The Academic Training Program

About the CNTRP Academic Training Program: 


All trainees within the CNTRP are expected to be members of the Academic Training Program and follow the CNTRP Academic Training Curriculum. Once accepted into the program, each trainee will design an individual training plan in collaboration with their supervisor, their mentor, and the Lead of their Project or Core. 


The training program will consist of the scientific, clinical, legal and ethical content that the trainee is expected to master during their training. Some of this content will be accessed through web-based modules, some through live webinars, and some in person at the CNTRP Annual meeting, or the specialty society meetings of the solid organ, stem cell transplant or donation communities. Each trainee will identify a mentor, who, along with their supervisor, will provide ongoing guidance. Timelines will be defined, and ongoing participation in the program will be determined by annual reporting. Salary support (up to one half salary) may be provided by the specific Project or Core in which the trainee is associated. Many institutions throughout Canada have committed matching funds for trainees at their institutions. Trainees with external support (CIHR, Kidney Foundation etc) may also participate in the Core III activities and apply for travel support to national and international meetings. 


The CNTRP will invest in the development of a web-based interface for educational content that will initially benefit the training program by allowing access to a wide variety of educational modules. These sessions, initially developed for specific training programs across the country, will be open for all our trainees regardless of funding source, organ group, CIHR theme or training level. The CNTRP will provide funding for recording and webcasting certain seminars in participating centers, ensuring that the curriculum within the various existing programs remains up to date and increases in number and variety over time, and therefore access will be provided to seminars that would otherwise be unavailable. Faculty within the CNRTP will develop new web-based seminars specifically related to the 6 projects which will become widely available, and a real-time research in progress component for CNTRP trainees will be facilitated. 

Send all questions about the CNTRP Academic Training Program to: 
David Hartell, Executive Director for the CNTRP, at davidhartell (a) 

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