Programme

Conference Agenda

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Click here for a list of the Top 30 Innovation Storyboards presented at the Showcase.

Click here for a list of all 57 HQP posters presented at the conference.

Day 1
Day 2

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Day 1 – Morning Focus – Caregiving/Homecare/Citizens
8:00 –4:00PM CFN HQP/Trainee Poster Competition: Posters displayed in the foyer. Available for viewing throughout the morning breaks/lunchtime

Click here for a list of all storyboards and posters being presented at the conference.

7:00AM BREAKFAST
8:00 –
8:10
Welcome

Speaker:

8:10 –
8:40
Opening Keynote: Reflections on caregiving, and how improving frailty care for older adults can benefit all Canadians

Learning objectives:

Attendees will appreciate the stresses and complexities of the family-friend caregiver journey and how caring for older adults living with has significant impact on entire families, care-providers, systems.

Attendees will also gain understanding of how developing new options, improving care for older adults living with frailty can benefit Canadian society on many levels.

Speaker:

  • Francesca Grosso, Healthcare Expert, Caregiver, Principal, Grosso McCarthy Inc.
8:40 –
9:40
How can Canada better empower and ease the stresses of 2.5 million caregivers caring for older adults, particularly for those dealing with the complexities of frailty?

Learning objectives:

Attendees will gain a broad understanding the key issues affecting caregivers from experts and citizen/caregivers of older adults living with frailty, such as:

  • Decision-making – e.g. residence to community residence/long term care facilities, care delivery/settings, appropriate interventions
  • Stress on working families (“sandwich generation”)
  • System navigation/integration
  • Addressing social isolation/distance from family members

Attendees will also learn about novel practices/approaches being used across Canada to improve the current state for family/friend caregivers.

Participants:

  • Duncan Sinclair (moderator), former Vice-Principal Health Sciences, Queen’s University,
  • Jeannie Soultanis, Director, Business Development, Elizz, Saint Elizabeth Health Care
  • Shirley Roberts, author – Doris Inc., Citizen Advocate/Trainer
  • Hazel Wilson, Patient/Caregiver Advisor, Citizen/Advocate
  • Angus Campbell, Executive Director, Caregivers Nova Scotia
  • France Légaré, Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Université Laval, Tier 1, Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation
9:40 –10:00 NETWORKING/BREAK
10:00 –11:00 What does a “frailty-friendly” community look like and how can we get there?

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees of this session will gain an understanding of the compassionate communities model being used internationally in a palliative care context.
  • Attendees will also get insights into how this model can be expanded to be more in line with people who have variable courses of their life trajectory, i.e., how can they be adapted for the complex and unique challenges of frailty.
  • Attendees will also learn about this issue from a Canadian geographic standpoint, i.e, rural/remote and urban settings.
  • Attendees will learn about this issue from the perspective of citizens, home/community care, policy and service delivery.

Participants:

  • Joyce Resin, (moderator), Chair, Canadian Frailty Network Citizen Engagement Committee
  • Bonnie Tompkins, Compassionate Communities National Lead
  • Flora M. Dell, C.M., O.N.B., Gerontologist, Citizen Advocate/Volunteer
  • Florence Campbell, Citizen Advocate/Volunteer, Compassionate Kingston
  • Debbie Delancey, former Deputy Minister, Health and Social Services, Government of the NWT
11:00 –11:30 Policy options to enable older Canadians with frailty to remain at home. Public release of policy paper by Canadian Frailty Network/National Institute of Ageing. What can Canada learn from Denmark?

Presenters:

  • John Muscedere, Scientific Director & CEO, Canadian Frailty Network
  • Samir Sinha, Director of Geriatrics, Mt. Sinai and University Health Network Hospitals; Policy Lead, Research Management Committee, Canadian Frailty Network
11:30 –1:00PM LUNCH/NETWORKING

View FRAILTY MATTERS: Showcase Storyboards

Click here for a list of the Top 30 Innovation Showcase Storyboards being presented at the conference.

