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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

About the Canadian Association of Paediatric Nephrologists (CAPN)

CAPN is the Canadian organization for medical professionals who treat children and adolescents with kidney disease (paediatric nephrologists). Through its members, CAPN advances the knowledge of paediatric nephrology with scientific meetings and participation in clinical research studies. We educate Canadian and international medical graduates in paediatric nephrology training programs accredited by the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. We advocate and promote the best clinical practices to treat children and adolescents with conditions of the kidneys and urinary tract, enabling patients and families to reach their full potential. We are the Canadian Association of Paediatric Nephrologists.

Canadian research in paediatric nephrology

Canadian pediatric nephrology researchers are world leaders in the investigation of the basic and clinical sciences involving childhood kidney diseases.

National pediatric nephology collaboration

CAPN is working throughout the year to develop initiatives that serve our community. We meet twice a year to discuss scientific, clinical, educational and advocacy issues that are important to the patients we help.


Supporting clinical excellence in the care of Canadian children with kidney disease.

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Working to advance knowledge of kidney disease and health through clinical and basic science.

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Supporting Canadian Paediatric Nephrology Trainees through education, research and advocacy.

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World Kidney Day 2017

Kidney Centres across the world are commemorating World Kidney Day on March 9, 2017.  The theme this year is "Kidney Disease and Obesity". Check out what the pediatric centres are doing in your area to celebrate!:

Ontario is Going Orange for World Kidney Day

On Thursday March 9th, Ontario is going orange for World Kidney Day, in support of The Hospital for Sick Children's kidney research program. The iconic CN Tower, Niagara Falls, 3D Toronto sign at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall Towers, and Mississauga's Absolute World Towers will all be sparkling with an orange glow on Thursday to raise awareness about the risks of kidney disease and the importance of maintaining kidney health. In addition to the special lightings across the city, the hospital's Division of Nephrology is hosting an all-day celebration to promote healthy living for healthy kidneys. See the SickKids link on the World Kidney Day website here.

Health Sciences Centre - Winnipeg Children's Hospital wants you to "Give your kidneys an hour a day!"

We will have a hospital display and social media blitz to encourage children and families to be active and keep their kidneys healthy. We will provide information on the association of obesity with kidney disease, as well as free resources for families to use to maintain an active lifestyle and get moving! See the Winnipeg Children's Hospital link on the World Kidney Day website here. Follow us on Twitter!

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Patient CKD resources


The Kidney Twin Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) tools were developed to help support children and adolescents living with CKD and kidney failure. The modules are available for the young child, older child and adolescent with chronic kidney disease, and contain a Facilitator Guide, Caregiver Guide, the module itself, and activity sheets to reinforce the concepts. The modules are free to use.

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About the Canadian Association of Paediatric Nephrologists

The Canadian Association of Paediatric Nephrologists is a non-profit professional organization of practicing paediatric kidney specialists in Canada. Our mandate is to promote our specialty, encourage trainees to pursue high standards of clinical, research and educational excellence, to discover and promote research in pediatric kidney health of the highest standard, and above all, to provide exemplary care for our patients living with kidney disease. To find out more, please contact us here.

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