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Explore CanVasc and its affiliated centers across Canada

CanVasc is the Canadian network for research on vasculitides. It was created in November 2010 by Drs. Pagnoux, Carette and Khalidi. The first task was to identify referral medical centers and physicians across Canada with expertise in vasculitis and who were willing to be part of this new research group (core members). Among its several other aims, important ones are to help conduct studies on vasculitis, provide support and educational material on vasculitides for physicians and other health care professionals and, eventually, optimize the therapeutic management of patients with these rare diseases.


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2020 CanVasc UPDATED recommendations for the management of ANCA-associated vasculitides

One of the objectives of CanVasc is too harmonize and optimize the treatment of patients with vasculitides and, eventually, improve their outcomes, wherever they live in Canada. The development of recommendations will help achieve this goal.

Starting in 2013, CanVasc core members have worked hard to develop the first Canadian recommendations for the management of ANCA-associated vasculitides, published in November 2015 in the Journal of Rheumatology (link HERE), with an executive summary in the Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease (link HERE).  

The updated 2020 version of these recommendations has been published in September 2020. Link here.

The PDF of the 2nd edition of the CanVasc-CAVALI teaching book (2019) is free!

CanVasc printed out in March 2017 its first educational book on vasculitides (400 ex.), based on practical clinical case-scenarios, the CAVALI book (CanVasc learning initiative). Batches of books, free for residents and physicians, were sent to every local CanVasc core members (currently out of stock). 

An updated edition of the book was printed (800 ex. this time) and sent out to CanVasc centers and interested core members in the Spring 2019. A few printed copies are still available.

Starting December 1st, 2020any physician or trainee (health care professionals only) interested can receive a free pdf copy of this last 2019 version of the book. The process requires only to send an email to CanVasc, mentioning your job position / credentials and your contact info, to allow for verification as / if needed. More info on the CAVALI dedicated page HERE.

CanVasc WEBINAR SERIES: more to come in December 2021!

The CanVasc will hold a new webinar on December 2nd, 2021, in the evening, with Dr. M. Walsh, on plasma exchange and glucocorticoid use in ANCA-associated vasculitis (link and registration TO ATTEND LIVE and receive the link to the Zoom session HERE , and flyer HERE ).

The next webinar will be held in January 2022 with Dr. P. Nair on EGPA.

The 2021 Calgary vasculitis symposium will also be held virtually on December 9th, 2021. REGISTER HERE

Previous recorded CanVasc webinars can be seen through links on the Meeting page!

Register with CanVasc to get the emails about these webinars (see at the bottom of this page how to register) or visit again the CanVasc website to find more information!

CanVasc and Canada VF created NEW patient info sheets!!!

CanVasc, with Dr. Joanne Jiang (rheumatolgist in London, ON) as the lead author, developped with the Canadian patient support group Canada VF , new patient information sheets on main vasculitides and passport to care. This tools should facilitate the comprehension and increase awareness about these diseases, and help for the ongoing management and care of the patients. LINK to the sheets HERE. Share with your patients!

Review studies on vasculitis actively recruiting in Canada

Several prospective studies on vasculitis are ongoing across the world, including in several Canadian centers. Have a brief overview of these latter ones, including ARAMIS, CUTIS, ABROGATE and TAPIR on the study webpage and determine whether your patients could participate in any of them.  

PATIENTS can also ENROLL THEMSELVES directly into the VCRC contact registry or the V-PPRN research network! Several studies are ongoing and rolling already with the active participation of patients leaving in North America, including some studies led by CanVasc researchers! See the links to these registry and network and get more information on this very innovative way to conduct patient-oriented research on the Link page.

Update your knowledge on vasculitis with CanVasc online materials

  • READ the latest CanVasc reviews of recent articles:   commented summaries of selected and important articles on vasculitis, for physicians to keep up the pace with scientific publications on vasculitis on the Vasculitis page !

  •  Download some presentations given by CanVasc members at conferences and meetings: go to the Meeting page !

  • Watch CanVasc webinars: go to the meeting page!

REGISTER to become a CanVasc member

If you are a health care provider interested in vasculitis and CanVasc activities, you can register by simply sending us an email (, specifying your name, surname, profession, address and full affiliations. At this time, membership is free and does not imply anything (please note that core, associated and affiliated member status is for physicians already identified by the CanVasc bureau).
You may receive occasional information by email on the CanVasc meetings or studies. CanVasc is a non-profit scientific network. You will not receive any unsollicited mailing from other companies or groups. 


This Website was updated the 12 November 2021 by Dr Christian Pagnoux