Frontenac-Kingston Council on Aging

Friday, February 22, 2019, 10 AM - 3 PM - The Frontenac-Kingston Council on Aging presents Education Day on the Substitute Decision Act and the Health Care and Consent Act. Find out the difference between these acts and learn your legal rights and responsibilities as a health care professional and/or institution. Guest speakers Mark Handelman (B.A., LL.B., MHSc (bioethics) and David Campbell (PhD and ethicist with Kingston Health Sciences Centre) will provide their insight. The event takes place in at the Renaissance Event Venue, 285 Queen Street, Kingston and costs $55 with lunch included. Register by emailing a filled out registration PDF form to infocouncilonaging@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 8:45 AM - 3 PM EST - The Waterloo - Wellington Annual Knowledge Exchange in Geriatrics will host "Living Beyond the Diagnosis", a day-long event covering how to incorporate a palliative approach to care. Dr. Daphna Grossman, MD CCFP (em) FCFP, will deliver a keynote on the intesection between geriatric care and a palliative approach to care. The cost of the event is $75 and the deadline to register is February 1, 2019. To register click here.

This article takes a case study approach to understanding who hoards, the dangers of hoarding, how to identify patients who hoard, treatments and interventions and includes additional resources.

May 24, 2018, 8:30am-4:30pm at the Holiday Inn, Yorkdale, Toronto. The Senior Friendly Seven (SF7) intervention set is a foundational element of the sfCare Framework. Evidence is emerging that intervention in seven areas promises the most significant individual and additive impact on the independence and well-being of at-risk older adults.

Campus Alberta Neuroscience and the Alberta Healthy Brain Aging and Dementia community are pleased to announce their second international conference, Promoting Healthy Brain Aging and Preventing Dementia: Research and Translation, to take place June 20-22, 2018 at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta, Canada. To register for the conference, please click here

February 2, 2018 - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute's annual Traumatic Brain Injury Conference is a national conference dedicated to advance knowledge on traumatic brain injury in scientific research and clinical care. Engage with eminent researchers and renowned scholars on cutting edge topics in traumatic brain injury.  Interactive discussions, workshops, plenary sessions, poster abstracts and rapid podium presentations are planned. 

Be part of the action by submitting an abstract and share your research with your colleagues.  Abstracts will be considered for both oral and poster presentations. The conference will take place at the Beanfield Centre at Exhibition PlaceTo register please click here.

Wednesday, January 24th from 12-1 EST - This webinar focuses on interventions adapted MedStopper in order to automate the process of deprescribing. At the time of hospitalization, the patient's medications and comorbidities, along with a measure of frailty, were entered into MedStopper, which generated an individualized, prioritized, deprescription plan targeting PIMs. The most responsible physician could then choose to implement the deprescribing plan after discussion with the patient/caregiver. To register please click here

Participants in this webinar will expand their knowledge of human rights and how they impact people living with a dementia. This webinar takes place on Wednesday, January 17th, from 12-1 pm EST. The presenter is Phyllis Fehr M.L.A., R.N., S.A.N.E., Advocate, Ontario Dementia Advisory Group board member, Dementia Alliance International board member.

Wed. April 25th 8am to 5pm at Donald Gordon Conference Centre, Kingston Queen's Faculty of Health Sciences is presenting this Continuing Professional Development opportunity.  Topics include strategies for dementia and common care issues in the vulnerable.  Program and registration information is available here.

Baycrest Health Sciences in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, will hold Cycle 3 of "Project ECHO Care of the Elderly" (ECHO COE) from January 8, 2018 – March 19, 2019 on Tuesdays 11:00am-12:00 pm. The goal of this free telehealth education program is to enhance the quality of care for older adults in Ontario, by improving the knowledge and skills of health care providers. To learn more click here.


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