Alberta Organ Donor Rate hits record high

This recent article on CBC reports that organ donation rates have hit a record high in Alberta.

Present your research at the ATI Seminar Series this year

The ATI Seminar Series will resume in September.

We have a number of openings in the fall and winter if you would like to present your research – presenting at the ATI Seminar Series is an excellent opportunity to promote your research.

Trainees and graduate students are also welcome to present their research, either in a full 45 minute presentation or a shorter talk.

If you would like to present at the ATI Seminar Series this coming year, please contact karen.hunter@ualberta.ca

News from the Clinical Research Office

The Clinical Research Seminar Series will kick off with a biostatistics seminar on September 18. See attached for more information

The Campus Alberta Health Outcomes & Public Health Meeting Grant Award is now live! See attached for the 2017 Guidelines and Application.

The University Hospital Foundation Medical Research Competition is now live! See attached for the 2017 Guidelines.

Apply for the CTRP Astellas Research Innovation Grant Competition – deadline Oct. 19, 2017!

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UP TO 10 NEW CATALYST GRANTS AVAILABLE
The CNTRP, Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. (Astellas), the Alberta Transplant Institute (ATI) and the UHN Multi-Organ Transplant Program would like to encourage you to apply for the 2017 CNTRP Astellas Research Innovation Grant competition.

This annual competition supports new peer-reviewed pilot research projects that align with CNTRP’s overall objective to increase organ and tissue donation in Canada and enhance the survival and quality of life of Canadians living with a transplant with the ultimate goal of improving patient care.  This competition is open to both CNTRP investigators and non-members and is a great way to bring researchers into our national structure.

The primary area of focus for this competition is to catalyze new translational focused research in donation and transplantation to improve health outcomes. These projects must be new stand-alone studies that will be integrated into the CNTRP and be used to generate preliminary data to support further investigation.  This competition can also be used as an opportunity to perform ancillary studies using data collected in existing CNTRP studies or trials.

Six grants of $30,000 each will be available to fund peer-reviewed pilot projects at the national level in 2017. Regional partners are partnering with the CNTRP to provide an additional four grants in this competition – three of these additional grants will be in Alberta.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 19, 2017.
For more information about the application process, including eligibility criteria, please visit www.cntrp.ca/grant_competitions

 

CNTRP Astellas Research Innovation Grant Competition: Deadline Oct. 19, 2017

The CNTRP Astellas Research Innovation Grant Competition has launched!

The primary area of focus for this competition is to catalyze new translational focused research in donation and transplantation to improve health outcomes. These projects must be new stand-alone studies that will be integrated into the CNTRP and be used to generate preliminary data to support further investigation.

Six grants of $30,000 each are being awarded.

The CNTRP-ATI-Astellas grant competition will also award an additional 3 grants of $30,000 each to the top three unfunded grants from Alberta-based researchers.

Deadline: October 19, 2017

For more information about the application process, including eligibility criteria, visit the CNTRP grant competition website.

50th Anniversary of Transplantation – Save the dates and links for tickets

AHS will be hosting a 50th Anniversary of Transplantation Gala for AHS and UofA staff and physicians on Saturday, September 23.  Tickets available at https://www.universityhospitalfoundation.ab.ca/transplant until September 5, 2017.

The Kidney Foundation will host their Create the Change Masterpiece Gala in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Transplantation on Saturday, October 21. Tickets are available online 

AST – Transplantation and Imunology Research Network Grant Application – Deadline Nov. 1, 2017

The AST Transplantation and Immunology Research Network (TIRN) research grants program seeks to support fellows and junior faculty by funding innovative research in basic, clinical, and translational science.

The AST TIRN has identified research priorities as suggested focus areas for grant applicants in the 2018 research grant cycle. However, applications on any research topic are accepted, given the importance of innovation in areas outside of these priorities.

A limited number of grants are awarded each funding cycle, and the number and term (one or two years) of grants varies each funding cycle.

Visit TIRN.org/funding for complete details including eligibility criteria and funding guidelines.

Please direct any questions concerning TIRN to TIRN@myAST.org

**Application deadline: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST**

Calling for success and innovation stories in donation and transplantation!

The FOMD is looking for examples of innovation and successful research projects to feature.

This is a great opportunity to promote your research, and create greater awareness among potential philanthropic donors. With the UofA recently ranking #6 in the world in transplantation, and the 50th Anniversary of Transplantation in Alberta, this is a great time to celebrate and promote research and innovation in transplantation and donation.

If you know of an example of innovation or a successful project please contact karen.hunter@ualberta.ca.  You can share examples from your own research, or tell us about someone else – a colleague or a trainee –  and we’ll reach out to help share their story!

CST-Astellas Transformative Thinking in Transplant (T3) Competition Launched!

The CST-Astellas Transformative Thinking in Transplant (T3) Competition is designed to inspire innovative solutions in transplant care and demonstrate commitment to the transplant community. The objective of the T3 Competition is to identify and provide plausible implementation solutions in the areas of patient care, education, adherence, organ donation, quality of life improvement with the ultimate goal of advancing long-term health outcomes and quality of life for Canadian transplant patients.

The primary focus of the T3 Competition is to provide seed funding that will enable the entries of three finalists to be implemented.

The CST Executive Steering Committee will form the adjudication panel and will choose three finalists who will be invited to present their ideas during the 2017 CST-CTRMS Joint Scientific Meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia on September 26, 2017. The top-ranked finalist will be awarded $50,000 and the second and third-racked finalists will each receive an award in the amount of $25,000.

**Application Deadline: July 31, 2017**

For full T3 Competition details including application requirements, eligibility, and selection criteria, please see the Terms of Reference available at www.cst-transplant.ca/2017-astellas-cst-t3-competition.html

ATI Seminar Series is on Summer Hiatus – Call for Speakers for next year!

The ATI Seminar Series is on Summer Hiatus, and will resume in September.

We are booking speakers for next year – if you would like to present your research, or if you have trainees/grad students who would like to present their research please contact karen.hunter@ualberta.ca.  Trainees and Research Associates are welcome to present their research, and can either present a full talk, or we can schedule several shorter presentations for a given day.

Please watch the ATI website later this summer for updates on the fall speaker schedule