Media Coverage of the CNTRP

A collection of media and press stories about the Canadian National Transplant Research Program.

November 5, 2019

Sylvain Bédard, the CDTRP Patient-Researcher Partnership Platform Co-Lead and two-time heart transplant recipient, recently received the "Prix Ambassadeur 2019" from Transplant Québec.  This award recognizes Sylvain's longstanding dedication to raising awareness about...

September 17, 2019

On September 16, the Canadian Liver Foundation and the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program received a donation of $50,000 from Grande Cheese, a Canadian-based company and hosts of the 2nd Annual Grande Cheese Golf Tournament at Eagles Nest Golf Club...

July 16, 2019

The American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) is looking for your help to explain what the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) system or complex is to your child or grandmother.  

One of the goals in ASHI's Strategic Plan includes marketing what w...

July 16, 2019

The results for the 2019 Spring CIHR Project Grant competition were recently announced and we congratulate the following CDTRP members for their success in this highly competitive competition.   

The following investigators included CDTRP s...

March 26, 2019

Toronto General Hospital (TGH), one of eight hospitals that make up Canada’s University Health Network, was recognized as one of the ten best hospitals in the world according to a study by Newsweek magazine.  Newsweek covers various aspect of health care and partnered...

February 27, 2019

Sylvain Bédard - the CDTRP Patient Partnership Co-Lead - was recently featured on TVA in Montréal where he discussed the reality and challenges of receiving his second heart transplant.  

In the interview, Sylvain discusses the impact this second transplant has had on h...

February 5, 2019

The Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP), in partnership with Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. (Astellas), the Alberta Transplant Innovation Fund (ATIF), the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, the Big Gifts for Little Lives Fund,...

January 17, 2019

The Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP), in partnership with Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. (Astellas), the Alberta Transplant Innovation Fund (ATIF), the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, the Big Gifts for Little Lives Fund,...

January 9, 2019

Prof Timothy Caulfield, professor of law at the University of Alberta and CDTRP Investigator, was recently featured in the Globe and Mail chronicling his quest to debunk celebrity pseudoscience. The article covers his recent achievements as host of A Use...

October 30, 2018

With the recent announcement of Federal Governments' renewal of our national research network for an additional 3 years, with funding from CIHR and partners, we are taking this opportunity to revise and update the official name of the network.  We are replacing the N i...

To help support a donation and transplantation system that gives Canadians timely and effective access to care, John Oliver, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, announced today at t...

Netflixis now streaming Season 2 of Timothy Caulfield's medical-themed docuseries that uses science to unpick the latest trendy health practices endorsed by celebrities.

Season 2 focuses on the sleep industry, our devotion to supplements, alternative relationships, germ...

October 24, 2018

Le Programme de recherche en don et en transplantation du Canada (PRDTC), en partenariat avec Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. (Astellas), Alberta Transplant Institute (ATI), la Fondation canadienne du rein, Fibrose kystique Canada, le fonds Big Gifts for Little Lives, le...

October 17, 2018

The Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP), in partnership with Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. (Astellas), the Alberta Transplant Innovation Fund (ATIF), the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, the Big Gifts for Little Lives Fund,...

October 2, 2018

We encourage everyone to look at the recommendations from the Federal Standing Committee on Health on the role the Canadian Federal Government can play in improving Organ Donation and Transplantation in Canada.  

The full report is publicly available at: http://www.ourc...

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MONTREAL – Dr. Lori West, CNTRP Director, discusses recent increase in organ donation in Canada.  

EDMONTON – Dr. Lori West, CNTRP Director, discusses the impact of this newly approved legislation on the Province of Alberta and patients awaiting a transplant.  FULL STORY

EDMONTON – Alberta has the lowest rate of organ and tissue donation in Canada, but recipients and donors’ families are fighting to raise awareness and boost donations.  FULL STORY

This unrivalled communicator is debunking myths and assumptions about innovation in the health sector – from research on stem cells to diets to alternative medicine – for the benefit of the public and decision-makers.  FULL STORY

TORONTO, September 18, 2013 - Dr. Atul Humar returns to Toronto General Hospital to head up the multi-organ transplant program.  FULL STORY

MARKHAM, ON, July 3, 2013 - Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. has announced a new partnership with the recently launched Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP), a novel research initiative that brings a collaborative and transdisciplinary approach to advancing research and patient care in the field of transplant.

 

Astellas has pledged $1 Million over a period of five years to support Canadian investigators in the transplant field as they work to address barriers to tissue and organ donation, with the ultimate goal of improving long-term outcomes and quality of life for transplant patients.  FULL STORY

Edmonton gets Canada's 1st mobile lung transplant device

EDMONTON - Junw 26, 2013 - As major component of the CNTRP, the University of Alberta’s Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute centre and the Alberta Transplant Institute have set up the first portable ex-vivo lung perfusion machine and are begining to treat patients.  FULL STORY

Canada’s only portable ex-vivo lung perfusion device is saving lives in Edmonton. Story from CTV Edmonton

EDMONTON - May 14th, 2013 - The Alberta provincial government is throwing its support behind legislation establishing a provincewide organ and tissue donation agency and an online donor registry.  Professor Timothy Caulfield, Core 1 lead, discusses the benefits and implications.  FULL STORY

CBC The National - April 22nd, 2013

Coverage of the CNTRP announcement where Hélène Campbell had Minister Aglukkaq, , Dr. Lori West, and Dr. Marie-Josée Hébert singing and dancing on the CBC's The National.  

CTV News Edmonton

Coverage of the CNTRP announcement featuring Dr. Lori West, Hélène Campbell, Lorna Langer and the Congo family on CTV Edmonton - April 22nd, 2013.  

CBC The Current - April 22nd, 2013

A discussion about incentives to help increase organ donation in Canada featuring Prof. Tim Caulfield, who also discusses the CNTRP.  Full Story

CIHR Announcement of the CNTRP

CIHR Official Press Announcement

New program to enhance the survival and quality of life of Canadians needing organ and tissue transplants.  Posted on April 22, 2013

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