Year: 2015

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…

Second round of CFN Strategic Impact Grants awarded

June 1, 2015

CFN’s second Strategic Impact Grant Program competition was launched October 2nd, 2014.  CFN’s priority for this competition was to fund projects that 1) investigate system changes for the benefit of the frail elderly, and 2) improve the uptake or application of existing evidence to improve the care of the frail elderly. All proposals were required…

Andreas Laupacis joins CFN Board of Directors

June 1, 2015

  Andreas Laupacis, MD, MSc, BA, FRCPC, is a general internist who currently practices palliative care at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and the Executive Director of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s. He is a Professor at the University of Toronto in the both the Department of Medicine and the Institute of…

CFN partners with prominent health groups on survey of palliative care

June 1, 2015

The first-ever national survey of physicians who deliver palliative care in Canada is providing critical direction for improving access to palliative care services.  Based on a survey over 1,000 doctors who provide palliative medicine, the survey was funded by CFN, along with the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians, Canadian Medical Association, Royal College of…

CFN researchers published in Critical Care Medicine

June 1, 2015

CFN researchers published in Critical Care Medicine A Canadian study of the association between frailty and quality of life for survivors of critical illness was recently published in the May issue of Critical Care Medicine. CFN-funded researchers Drs. Sean Bagshaw and Thomas Stelfox examined 421 critically-ill, patients over the age of 50 years to determine an…