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.

On March 4th, 2019 Dr. John Puxty provided this in-person/webinar presentation targeted towards the practicing clinician with a focus on assisting them in appreciating the importance of recognizing frailty in older adults, identifying practical methods for flagging and assessing frailty and its commonly associated contributing factors and improving awareness about evidence-based strategies to reduce and manage frailty. Watch the video recording here.

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.

May 6, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Krista L. Lanctot, PhD as she outlines the rational for use of cannabinoids, reviews previous literature assessing the efficacy of THC and related compounds for agitation, and presents results of the most recent trial of a cannabinoid for agitation.  Register here.

Wed. June 5th from 8:45AM to 4:00PM at the Best Western Inn on the Bay, join the Grey Bruce Geriatric Education Cooperative for this interactive learning experience to learn more about osteoporosis and frailty, fracture prevention for long-term care residents, exercise for bone health, falls & fracture prevention, medications in osteoporosis treatment, diet for optimal bone health, fracture risk scale and fracture screening and prevention program. To learn more or to register see the pdf.

May 30, 2019 from 8am-4pm at the Holiday Inn Toronto-Yorkdale the RGPs of Ontario is pleased present "Optimizing the Integration of Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Psychiatry Services" for health professionals, administrators, planners, students and older adults / family caregiver advisory group members.  To learn more please review the pdf. Early bird registration ends April 15th. Register here.

Tues. April 2, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenters Jack Bodkin and Dr. Alexandra Douglas as they review the history of the development of clozapine; review the efficacy of clozapine with respect to the primary literature and help participants understand how clozapine is metabolized and its adverse effects. For more information or to register click here.

May 2-3, 2019 7:30AM-4:00 PM EST at the Jabob Family Theatre at the Posluns Auditorium, 3560 Bathurst St. Toronto. Conference learning objectives include that participants will be able to:

  • Describe cognitive-communication abilities in typical aging and in common age-related disorders.
  • Explain the Occupational Therapy approach to cognitive assessment.
  • Explain the Neuropsychology approach to evaluating cognitive decline and the influence on language abilities.
  • Identify formal and informal tools and procedures for assessing cognitive-communication abilities.
  • Use direct and indirect approaches to treat cognitive-communication disorders

To learn more see the pdf download. To register click here.

Baycrest, in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, is excited to announce Cycle 4 of “Project ECHO Care of the Elderly” (ECHO COE), a telehealth education program with didactic presentations and case-based learning that aims to help primary care providers build capacity in the care of older adults. The sessions run weekly from April 10 – July 17, 2019 on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30 PM EST. For more information, please see the pdf downloads or click here

On March 7th, 2019 Dr. Matt Tobin provided this in-person presentation where he provided an overview of sleep architecture, definitions of insomnia, taking a sleep history, tools for assessment as well as pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of insomnia. Watch the presentation recording here.

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