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…

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…

CFN researchers showcase “participatory action research” in BMJ

June 1, 2015

CFN Network members Drs. Mary Lou Kelley, Sharon Kaasalainen and Marg McKee have been successful in publishing an abstract of their CFN-funded research, “Embedding the palliative care approach into the organizational culture of long-term care (LTC) homes using participatory action research.” The prestigious BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care presented their findings as part of a…

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…

Duncan Sinclair joins CFN Board of Directors

June 1, 2015

Duncan Sinclair, PhD, MSc, DVM, LLD, is an emeritus Professor of Physiology and Fellow of the School of Policy Studies of Queen’s University, and Former Vice-Principal (Health Sciences) and Past Dean, Faculty of Medicine at Queen’s, where he was the first non-MD to serve as a Dean of Medicine and Vice Principal of Health Sciences in…