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COVID-19 is a serious health threat and the situation is evolving daily. In these uncertain times, it’s normal to feel anxious, especially for those with underlying health conditions. Talking to people you can trust and getting the information you need can help.

The Kidney Foundation, in collaboration with The Canadian Society of Nephrology, and the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program are proud to present this webinar, COVID-19 and Transplant Patients - Your Questions Answered.

This webinar will give you the opportunity to ask questions to some of Canada’s leading nephrologists and transplant specialists.


Wednesday April 29th, 2020 - 12:15 – 1:45 Eastern Time


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Dr. Istvan Mucsi


Dr. Mucsi is a clinician investigator, transplant nephrologist at the Multi-Organ Transplant Program and Division of Nephrology at the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto. His current research focuses on understanding and reducing barriers and disparities in access to kidney transplantation and living donor kidney transplantation (KT) and assessing the impact of psycho-social distress on clinical outcomes of kidney transplant recipients.

Dr. Vikas Srinivasan Sridhar


Dr. Vikas S. Sridhar MD, FRCPC completed his medical school at McMaster University. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at McGill University followed by specialty training in adult Nephrology at the University of Toronto. He is currently completing a Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation fellowship at the Toronto General Hospital and is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto with a focus on Cardio-renal protection in transplantation.

Dr. Deepali Kumar


Dr. Deepali Kumar is Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.  She is attending physician in the Multi-Organ Transplant Program, Transplant Infectious Diseases service at University Health Network.  She obtained her medical degree from the University of Ottawa and did infectious disease training at the University of California-San Diego and McMaster University. She further did a Masters degree with a focus in transplantation at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Kumar has a translational research program that consists of both clinical and laboratory-based research.  Her research focuses on immunologic responses to viral infections and vaccines in transplant recipients.  She has performed several investigator-initiated and industry clinical trials in transplantation and supervised numerous graduate students and medical residents/fellows.  Dr. Kumar has authored over 175 manuscripts, editorials, and book chapters in the field of transplantation.  For her research she has been a recipient of the American Society of Transplantation Clinical Investigator Award (2018) and the Royal College Gold Medal in Medicine (2010). She is Editor-in-chief of The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections and Associate Editor of the 4th AST Transplant ID Guidelines. 


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The Kidney Foundation, would like to thank our sponsors for making the 2020 Kidney Foundation Webinar Series possible.

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