Martine Puts PhD RNCIHR New InvestigatorAssociate ProfessorDirector MN ProgramLawrence. S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto


Linda Johnston PhD FEANS FAAN, Dean and Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing; Member, CASN Research and Scholarship Committee

Webinar Title:

An example of a randomized controlled trial:  Clinical and Cost-effectiveness of a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and Management for Canadian Elders with Cancer: the 5C Study

Webinar Description:

In this webinar, Martine will review an example of a multicentre randomized controlled study in which older adults with cancer referred for chemotherapy are invited to participate. The intervention consists of a comprehensive geriatric assessment followed up by an integrated care plan.

Key questions this webinar will answer:

  • How might one design a randomized controlled trial for older adults?
  • What challenges may arise when implementing a randomized controlled trial in multiple centres across the country?
  • What does a comprehensive geriatric assessment for older adults entail?

Presenter Biography:

  1. Martine Puts PhD RN is an Associate Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto. She currently holds a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award. She is a trained nurse (RN) and PhD epidemiology/gerontology who has conducted several studies with OAs with cancer focusing on geriatric assessment, functioning and quality of life. She has been actively involved in developing clinical guidelines for older adults with cancer with the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) including the SIOG guideline on comprehensive geriatric assessment as well as participating in the Nursing and Allied Health Special interest group of SIOG as well as the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology Special interest group in aging to develop geriatric oncology nursing education. She is currently one of the principal investigators of a cross-Canadian randomized controlled trial of examining the clinical and cost-effectiveness of implementing geriatric assessment and management for older adults with cancer (the 5C study). She is one of the four founders of the Canadian Network on Aging and Cancer (CNAC)

Lunch & Learn: Research Methodology

  • Thursday Sep 20 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online