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First Annual Living Donation Symposium

We will be joining he Centre for Living Organ Donation at UHN Transplant for its first Annual Living Donation Symposium on September 16, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the BMO Education and Conference Centre, Toronto Western Hospital. In its first year, it will focus on the theme of Access and Equity in Living Organ Donation and Transplantation. In exploring these issues, the Centre will facilitate discussions among transplant experts, diverse community leaders, researchers and students. In addition to presentations on […]

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DADOS User Group Meeting

On Monday, July 15th, the KHERG team attended the DADOS User Group Meeting to meet current and prospective DADOS users and learn about new DADOS features. DADOS is an web-based application that is used in our research to electronically collect and manage data on patient outcomes. Dr. Istvan Mucsi presented on how our team uses the DADOS platform to administer and validate a Patient-Reported Outcome measurement tool (PROMIS) using computer adaptive testing for transplant patients and recipients. This system allows […]

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Speaking at the CASSA Research and Collaboration Symposium

Dr. Istvan Mucsi and the South Asian Cultural Project team were honoured to take part in the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) Research and Collaboration Symposium, hosted at the Michener Institute on Monday May 6th, 2019. The event brought together researchers and agency staff involved in coordinating services in the South Asian community. In an interactive day of presentations, discussions, and networking, attendees had the opportunity to learn more about research studies that aim to gather input from […]

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Showcasing Our Research at the 5th ELPAT Congress

The Kidney Health Education & Research Group had the pleasure of presenting our research at the Ethical, Legal And Psychosocial Aspects of Transplantation Congress 2019 in Krakow, Poland. The congress is the fifth hosted by the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) and centred around developing dialogue and pioneering practice in organ transplantation. In keeping with this theme, Sumaya Dano and Evan Tang, along with their respective co-authors and working groups, submitted two abstracts studying the psychosocial aspects of kidney […]

Kidney Health and You – An Event Hosted by the Chinese Renal Association

On March 22nd, 2019, the Chinese Renal Association Chapter of the Kidney Foundation of Canada hosted a public event at First Markham Place to raise awareness of chronic kidney disease and the life-changing gift of organ donation. This event was held in support of Kidney Health Month, and engaged the community in discussions about keeping your kidneys healthy, risk factors for kidney disease, and the importance of kidney transplant and organ donation. Interactive activities at the event demonstrated how food […]

KHERG Presented in Hamilton on Organ Donation in Islam

In partnership with the Muslim Association of Hamilton (MAH), the Kidney Health Education and Research Group’s Muslim Project had the opportunity to raise awareness of kidney transplant and organ donation within the Hamilton Muslim community on Friday, March 22nd. Sheikh Sayed M. Tora, Imam of MAH, presented on the permissibility of deceased and living organ donation within Islam and the guidelines regarding each that must be adhered to. Dr. Istvan Mucsi, principal investigator of KHERG and transplant nephrologist at Toronto […]

Event Held in Mississauga on The Gift of Life: Organ Donation and Kidney Transplantation in Islam

On Friday March 8th, 2019, the Sayeda Khadija Centre in Mississauga invited the Kidney Health Education and Research Group in collaboration with the Kidney Foundation of Canada to speak at an event on Organ Donation and Kidney Transplantation in Islam. The objective of the event was to raise awareness of kidney disease and kidney transplantation in the Muslim community and discuss Islamic perspectives on organ donation, as well as answer any questions attendees had about kidney donation. The event started […]

Dr Istvan Mucsi speaking at the Islamic Will and Organ Donation Event

Islamic Will & Organ Donation Event

On Sunday, February 10, 2019, the Islamic Foundation of Toronto (IFT) invited the Kidney Health Education and Research Group (KHERG) to speak at their “Wills in Islam” event. The objective of the event was to raise awareness about kidney disease and kidney transplantation (KT) in the Muslim community and discuss Islamic perspectives on organ donation. The event commenced with a discussion on Islamic wills and organ donation by Shaykh Yusuf Badat, the main Imam and Director of Religious Affairs at […]

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Bringing Our Research to Italy at the EAPM 2018 Conference

From June 27-30, members from our research group, including Dr. Istvan Mucsi, Aarushi Bansal, Dmitri Belenko, Evan Tang, and Oladapo Ekundayo, attended the 6th annual conference hosted by the European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine (EAPM). Held in Verona, Italy, it was the largest EAPM conference to date, with 600 attendees from 45 different countries conversing over symposia, workshops, poster presentations, lectures and more. This year’s conference focused on innovative advancements to an integrated biopsychosocial approach to health.   To this […]

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Presenting at the American Transplant Congress 2018

On June 6, the American Transplant Congress (ATC) concluded in Seattle, Washington. Hosted by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) & American Society of Transplantation (AST), the ATC is a global-scale arena where frontline transplant professionals and scientists exchange the newest scientific and clinical research about organ and tissue transplantation, associated socioeconomic, ethical, and regulatory issues, and patient care. Dr. Istvan Mucsi, Dmitri Belenko, Afsaneh Raissi, Aarushi Bansal, Martha Pokarowski, Evan Tang, Vardaan Gupta, Abeera Ali represented our group, […]