Each Theme is led by academic and patient, family or donor leads who host Theme meetings regularly (6-8 times/year). Our Theme meetings provide a collaborative, safe space, bringing together researchers, patient and family donor partners, and trainees to discuss challenges and test new ideas in ongoing projects.

To support the five Themes and continue to build capacity, the CDTRP offers exclusive services to its members via three Platforms:

The CDTRP is committed to integrating five cross-cutting research priorities in all CDTRP-supported projects

  • Sex and gender, anti-racism, and anti-ableism

  • Pediatric, adolescent and elderly

  • Indigenous populations

  • Policy, commercialization, and knowledge transfer

  • Patient, family, and donor partnership