Monday, January 14, 2019 from 12-1PM EST.  The Division of Geriatric Medicine in collaboration with the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health and the Seniors Health Knowledge Network are pleased to offer this free webinar presentation featuring Tim Yearington (Grey Thunderbird), Algonquin Traditional Knowledge Keeper from the Office of Indigenous Initiatives of Queen's University.

Learning objectives include to review population health concerns, disease prevalence and risk factors; to understand the role of Elders in Indigenous communities and to introduce Indigenous perspectives of health and end-of-life. To learn more or to register click here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources. Topics related to Indigenous Elders include:
  • dementia
  • palliative care
  • end-of-life
  • disparities and inequalities
  • successful aging
  • culturally sensitive care
  • nutrition
  • diabetes
  • cancer
  • frailty
  • LGBTQ
  • abuse and trauma

6 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

Wed. Feb. 13, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Pam Howell as she discusses polypharmacy and medication related side effects related to increased fall risk and how deprescribing can help meet individual's medication goals. To learn more or to register click here.

This link includes 3 videos of webinars featuring Dr. Charlotte Loppie that explore anti-Aboriginal racism in Canada, how to understand it in historical context, how it affects individuals and communities, and what programs, policy and strategies exist to combat it. Last reviewed November 2018.

This review explores the evidence which stronly supports the positive association between increased levels of physical activity, exercise participation and improved health in older adults. 7 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.

Thurs. Nov. 22, 2018 from 12-1 PM EST.  Join Dr.'s  Calder & Labreche as they discuss Falls Risk Associated with Diplopia, Vision Considerations in a Long Term Care Setting, Vision and Dementia and Impact of systemic conditions on visual function. To learn more or to register click here.

Tues. Oct. 30th from 8-9 AM EDT.  The webinar will focus on the impacts of ageism, exploring manifestations of ageism in various environments, showcasing good practice examples and engaging in a discussion of next steps. Presented by Prof. Liat Ayalon, Professor - Bar Ilan University, School of Social Work & Coordinator - Marie Curie Innovative Training Network, international Ph.D. program on Ageism and Dr Nena Georgantzi, Policy Coordinator Human Rights & Non-Discrimination, AGE Platform Europe & PhD Fellow, National University of Ireland Galway. To learn more or to register click here.

This report is authored by Dr. Samir Sinha, Allan McKee, Ivy Wong, Julie Dunning, Michael Nicin, and Dr. John Muscedere. It shows that frailty is a common condition more prevalent in older populations, which increases an individual’s risk of falls, emergency department visits, hospitalization, institutionalization, and death. The problem, the authors argue, is that frailty is not being measured consistently in Canada, which makes it difficult for health providers and governments to address.

Thursday September 27, 2018 from 12-1:30pm. This free webinar will feature Stefan Gravenstein of Brown University, Melissa Andrew of Dalhousie University and Richard Baydack of Manitoba Health as they discuss key aspects related to the value and use of vaccination from a variety of perspectives, the types of vaccines and their impact on seniors, a case study on the implementation of high-dose influenza vaccines in a health system.  To learn more or to register click here.

The 20th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Gerontological Nurses Association will take place May 2-4, 2019 at the Westin Calgary, Alberta. Featured speakers include Dr. Jane Barratt, the Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing and Dr. Lise Bourque Bearskin, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Thomspon Rivers University.  For more information or to register, click here.

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