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2018 Understanding the Health Impact of Inactivity Funding Opportunity

May 10, 2018

2018 Understanding the Health Impact of Inactivity Funding Opportunity Canadian Frailty Network, in partnership with the CIHR Institutes of Aging (IA), Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH), Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA), and the Canadian Space Agency is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new funding opportunity. For more details, click here. The 2018…

Barbara Pesut named UBC Health Researcher of the Year

March 19, 2018

Barbara Pesut, professor of nursing in the Faculty of Health and Social Development is part of a research team at UBC’s Okanagan campus focused on improving palliative care. Working with patients and families in rural communities to better understand their experiences and needs, her work is helping to build rural capacity for end-of-life care by…

See the latest papers from CFN Investigators

March 19, 2018

CFN is well-represented in the latest issue of the Canadian Journal on Aging (Vol 37, Issue 1).  See articles from CFN Network Investigators and HQP alumni: Carole Estabrooks, Anik Giguère, John Hirdes, Katherine Kortes-Miller, France Légaré, Arne Stinchcombe, Kimberly Wilson Read it now!

Dr. Doris Barwich honoured

March 16, 2018

The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP) recently announced the CSPCP Award Winners for 2018.    Dr. Doris Barwich, CFN Network Investigator and Member of our KT Committee, is honoured with the Eduardo Bruera Award in Palliative Medicine.     Award winner profiles are posted on the Awards page of the CSPCP website, and…

Evaluation of Decision Aids

February 28, 2018

New Checklist Evaluates Health Care Decision Aids Researchers have developed a checklist to help improve the quality of reporting for studies that evaluate patient decision aids. Published in BMJ Quality & Safety, the Standards for UNiversal reporting of patient Decision Aid Evaluations (SUNDAE) checklist consists of 26 items, such as “describe the intended user(s) of…

The latest papers from Dr. Sharon Straus, CFN Board Member

January 28, 2018

Watt J, Tricco AC, Talbot-Hamon C, Pham B, Rios P, Grudniewicz A, Wong C, Sinclair D, Straus SE. Identifying Older Adults at Risk of Delirium Following Elective Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J GEN INTERN MED (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-017-4204-x. Abstract: Postoperative delirium is a common preventable complication experienced by older adults undergoing elective surgery. In…

The latest op-ed from Network researchers

January 3, 2018

An opinion piece from Network Investigator Katherine McGilton and CFN Scientific Director John Muscedere was published recently in the Toronto Star. Read the op-ed online here. We need to listen to voices of older patients. Older adults must have a voice in policy and program priority setting if we are to implement systems that are…

CFN initiatives in BC

December 13, 2017

Strengthening CFN ties in BC Dr. John Muscedere visited British Columbia in October for a series of meetings. Among these were meetings at the Health and Technology District in Surrey. Our network is developing plans with this innovation hub to facilitate more national/cross jurisdictional scale and spread. Dr. Muscedere also visited Fraser Health, for discussions…

CFN’s Winter Newsletter is here!

December 13, 2017

The Winter 2017 issue of CFN Network News is now available!  Click here for a PDF  to read about: First Knowledge Translation projects funded by CFN 2018 Catalyst Grant Competition — Intent to Apply due January 15 How CFN and New Brunswick are working together CFN initiatives in British Columbia CFN Training Program update The…

CFN launches 2018 Catalyst competition

December 8, 2017

CFN welcomes proposals for research, knowledge translation or quality improvement studies directly addressing the “top ten” Canadian frailty priorities generated by the Canadian Frailty Priority Setting Partnership. Offered in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), this competition will use the results from the Canadian Frailty Priority Setting Partnership to help bring the…