CDTRP at CST – Join us in Banff on September 20, 3-4pm
For those attending the CST Meeting in Banff, there are many excellent presentations planned by CDTRP members. Most of the CDTRP management team will be in Banff in person, and we look forward to seeing you there!
We would like to draw your attention to a special satellite session hosted by CDTRP on Tuesday, September 20, 3-4pm (in person).
- A Vision for the Future of the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Ecosystem
- Patricia Gongal, Executive Director, Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program
- Matthew Weiss, Medical Director of Donation, Transplant Québec
- Leanne Stalker, National Director of Research, Kidney Foundation of Canada
- Heiko Blaser, Associate Director of Medical Affairs, Takeda Canada
- Catherine Butler, Director, Canadian Blood Services
There is consensus that the lack of a unified approach to Canadian donation and transplantation research and innovation represents a major barrier to establishing pan-system priorities for research and to maximizing the benefits of research. Driven by the Organ Donation and Transplantation Collaborative, funded by Health Canada, and supported by the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program, the project “Mapping the Canadian Research and Innovation Ecosystem in Organ Donation and Transplantation” sought to create a clear view of the research and innovation ecosystem and create a shared vision for the future. Who are all of the stakeholders in the ecosystem and what roles do they play? What are the current gaps and opportunities for improvement in research and innovation in Canada? What is the future vision for the research and innovation ecosystem in Canada? What are the next steps in bringing this vision closer to reality?
This session will overview and discuss the project results: a national, community-generated vision for a more effective and aligned research and innovation ecosystem and the potential actions that could help get us there.
This will be a continuation of an ongoing national discussion about how to build a more effective donation and transplantation research and innovation system in Canada. Expect a follow-up discussion about how the CDTRP fits into the national vision at our Annual Scientific Meeting on December 9… details to come!