Year: 2017

CFN initiatives in BC

December 13, 2017

Strengthening CFN ties in BC Dr. John Muscedere visited British Columbia in October for a series of meetings. Among these were meetings at the Health and Technology District in Surrey. Our network is developing plans with this innovation hub to facilitate more national/cross jurisdictional scale and spread. Dr. Muscedere also visited Fraser Health, for discussions…

CFN’s Winter Newsletter is here!

December 13, 2017

The Winter 2017 issue of CFN Network News is now available!  Click here for a PDF  to read about: First Knowledge Translation projects funded by CFN 2018 Catalyst Grant Competition — Intent to Apply due January 15 How CFN and New Brunswick are working together CFN initiatives in British Columbia CFN Training Program update The…

CFN launches 2018 Catalyst competition

December 8, 2017

CFN welcomes proposals for research, knowledge translation or quality improvement studies directly addressing the “top ten” Canadian frailty priorities generated by the Canadian Frailty Priority Setting Partnership. Offered in collaboration with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF), this competition will use the results from the Canadian Frailty Priority Setting Partnership to help bring the…

NIHR Comprehensive Care

December 7, 2017

Comprehensive Care is an NHS National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) themed review of recent NIHR research on identifying and managing the needs of older adults living with frailty, when in hospital.  It highlights current research taking place now and explores new approaches being developed in this important area. This review focuses on four key aspects of…

Opportunities for Network participants

December 7, 2017

Poster and Abstract Deadlines December 21, 2017: Canadian Nurses Association Biennial Conference. January 15, 2018: BC Care Providers 41st Annual Conference. January 31, 2018: Choosing Widely Canada 3rd Annual National Conference.  February 9, 2018. Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference . February 15, 2018: Family Medicine Forum.   Call for Papers Canadian Journal on Aging…

Province of Ontario announces Action Plan for Seniors

December 7, 2017

Aging with Confidence: Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors focuses on areas that seniors say they care about most, including living independently for as long as possible and staying connected through social, recreational and volunteer activities. Ontario is investing $155 million over three years through the action plan, including 5,000 new LTC beds over the next…

What happens when people leave the hospital?

December 7, 2017

The UK’s Healthwatch have released a new briefing, What happens when people leave hospital and other care settings? To help assess progress from the patient perspective two years on from their Safely home report, this briefing brings together what 46 local Healthwatch have heard from over 2,000 people about the discharge process since.

Workplace practices to support caregivers

December 7, 2017

AARP and the Respect A Caregiver’s Time Coalition (ReACT) have released a new report, Supporting Working Caregivers: Case Studies of Promising Practices, which demonstrates how providing caregiver-friendly policies and practices can be an asset when organizations competing for employee talent and in retaining employees. To read the full report, visit 

Celebrating Health Research

December 7, 2017

As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, CIHR has featured the work of 150 Canadian health researchers in a digital storybook. Included are profiles of researchers from discovery science and clinical research to strengthening the health care system and examining the social determinants of health. In their own words, researchers tell why they pursued a…

CFN Training Program Update

December 7, 2017

CFN Alumni CollaborationOne of our 2016 Fellowship online collaborative projects examined healthcare practitioners’ self-reported perspectives about the use of frailty scores in an acute care setting, under the guidance of group mentor Dr. Rachel Khadaroo. The group continued to collaborate following the completion of their CFN Fellowships, resulting in the publication of “Surgical frailty assessment:…