The CDTRP is pleased to host its discussion-based meeting series called “Research Connect”. This series streamlines the subset of Theme, Hub, and Working Group meetings that aims to share and discuss the latest research findings across the network and our Webinar series, which featured national and international speakers.
The 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.
 Thanks to Astellas for sponsoring the CDTRP Research Connect Series!
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The CDTRP Research Connect Series is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

 If you would like to present your work or have a speaker suggestion, please contact Research Theme Coordinator Erika Kathe Croft at
View the 2023 Webinar Series here.


Making every pancreatic islet count – engineering vascularized encapsulation devices to treat type 1 diabetes. – (Theme 4)
When is dead, really dead?
Findings of the Death Physiology and Prediction after Removal of Therapy (DePPaRT) Study


EMPOWERAn online mind-body wellness program for people across the transplant continuum
(Theme 2)
Vaccine chronicles: characterizing immune responses in transplant recipients through the COVID-19 Pandemic-
(Theme 3)
Organ donation after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Canada: a missed opportunity for uDCD
A living systematic review and rapid recommendations of the effect of COVID-19 vaccination strategies on outcomes in solid organ transplant recipients – (Theme 1)
Randomized Trial Of Routine Versus On-demand Intraoperative Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation In Lung Transplantation: A Feasibility Study –
(Theme 3)
Effect of a multicomponent intervention to improve patient access to kidney transplant and living kidney donation –
(Theme 2)
From idea to impact: an introduction to intellectual property and commercialization – (ARDOT Working Group)
Investigating Kidney Tissue Responses to Donor Specific Antibodies in Antibody Mediated Rejection
Perspectives on Precision Medicine and Molecular Matching in Kidney Allocation from Canadian Kidney Transplant Professionals and Patients – (Theme 3)
Stories as Method: Exploring Complexities in Liver Transplant through Digital Storytelling – (Theme 1)