Network Composition

The complexity of the current unresolved questions around Lyme disease requires the coordinated efforts of a multidisciplinary network compromised of national and international experts and a wide range of stakeholders.

CLyDRN is national in scope with a diverse group of stakeholders from a number of different disciplines, at different stages of their career from institutions all over the country. CLyDRN currently have members in nearly every province with distribution that matches the Canadian populace. We have also made an effort to recruit international investigators with expertise in Lyme from the USA and Europe especially.

  • Western Canada

  • Central Canada

  • Eastern Canada

  • International

Figure 1. Geographic distribution of CLyDRN Network members as of June 2018 including patient representatives.

 

Western Canada: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba

Central Canada: Ontario and Québec

Eastern Canada: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador

International: USA and Europe

  • Western Canada

  • Central Canada

  • Eastern Canada

Figure 2. Distribution of CLyDRN Network members as of June 2018 including patient representatives.

 

*The Territories (Yukon, North West Territories and Nunavut) makeup less that 0.5% of the Canadian populace

Figure 3. Distribution of CLyDRN Network members as of June 2018 including patient representatives.

CLyDRN consists of a wide variety of stakeholders, including but not limited to:

  • Patient and family representatives/informal care providers
  • Community Representatives
  • Public Health
  • Health Care Providers (Physicians from a variety of disciplines, Nurses, Pharmacists and Dentists)
  • Veterinarians
  • Basic Scientists (including Biochemists, Biologists, Ecologists, Entomologists etc.)
  • Epidemiologists
  • Clinician Researchers
  • Clinical/Medical Microbiologists
  • Engineers
  • Mathematicians
  • Geographers
  • Data Specialists/Biostatisticians
  • Health Economists
  • Social Scientists
  • Etc.

Figure 4. Stakeholder Groups Represented by CLyDRN

  • Early

  • Mid

  • Senior

CLyDRN members include researchers at various stages in their career, from medical residents and post-doctoral fellows to senior investigators with 15+ years of experience in their expertise.

Early Career Investigator: A researcher who has held a full time independent research appointment for 0-5 years

Mid Career Investigator: A researcher who has held a full time independent research appointment for 5-15 years

Senior Investigator: A researcher who has held a full time independent research appointment more than 15 years

Lastly, CLyDRN has also made a conscious effort to recruit near equal numbers of men and women for the network. This has been particularly important when it comes to leadership roles. Each Research Pillar has 2-3 leads, and at least one of these leads in every pillar is a women.

  • Female

  • Male