Cultivating Large Pragmatic Trials to Improve Hemodialysis Care
Thank you for joining us at Gardener’s Grove 2023.
The Gardener’s Grove Conference 2023, which was held on March 27 – 30, 2023, focused on increasing knowledge and awareness of pragmatic large-scale randomized controlled trials (RCTs) embedded into routine hemodialysis care. This conference created a space for nephrology patients, providers and healthcare policymakers to plant, cultivate and nurture support for new trial ideas.
Pragmatic RCTs are designed to evaluate treatments in real-world conditions to inform decision-making by patients, providers and healthcare policymakers. The healthcare system urgently needs researchers to conduct pragmatic trials in the hemodialysis setting to answer important practice-based and patient-oriented questions. These trials can be expedited with randomized designs and existing data registries.
Gardener’s Grove 2023 had 155 Registrants and Attendees
Eight Provinces Across Canada
BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QB, NF, & NS
and Seven Countries
Gardener’s Grove Presentations
Growing Innovative Trial Ideas
The conference consisted of 10 Educational Sessions discussing all aspects of pragmatic RCTs and six Panel Presentations. If you missed them, be sure to watch the presentation videos.
Gardener’s Grove 2023 provided attendees with the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of pragmatic trials and their importance in improving hemodialysis care. This conference brought together some of the foremost experts in the field to share knowledge and experience.
Over four days, ten educations sessions were presented by seventeen experts covering a range of topics including Pragmatic RCT study design, statistics, ethics, equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), as well as practical experiences learned from conducting pragmatic trials.
During the six structured Panel Presentations, researchers presented their proposed nephrology pragmatic RCTs embedded in hemodialysis care. Excellent group discussions and expert panel feedback were facilitated, which provided meaningful advice to improve the presented trials and nurture new ideas.
Partnerships and promising trial ideas borne out of the conference will continue to be developed to support the implementation of future large-scale pragmatic RCTs in the hemodialysis setting.
Overall experience at the Gardener’s Grove 2023 Conference
Interested in participating in the next Gardener’s Grove?
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