FRAILTY MATTERS Innovation Showcase
1:00 –
1:15
FRAILTY MATTERS: moving Canada’s best innovations to maximum impact

Speaker:

  • John Muscedere, Scientific Director & CEO, Canadian Frailty Network
  • Maria Judd, Vice-President, Programs, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI)
  • Susan Rogers, Project Lead, Institute Initiatives, CIHR Institute of Aging
Presentation of Top Five Frailty Innovations
1:15 –
2:15
FRAILTY INNOVATION OF THE YEAR: Seniors’ Community Hub Presentation, Marjan Abbasi and Sheny Khera

CONFERENCE  CHOICE INNOVATION: COACH Presentation, Elaine Campbell, Kirsten Mallard, Tim Stultz COACH Video

C5-75 Presentation, Linda Lee and Tejal Patel

CARES Presentation, Annette Garm

Hospital Without Walls, Kelly O’Halloran

2:15 –
2:45
BREAK
Cast your vote for Conference Choice Innovation
2:45 –
4:15
Frailty Innovation Presentations
4:15 –
4:30
Announcement of Frailty Innovation of the Year

Announcement of Conference Choice Innovation

  • Joyce Resin, (moderator), Chair, Canadian Frailty Network Citizen Engagement Committee

 

4:30 –6:00PM NETWORKING RECEPTION

Friday, September 21, 2018

DAY 2
8:00 –
4:00PM
CFN HQP/Trainee Poster Competition: Posters displayed in the foyer. Available for viewing throughout the morning breaks/lunchtime

Click here for a PDF list of all 57 HQP posters being presented at the conference.

Conference Programming – Highlighting the Work of the Canadian Frailty Network
7:00AM BREAKFAST
7:30 – 8:00 Poster Judging
8:00 –8:30 Opening Keynote: Innovation in models of care for older adults living with frailty. What can Canada learn from Australia?

Learning Objective:

  • Attendees will learn how successful models of care implemented in Australia, including the design and operation of hospital, community and institutional aged care, could be considered and applied in Canada.

Speaker:

8:30 –10:00 Optimizing medication in caring for seniors living with frailty: Five perspectives

Learning objectives:

Attendees will gain insight and appreciation for the scope of polypharmacy and it’s significant impact on the care/outcomes of older adults living with frailty from five perspectives: community care, long-term care, acute care, cognitive impairment, and pharmacists.

Attendees will learn about new work and evidence to address polypharmacy in these contexts leading to more optimal use of medications in treating the multiple/complex conditions inherrant in living with frailty.

Topics/Participants:

10:00 –10:20 BREAK
10:20 –11:20 Poster Judging
10:20 –11:20 A Plenary Workshop: Engaging Patients with Research

Learning objective:

  • Participants will understand how to meaningfully engage patients in research, with particular emphasis on Canadians living with frailty.

Presenter:

  • Lisa Petermann – Alberta Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (AbSPOR) Patient Engagement Program Educator Liaison
11:20 – 11:45 The State of End of Life Care in Canada: A National Comparison

Learning objective:

  • Attendees will learn about how the determinants of place of death can be used to inform care planning between healthcare providers, patients and family members regarding the feasibility of dying in the preferred location and may help explain the incongruence between preferred and actual place of death.

Speaker:

  • Robert Fowler, Associate Professor of Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto
11:45 –12:45PM LUNCH

Announcement of HQP Poster Competition Winners

12:45PM –1:15 How can we improve outcomes for older adults living with frailty and diabetes? Lessons from the Mid-Frail study and how we can implement them in practice.

Learning objective:

  • Attendees will get an increased understanding into the use of optimised medical management with exercise and dietary programmes to maintain function and quality of life for older people, via learnings from MID-Frail a major new international research study into subjects 70 years and older with frailty and Type 2 diabetes).

Speaker: 

1:15 –2:30 Moving Research Evidence into Practice

Learning objective:

  • Attendees will get insight/understanding of novel frailty research being undertaken in four areas: nutrition, decision making, assessment/personalized care-planning, and ICU transfers.

Topic/Speakers:

2:30 –2:45 BREAK
2:45 – 4:15 CFN Research in Progress

Leading investigators will discussion key issues/evidence and current state of these four topics:

  • Identifying High-Risk Patients for Personalized Care Plans – John Hirdes, Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo and Dr. George Heckman, Schlegel Research Chair in Geriatric Medicine and Associate Professor in the Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo
  • Differential impact of interventions in those with frailty in trials enrolling older patients – Deborah Cook – Professor of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Academic Chair of Critical Care, McMaster University
  •  Improving advanced care planning for older Canadians living with frailty – John You, Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine, and Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, McMaster University
  • Transforming primary care for older Canadians living with frailty – Jacobi Elliott, Project Manager for the Geriatric Health Systems Research Group in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo and Anik Giguère, scientist at the Quebec Center for Excellence in Aging and Associate Professor at the Department of family and emergency medicine of Laval University
4:15 –
4:25PM
CLOSING REMARKS

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