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.

Thursday, April 26th2018 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT Presentation by Christopher Kitamura, MD, FRCPC. This event will be videoconferenced from Baycrest to various other participating sites. For Ontario, please give your Telehealth Coordinator the OTN TSM number 72791675.  Also available via webcast at: http://webcast.otn.ca

This chapter explains theories of the pathogenesis of delirium, provides information on how to assess a patient for risk factors and how to determine if the symptoms are drug related and apply the best available evidence to manage delirium.

This full open access CME Journal is the first CME Journal owned and operated by the CGS. The journal is now wholly financially supported by charitable tax deductible donations to the CGS charitable arm - the CGS Foundation. Each edition is full of articles to support the care of older adults.

The Bruyere Deprescribing Guidelines Research Team is hosting the Evidence Based Deprescribing Guideline Symposium 2018 March 26-28, 2018 in Ottawa, Canada. The symposium centers on sharing experiences and building momentum for deprescribing guideline development, implementation and research, allowing attendees to receive high-quality evidence based content, network with their colleagues and discover innovative developments in deprescribing research. To learn more or register 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

This article discusses a number of considerations for managing multimorbidity in people with chronic respiratory conditions including: the use of care planning, addressing polypharmacy, comorbid mental health conditions, and drug reactions, factors such as gender and socio-economic status, health promotion /opportunistic screening and shared decision making.

This article discusses strategies for improving adherence to treatment plans which includes the promotion of simplified medical regimes, the use of aids and more.

Wed. Feb. 28, 2018 from 12-1pm EST. Join Henry Siu of McMaster University as he talks about a study to look at whether the eDosette can help the frail elderly take their medications better. This study was able to show how frail elderly patients are taking their medications, how the eDosette prompted improved medication regimes, and lastly, further refined the eDosette deveice for a larger study. Register here.

Wed. Jan. 24, 2018 from 12-1pm EST. Join Todd Campbell Lee and Emily McDonald from McGill University Health Centre as they talk about their intervention to automate the process of deprescribing. Register here.

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