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To improve and promote high quality care of pediatric nephrology patients


  • To develop and perform multi-center retrospective and prospective clinical and translational studies addressing important clinical problems faced by nephrologists 
  • To provide opportunities for pediatric nephrology fellows and junior faculty to participate in multi-center clinical and translational studies and publications to enhance their career development


The Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium (PNRC) is comprised of four (4) categories of membership and each has distinct benefits and requirements. Categories, their benefits, and requirements are subject to change at the discretion of and with approval by the board of directors of the PNRC.

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Woman With Rare Kidney Disease Shares Her Story

“When I see Grace, the first word that comes to mind is “sparkly”. She always radiates positive energy. Her diagnosis of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) at age thirteen changed her life. There were good days, but there were many bad days too. Gradually the treatment options in our arsenal emptied and her FSGS advanced to end stage renal disease. It was sad when this happened. I cannot even imagine what she must have felt going through this, or the pain her parents experienced seeing her struggles. But every cloud has a silver lining. Grace is one of the many children and adults who have selflessly volunteered to be a part of CureGN in order to advance science. Just like all participants, she dedicates her time, effort and commitment knowing breakthroughs may not occur for years to come. She participates recognizing that slowly but surely, the outcomes for glomerular disease will change. I am thankful to all of our patients for the shared vision that the only way to change things is to be part of a collective working towards a common goal, over years to come.” 

Myda Khalid, MD,
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program
Department of Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension

After the great success of the inaugural edition of the new international Toronto Complement Conference in March 2020, one of the last in-person conferences before the global shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, today we cordially invite you to attend the 2nd Toronto Complement Conference (TCC 2021), which will be held Thursday, November 11 to Saturday, November 13, 2021. This event will be held entirely virtually over Zoom. Talks will cover a wide range of topics within the realm of complement-mediated diseases, with particular highlights including hot topics in complement, haematology, and paediatrics. We are proud to present an outstanding group of international experts as speakers, and invite you to actively participate in the scientific program via submission of your abstract(s).

For further information including the full scientific program, conference registration, abstract submission, and awards, please refer to the following website:

We look forward to seeing you at TCC 2021!

Christoph Licht and Chris Patriquin (Co-Chairs)


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