Patient & Family Forum

Calgary Vasculitis Patient & Family Forum

The Patient and Parent Forum is an evening of information and connecting with other patients and parents of children living with vasculitis while posing questions to a panel of vasculitis experts.

Our panel of experts include a combination of local and guest adult and paediatric nephrologists and rheumatologists.

This event is open to all individuals living with vasculitis and families, both adult and pediatric.  

Calgary Vasculitis Patient Information Sessions

In addition to the Patient & Parent Forum, we will be uploading 1 or 2 video's presented by our Allied Health Experts. 

Please check back on this website for the video uploads in mid-September. 

2021 Patient Information Sessions

Physiotherapy tips for Vasculitis Patients

Presented by Julia Brooks, Pediatric Physiotherapist

Vasculitis Patient and Family Forum
Oct 07, 2021, 6:30 p.m. MDT
Zoom Videoconferencing

2021 Forum Program

Keynote Presentation

6:30 pm

Navigating a kidney transplant as a teen with ANCA-Vasculitis

Presented by: Kate Manns

Expert Panel

6:45 pm

Moderator: Dr. Julian Midgley


Dr. Nadia Luca - Pediatric Rheumatologist

Dr. Silviu Grisaru - Pediatric Nephrologist

Dr. Paul MacMullan - Adult Rheumatologist

Dr. Kim Cheema - Adult Nephrologist


Forum Keynote Speaker

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I was diagnosed with ANCA vasculitis when I was 16, which I found out had heavily impacted my kidneys. I was put on peritoneal dialysis for awhile before receiving a transplant from my dad. I am currently 20 years old, and living a happy healthy life in Toronto studying Dance and Performance at Ryerson University. 


Navigating a kidney transplant as a teen with ANCA-Vasculitis

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