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Projects in progress

End-of-Life Care (EOL)/Advance Care Planning (ACP) Improving advance care planning for frail elderly Canadians (TG 2015-03) — John You, MD, MSc, FRCPC — McMaster University Improving Supportive End-of-Life Care in Long-Term Care: Exploring the Changing Role of Family Physicians in Care Teams (CAT 2018-03) — Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, BSc, MD, FRCPC – University of Calgary “C5-75”: A primary…

2013 Catalyst Grants

CFN launched its first Catalyst Grant Program in October of 2013. The specific objective of this funding program is to catalyze creativity, novelty, and innovation in research to benefit Canada’s seriously ill, frail elderly. The 2013 Catalyst Program funded projects of up to one (1) year in length and for a maximum of $100,000 each, with…

2014 (Fall) Strategic Impact Grant Program

Three projects were funded under the second call for the CFN Strategic Impact Grant Program. This Program was non-traditional and unique in that we were seeking researchers with potential projects that were interested in achieving greater impact by collaborating with other like-minded researchers with potential projects in similar areas and with interest in partnering with…

2017 Knowledge Translation Competition for CFN Network Investigators

This Knowledge Translation (KT) competition was designed to advance previously funded CFN research evidence into practice, thereby ultimately strengthening Canada’s health and social care systems and improving care of Canadians living with frailty. Projects Funded For more details on any of the projects, please click on the project names below: More-2-Eat Phase 2: spread and…

Acute/Critical Care

Theme Lead: Paul Hébert, MD — Centre de recherche du CHUM Projects in progress PROSPECT: Probiotics to Prevent Severe Pneumonia and Endotracheal Colonization Trial — Deborah Cook, MD, MSc (Epid), FRCPC, DABIM, CCM, CAHS, FRS Elder-friendly Approaches to the Surgical Environment-using Biological samples to Identify & provide Optimized care (EASE-BIO) — Rachel Khadaroo, MD, PhD, FRCSC…

Undergraduate Summer Student Awards Program

The CFN Summer Student Awards are unique in providing undergraduate students with interdisciplinary experience, while developing their knowledge of the opportunities and challenges in caring for an aging population. Students work with supervisors from their disciplines, and meet regularly with mentors from a complimentary discipline. Students must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program…

Recently published papers

McCaskell DS, Molloy AJ, Childerhose L, Costigan FA, Reid JC, McCaughan M, Clarke F, Cook DJ, Rudkowski JC, Farley C, Karachi T, Rochwerg B, Newman A, Fox-Robichaud A, Herridge MS, Lo V, Feltracco D, Burns K, Porteous R, Seely AJE, Ball I, Seczek A, Kho ME.  Project management lessons learned from the multicentre CYCLE pilot…

Meet our CFN Interdisciplinary Fellows

In 7 cohorts, CFN has now funded 71 Interdisciplinary Fellows supervised by 49 network investigators at 24 Host Institutions. Click here to see the results of the 2019 Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program. Dalhousie University Max Al-Aqel (Supervisor: Olga Theou) — 2019 Andrea Mayo (Supervisor: Olga Theou) — 2018 Elaine Moody (Supervisor: Ruth Martin-Misener) — 2017 Samuel Searle (Supervisor:…

CFN National Conference on Frailty — 2017

More than a million Canadian seniors are living with frailty: this may double by 2022. What does Canada’s healthcare system need to look like in 2022 to meet this challenge? What evidence is needed? How do we scale best practices nationally? What domestic and international collaboratives could be formed to expedite this? How can we…

CFN 2018 National Conference

Improving Frailty Care Benefits Everyone On September 19th and 20th, 2018 300 delegates including practitioners, care providers, scientists, clinicians, policy makers, older adults living with frailty, friend/family caregivers and experts in the field of frailty gathered together to present and discuss, the latest knowledge, evidence, approaches and policies that are transforming care and seeding the…