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Webinar – Update on Canadian Guidelines on the Prevention, Assessment and Treatment of Depression Among Older Adults
December 6, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Specialist physicians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, residents & medical students, nurses, and other health care professionals providing care to older adults.
By the end of the presentation participants will:
- Be able to describe possible approaches to the prevention of depression in older adults.
- Consider utilizing updated recommendations regarding the treatment of depression in their practice.
- Be aware of some promising new treatment approaches for depression.
Dr. David K. Conn, MB, FRCPC
Executive Vice-President of Education and Chief Academic Officer at the Baycrest Academy for Research & Education
Dr. David Conn is the Executive Vice-President of Education and Chief Academic Officer at the Baycrest Academy for Research & Education. He is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto and is a Geriatric Psychiatrist at Baycrest. David is founding Co-Chair of the Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health and Past President of the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry. He has received numerous awards including the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry Award for Outstanding Contributions to Geriatric Psychiatry in Canada and a Distinguished Service Award from the International Psychogeriatric Association. Dr. Conn was the principal investigator for a recent project funded by Health Canada to develop Canadian Guidelines for 4 Substance Use Disorders among older adults (alcohol, benzodiazepines, cannabis and opioids) and led the 2021 Guideline Update of the Canadian Guidelines on Prevention, Assessment and Treatment of Depression Among Older Adults.