The Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario is offering this Geriatric Education Series for health care professionals from Nov. 28 - 30th 2017 at the Ottawa Hospital on topics such as principles of assessing and managing the frail elderly, geriatric assessment, function, driving, falls and mobility, polypharmacy, pain, delirium, elder abuse and more. For more information and registration details please click here.
This 3 day conference will explore emerging trends and best practices that include relationship-centred care and highlight innovative ways to build capacity through community engagement, education, research and technology; cultivating compassion and dignity in an aging society.
This 5 week online course is presented by Bobbi Symes and the University of Victoria and is intended to support those working with older adults in long-term, acute and home care. Registrants will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to apply an evidence-based approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. Learn how to design, implement and evaluate a fall prevention program, cost is $225 and requires a textbook. To register please click here.
Dr. Ruth Dubin,Associate Professor at Queen'sUniversity and Northern Ontario School of Medicine and Co-Chair of the Project ECHO Ontario Chronic pain and Co-Chair of the Canadian Pain Society Special Interest Group, gave an overview of Pain in the Elderlyin an online presentation to health care professionals in South East Ontario via the Ontario Telemedicine Network on May 9th, 2017. A copy of the event flyer and link to the presentation recording are available.
Fatima Ali, Consultant Pharmacist, Providence manor, MediSystem Pharmacy, gave an overview of Antipsychotic Use in the Elderly in an online presentation to health care professionals in South East Ontario via the Ontario Telemedicine Network on June 13th, 2017. A copy of the event flyer and link to the presentation, and presentation recording are available.
Wed. June 7th, 2017 at Providence Care Hospital Kingston, join guest speaker Stacy Elliott and others for this educational program for healthcare professionals. Providence Care staff are eligible for a discount. Register here.
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