On April 1st, 2019,  Dr. Chris Frank provided this in-person/webinar presentation as he discussed communication strategies for having difficult conversations such as advance care planning, goals of care and end of life.  Learning objectives included understanding the difference between Advance Care Planning (ACP), goals of care and consent; how to incorporate ACP and goals of care discussions into regular outpatient care; using the principles to make CPR discussions easier for patients and you and incorporate Harvard Serious Illness Communication guide and other resources into your discussions. Watch the recording here.  Additional resources can be accessed by clicking read more.

November 1-3, 2019 in Niagra Falls, Canada. The IFAs 15th Global Conference on Ageing, entitled “Rights Matter,” is an international platform to improve our understanding of age-friendly environments, to debate the solutions to address inequalities, to confront the reality of ageism, and to delve into what it means to enable the functional ability of an older person.  Driving the agenda of the world’s population ageing takes connected, engaged and interested delegates from all parts of the world. To learn more or to register click here.

Thurs. Mar. 21 from 12-1PM EST join presenter Sharon Koehn PhD for this free webinar as she discusses the two phases of the Building Trust project. To learn more or to register click here.

Friday, March 15, 2019, 12 – 1 pm ET join presenters Jennifer Zelmer, Paul L’Archevêque and Erik Sande for this webinar where they will discuss the key foundational concepts of value-based health care, share current activities in Canada including early lessons learned and more. Register here.

March 28, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join presenter Barb Sutcliffe as she disccuses the topic of culture change and how to move from being task-focused to people focused. Resources will be shared to support long-term care homes interested in putting living first and creating a culture where everyone - residents, family members, and team members thrive.  Register here.

Mon. March 18 to Sun. April 14, 2019. This online workshop for health care and other professionals can be completed weekly at your discretion.  Objectives include to become familiar with differential approaches to substance use; develop skills to recognize types of Substance Use Disorders in older adults and to be able to use geriatric, addiction-specific screening and assessment tools. The cost is $240 or $120 for students.  The registration deadline is March 11th.  Register at www.aging.utoronto.ca.

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.

Fri. Feb. 8, 2019 from 11AM-12PM EST. Join presenters Dr. Ramona Ludolph, Ms. Sybil Boutilier, Ms. Gemma Parera Alvarez and Raquel Castelo Branco for this free WHO/IFA webinar. They will discuss the public health impact of housing on health and showcase good practices in age-friendly housing. Register here.

Feb. 19th from 12-1PM EST join presenters Kate Ducak of Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, Gagan Gill of Alzheimer Society of Ontario and Tina Kalviainen of Behavioural Supports Ontario for this free webinar about a Person-Centred Language Initiative and discussion about why appropriate language is needed. Register here.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 8:45 AM - 3 PM EST - The Waterloo - Wellington Annual Knowledge Exchange in Geriatrics will host "Living Beyond the Diagnosis", a day-long event covering how to incorporate a palliative approach to care. Dr. Daphna Grossman, MD CCFP (em) FCFP, will deliver a keynote on the intesection between geriatric care and a palliative approach to care. The cost of the event is $75 and the deadline to register is February 1, 2019. To register click here.

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