We are conducting a study to better understand the experiences of patient partners and researchers within the Can-SOLVE CKD Network. We would like to invite patient partners and researchers (i.e., project leads, team members, and coordinators) to participate and share your experiences with engagement within the Can-SOLVE CKD community.

Your participation would involve one of the following:

  • A telephone interview lasting 45-60 minutes, scheduled at your convenience


  • A focus group held during the Can-SOLVE CKD meeting at CSN on Monday, May 7th over the lunch break (meal included)

Results of this research will help us better understand patient engagement in health research in order to optimize approaches to patient-oriented research and improve health outcomes for persons living with CKD.

If you are interested in participating or would like more information about this project, please contact Nicolas Fernandez (nicolas.fernandez@umontreal.ca; 514-562-9780). Please contact us to express your interest in participating by March 2, 2018.


Nicolas Fernandez, PhD
Co-Chair, Can-SOLVE CKD Research Training & Mentorship Committee
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Medicine
Université de Montréal

Download study invitation letter (PDF)

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