May 6, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr. Susan Crocker, a clinical cytogeneticist and Director of the Cytogenetics Laborartory at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) for this free webinar as she reviews aspects of the current knowledge of neurogenesis; explores the role of cytogenomic aberrations and their presence in the neuropathology of the brain and discusses the utility of recent advances in molecular testing and their potential application to screening for neurodegenerative disease. Register here.

On April 1st, 2019,  Dr. Chris Frank provided this in-person/webinar presentation as he discussed communication strategies for having difficult conversations such as advance care planning, goals of care and end of life.  Learning objectives included understanding the difference between Advance Care Planning (ACP), goals of care and consent; how to incorporate ACP and goals of care discussions into regular outpatient care; using the principles to make CPR discussions easier for patients and you and incorporate Harvard Serious Illness Communication guide and other resources into your discussions. Watch the recording here.  Additional resources can be accessed by clicking read more.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Having Difficult Conversations with Older Adults” as well as updates from AGE-WELL, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Bruyere, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Institute for Life Course & Aging, National Institute on Ageing, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program, Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care, Ontario Community Support Association, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and SE Research Centre.

Information about funding opportunities and calls for abstracts from the Canadian Association on Gerontology and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council are included.  A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

On March 4th, 2019 Dr. John Puxty provided this in-person/webinar presentation targeted towards the practicing clinician with a focus on assisting them in appreciating the importance of recognizing frailty in older adults, identifying practical methods for flagging and assessing frailty and its commonly associated contributing factors and improving awareness about evidence-based strategies to reduce and manage frailty. Watch the video recording here.

FASTlinks is a series of web-based maps that display links for elder care services in South East Ontario organized into 10 common elder care domains. The 10 domains are organized by function, rather than disease diagnosis. FASTlinks was developed by the CSAH in collaboration with the Aging with Co-morbidities Network.

Tues. April 23rd from 12-1PM EST.  Join this free webinar featuring Dr. Parminder Raina, lead principal investigator of the CLSA, and Dr. Yves Joanette, scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Aging. For more information or to register click here.

This webpage features health promotion resources to support your ACP day campaign in Ontario.  Bilingual resources include social media messages, the newly revised Ontario HCC ACP workbook, posters and videos.  Additional print resources are available to order online. 

May 30, 2019 from 8am-4pm at the Holiday Inn Toronto-Yorkdale the RGPs of Ontario is pleased present "Optimizing the Integration of Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Psychiatry Services" for health professionals, administrators, planners, students and older adults / family caregiver advisory group members.  To learn more please review the pdf. Early bird registration ends April 15th. Register here.

May 16, 2019 from 1:30-2:30 PM EST. Join presenters, Peter Tanuseputro, MD and Julie Lapenskie, MScAH as they focus on ethnic, linguistic, Two Spirit LGBTQ+, and immigrant minority populations in Ontairo LTC homes.  To learn more or to register click here.

On  Feb. 21st 2019, Dr. Joanne Ho provided an in-person and online presentation where she discussed the pharmacology of cannabinoids, unique considerations for older adults and cannabis drug-drug interactions to consider with cannabinoids. In follow up to requests a special edition reading list is available as a pdf featuring related resources.

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