Breakfast 2019


If you believe age is just a number, you'll want to attend this year's breakfast. While we often associate a variety of ailments with aging, we are learning that prevention and other factors are key to living well. Please be our guest as our researchers share their pioneering work with you!

We’re very pleased to present our fourth annual Breakthrough Breakfast. We anticipate welcoming more than 400 guests, including many of our esteemed researchers, key influencers, business leaders, government representatives, donors,and volunteers.

The theme of this year's Breakthrough Breakfast is Frailty & Healthy Aging, a topic dominating conversations regarding health, quality of life, lifespan, and healthcare in Canada and all over the world. Health researchers at Dalhousie University are leading the charge to impact and improve lives in our local, regional and global communities.

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
Cunard Centre, Halifax
7:30 - 9:30 am
One ticket: $100, Table of 8: $800

To purchase tickets in advance, please contact Jackie Casey
Registration form can be downloaded here.

Join us again, as we offer eggs, with a side of hope in celebration of world-class health research!

Our 2019 Breakthrough Breakfast speakers include:

  • Dr. Kenneth Rockwood, Kathryn Allen Weldon Professor of Alzheimer Research and Professor of Medicine in Dalhousie's Divisions of Geriatric Medicine and Neurology. A leading authority on frailty with more than 450 peer-reviewed publications and nine books to his credit, he co-developed a frailty index used across the globe to help assess and understand frailty at a variety of levels.
  • Dr. Olga Theou, Assistant Professor with Dalhousie's School of Physiotherapy and Division of Geriatric Medicine, and the recently-named Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity, Mobility and Healthy Aging. Her research focuses on understanding how frailty can be identified and managed in community, clinical and long-term care settings, and whether reducing sedentary behaviours can lead to improved health outcomes in these settings.
  • Dr. Mary McNally, Professor with Dalhousie's Faculties of Dentistry (Clinical Sciences) and Medicine (Bioethics), the Assistant Dean of Research with the Faculty of Dentistry, and a Senior Research Scholar with the Healthy Populations Institute. Her research interests include caring for older adults, oral health promotion, and health care ethics focusing on social justice and access to care for vulnerable populations.

Be part of the conversation! Please join us at the 2019 DMRF Breakthrough Breakfast on November 6.










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