Geriatric Education Day

4th Annual Update in GERIATRICS

'Update in Dementia'

Wednesday December 3, 2014

NEW LOCATION - Liuna Station

360 James Street North, Hamilton ON

Featured Speakers:

Susan L. Mitchell, MD, MPH

Dr. Mitchell is a Geriatrician and health services researcher, a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Senior Scientist at the Hebrew Senior Life Institute for Aging Research in Boston.

Serge Gauthier, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Gauthier is the Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit. He completed his medical studies at the Université de Montréal and specialty training in Neurology at McGill University, followed by a Medical Research Council of Canada Fellowship in Neurochemistry at Professor Ted Sourkes' laboratory.

Mary Beth Wighton

At the age of 45, Mary Beth Wighton was diagnosed with probable frontemporal dementia which has no treatment or cure. Mary Beth will share her insights with living well with dementia.

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2013 Program


In this 3rd Annual CME event, participants will acquire edicdence-based and practical approaches to chronic disease management in older adults. Chrinic conditions presented will include: COPD, heart failure, falls and fractures, diabetes, dementia and constipation, all of which lead to a significant change in health status and increase risk of frailty in older adults.

We are pleased to highlight some of our expert speakers:

Audrey Chun, MD. Associate Professor Geriatrics and
Palliative Medicine Mount Sinai
Hospital, Director at the Martha StewartCenter
for Living, New York, NY.

Paul O’Byrne, MB, FRCPI, FRCPC,
Professor, Division of Respirology,
Department of Medicine Chair,
Department of Medicine, McMaster University
Medical Centre St. Joseph’s Healthcare

Hertzel Gerstein, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Professor, Department of
Medicine, Department of Clinical Epidemiology
and Biostatistics McMaster University

Registration is now open! To register, go to:

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2012 Program

In this 2nd Annual CME event, participants will acquire evidence-based approaches to important topics in caring for older adults in a variety of health care settings. Presenters will address key tipping points such as delirium, deconditioning, falls, post-operative complications, medications, dementia and responsive behaviours that can lead to a significant change in health status and increase risk of frailty for older adults.

We are also very pleased to present three world renowned experts in geriatric care and research:

Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School - Developer of the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) and Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)

David Sackett, OC, FRSC, BA, MD, MSc, FRCP, Professor Emeritus, Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics – Pioneer of Evidence-Based Medicine.

Paul Katz, MD, Vice-president, Medical Services and Chief of Staff, Baycrest, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto – Recognized across the world as a leader in the long term care field.

Submit your abstract - 2 posters will be selected for an award!
Submission deadline: October 3, 2012

Registration opens September 2012. Click here to receive the full program.

2011 Program

The Divison of Geriatric Medicince, McMaster University and the Regional Geriatric program central hosted our inaugural education day on November 30, 2011 at the Hamilton Convention Centre. The theme of the day was Drugs & the Elderly: too many or too few?

Experts in geriatric medicine, geriatric psychiatry and pharmacy addressed a sold out croud of close to 300 on evidence-based drug treament approaches for elderly patients with common geriatric health problems, the principles of appropriate medication use for older adults and the clinical dilemmas in prescribing for elderly patients wtih complex health problems.

To view the full program click here.

Geriatric Education Day Planning Commitee and Presenters

Geriatric Education Day Planning Committee

From left: David Jewell, Anne Pizzacalla, Dr. Brian Misiaszek, Dr. Anne Braun, Dr. Sharon Marr, Dr. Sharon E. Strauss, Dr. Christopher Patterson, Dr. Lisa Dolovich, Dr. Michelle Gagnon, Dr. Karen Saperson, Dr. Nadia Plach, Dr. Alexandra Papaioannou, Anisha Chohan.



 Last Updated: October 7, 2013
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