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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 partnership with The Canadian Society of Nephrology is proud to present this webinar, COVID-19 for Dialysis Patients - Your Questions Answered.

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

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Dr. Pierre Antoine Brown


Dr. Pierre Antoine Brown graduated from medical school at the University of Ottawa and completed residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Nephrology, both at the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital. He then completed a Master’s in Science in Medical Informatics, from Northwestern University. He also completed the “Improving Quality and Patient Safety: The Physician Leadership Program” offered by the Telfer School of Management. His clinical interests include hemodialysis, Polycystic Kidney Diseases (PCKD) and general nephrology. He is the Medical Director for The Ottawa Hospital’s Hemodialysis program.

Dr. Adeera Levin


Dr Levin is a Professor of Medicine, Head Division of Nephrology at the University of British Columbia, and Consultant nephrologist at Providence Health Care/ St Paul’s Hospital, in Vancouver Canada. She is the Executive Director of the BC Renal Agency, which oversees the care, planning and budgets for Kidney services in the province of British Columbia

She is active in international activities across the spectrum of kidney education, research and administrative activities, and was past President of International Society of Nephrology (ISN), from 2015-17). And a founding member of the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG). She advocates for patient rights to equitable access to care, and in the prevention of exploitation of vulnerable populations.

Her major research interests include CVD in CKD patients, variability in the progression of CKD and optimal models of care. She has over 300 peer reviewed publications, and numerous book chapters. She is the Principal Investigator on a patient oriented network grant CAN SOLVE CKD.

Her teaching and research awards include :Canadian Society of Nephrology Outstanding Contributions to Canadian Nephrology(2013), Kidney Foundation Research Medal of Excellence (2014), and is a fellow of Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2014), and the Aubrey J Tingle Research Award for contributions to the province of BC (2015). In 2015, she was awarded the highest civilian honour in Canada, The Order of Canada, for her contributions to the life of Canadians.


Dr. Peter Blake


Dr. Peter Blake is a nephrologist working in London, Ontario. He is a professor of Medicine and former chair of the Division of Nephrology at Western University and London Health Sciences Centre. He is a former president of the North American Chapter of the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis. He is a former chair of the Ontario Association of Nephrologists. Over the past 2 decades, Dr. Blake has published over 100 papers on end-stage kidney disease and especially on peritoneal dialysis, and edited 2 major textbooks on nephrology. He was editor-in-chief of the journal, Peritoneal Dialysis International from 2003 to 2013.

Date: April 15, 2020 12:15PM - 1:45PM EDT


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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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