Events

Browse through our event listing for aging-related conferences, workshops and webinars in Ontario and beyond.  If you would like to receive our regular newsletter, Linkages, to stay connected about upcoming events, join our community.  If you have an event that would be of interest to sagelink visitors please share the details with us via email at millerj3@providencecare.ca



 

 

Recent & Upcoming Events

Ontario Long Term Care Association

Monday, October 26 - Tuesday, October 27 - In so many ways, long-term care in Ontario is headed for a shake-up.

McMaster University

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern - Join Gilbrea Centre and the Department of Health, Aging and Society at McMaster University for a free online seminar: A Critical Exploration of Creativity and Dementia at the Intersection of Embodiment, Relationality and Citizenship.

Decreasing stigma associated with dementia and fostering dementia-inclusive communities are key public health priorities across national and international settings. Engagement with the arts is increasingly advocated to reduce stigma and to increase social inclusion of persons living with dementia since the arts so powerfully support non-verbal communication, affect, and the opportunity to participate in activities that are meaningful to self and to others. However, for the most part, the arts are implemented as a therapeutic intervention with the aim of reducing neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with dementia, and improving cognitive and physical health outcomes. The enrichment that the arts bring to human lives is thus obscured by treating the arts exclusively as a means to a therapeutic end. Dr. Pia Kontos will discuss this limitation with reference to a relational model of citizenship that recognizes corporeality and relationality as fundamental to human existence, and that brings a new and critical dimension to understanding the importance of creativity in the context of dementia. Findings from empirical research of hers will be discussed to illustrate how the relational model of citizenship brings a new and critical dimension to understanding the creativity of persons living with dementia while also addressing broader issues of their inclusivity and the ethical imperative to fully support engagement with the arts through institutional policies, structures, and practices. 

The Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative

Friday, November 6, 2020, 9 - 11:45 am CST - The Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative is hosting the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) 2020 National Conference as a Microsoft Teams Broadcast. There is no registration fee and information on registration is not yet available, check the GEDC website for details.

New Dates: November 10 - 12, 2021 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. NOTE: Pre-conference events will be held on November 9, 2021.

This 3 day conference covers four themes with three keynote speakers, three presidential symposiums and two exhibition spaces. To learn more or to register click here. 

Please note that if you have already registered for the conference, submitted an abstract or applied to volunteer, you should have already recieved an email from the IFA. If not, please contact Nathalia Wittingham, Conference and Events Manager.

 

The IFA is grateful for your understanding and hopes to see you in November 2021. 

October 18 - 22, 2022 - Palais des Congrès, Montréal. This event offers a unique opportunity to meet, share experiences and exchange ideas with colleagues from 60 countries, representing all disciplines. In-depth workshops and seminars covering all aspects of end-of-life care, from the most current scientific developments in pain and symptom control to the large existential questions, to hands-on experimental sessions addressing practical issues faced every day. To learn more or register click here.