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Media Advisory - Canadian Frailty Network receives $23.9 million in renewal funding

Thursday, March 2, 2017

KINGSTON – Queen’s University is hosting the Government of Canada’s announcement of $23.9 million reinvestment in Canadian Frailty Network (CFN). CFN, hosted by Queen’s, is one of two Networks of Centres of Excellence receiving funding.

What

CFN launched in 2012 to address the steadily growing burden of frailty among older Canadians, their families and caregivers. Today, approximately 25 per cent of people over age 65 and 50 per cent past age 85 – over one million Canadians – are medically frail. Frail elderly Canadians are over-represented in all parts of the healthcare system: primary care, community and residential care, acute care and end-of-life care.

Canadian Frailty Network improves care for older Canadians living with frailty by providing evidence to inform decision making from the bedside to the policy making level, training the next generation of care professionals and scientists, supporting original research, and mobilizing knowledge to transform health and social care for frail older Canadians.

Who

Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands
Bettina Hamelin, Vice-President of Research Partnerships, NSERC
John Muscedere, Scientific Director and CEO, Canadian Frailty Network
Russell Williams, Chair, Board of Directors, Canadian Frailty Network
Richard Reznick, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s
John Fisher, Interim Vice-Principal (Research), Queen’s

When

Friday, March 3, 1 pm

Where

Atrium, Queen’s Biosciences Complex, 116 Barrie Street

Contact:

Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer
613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca

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