CFN National Conference on Frailty — 2017

More than a million Canadian seniors are living with frailty: this may double by 2022. What does Canada’s healthcare system need to look like in 2022 to meet this challenge? What evidence is needed? How do we scale best practices nationally? What domestic and international collaboratives could be formed to expedite this? How can we engage our citizens to transform care of older Canadians liviing with  fraailty?

These questions and more were discussed at the Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) 2017 National Conference: Canada’s pre-eminent conference on frailty. Click here to see the final program.

Over 270 participants in Toronto shared knowledge, brainstormed, and heard from leading Canadian and international experts in the field – addressing the full continuum of care, education/training and citizen engagement. In addition to presenting the latest knowledge – looking ahead to the next five years and beyond was a focal point and recurring theme throughout the conference.

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Opening Keynote: Innovative approaches to frailty in the UK — Professor Simon Conroy, Geriatrican, Univesity of Leicester

The ACE Collaborative: engaging teams and patients in approving elder care — Samir Sinha, Director of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai and UHN Hospitals; Jocelyn Bennett, Patty O’Connor & Paula Rozanski, CFHI; representatives from three Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Collaborative sites

Innovative approaches to frailty from CFN researchers:

Heather Keller, University of Waterloo — Nutrition and frailty

France Légaré, Laval University — Improved decision-making & homecare

Carmel Montgomery, Alberta Health Services — Province-wide integration of the Clinical Fralty Scale

Michelle Kho, McMaster University — Using activity to address frailty: E-CYCLE in-bed cycling

Susan Bronskill, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) — Improving medication and outcomes for older frail residents of LTC facilities

Harnessing big data to advance the care of older Canadians living with frailty

Ken Evans, Indoc Research

Douglas Yeo, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

Parminder Raina, McMaster University — Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA)

A look forward at frailty through the CFN lens — our second term

John Muscedere, CFN Scientific Director and CEO — CFN research priorities for 2017-2022

Michelle Howard, McMaster University — Improving advance care planning for older Canadians living with frailty

Paul Stolee, University of Waterloo — Transforming primary healthcare for older Canadians living with frailty

Deborah Cook, McMaster University — Using probiotics to prevent serious infection during critical illness in older adults

Paul Hébert, Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l’université de Montréal (CHUM) — Better tArgetting, Better outcomes for frail ELderly patients (BABEL)

Engaging citizens to improve frailty care and drive policy in Canada

Katherine McGilton, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute — Patient-centred research priorirites relating to healthcare of frail older Canadians

Sharon Kaasalainen, McMaster University — Improving palliative care in long-term care homes using participatory action research

View previous conference proceedings and presentations from the previous Conference

CFN’s 3rd Annual National Conference on improving care for older Canadians living with frailty took place from September 27 to September 29, 2015 in Toronto. View the conference proceedings and presentations here.

CFN’s 2nd National Conference took place on September 21-22, 2014 in Toronto. View the conference proceedings and presentations here.