Transplantation Research Initiative: Research Network (CDTRP)

Since its inception in 2013, as the Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP) the CDTRP has been Canada’s premier national research network designed to increase organ and tissue donation and enhance the survival and quality of life of Canadians living with a transplant. The CDTRP is led by Drs. Lori West at the Alberta Transplant Institute at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and Marie-Josée Hébert at the Université de Montréal.  The program brings together more than 200 scientists, students, collaborators, patient partners and knowledge-users at 30 sites across Canada to carry out research and develop resources to help Canadians waiting for a tissue or organ transplant.

The specific goals of the program are to:

  • increase the availability of transplants
  • extend the longevity of grafts
  • improve the long-term survival and quality of life of transplant patients
  • develop and enhance the pool of researchers and clinicians in the field of transplantation
  • integrate and coordinate transplantation research nationwide

The program represents a national collaboration involving research funding agencies, national health charities, industry, hospitals and academic health centres across the country.

To learn more about projects and core platforms, and to view funding opportunities please visit the website of the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program.

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