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Fellowship and Summer Student Awards 2020 Intent to Apply Now Open

October 11, 2019

CFN has opened its annual competition for both the Interdisciplinary Frailty Fellowship Program and Summer Student Awards. Only students who submit a Pre-Application Intent to Apply by November 4, 2019 at 12 noon ET are eligible to submit full Application Packages (by December 16, 2019 at 12 noon ET). Full Details

Over $500,000 in funding awarded by CFN for Knowledge Translation

October 10, 2019

Five investigators have been awarded grants by the Canadian Frailty Network for knowledge translation projects. These projects met the CFN priorities for this competition of supporting knowledge translation and implementation projects focused enhancing integrated models of care to improve frailty outcomes and projects that provided strategies for improving functional outcomes in older adults living with frailty…

Round 1 of CFN FOCUS (Frailty Outcomes Consensus) Delphi is now open!

October 3, 2019

CFN is pleased to announce that Round 1 of the Delphi Survey for the Frailty Outcomes Consensus (FOCUS) Project is now open for voting. If you are an older adult living with frailty, a caregiver, researcher, clinician, policy maker, industry representative, or working in the area of frailty, we welcome your participation in the survey….

#FrailtyMatters to Nova Scotians: An event for Nova Scotians by Nova Scotians

October 1, 2019

The event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Ken Rockwood of Dalhousie University, as well as leading Nova Scotian researchers, clinicians and stakeholders. We will explore how frailty and aging impacts older Nova Scotians and their family/friend caregivers, steps we can each take to AVOID Frailty, and the ways in which our communities can improve healthcare…

Post Doc Opportunity: Nutrition & Activity Guideline Development

August 30, 2019

Canadian Frailty Network, McMaster Institute for Research in Aging and McMaster Evidence Review and Synthesis Team Post-Doctoral Fellowship Objective In partnership with the McMaster Institute for Research in Aging (MIRA) and McMaster Evidence Review and Systhesis Centre Team (MERST), the focus of this Fellowship is to participate as a co-Investigator on two multi-faceted systematic reviews that aim…

Researchers seek to prevent frailty with strength training

Two physiotherapists in Ontario have teamed up and secured funding from the Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) to challenge this perception. They aim to show not only that older people are perfectly capable of building strength safely, but that they can also prevent themselves from becoming frail—or more frail—in the process. “We need to be proactive…