2016 National Child Health Transplant Team Grant Competition submission deadline is Nov 1, 2016

Child Health Transplant Team Grant Competition

In partnership with the Transplant Research Foundation of BC, Astellas Canada, the Alberta Transplant Institute and the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, the CNTRP is pleased to announce the launch of a new team grant competition aimed to support research to improve outcomes for pediatric transplant patients through cross-Canada, multi-disciplinary collaboration.

This competition will provide $100,000 to support one team that is patient-focused and aims to have direct impact on improving health outcomes of pediatric solid organ transplant patients.

Between 2004-2013, over 1250 children in Canada have undergone a life-saving organ transplant. Due to their growth and development and the severity of their end-stage diseases, these young patients face a unique set of challenges that impact not only the success and side effects of transplantation, but increase the complexity of transplantation. Yet, much of their care is based upon clinical trials and studies conducted on adults. That is why it is so important to encourage and support research that focuses exclusively on children.

The application deadline is November 1, 2016 and the application details are available at www.cntrp.ca/child_health_team_grants

For questions about the competition, please contact David Hartell at 613-265-6942 or at davidhartell@cntrp.ca

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