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CFN names first Interdisciplinary Fellows

September 26, 2013

Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is pleased to announce eight fellowship awards as part of their mandate to develop multidisciplinary and multi-sector approaches to caring for seriously ill elderly patients, their families and caregivers. “The care needs of the frail elderly are complex and often require collaboration among a number of health professionals, community organizations and…

CFN releases inaugural Annual Report

September 24, 2013

We are pleased to present our inaugural Annual Report (Report annuel), documenting the evolution of our Network from a concept into an established organization with solid partnerships, strategic priorities and a focused national agenda. Contact us to learn more, discuss our progress or to become involved in our Network. Media: for more information or to…

CFN appoints new Scientific Director

June 26, 2013

The Board of Directors of Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John Muscedere, MD, FRCPC as Scientific Director, effective August 1, 2013. Dr. Muscedere is an intensivist at Kingston General Hospital (KGH), and Associate Professor in the Critical Care Program, Department of Medicine, in the School of Medicine at…

CFN Celebrates its New Administrative Centre

June 26, 2013

June 26, 2013 — CFN celebrated two landmarks today — its Administrative Centre relocation to historic Kidd House, and its first anniversary (July 1). Leslee Thompson, Kingston General Hospital CEO, Dr. Steven Liss, Queen’s University Vice-Principal Research, and CFN Board Chair the Honourable Sharon Carstairs, P.C. marked the occasion with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, and guests enjoyed a…

Students receive funding for summer activities

June 5, 2013

Canadian Frailty Network today announced the recipients of its Summer Student Awards — ten students from seven degree programs at eight universities across the country. “Mentoring and development of highly qualified personnel (HQP) is an important component of CFN’s mandate, and our funding from the federal Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program”, said CFN…

CFN Board Chair receives honourary degree

May 27, 2013

The Honourable Sharon Carstairs, P.C. today received an honourary Doctor of Laws at the Dalhousie University Faculty of Health Professions Convocation. In honouring Ms. Carstairs, Dalhousie described her as a “dedicated teacher, a political trailblazer, a champion for palliative care and an advocate for women and children who have experienced abuse.” The honour was particularly rewarding…

CFN in the News

May 17, 2013

CFN Chair The Honourable Sharon Carstairs, P.C., contributed an article to the latest Hill Times Policy Briefing on Canada’s Aging Society. The Hill Times is Canada’s politics and government newsweekly, widely read on the Hill and by top political players and decisionmakers across the country. The Hill Times also publishes regular and substantive Public Policy…

Funding opportunity for undergraduate summer students

April 15, 2013

Canadian Frailty Network is offering funding for undergraduate summer students.  Mentoring and development of highly qualified personnel (HQP) is an important component of CFN’s mandate, and our funding from the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program. The 2013 Summer Student Awards have been designed to provide students with an interdisciplinary summer experience, while developing…

Canadian researchers receive $1.2 million investment from Canadian Frailty Network

April 4, 2013

Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) has announced seven awards funding patient-centred research projects. “Today’s announcement about the first research funding competition is a major milestone for our new Network”, said CFN Board Chair, the Honourable Sharon Carstairs. “The funded projects will ultimately allow health care providers and professionals to provide seriously-ill elderly patients, their families and…