Allied Research in Donation and Transplantation Working Group

The CDTRP is pleased to announce the newest Working Group stemming from Theme 1, “Allied Research in Donation and Transplantation (ARDOT)”. This group will be led by Dr. Vanessa Silva e Silva, and co-led by Dr. Sonny Dhanani.

The first meeting will be held on May 14 at 1pm EST. Click here to register.
Interested in joining the Working Group? Contact


It is common for all organ donation and transplantation researchers to seek improvements in organ donation and transplantation outcomes. Most of those processes very often involve nursing care and procedures. Allied Health Professionals (registered nurses, respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, etc.) working either in organ donation or transplantation fields experience daily challenges in the healthcare system and would have the best ideas to contribute to research in this area. However, their busy clinical lives and lack of access to research resources often prevent their contribution to science.


The main objective of this working group is to bridge contributions of allied health professionals to clinical advancements through research.

Specific objectives include:

  1. To provide research support to allied health clinicians and clinicians conducting research with allied health populations
  2. To promote inter-professional collaboration between allied health professionals in the clinical and academic areas to advance organ donation research in Canada
  3. To promote a participatory approach to research addressing the real needs of knowledge users at the endpoint of care
Expected Outcomes

The working group will increase scientific production and knowledge translation (guideline development, patient safety tools implementation, process improvement tolls implementation, etc.) in areas related to the nursing and other allied health professional role in the organ donation and transplantation processes and patient care.

ARDOT Members will have access to the following:

  • Research consultations for research question conceptualization, methods choice and research development
  • Access to research experts working with allied health-related topics across Canada and internationally
  • Support on grants application (review of applications, potential letters of support, consultation with senior researchers and experts)
  • Identification of inter-professional collaboration opportunities internationally
  • Knowledge translation planning
The first meeting will be held on May 14 at 1pm EST. Click here to register.
Interested in joining the Working Group? Contact