On May 25, 2018  The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care Hospital, Kingston, held our 2018 conference which focused on the topics of social isolation, poverty and age-friendly communities. Conference presentations are available by viewing the full page.

Thursday, July 5th from 2-3 PM EDT. Join Dr. Tom Perry for this webinar when he will demonstrate how experienced clinicians can promote a culture shift towards deprescribing by encouraging their juniors to recognize that drug harms often exceed the potential benefits. To learn more or to register click here.

Neil Elford, Director, Spiritual Health, Mission & Ethics, Providence Care Hospital & Hotel Dieu Kingston, gave an overview of Advance Care Planning (ACP) including background information, approaches to ACP, and role of physicians in ACP within this presentation.

Dr. Brent Wolfrom, Curriculum Director, Staff Physician, Supervising and Teaching Family Medicine residents, gave an overview of Consent to Treatment in Long-Term Care including who a substitute decision maker is, what informed consent is, and who physicians need to obtain consent from. This presentation was given to health care professionals in South East Ontario on April 10th, 2018. A copy of the presentation is available below.

Neil Elford, Director, Spiritual Health, Mission & Ethics, Providence Care Hospital & Hotel Dieu Kingston, gave an overview of Advance Care Planning (ACP) including background information, approaches to ACP, and role of physicians in ACP. This online presentation was given to health care professionals in South East Ontario via the Ontario Telemedicine Network on May 8th, 2018. A copy of the presentation and the recording link are available below.

October 2-5, 2018 Montreal, Quebec. Register today for this unique opportunity to meet, share experiences and exchange ideas with colleagues from 60 countries, representing all disciplines. In-depth workshops and seminars covering all aspects of end-of-life care, from the most current scientific developments in pain and symptom control to the large existential questions, to hands-on experiential sessions addressing practical issues faced everyday. To review the program click here. To register click here.

October 1-4, 2018. Toronto. This event is for community engagers, practitioners, and innovators. It is an opportunity to come together with inspirational leaders from across the country and beyond to share ideas, successes and failures and to take this learning home and apply it to the community change work you're passionate about.  To learn more or to register click here.

Ottawa, June 25 and Kingston, June 26. Tamarack is providing a workshop showcasing simple, practical tools and approaches to building trust. Participants will be able to bring these back into their collaborative efforts and renew engagement and shared ownership.  To learn more or to register for either the Ottawa or Kingston workshop click here.

Tuesday May 29th from 3-4:30 PM EDT.  Join Amy Semaka for this Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada event. During this webinar Amy will discuss drug development and patient safety, biosimilars and their regulation, recent drug news and future prospects, drug support programs, the role for atypical and controversial therapies, patient advocacy issues and the role of the pharmacist in MS management. For more information or to register click here.

Monday June 11, 2018This workshop trains clinicians to deliver the Memory and Aging Program®, an intervention for older adults experiencing normal age-related memory changes. The program focuses on optimizing cognitive health through lifestyle enhancement and memory training. During this workshop, participants will learn about memory changes associated with normal aging, factors affecting memory, evidence-based memory strategies, the session-by-session program protocol, and outcomes for program participants.  The workshop is designed for licenced health care professionals and students in occupational therapy, social work, psychology, nursing, speech-language pathology, and related areas. Register online at http://shop.baycrest.org.

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