Geriatric Education Day


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.

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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.



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