Professor Nicolas FernandezUniversité de Montreal
Nicolas Fernandez is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Montreal. Recipient of a transplanted kidney in 2008, Nicolas learned to manage his dialysis treatments, both peritoneal and hemodialysis, over a period of eight years. This life transforming experience, combined with his academic career in educational research and teaching, allowed Nicolas to develop unique insights into self-management of chronic illness. His doctoral thesis was completed in large part during treatment sessions in the dialysis unit of his local hospital. Nicolas contributes regularly to initiatives aimed at integrating patient perspective into training of health professionals, health research and Quality Improvement in clinical settings.