2020 National Conference on Frailty–Notice of Cancellation

Dear Network Members, Colleagues, Partners and Friends;

The current COVID-19 crisis is an event which holds much uncertainty for all of us. Our National Conference on Frailty was planned for September 21-22 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We do not know what is to transpire in the coming months, but what we can be certain of right now is that we must do what is best for the health and safety of our conference attendees, who consist mainly of those that provide care and services to older adults living with frailty—a population very vulnerable to this virus. Given the pandemic, we are unsure that those wishing to attend will be able to travel freely around the country or attend large gatherings come the September date.

It is with heavy hearts, and with direction from our Board of Directors, that we are cancelling our National Conference. We were looking forward to welcoming you to Halifax in September but given the current circumstances we believe this is the best decision for all concerned.

As we move forward through this crisis, the Canadian Frailty Network is working hard to ensure older adults living with frailty are getting the best care, support and resources they can in this ever-evolving situation and, as always, connecting those that can improve outcomes for some of the most vulnerable. Perhaps in 2021 we can come together once more at the National Conference to share our thoughts, achievements and lessons learned in an endeavour to move the needle in making older adults living with frailty and their family/friend caregivers a priority.

Best regards,

John Muscedere

Scientific Director & CEO, Canadian Frailty Network

Questions?  Claire Notman at conference@cfn-nce.ca or 613-549-6666 x. 7986