Thursday, May 31 from 1-2 PM EST. Join presenters Julie Darnay and Deborah Sattler for this webinar where participants will learn how to a start Compassionate Community movement in their community, gain insights as to how Compassionate Community approaches can complement Age-Friendly and Dementia-Friendly initiatives and discuss opportunities for collective action. To learn more or to register click here.

This two-day workshop on May 7 & 8th in Toronto has been designed to help health care professionals and administrative staff to handle difficult conversations and difficult situations related to Elder Care. You will learn six themes that make conversations difficult and how to enhance your ability to manage those challenges in the context of Elder Care. You will also learn key aspects of the law around consent and capacity as well as substitute decision making. You will leave the workshop better equipped to deliver difficult messages, manage upset people, increase your power to promote agreement, decrease your stress and complaints. To learn more or to register click here.

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.

June 14-16, 2018 at the Brookstreet Hotel, Ottawa. The CHPCA’s Learning Institute brings together health care professionals from across the country for an intense learning weekend. The program is directed towards intermediate and advance learning levels and is facilitated by the best faculty in Canada along with recognized international leaders. 

The weekend will include intensive workshops that will be attended by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, researchers, spiritual care advisers and social workers. The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Learning Institute concentrates on six intermediate and advanced learning streams (1) Becoming Exceptional Leaders, (2) ACP in Canada: Engaging in This Movement as Clinicians and Community Partners: A Practical Experience, (3) Grief and Bereavement, (4) Clinical Practice - Pain and Symptom Management, (5) Advanced Clinical Practice, (6) Integration of a Palliative Approach: A Look at Serious Illness.  To learn more or register click here.

The Ontario Long Term Care Association and Ontario Retirement Communities Association are proud to host Canada's largest gathering of long term care and retirement home professionals April 9-11, 2018 at the

On Thursday January 25th from 12-1pm EST, presenter Marcia Sokolowski will help attendees identify the major benefits and challenges of advance directives, recognize staff moral distress, how to respond supportively and to identify the relevant ethical issues and principles and where conflict exists between them.  This presentation is available via webcast at http://webcast.otn.ca

The Alzheimer's Society presents Taking on the Caring Challenges of Dementia with Ron Below and Advance Care Planning Topics with Audrey Miller on March, 8th from 8:30am-12:30pm at the Harbour restaurant. Family and caregivers are welcome to attend with their loved ones as there will be 12 respite care spots available.  Registration is free and is required by February 27th by calling 613-544-3078 or emailing reception@alzking.com.

Thursday December 14th from 12-1pm Baycrest will be hosting Geriatric Medicine Rounds with Dr. Richard Norman presenting.  The learning objectives include reviewing the epidemiology of medical intensive care unit use in older adults, the outcomes of clinical illness in older adults, the role of advance care planning and identifying gaps in current knowledge. This event will be available via OTN TSM #72789982 as well as available via webcast at webcast.otn.ca.

This 2 page handout is intended to help physicians and patients to make smart and effective decisions about the use of feeding tubes for those with late stage Alzheimer's disease. Last reviewed May 2017.

Michelle Howard wiil be presenting about the iGAP study to develop, evaluate and implement Advance Care Planning tools and strategies in primary care across Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta during this webinar on July 26th, 2017 at 12pm. Register here.

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