TORONTO: Thursday, September 20, 2018
FRAILTY MATTERS Innovation Showcase
A centrepiece of the CFN National Conference, the FRAILTY MATTERS Innovation Showcase will spotlight the best emerging or existing innovative approaches to improving the lives of older Canadians living with frailty and all responsible for their care. The CFN FRAILTY MATTERS Innovation Showcase is presented in partnership with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research -- Institute for Aging (CIHR-IA).
On Thursday, September 20, 2018, selected applicants will have a unique and valuable opportunity to share their work with senior decision makers, other conference attendees and the media on how they are improving the lives of Canadians affected by frailty (travel to Toronto and accommodation at the conference will be provided by CFN). The innovations will be unveiled and presented in a showcase format, and a smaller group of the top applicants will be chosen to make a special plenary presentation to the conference. One of this group will be announced from the stage as the 2018 Frailty Innovation of the Year.
Improving frailty care is a societal issue and we hope to see a wide variety of submissions. For example: citizen-led initiatives, community volunteer programs, service provision, delivery, training in all settings of care (home residential/long term facilities, acute care in hospitals, primary and palliative), policies and practices, and determinants of health influencing frailty, like nutrition, exercise, mobility, dental health, and social factors.
CFN will review all submissions based on their impact in addressing frailty, the potential to scale up and spread to other regions and jurisdictions, and potential to impact policy and practice. Winning submissions could become a focal point for project/initiative with CFN and its network of partners across Canada.
Help improve frailty care. Tell us about your innovation. Apply today.
For information on the Showcase, adjudication and how to apply, click here to view the Showcase Guidelines.
To apply, click here.
February 15: Call for Showcase Applications Opens
April 12: Call for Showcase Applications Closes
Late June: Successful applicants notified