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2022 Springboard Grants Program – Early Career Researcher Competition

April 14, 2022

Changes to the Sepsis Canada/CFN Early Career Researcher Funding Stream! Please note that this funding stream will consider funding of the intersection of rehabilitation, sepsis and frailty and can include observational studies on this population, surveys, health services research, knowledge synthesis, or innovative approaches to improving clinical trial design and outcome measurements. Please see updated…

Call for Proposals for CFN & NBHRF’s May Event Now Open

March 10, 2022

The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) are pleased to announce their partnership on a one-of-a-kind national event opportunity coming to New Brunswick: Showcase of Research and Implementation to Improve the Lives of Older Adults! Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Location: Delta Fredericton Hotel (in-person) OR online (virtual) OR both Cost: FREE! This event is for anyone…

HSO launches public review on draft National Long-Term Care Services Standard

January 31, 2022

On January 27, Health Standards Organization (HSO) launched its public review phase for the draft National Long-Term Care Services Standard being developed by its Long-Term Care (LTC) Services Standard Technical Committee. Based on research, clinical and technical expertise, input from committee members with lived experience, and extensive public consultation, the draft standard will provide all LTC…

CFN Board Member, Dr. Sharon Straus, appointed to the Order of Canada

January 3, 2022

CFN Board member, Dr. Sharon Straus, was recently appointed to the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest honours. The Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation. The appointment was announced by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, in late December 2021….

CFN Principal Investigator, Dr. Kenneth Rockwood, wins 2021 Ryman Prize

December 21, 2021

CFN Principal Investigator, Dr. Kenneth Rockwood, was recently awarded the 2021 Ryman Prize, a prestigious international award worth $250,000 that recognizes the best global work focused on quality of life for older adults. The award was presented by the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, in a virtual ceremony. A leading authority…

CFN researchers publish nutrition & physical activity clinical practice guidelines

December 16, 2021

In a just-released article in The Journal of Frailty & Aging, CFN researchers provide evidence-based nutrition and physical activity clinical practice guidelines. The guidelines are designed to help healthcare providers make informed decisions on the effective management of frailty and pre-frailty using nutrition and physical activity interventions. Article Lorbergs, A. L., Prorok, J.C., Holroyd-Leduc, J.,…

Op-Ed: Canadians want government action to protect aging loved ones

September 13, 2021

In this recent op-ed, CFN’s Scientific Director Dr. John Muscedere discusses the importance of prioritizing care for older adults in Canada’s upcoming federal election. — Canadians are worried about their loved ones in their senior years — and for good reason. The pandemic has hit our senior population hard. Almost 94 per cent of all…

Canadians worry about aging loved ones and want government action to help them

August 30, 2021

For immediate release. Date: 30 August 2021 (Kingston, Ontario) – Eight in ten Canadians are concerned about a family member or friend becoming frail and many feel unprepared to deal with the situation. This according to the results of a survey conducted on behalf of the Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) by Nanos Research. The Nanos…

CFN is Hiring: Scientific Grant Writer

August 23, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: THE POSITION OF SCIENTIFIC GRANT WRITER AT CFN IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO APPLIED Job description  The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is a pan-Canadian not-for-profit network whose mission is to improve the care for Canadians living with Frailty. We seek an experienced scientific grant writer with excellent writing and…

Media Release: Metabolomics, inflammatory biomarkers now available in Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

June 15, 2021

Researchers now have access to metabolomics and inflammatory biomarker data linked to frailty following analyses of 10,000 blood samples collected from participants in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). The latest data release is the result of a collaborative $4-million research program involving the Canadian Frailty Network (CFN), the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging, Metabolon, Inc. and…