Archive | July 2015

DEADLINE: Aug. 18th – CNTRP / ATI Research Innovation Grant Competition 2015

COMPETITION NOW OPEN

Application Deadline: August 18th, 2015

The Alberta Transplant Institute is pleased to have joined the partnership of CNTRP and Astellas to provide additional funding to support Alberta researchers participating in this competition to bring their new and innovative pilot projects into the CNTRP. This grant, called the “CNTRP ATI Innovation Grant”, will be awarded to the top ranked fundable application from the province of Alberta.

The objective of the CNTRP Astellas Research Innovation Grant competition is to support peer-reviewed pilot research project(s) 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 who receive transplants with the ultimate goal of improving patient care.

The primary area of focus for this competition is to nurture innovative research aligning with the strategic research priority of the CNTRP in the area of personalized medicine approaches in transplantation to improve health outcomes.

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SAVE THE DATE: Deceased Organ Donation Symposium in Toronto, Oct 26 2015

Canadian Blood Services (CBS) and Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) are pleased to announce theDeceased Organ Donation Symposium, which will take place on October 26, 2015 in Toronto, as part of the Critical Care Canada Forum (CCCF). The program will review current clinical practices and advances in the science of organ donation medicine, including fundamentals, emerging topics and evolving research.

Monday Oct 26, 2015

Deceased Organ Donation Symposium

Registration now open

The Deceased Organ Donation Symposium is designed for the growing number of physicians in Canada who have an enhanced focus on organ donation. Other physicians and health care professionals who want to advance their knowledge and clinical expertise in the area of deceased organ donation are welcome to attend. The program will review current clinical practices and advances in the science of organ donation medicine, including fundamentals, emerging topics and evolving research. The seminars also provide a unique opportunity to meet Canadian and international critical care experts in the field and donation physician colleagues from across the country.

Physician Assisted Death

Canadian Perspectives

Jeff Blackmer – MD MHSc FRCPC, Vice President, Medical Professionalism, Canadian Medical Association

Impact on Critical Care

To be confirmed

Deceased Donation Performance

Moderator: Sam Shemie

Canadian Data – Steve Beed

Ontario Specific Data – Karim Soliman

Minimum Deceased Donation Data Set – Damon Scales

Fundamentals of Deceased Donation

Moderator: To be confirmed

Consent Leading Practices – Adrian Robertson

NDD – Ian Ball

Ancillary Testing in NDD – Michael Chasse

Dead, or not Dead Quiz – Sonny Dhanani

Emerging Research

Moderator: To be confirmed

Hypothermia and Preserving Donor Organ Function – Darren Malinoski

Lunch session

Moderator: Sonny Dhanani

Donation Physician Specialist Models and Ethics in Canada

Panel Discussion – BC (To be confirmed), MB (Adrian Robertson), NS (Steve Beed), ON (Mike Hartwick)

Fundamentals of Deceased Donation II

Moderator: Jean Francois Lize

Organ Donor Management: Canadian Perspectives – Andrew Healey

Organ Donor Management: US Perspectives – Darren Malinoski

Ex-vivo Organ Resuscitation and Repair – Marcello Cypel

Organ Utilization – Transplant Perspectives on Why ‘Good’ Organs are

Not Used – Panel Discussion – To be confirmed

DCD

Moderator: Mike Sharpe

DCD in Canada: Then and Now – Sam Shemie

Predicting Death After WLST – Jason Shahin

Death Determination: One Death, 3 Mechanisms – Andrew Baker

Pro-Con Debate: Should DCD be Standard Practice? – Brian Kavanagh vs David Zygun

To Register, please visit www.criticalcarecanada.com

HOLD THE DATE: Wednesday Aug. 12 @ Noon – FOMD Strategic Planning Process Update

ATI Institute Director, Dr. Lori West, will present an updated and streamlined strategic road map to our membership.  The presentation will include the Strategic Plan’s purpose, process, and overview. Time will be set aside to provide an opportunity for Q&A. and feedback from ATI.

