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Educational Opportunities

Many opportunities are eagerly waiting for you! Follow these events, links and resources to educate yourself on pressing issues, latest research and ways to be involved in geriatrics.

McGill Interdisciplinary Geriatric Seminars

These seminars are provided by the Division of Geriatric Medicine at McGill. They provide learning and networking opportunities in an in-depth, detailed seminar once a year.

Events

Le 13ième Séminaire annuel Interdisciplinaire en gériatrie de McGill
The 13th Annual McGill Interdisciplinary Geriatric Seminar
L’approche globale des maladies chroniques dans ces temps de changements
A Global Approach to Chronic Illness during this Time of Change
Thursday, September 29, 2016
https://www.mcgill.ca/geriatrics/files/geriatrics/1-booklet-sept_27_2016-web.pdf

The Essential Guides for Seniors

Driving and Dementia: The Essential Guide for Seniors

A guide that contains information on courses and training programmes for senior drivers to ensure their safety as well as that of other road users. Also, this guide offers many helpful tips and advice for drivers over 60 years old as well as information on how dementia and other senior medical conditions can affect driving ability.

Travel Insurance & Disabilities Guide

An informative guide that contains information on travelling with disabilities. Such as: travel destinations, travel insurance, etc.

La Société Québécoise de Gériatrie

Events

3e Congrès québécois sur la maladie d’Alzheimer et les maladies apparentées
2 au 4 novembre 2016
http://www.sqgeriatrie.org/dl.php?file=2016-11_3e_congres_quebecois_sur_la_maladie_d39alzheimer_et_les_maladies.pdf

Le 30e Congrès scientifique annuel
28 et 29 septembre 2017
Estrimont Suites & SPA, Magog-Orford

Le 29e Congrès scientifique annuel
6 et 7 octobre 2016
Hôtel Le Concorde, Québec

 

The Canadian Geriatrics Society

The CGS is a foundation based in Toronto with the objective of promoting high standard of research and improving education for Canadian physicians.

Events

Canadian Conference on Dementia- Nov 2-4, 2017, downtown Toronto
Meet scholars to share clinically relevant, cutting-edge dementia research
http://www.canadianconferenceondementia.com/

Journals

Canadian Geriatrics Journal
The official journal of the Canadian Geriatrics Society
http://cgjonline.ca/index.php/cgj/issue/archive

Canadian Geriatrics Society Journal of CME
Concise, clinically practical papers with peer review
http://www.canadiangeriatrics.ca/default/index.cfm/linkservid/2E9D3301-CD0D-2AF8-A7F7A556D29A9B72/showMeta/0/

Contact

Sometimes the best way is to personally meet and chat with the experts. Ask for an informational interview with McGill’s finest.  

Dr. Jose A. Morais
University division director of geriatric medicine jose.morais@mcgill.ca

Dr. Catherine Brodeur
Royal College geriatric medicine program director catherine.brodeur@mcgill.ca

Dr. Miriam Abdelnour
Care of the elderly program director miriam.abdelnour@gmail.com

Dr. Melanie Mondou
Geriatric undergraduate medical student teaching director melanie.mondou@mcgill.ca

Podcast

If you’re the type that loves listening to podcasts while you cook, run or shower, listen to these!
http://canadiangeriatrics.ca/default/index.cfm/resources/cgs-podcast/

 

Canadian Coalition for Senior’s Mental Health

CCSMH works to ensure that senior’s mental health is recognized as a key Canadian health and wellness issue. Its main project are the national guidelines for senior’s mental health

Article

These brochures on depression, suicide prevention, mental health in long term care, and delirium prevention are tools for older adults and their family. http://ccsmh.ca/booklet/

Videos

McGill School of Nursing created three bilingual PSAs about the issue of senior risk for depression and suicide. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN54mpK3-dMNKy9bVm7ZhgQ

 

Alzheimer’s Association

One of the main diseases faced by the elderly is the alzheimer’s dementia. Here is an organization full of useful links. www.alz.org

You can learn about the stages, risk factors, diagnosis, treatments, muths and research publications of the disease. You can even go on an interactive tour of the brain! You can join their cause through donation, advocacy, volunteer, fundraising events, Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer Society Canada

Another organization for Alzheimer disease in Canada. Become a Dementia Friend with them. A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia, and turns that understanding into simple actions that help people with dementia live well. http://www.dementiafriends.ca/

Join thousands of Canadians of Canadians who want to see a world without Alzheimer’s disease. Walk for Alzheimer’s. Make memories matter.  http://support.alzheimer.ca/site/PageServer?pagename=wfa15_home&s_locale=en_CA

 

World Health Organization

The WHO has a field in Ageing and Life Course that has received your online survey input to publish its draft zero. Keep up to date on how WHO is acting on their two goals and strategic objectives. http://who.int/ageing/global-strategy/en/ 

The theme for this year is Take a Stand Against Ageism. Learn more about the International Day of Older Persons on October 1st, 2016.
http://www.who.int/ageing/events/international-day-older-persons/en/

Articles

About aging and life course
http://www.who.int/ageing/about/ageing_life_course/en/

Fighting sterotypes
http://www.who.int/ageing/about/fighting_stereotypes/en/

What WHO is doing
http://www.who.int/ageing/about/who_activities/en/

Ghana country assessment report on aging and health http://www.who.int/ageing/publications/ghana/en/

News

Dutch “farm” offers community living for people with dementia
http://www.who.int/features/2015/dutch-community-living/en/

Story and photos of the population
http://www.who.int/world-health-day/2012/photo_story/en/

 

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

CAHS provides timely, informed and unbiased assessments of urgent issues affecting health of Canadians. Their assessments are based on evidence and expert opinions with which they provide conclusions and recommendations.

Article

Improving access to oral health care
http://www.cahs-acss.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Access_to_Oral_Care_FINAL_REPORT_EN.pdf