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CFN welcomes prominent Canadian health care leaders to Board of Directors

October 9, 2015

  KINGSTON, ON, Oct. 8, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is announcing the election of Dr. Jeff Blackmer and Mr. Fred Horne to the CFN Board of Directors. Both are renowned policy innovators in health services reform, medical ethics, and patient and public engagement in health care decision making. Jeff Blackmer, MD, MHSC, FRCPC,…

Perspectives on aging and frailty health with Dr. Duncan Sinclair

October 8, 2015

Participants attending CFN’s first-ever Giving Voice to Frail Elderly Canadians meeting in Toronto on September 27, 2015 viewed a compelling video presented by former Queen’s University Dean of Medicine and CFN Board Director, Dr. Duncan Sinclair.  In the video, Dr. Sinclair poignantly describes what frail health means to him, and the steps he is taking…

CFN updates CIHR Institute of Aging on frailty health impacts

June 1, 2015

Dr. John Muscedere recently gave a presentation on aging within a frailty health context to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Aging Advisory Board. Dr. Muscedere spoke on the interconnection between aging and frailty; explaining that the decline in a person’s health status and increasing use of health care is driven more by…