The Kidney Foundation of Canada congratulates Dr. Amit Garg for being honoured with the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Young Investigator Award, presented annually to an individual 45 years of age or younger with an outstanding record of achievement and creativity in basic or patient-oriented research related to the functions and diseases of the kidney.
Dr. Amit Garg, based in London, Ont., was presented with the award during ASN Kidney Week 2016 that gathered 13,000 kidney health professional in Chicago between Nov. 15 and 20. For more information: http://newswise.com/articles/the-american-society-of-nephrology-honors-leader-in-the-fight-against-kidney-disease
The world broadcast premiere of Vital Bonds, a documentary about transplant medicine, is on CBC television’s The Nature of Things on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 at 8 pm EST. After that date, the documentary will be available online.
Alberta Health Services collaborated with the CBC and National Film Board to produce this fascinating documentary about transplantation. It features breakthrough discoveries made by scientists and the wonders achieved by surgeons in operation rooms. Vital Bonds also brings heartbreaking stories to the public, including that of parents about to lose their beloved son and making the difficult yet admirable decision to donate.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada encourages families to talk about their decisions and to register their wishes through the appropriate provincial channels. To find out more, visit https://kidney.ca/organ-donation/registries. Watch the preview of Vital Bonds, and a Kidney Foundation public service announcement about organ donation.
Three hundred kidney marchers and crew wrapped up their 100 km, three-day walk from Millarville through K-Country to Calgary arriving September 11 at Canada Olympic Park (COP). Kidney March is a transformational event designed to raise awareness and funds for kidney disease and organ donation. Marchers and crew descended the hill into the Festival Tent at 3 pm, thereby completing their 100 km journey with Mayor Naheed Nenshi offering his congratulations.
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Media Advisory: Media are invited to the Kidney March Opening Ceremonies on Friday, September 9 at 7 am at the Millarville racetrack, 306097 192 Street, Millarville, Alberta. For more information download the Media Advisory.
The Alport Syndrome Foundation (ASF), Pedersen Family, and The Kidney Foundation of Canada (KFOC) Research Funding Program are pleased to announce that joint funding has been awarded for two new research projects on Alport Syndrome, a rare genetic kidney disease.
SeeKD targeted screening program helps early detection of CKD risk in Canadians
At the first Kidney March in 2010 we told people we wanted to launch a targeted screening & testing program for those most at risk. Thanks to all of our Marchers and their donors for your support in helping to make this important work possible! As Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn (6 time Kidney Marcher) states in the article, "This targeted screening program was able to identify a high proportion of participants at risk of CKD and a greater proportion of participants with unrecognized chronic kidney disease." Click here to read the story..
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is pleased to announce prolific scientist and renowned transplant researcher Dr. Marie-Josée Hébert of Montreal as the recipient of the 2016 Medal for Research Excellence. Dr. Hébert’s major research focus is related to the pivotal role of renal fibrosis in chronic kidney disease and transplant rejection.