CDTRP 2024 Research Connect Series

The CDTRP Research Connect series is taking place every other Tuesday at 3 pm ET. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for this engaging series!

This series streamlines the subset of Theme, Hub, and Working Group meetings that aimed to share and discuss the latest research findings across the network and our Webinar series, which featured national and international speakers. Theme, Hub, and Working Group meetings aimed at developing new initiatives, projects, or grants will be scheduled separately, approximately three times per year per group. Our goal is to make it easy for our members to know about and attend high quality presentations across all Themes and topics of interest. We are aiming for active discussions including researchers, trainees, and patient, family, and donor partners, engaging the whole community as if we were having a family dinner rather than listening to a formal presentation.

Dr. Amit Garg & Dr. Seychelle Yohanna – Effect of a multicomponent intervention to improve patient access to kidney transplant and living kidney donation

On March 19, 2024, we were pleased to have Dr. Amit Garg & Dr. Seychelle Yohanna, present on the topic: “Effect of a multicomponent intervention to improve patient access to kidney transplant and living kidney donation.” as part of the CDTRP  Theme 2 – Inform Universal Practices for Donations

  • Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024
  • Time : 3 – 4 pm EST
  • Location: Online (Zoom)

About Dr. Amit Garg

Dr. Amit Garg is a world-renowned nephrologist and clinician-scientist. He is a Professor with the Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics and holds the endowed Dr. Adam Linton Chair in Kidney Health Analytics at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. Dr Garg serves as the Medical Director for the Living Kidney Donor Program at London Health Sciences Centre and the Site Director for the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) at Western. Dr. Garg’s research is focused on improving health outcomes for patients with kidney disease, from early diagnosis to treatment. His recent work includes recommendations for improving the evaluation and screening process for living kidney donors and transplant recipients; a study that found a common muscle relaxant may cause severe side effects among patients with low kidney function; and a new surgical method to reduce the need for blood transfusions among patients with kidney injury.

About Dr. Seychelle Yohanna

Seychelle Yohanna is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University and a transplant nephrologist at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. She completed a Master of Science in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (University of Toronto). Her academic focus is improving access to kidney transplantation and living kidney donation for patients in Ontario with chronic kidney disease. She has a particular interest in removing system barriers to living kidney donation and leads the Hamilton One-Day Living Kidney Donor Assessment Clinic. Seychelle also leads the implementation of patient safety rounds across all clinical programs at McMaster, is heavily involved in teaching QIPS to medical trainees, participates in several hospital QIPS committees, and supervises several QIPS research projects at her institution.