June 17-18, 2019 at the Bond Place Hotel - Downtown Toronto join leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share experiences and research results on all aspects of Healthy and Active Aging. To learn more or to register click here.
Wed. Jan 9, 2019 from 12-1pm EDT. Join Lianne Singer, University Health Network as she discusses the recnt trend of transplant programs accepting older donors and recipients with more chronic health problems. She investigates the possibility that some of these patients are frail which results in poor outcomes after transplantation. She discusses a study to develop and test the usefulness of a new tool to measure frailty in donors and candidates for heart, lung, kidney or liver transplantation. To learn or to register click here.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 12-1pm EDT. Join John Hirdes and George Heckman, University of Waterloo as they discuss an initiative where they trained members of the public who volunteer at community organizations to support group advance care planning activity sessions. The sessions aimed to inform, promote conversation and break down barriers and stigmas around these conversations. The volunteers experiences were investigated along with how to best encourage older adults to come to the session. Lastly they looked at whether these activities helped older adults to be more involved in ACP activities and conversations. To learn more or to register click here.
Wed. Nov. 21, 2018 from 12-1pm EDT. This free webinar features Robert Fowler and Andrea Hill, Sunnybrook Research Institute as they discuss a project that aimed to determine in detail the national delivery of end of life care in Canada. To learn more or to register click here.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 12-1pm EDT. This free webinar features Andrew Morris, Sinai Healthy System, Susan Bronskill, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Lianne Jess, St. Michael's Hospital. They discuss how frailty has been relatively unexplored as a predictor of exposure to potentially inappropriate medications or as an effect modifier of medication-related adverse events in vulnerable populations. Quantitative and qualitative approaches were used to understand the various factors that contribute to the prescribing of PIMs and associated poor outcomes among residents living with frailty across LTC settings. Four medication classes were examined: antimicrobial, antipsychotics, cholinesterase inhibitors and anti-lipidemics. To learn more or to register click here.