Year: 2016

Congratulations to Gloria Gutman on her appointment to the Order of Canada!

December 30, 2016

  Gloria Gutman, PhD, FCAHS, C.M., O.B.C., LLD(Hon.)   On December 30, 2016, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced that Dr. Gloria Gutman, CFN Research Management Committee Member and Network Investigator, had been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada “for her research and leadership in the field of…

Network Investigator receives international honour

December 13, 2016

Sean Bagshaw of the University of Alberta recently received the prestigious 2016 International Vicenza Award for Critical Care Nephrology, presented by the International Renal Research Institute of Vicenza to those who make significant contributions to this field of health care at a global scale. Sean is also a recently renewed Canada Research Chair in Critical…

Getting the flu shot this year? Here’s why you should:

December 9, 2016

Getting the flu shot this year? Here’s why you should: And in case you heard the rumour — no, influenza vaccines do not cause the flu. Article from CFN Scientific Director John Muscedere published on CBC News online (Dec. 9, 2016)  

Government of Canada announces over 200 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs

December 2, 2016

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced more than $173 million in funding to support a total of 203 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 48 postsecondary institutions across the country. This includes CFN investigators Dr. Sean Bagshaw, Dr. France Légaré, Dr. Carla Rice and Dr. Alexis Turgeon. You can find out more about the investigators…

CFN landmark article on frailty assessment published

November 29, 2016

In June 2015 at the National Frailty Forum, for the first time in Canada, CFN gathered researchers, members of the public, clinicians, policy-leaders, NGOs, industry leaders, healthcare administrators, HQP and international healthcare professionals to catalyze the development of a national strategy on frailty. As a result of the initial Forum, a landmark paper was published…

CFN Board Chair Russell Williams honoured

November 21, 2016

Canadian Frailty Network Chair Russell Williams has been honoured with a Studentship in Medical Ethics established in his name. Ethics and integrity in the pharmaceutical and medical fields have always been a passion of Russell’s, and on November 21, 2016, Innovative Medicines Canada and Queen’s University announced the creation of the Russell Williams Studentship in…

CFN Network Investigators recognized

November 15, 2016

CFN Network Investigators Dr. Richard Sawatzky, Trinity Western University, and Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch, University of British Columbia, were recognized recently by the British Columbia nursing community with 2016 Nursing Awards of Excellence for Excellence in Advancing Nursing Knowledge and Research. Rick is a Canada Research Chair in Patient-Reported Outcomes and holds positions as Associate Professor…

Palliative care is the orphan of the healthcare system

November 10, 2016

Palliative care is the orphan of the Canadian health system: With good palliative care, we can live out our days relatively free of pain and suffering, confident that our physical, spiritual, and emotional needs are being met. — Fred Horne An opinion by CFN Board Member and former Alberta Minister of Health Fred Horne, published in…

Palliative Care Matters Consensus Development Conference

November 9, 2016

Canadians call for Palliative Care to be enshrined in Health Act: Lay Panel representing Canadians reach consensus at national conference    After hearing from more than 1,500 Canadians in a national survey and meeting with experts for three days in Ottawa, a citizens’ lay panel has delivered a Consensus Statement, calling for palliative care to…

Network Investigator Kelli Stajduhar profiled

November 8, 2016

CFN Network Investigator and Citizen Engagement Committee Member Kelli Stajduhar was recently profiled in the University of Victoria Alumni magazine, The Torch. “Palliative care should be as essential for dying Canadians as prenatal and obstetric care are for newborns.” Click here to read the profile.