Effective June 3, 2015, JINARC™ (tolvaptan) was made commercially available for use in Canada. It is the first treatment in Canada for patients living with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)
Free kidney disease screening clinic - June 25, 2015
The Kidney Foundation of Canada, in partnership with Immigrant Services Calgary, is hosting a free screening clinic. If you have one or more of these risk factors, you are invited to join us on June 25th to determine your risk of kidney disease:
- Asian, Aboriginal, Hispanic, South Asian, or African heritage
- High blood pressure
- Family history of kidney disease
- 55 yrs or older
To book your appointment, please call: Deborah Fissha at 403-538-8362.
Location 1000 Voices, 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE, Calgary, Alberta
Time: 9am to 4 pm
New Online Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Clinical Pathway for Primary Care Providers
The Interdisciplinary Chronic Disease Collaboration, Northern and Southern Alberta Renal Programs, Alberta Health Services and key CKD stakeholders (primary care physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and nephrologists) have developed an online CKD Clinical Pathway for primary care providers. This pathway will assist primary care givers in the diagnosis, medical management and referral of adults with CKD in line with best practices as documented in local and national guidelines. The pathway can be accessed at www.ckdpathway.ca. It is also a great resource for patients as they are an advocate in their own health.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is pleased to have the opportunity each year to celebrate its many volunteers and supporters through its National Recognition Program. Most recently, Foundation representatives had the opportunity to present Alex Lifeson, guitarist with the Canadian band RUSH, with a Public Awareness Award.
Your experiences as a patient, caregiver, researcher and or healthcare professional can help identify the top research priorities in transplantation and donation within the Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP) in order to improve the treatment and the quality of life of transplanted patients and patients waiting for a transplant. For more details visit www.kidney.ca/surveys.
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