National Conference on Osteoporosis and Osteoarthrtis for clinicians, researchers and trainees with an interest in musculoskeletal health is presented by Osteoporosis Canada in partnership with Bone and Joint Canada May 3-5, 2018 in Toronto.  Participants will hear from internationally and nationally recognized speakers. The venue is set up to promote mentorship, education and networking. To learn more click here.

Wed. March 28th, 1-2:30pm EST join presenters Wendy Carew and Jerry Tomljenovic for this webinar offered by the Public Health Agency of Canada in partnership with the Fall Prevention Community of Practice.  Presenters will advance participants conceptual understanding of the connection between age-friendly communities and fall prevention strategies as well as offer practical community examples of how deliberate linkages between these approaches can strengthen local services and supports. Register here.

May 2, 2018, 7:30am-4:00pm at the London Convention Centre. Current and Practical Knowledge to Inspire and Advance Care. This event will be of interest to health care providers including physicians, nurses, therapists (OT, PT, SLP, RT), pharmacists, dietitians, psychologists, social workers, researchers, educators and discharge planners, as well as people serving primarily in administrative positions.This event provides professionals with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge base, to refine specific skills, and to meet with others who share their concern in improving quality care for the older adult.

The plenary session encourages interdisciplinary discussion of a subject common to all, while concurrent sessions provide medical updates and review of best practices of topics in geriatric care. All sessions include time for questions from participants and many speakers are available for informal discussions throughout the day. Click here for more information or to register.

June 11-12, 2018 Join experts from across Canada and around the world to share clinical advances, research excellence and policy innovations in fall prevention. We hope you enjoy two days of learning and networking and also take time to enjoy some of the sights and sounds that historic St. John’s has to offer. For more information click here.

Osteoporosis Canada, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and GERAS Centre for Aging Research are excited to announce the launch of four series of videos, aimed at educating health care professionals to prevent falls and fractures for long-term care (LTC) residents.

Osteoporosis and falls are the leading cause of fractures in LTC homes and 44% of LTC residents are at high risk for fractures. The video series promote exercise and safe movements to prevent falls and fractures in LTC. The information and key messages in the videos were developed in accordance with evidence-based recommendations for fall and fracture prevention in LTC, and through consultations with LTC team members and experts. Click here to watch the 4-part series for Personal Support Workers.  

Thurs. April 5th, 2018 from 12-1PM EST. Join Schroder Sattar, RN and doctoral candidate as she presents the findings from a mixed-methods study that examined the circumstances of falls in older adults with cancer, how falls are assessed and reported in outpatient oncology clinics as well as the impact of falls on cancer treatment in this population. For more information and to register, click here.

Baycrest Health Sciences in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, will hold Cycle 1 of "Project ECHO Care of the Elderly" (ECHO COE) from April 11, 2018 – July 18, 2018 on Wednesdays 4-5:30 pm. The goal of this free tele-educational program is to enhance the quality of care for older adults in Ontario, by improving the knowledge and skills of primary care providers. To learn more click here.

Falls, Cognitive Impairment, and Gait Performance: Results From the GOOD Initiative

This multicenter cross-sectional study aimed to examine the association between the subtype of dementia and the severity of cognitive impairment and falls to establish an association between falls and gait parameters during the course of dementia.

Please see the November newsletter for upcoming seniors events and programs available in the Prince Edward County area.

Delirium & Older Adults

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to delirium in older adults. Topics include risk factors related to hip fracture, the HELP program, delirium at the end-of-life, delirium in dementia, non-pharmacological interventions, nutrition and frailty. 3 pages. 

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