CDTRP Level Up Research Webinars

The CDTRP is pleased to host its 2022 Level Up Research Webinars. These webinars are designed to inform the CDTRP community on various research topics for health care professionals, researchers, patients, families and donors. Access is open to all and free of charge. Registration is mandatory.

Visit the website for more info and to view past recordings.
Dr. Karthik Tennankore: Why does frailty matter for patients waiting for a kidney transplant?

On October 17, we were pleased to have Dr. Karthik Tennankore, from Dalhousie University in Halifax.

Dr. Tennankore’s objectives for this webinar were as follow:

  • Review the definition and classification of frailty
  • Discuss how frailty impacts kidney transplant candidates and recipients
  • Discuss an ongoing study aimed at better understanding how frailty impacts health outcomes for kidney transplant candidates in Canada
  • Briefly review future directions for research to improve outcomes for waitlist candidates

Dr. Tennankore is a nephrologist and associate professor of medicine. His clinical expertise includes chronic kidney disease and home dialysis modalities (home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis). In addition to resident clinical education, he has an interest in research methodology and runs the research rotation for nephrology trainees.

Dr. Tennankore is interested in studying and improving outcomes of patients after initiation of dialysis and transplantation, and he is a part of national and international research initiatives in home hemodialysis. He is involved in clinical trials and conducts a number of prospective cohort studies in nephrology.