Proceedings of National Forum 2015

Moving towards a strategy for the care of Canada’s frail elderly in Toronto, Ontario on June 4-5, 2015 was the first of two, focused forums to develop a national strategy to initiate transformational change in health care for Canada’s older adults living with frailty.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

8:00 am – 8:45 am

  • John Muscedere
  • Frailty matters: Opening Address by John Muscedere, CFN Scientific DirectorCFN-powerpoint

8:45 am – 12:00 noon

  • Panel 1: Defining frailty and health care setting considerations
  • Kenneth Rockwood Samir Sinha Rob Fowler Anik Giguere
  • Moderator Remarks by Duncan Sinclair, CFN National Forum Steering Committee
    • Ken Rockwood, Dalhousie University – What is frailty?
    • Samir Sinha, Mount Sinai Hospital – Redesigning health care for the frail elderlyCFN-powerpoint
    • Rob Fowler, Sunnybrook Research Institute – Intensification of care at the end of lifeCFN-powerpoint
    • Anik Giguère, Université Laval – Care of the frail elderly: what we know todayCFN-powerpoint
  • Q&A – Moderator & Panelists

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Panel 2: Frailty health trends and end-of-life care issues
  • Dr Cameron Norman Francis Lau Paul Stolee Susan Macdonald
  • Moderator Remarks by Tom Noseworthy, CFN National Forum Steering Committee
    • Innovation trends in global health systems – Cameron Norman, Western UniversityCFN-powerpoint
    • The importance of EMRs to the frail elderly and their caregivers – Francis Lau, University of VictoriaCFN-powerpoint
    • Patient experience and engagement across transitions in care – Paul Stolee, University of WaterlooCFN-powerpoint
    • End-of-life care, where are we? – Susan MacDonald, President, Canadian Society of Palliative Care PhysiciansCFN-powerpoint
  • Q&A – Moderator & Panelists
  • Panel 3: Current and future issues in health system planning for the frail elderly Canadians
  • Richard Reznick Louis Theriault Bill Tholl Hans Erik Henriksen
  • Moderator Remarks Richard Reznick, CFN National Forum Steering Committee
  • Q&A – Moderator & Panelists
  • Moving towards a strategy for the care of Canada’s frail elderly: next steps
    John Muscedere, CFN Scientific DirectorCFN-powerpoint
  • John Muscedere

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