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Wednesday May 9, 2018: 12 noon - 1pm EST.  Dr. Gillian Einstein will cover understandings of sex and gender, sex differences in Alzheimer’s disease, how the higher number of women with AD may be due to both, and a discussion of the role of estrogens in the health of brain regions associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

On Tues. Sept. 12th from 12-1pm, Deepha Romuwalt will be reviewing the critical elements of balance involving central and peripheral mechanisms and their interplay.  Register here.

The Medically At-Risk Older Drivers Community of Practice (CoP) works to promote the safety of older drivers behind the wheel. Driving safety is an important public health concern in Canada. While age alone is not a determinant of driving safety, we do know that with age there is an increased likelihood of experiencing a health-related change that can impact driving abilities.

What is a Community of Practice (CoP)?

Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly. Three characteristics are crucial:

Since 2009, the Oral Health CoP has operated as a trans-sectoral knowledge-based network to promote the dissemination of evidence-based, clinically relevant oral health information. The CoP facilitates the exchange of this knowledge to long-term care providers and care providers of frail older adults across the health care and oral/dental care sectors.  

The Nutrition Community of Practice (CoP) is a network of health professionals and caregivers that promotes the importance of food and nutrition for healthy aging, and shares research and best practices in nutrition care for older adults across the care continuum. The CoP is committed to supporting knowledge exchange between members of various disciplines, developing relevant resources and organizing quarterly webinars.

Our Community of Practice (CoP) strives to create supportive communities in Ontario where adults enjoy quality of life and maintain their independence through the prevention of falls. We support our members to build capacity in the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries.

In the past, the number of seniors with a developmental disability has been relatively small. As life spans increase, planning and partnerships across the continuum of care become essential to build new knowledge and strengthen system capacity. Seniors with a developmental disability need — and have the right to — services and supports.

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario is leading the Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning Community of Practice (HCC ACP CoP) and are calling for members to come forth from across Ontario.  Please see the pdf document for a copy of this groups Terms of Reference.