About us

The mission of the AKDN is to undertake clinical research and research training in kidney disease in five key areas:

  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Health Services Research
  • Clinical Trials
  • Meta-Analyses
  • Health Economics


The aims of the research conducted within the AKDN are to study and evaluate trends in the prevalence of kidney disease and adequacy of care for patients with kidney disease, and to implement and evaluate strategies to improve the health and well-being of individuals with kidney disease.


The AKDN can provide Health Care Providers with Resources such as:

  • Information to assist with caring for people with kidney disease
  • Information to better understand ways of assessing kidney function, including the role of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and albuminuria
  • Assisting physicians with the interpretation of eGFR and albuminuria that is currently appearing on laboratory reports throughout Alberta
  • Assisting physicians with the workup, treatment and appropriate referral of patients who are identified as having chronic kidney disease based on their eGFR and albuminuria


For further information on CKD diagnosis, management and referral please refer to online CKD clinical pathway.