Recent News and ResearchQALYs, DALYs and Now PALYs: Strengthening the Argument for Prevention of CKD
An editorial in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology by Mark Canney and Adeera Levin about strengthening the argument for prevention of CKD.
Adapting Nephrology Training Curriculum in the Era of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has widespread implications not only for clinical practice but also for academic medicine and postgraduate training. The need to promote physical distancing and flexibility within our department has generated important revisions to the core curriculum for the Adult Nephrology Training Program in Vancouver, Canada. We reviewed available educational resources and objectives to develop curricular adaptations informed by staff and trainee feedback. We describe existing changes to formal training in British Columbia (BC), which will be tailored as the pandemic evolves, and anticipate them to have lasting impact on the way we structure training programs in the future. Standardization and harmonization of modified curriculum may be possible across Canada with sharing of these learnings.
New home dialysis fellows join UBC Nephrology
UBC Nephrology is pleased to welcome two new fellows to our home dialysis program. Dr. Nisha Rao completed her nephrology training in a number of spots in Australia, most recently the Bendigo Health Centre in the State of Victoria. Dr. Rao started at VGH on March 1st and will be at VGH for Block 10 […]
World Kidney Day 2021
World Kidney Day 2021 is all about “Living Well with Kidney Disease.” The objective is to increase education and awareness about effective symptom management and patient empowerment, with the ultimate goal of encouraging meaningful participation in every-day life. Whilst effective measures to prevent kidney disease and its progression are important, patients with kidney disease – […]
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