Wed. Nov. 28, 2018 7:30am - 4pm at Liuna Station, Hamilton. This continuing medical education event features speakers Dr. Roger Wong and Dr. Barbara Resnick. Learning objectives of the day are to share evidence-based and practical approaches to health promotion and prevention for older adults as well as address key topics related to healthy aging.  For more information and registration details click here.

Thursday September 27, 2018 from 12-1:30pm. This free webinar will feature Stefan Gravenstein of Brown University, Melissa Andrew of Dalhousie University and Richard Baydack of Manitoba Health as they discuss key aspects related to the value and use of vaccination from a variety of perspectives, the types of vaccines and their impact on seniors, a case study on the implementation of high-dose influenza vaccines in a health system.  To learn more or to register click here.

This National Institute on Ageing report discusses why older adults are more vulnerable to influenza, the steps that some are taking to better prevent older adults from getting the flu, and proposes 8 evidence-informed policies to reduce the risk of influenza among our older people. 

This investigation sought to quantify the temporal association between population increases in seasonal influenza infections and mortality due to cardiovascular causes as well as to determine if influenza incidence indicators are predictive or cardiovascular mortality during influenza season. The researchers found that emergency department visits for adults over age 65 for influenza-like illness were associated with and predictive of cardiovascular disease mortality.

This Advisory Committee Statement includes findings from a large randomized controlled trail of people 65 and over who received a high dose vaccine compared to the standard dose vaccine. Those on the higher dose had a relatively higher serologic response and reduced influenza illness compared to those who had the standard dose but also had a higher rate of post-injection local adverse events.

The authors of this cross-sectional observational study attempted to evaluate the influence on statin therapy on the immune response to vaccination in elderly individuals. Their findings suggest that chronic synthetic statin therapy may have an immunosuppressive effect on the vaccine immune response.

Dr. David Barber, Physician of Queen's University Department of Family Medicine, gave a presentation on Infections in the Elderly: Pneumonia and UTI to health care professionals in South East Ontario on April, 12. 2016.  A copy of the pdf flyer and presentation are available below.

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Project Coordinator - Karen McNeil

This half day Continuing Professional Development event will be held at the Donald Gordon Conference Centre on Wed Nov 18th 2015, 12:00pm - 4:30pm. Attendees will develop the most appropriate treatment plans & appropriate referrals for Hepatitis C & other travel diseases; utilize updated infectious disease information to implement new prescribing practices related to drug resistant infections and implement new vaccines to improve ID prevention within their primary care practice.  Register Now

Monday, January 19, 2009 to Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sustaining Interprofessional Teamwork and Shared Learning in Long-Term Care
This interprofessional quality improvement project, funded by Health Force Ontario, was aimed at improving evidence-based knowledge-to-practice resources for clinicians within Long-Term Care.  Over 18 months the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care partnered with organizations in Kingston, Ottawa, Maxville and Thunder Bay to improve the care and quality of life for residents and improve satisfaction and quality of work life for caregivers. 

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