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Kidney Check - Identifying kidney disease and diabetes in BC First Nations communities

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Diabetes, Blood Pressure & Kidney Health Checks & Care in Your Community

Kidney Check is bringing kidney, diabetes and blood pressure checks to rural and remote Indigenous Communities across Canada. Mobile health-care teams will be looking for diabetes and high blood pressure, and looking at kidney health, so that they can find and help fix health problems as soon as possible. The goal is to help keep kidneys healthy and care for any kidney health problems. The kidney check team will work with each person to build a kidney health plan that includes follow-up care or goals for keeping kidneys healthy.

Kidney Check is part of the Can-SOLVE CKD Network and is funded by a variety of local and national partners. Kidney Check is looking to do as many community visits as possible with current funding and is looking for ways to continue community visits into the future.

Learn more: https://www.cansolveckd.ca/research/theme-1/kidney-check | http://www.cansolveckd.com/research/kidney-check/

Presented by:

Dr. Adeera Levin is Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Nephrology at University of British Columbia. She is the Executive Director of the BC Provincial Agency, responsible for the planning, and delivery of kidney services in BC. She was Co-director of the Clinical Investigator Training Program at UBC, and is Curriculum Chair of the KRESCENT program , a unique pan-Canadian training program for Kidney Scientists, co funded by CIHR, Kidney Foundation of Canada and Canadian Society of Nephrology. Her research interests are in early CKD, variability of progression and co-morbidities, health care delivery and outcomes research. She has contributed to the understanding of CKD trajectories, definitions and clinical care through numerous research activities and guideline development work. Dr. Levin is the principal investigator of a pan-Canadian study, Can-PREDDICT: Prediction of dialysis, death and interim cardiovascular events in CKD: a cohort study of over 2500 patients with biosamples followed for up to 5 years. She was the national lead for SHARP, and is currently the co-lead for CREDENCE. Dr. Levin has won numerous awards for teaching and research. She is a recipient of the Order of Canada and has received the Kidney Foundation of Canada Medal for Research Excellence and the Aubrey J. Tingle Prize in recognition of a body of work which has impacted patients in BC and elsewhere. She was inducted in the Canadian Academy for Health Sciences in 2014. She was elected President of the International Society of Nephrology 2015-17.

Craig Settee is an Anishinaabe and Nehinaw/Cree man originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, with family connections to Fisher River Cree Nation and Dauphin River First Nation, MB. His experience as a living kidney donor to his brother led him to become a patient partner and currently the Coordinator to the Indigenous Peoples’ Engagement and Research Council with the Can-SOLVE CKD Network. Craig has an undergraduate degree from the University of Winnipeg with a Double Major in Urban & Inner-City Studies and Conflict Resolution. Prior to joining the Can-SOLVE CKD Network’s Core Team, he worked as a mentor and cultural support worker with Indigenous youth. Craig is passionate in sharing Indigenous ways of knowing, doing and being in the work that he does. It is this commitment that drives his commitment to share, support and advocate that patient voices are heard and utilized in a meaningful way.

Catherine Turner is a Métis woman whose family originates from the historic Red River Settlement in Manitoba. She is the Indigenous Liaison Manager of the Kidney Foundation of Canada BC & Yukon Branch and will be working with Can-SOLVE CKD to support the Indigenous Peoples’ Engagement and Research Council. She will work with the project leads to explore how best to enable Indigenous and non-Indigenous patient engagement in each of the network’s research projects. Catherine is the past Chairperson of the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association and has been a member of their executive board since 2004. Catherine has worked in health and primary prevention programs with Aboriginal and First Nations communities for the past two decades, including administering an Aboriginal diabetes initiative for eight years.

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Monday, March 16, 2020 12:00 pm | 1 hour | (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Meeting Access Code: 187 201 314

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