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On  Feb. 21st 2019, Dr. Joanne Ho provided this in-person and online presentation where she discussed the pharmacology of cannabinoids, unique considerations for older adults and cannabis drug-drug interactions to consider with cannabinoids.  Please note that the content included was based on the best evidence available at the time. The recording of the presentation is available for viewing here.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Nutrition & Eating Disorders in Later Life” updates from AGE-WELL, Baycrest, Behavioural Supports Ontario, Brainxchange, Bruyere, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, Institute for Life Course & Aging, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, SE Research Centre and Trent Centre for Aging & Society.

Information about funding opportunities and calls for abstracts from AGE-WELL, Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, Canadian Association on Gerontology and Canadian Frailty Network are included.  A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

This checklist identifies environmental adaptations for seniors that could help prevent accidents and enhance independent living at home. Guidelines on how to hire a reputable contractor are included.

The research article provides an update on changes to the Canadian Preventive Care Checklist (PCC) Form© including updates on vitamin D and calcium supplementation, depression screening and lifestyle modifications in obese patients, blood pressure targets in hypertension, dyslipidemia screening, and new vaccination recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). 5 Pages.

Friday, March 29, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr.'s Marla Beauchamp, Lauren Griffith and Ayse Kuspinar as they provide an evidence-based synthesis of balance and mobility testing for fall risk assessment in older adults. They will provide an overview of clinical practice guidelines for assessing fall risk in older adults along with a practical synthesis of evidence to date.  They will highlight new results from the Canadian Longitudinal study on Aging (CLSA) that address important gaps in the current available evidence. Finally they will discuss ongoing efforts in research on fall risk assessment. Register here

Tues. April 2, 2019 from 12PM EST. Join Dr.Jerilynn Prior for this presentation focusing on osteoporosis and post-menopausal women. Register here.

Fri. March 29, 2019 from 11:50AM to 1:05PM EST. Join Dr. Susan Whiting from the University of Saskatchewan for this Beyond the Break webinar presenation discussing the new Canada Food Guide and questions regarding vitamin D and calcium. Register here.

Feb. 5, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr. Jonathan Bertram as he highlights approaches to education around non-medical cannabis using the Center for Effective Practice Tool ; addresses acute presentations inlcuding cannabis intoxication, cannabis withdrawal and CHS cannabis Hyperemiss syndrome.  He will also discuss key narratives related to best practice guidelines for Cannabis Use Disorder in Older Adults (medical/recreational use). This event is available via live webcast at http://webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast/?id=102664171.  OTN Event #102554171.

March 19-20, 2019. This workshop is best suited for those who have experience in facilitation and are eager to master the essential task of nurturing leadership from across sectors to work collaboratively to generate new opportunities and solutions for addressing intractable issues.  To learn more or to register click here.

Thurs. Mar, 28th 2019 from 12-1PM EST. This seminar features a presentation by Jielan Xu, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow from the University of Toronto.  To join in person come to 246 Bloor St. W., 4th Floor Webinar Room 422. Click here to join via live stream.  All presentations are recorded and available online within a week. 

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