March 30 - April 1 at the Toronto Congress Centre. The Ontario Long Term Care Association & Ontario Retirement Communities Association are hosting this convention & trade show. It is Canada's largest gathering of long-term care and retirement home professionals. With more than 1,200 delegates and over 250 exhibitors, this year's event will feature exception keynote speakers and educational session that cover a range of hot topics in both the long-term care and retirement community sectors. Registration is now open and early-bird rates are available until February 14. For more information, please visit the conference website.

June 18-19, 2020 at the Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water's Edge. Nurse Practitioners are invited to attend a 2-day educational program on the practical management of common palliative care problems. At the end of the program, learners will be able to identify and integrate into their practice practical management strategies for common palliative care problems, regardless of their practice setting. To learn more or to register click here.

April 23-26, 2020 at the Donald Gordon Conference Centre, Kingston.  This event is funded by the Ministry of Health for family physicians living within the areas of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, Hastings, Prince Edward, Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, Northumberland, Haliburton, Peterborough, Victoria, and Durham. To learn more or to register click here

Tues. Jan. 14, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr. Ipsit Vahia for this webinar where participants will learn to recognize the common behavioural and psychotic symptoms associated with dementia; recognize how technologies can guide precision care; identify how to incorporate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches to managing behavioural symptoms. To register click here.

Jan. 9, 2020 from 1-2PM EST. Join Dr. Carrie Bourassa, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health and AGE-WELL Network Investigator for this free webinar presentation. Best practices, including community-based research, OCAP principles, knowledge translation, and positioning communities as co-researchers will be discussed, including the development of a training module to assist AgingTech researchers in ethically engaging Indigenous communities to promote equitable access to technology. To learn more or to register click here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources including considerations regarding:

  • special considerations for LGBT elders
  • ageism
  • the relationship between mental health and diabetes
  • self-harm
  • suicidal ideation
  • substance use disorders
  • eating disorders
  • grief in dementia
  • stigma
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • anxiety
  • personality disorder
  • exercise

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April 18 - 20, 2020 at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. This workshop is designed for healthcare providers working in oncology or palliative care settings. The workshop will begin by introducing CALM concepts and move into more advanced material with an emphasis on skill development. For more information click here.

This new Framework includes an updated plan for implementation of ACP in Canada. The 2019 Pan-Canadian Framework builds on the legacy of the 2012 National Framework and its influence on new developments and accomplishments. It is restructured to focus more on broadening partnerships, and promoting further collaboration among different jurisdictions (local, provincial/territorial, national) and systems (health, law, social services, life planning). Its development was funded by Health Canada as part of a $1.9 million project over three years to help people living in Canada prepare for their future health care needs.

On Dec. 2, 2019, Dr. John Puxty provided this webinar presentation where he discussed the relevance of osteoporosis, falls and fractures in seniors; assessing individual risk of osteoporotic fracture; the consequences of osteoporotic fractures; and effective treatment and management plans to reduce risk of future fractures. A pdf of the slides presented is available for review. Click here to view the presentation recording.

March 30-31, 2020 from 8am to 4pm at the 1026 Baseline Rd. Ottawa. This 2 day education series focuses on clinical topics related to the provision of care to older adults including sessions on dementia, delirium, depression, mobility, falls, capacity and living with risk.  To learn more or to register click here.

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