The Interdisciplinary Chronic Disease Collaboration (ICDC) team is made up of motivated researchers who are committed to finding ways to improve the lives of people with non-communicable chronic diseases (hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease), through the development and testing of health solutions.

ICDC mission is to improve the health and quality of life for all Canadians living with a noncommunicable chronic disease regardless of their age, ethnicity or gender.

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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.

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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.

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