared 2021 the year of “Living Well with Kidney Disease”. This has been done in order to both increase education and awareness about effective symptom management and patient empowerment, with the ultimate goal of encouraging life participation. While effective measures to prevent kidney disease and its progression are important, patients with kidney disease – including those who depend on dialysis and transplantation – and their care-partners should also feel supported, especially during pandemics and other challenging periods, by the concerted efforts of kidney care communities.
The Can-SOLVE CKD Network is committed to helping patients live well with kidney disease by supporting research and resources that improve quality of life and lead to better health outcomes. We are proud to be advancing a culture change in research that puts patients at the centre and focuses on finding the innovations that will help them live well with kidney disease.
To mark World Kidney Day 2021, we were excited to launch The Kidney Quarterly, a new publication dedicated to stories that highlight the Can-SOLVE CKD Network’s impact on Canadian kidney health research.
Check out the first issue: The Kidney Quarterly | Issue 1 March 2021