About the ICDC
The Interdisciplinary Chronic Disease Collaboration (ICDC) is a motivated team of researchers whose overall objective is to improve the health of patients with non-communicable chronic diseases such as; hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). The ICDC team is a collaboration between health care decision-makers, scientists and educators from 22 key disciplines that was formed to examine the issues related to treating patients with or at high risk of developing non-communicable chronic diseases.
Obesity, smoking, physical inactivity and an aging population have contributed to an epidemic of hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and vascular disease, all of which predispose to fatal or disabling cardiovascular disease such as heart attack and stroke. These non-communicable chronic conditions commonly occur together, and are the leading causes of death and disability worldwide.
Research priorities identified by CKD patients, families and their healthcare providers
Ref 1: Hemmelgarn BR, Pannu N AS, Elliott MJ, Tam-Tham H, Lillie E SS, ., Donald M, Barnieh L, Chong GC, Hillier DR, Huffman KT, Lei AC, Villanueva BV, Young DM, Fowler EA, Manns BJ, A.. L. Determining the research priorities for patients with chronic kidney disease not on dialysis. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2016; In Press.
Ref 2: Manns B, Hemmelgarn B, Lillie E, Dip SC, Cyr A, Gladish M, Large C, Silverman H, Toth B, Wolfs W, Laupacis A. Setting research priorities for patients on or nearing dialysis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. Oct 7 2014;9(10):1813-1821.