Date and location to be confirmed shortly.

CNTRP / ATI Research Innovation Grant Competition 2015 – DEADLINE: Aug. 18th

COMPETITION NOW OPEN

Application Deadline: August 18th, 2015

The Alberta Transplant Institute is pleased to have joined the partnership of CNTRP and Astellas to provide additional funding to support Alberta researchers participating in this competition to bring their new and innovative pilot projects into the CNTRP. This grant, called the “CNTRP ATI Innovation Grant”, will be awarded to the top ranked fundable application from the province of Alberta.

The objective of the CNTRP Astellas Research Innovation Grant competition is to support peer-reviewed pilot research project(s) 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 who receive transplants with the ultimate goal of improving patient care.

The primary area of focus for this competition is to nurture innovative research aligning with the strategic research priority of the CNTRP in the area of personalized medicine approaches in transplantation to improve health outcomes.

More information

CNTRP Delivers Two New Fast Policy Facts

The CNTRP Project 2 team published a Fast Fact on Living Donation that briefly explains the ethical issues in organ, tissue, and hematopoietic stem cell donation from living donors.  The document covers the issues with specific types of donors, ethical issues with allocation, public solicitation and purchasing organs.

The CNTRP Core 1 team published a Fast Fact on Human Bodies & Biological Material that explains the rights and interests in accessing, using or controlling human bodies and biological materials.  This document covers the rights of dead bodies, using dead bodies for medical research and what do to when these rights are violated.

                           

ATI Congratulates Documentary Filmmaker Rosie Dransfeld of ID Productions on Receiving the 2015 Kidney Foundation of Canada’s Public Awareness Award

ATI congratulates award-winning filmmaker Rosie Dransfeld and ID Productions for their very well-deserved 2015 Public Awareness Award from the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Rosie and her team created and produced the outstanding documentary film  ‘The Ward‘, that chronicles the many challenges in the lives of renal patients, capturing their daily trials and triumphs in their battle for survival. Rosie and her team were given the award for successfully heightening public awareness of kidney disease and its related problems in Canada.

Rosie and her team at ID Productions are now working with anthrologist and filmmaker Niobe Thompson on two new transplant film projects together with members of the Alberta Transplant Institute and CNTRP. The first is a point of view (POV)-style film on donation for theatrical release, co-produced by the National Film Board of Canada, and the second will be a science-documentary on transplantation for CBC’s The Nature of Things.

GRANT DEADLINE EXTENDED: CNTRP Training Award Competition

The application deadline for the CNTRP Training Award Competition has been extended to JULY 15, 2015.

The CNTRP is extending the application deadline for this competition to July 15, 2015 to accommodate the addition of the ATI as a new funding partner.  The Alberta Transplant Institute (ATI) is joining BOTH the CNTRP Training Awards Competition and the CNTRP Research Innovation Grant Competition.  Through this important partnership, the ATI will provide additional funding to support researchers based in Alberta to apply for these competitions and bring their research and trainees into the national structure of the CNTRP.

  • For the training competition, the ATI is providing an additional $25,000 CDN/year over a period of two years to support the top ranked application of an Alberta trainee who applies to the CNTRP Astellas Training Grant Competition.

  • For the research grants competition, the ATI is also partnering with the CNTRP to provide an additional $25,000 to support the top-ranked Alberta application in the CNTRP Astellas Research Innovation Grant Competition (details available at www.cntrp.ca/grant_competitions).

This is an exciting opportunity to support new and innovative research in Alberta and link this research with centres and researchers across the country through the CNTRP.  We strongly encourage other programs and centres across the country to consider partnering on these competitions as it provides an opportunity to support important research and bring new ideas into the CNTRP.

Please share this information with you colleagues and let us know if you have any questions by contacting davidhartell (at) cntrp.ca