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.

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.

Join Hospice Palliative Care Ontario's for their annual conference this April 22-24 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites.

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.

Baycrest Health Sciences, in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, is launching Project ECHO Care of the Elderly (ECHO COE), a telehealth program that aims to help primary care providers build capacity in the care of older adults through biweekly 90 minute videoconference sessions on Mondays from 3-4:30pm. For more information or to register visit baycrest.org/echo.

The Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario is offering this Geriatric Education Series for health care professionals from Nov. 28 - 30th 2017 at the Ottawa Hospital on topics such as principles of assessing and managing the frail elderly, geriatric assessment, function, driving, falls and mobility, polypharmacy, pain, delirium, elder abuse and more.  For more information and registration details please click here. 

Dr. Ruth Dubin, Associate Professor at Queen'sUniversity and Northern Ontario School of Medicine and Co-Chair of the Project ECHO Ontario Chronic pain and Co-Chair of the Canadian Pain Society Special Interest Group, gave an overview of Pain in the Elderly in an online presentation to health care professionals in South East Ontario via the Ontario Telemedicine Network on May 9th, 2017.  A copy of the event flyer and link to the presentation recording are available.

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This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to frailty and older adults.  4 pages.

The authors propose that practice nurse-led, comprehensive geriatric assessments (CGAs) may increase access to tailored pain care for frail, older people who live at home. To explore this, we investigated whether new pain cases were identified by practice nurses during CGAs administered as part of an intervention with the Geriatric Care Model, a comprehensive care model based on the Chronic Care Model, and whether the intervention led to tailored pain action plans in care plans of frail, older people. 9 pages. Last reviewed April 2017.

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