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Bye Bye CanVasc Website!

This website was created in 2010, and "fed" on a regular basis by Dr. Christian Pagnoux. It will be "terminated" in the next couple of weeks.... Thanks for your support (it is not too late to send your support, if you have never... even a few words of appreciation are great and heartfilling).


... Do not worry or be too sad! A new, relooked, rebranded and new version of the CanVasc website (developped with a professional team of web developpers) will be launched as soon as we close this older one! It will contain the same material, but presented in a nicer and more efficient way.

Hence... come back soon to check it out!

Happy holidays, merry Christmas season, and best wishes to you all for 2022!

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.


CLICK HERE for more information on CanVasc.



The PDF of the CAVALI teaching book, 2nd edition (2019) is still available and free!

Get your copy for Christmas, before we stop distributing it! Just send an email to CanVasc, mentioning your job position / credentials and contact info, to allow for verification as / if needed. More info on the CAVALI book HERE.

CanVasc is actively working on the 3rd Edition, which will be an e-book exclusively (no printed books), then possibly an "app". Expected relase date is mid-2022.

CanVasc WEBINAR SERIES: more to come in 2022!

The CanVasc will hold a new webinar on January 13th, 2022, at 6:30pm (ET), with Drs. Khalidi and Nair (Chair: Dr. Jiang) on Airway Responses in EGPA: relevance to diagnosis and management. Link and registration TO ATTEND LIVE HERE , and flyer HERE ).

More webinars will be organized in 2022, and previous recorded webinars can be accessed on the Meeting page!

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

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 was published in September 2020. Link here.

CanVasc and Canada VF created NEW patient info sheets in 2020!

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 them 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, ABAGART, THEIA, 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 17 December 2021 by Dr Christian Pagnoux