Program - May 21st, Hart House, University of Toronto

(subject to change)

Registration and Breakfast start at 8 a.m. in Hart House, Univeristy of Toronto.

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Keynote Speaker 

Dr Alex Jadad MD DPhil FRCPC FCHAS

On Living a Long, Healthy and Happy Life with No Regrets


Interactive Workshop Speakers

Predictable Physically (aggressive) Responsive Behaviours - Long Term Care and Community with Jane McKinnon Wilson, MScHB and Sharon Stap, RN BScN GNC(C)

Human Rights & Anti-Ageism in Practice with Susan Somers Secretary General, INPEA and Dr. Patricia Brownell, M.S.W.

The Benefits of Performing Arts Practices with Older Adults and People with Dementia with Aynsley Moorhouse, M.F.A

Preventing Resident-to-Resident Aggression in Dementia with Dr. Eilon Caspi 

Capacity Evaluation for Admission to Long Term Care: Overcoming Communication Barriers with Alexandra Carling-Rowland, PhD, S-LP

Theme Team Speakers

Caregiving - Kinship Grandparenting with Betty Cornelius founder of CANGRANDS

Dementia Care with Dr. David K. Conn

Dental Care - Taking the Bite out of Elder Abuse: Dental Issues in Geriatric Care with Dr. Natalie Archer

Elder Abuse - Resident-to-Resident Abuse with Theresa Piccolo and Lynn McDonald, PhD

End-of-Life Care - Compassionate End of Life Care for Dementia Patients with Dr. Marcel Arcand

Ethnicity and Aging - Ethnic Differences in Acculturation and Health for Older Asian Americans with Dr. Keith Chan

Financial Literacy and Fraud Prevention for OlderAdults with Patricia Fleischmann Vulnerable Persons Coordinator, Toronto Police Service

Law and Aging -  The Rasouli Case at the Supreme Court of Canada:  Now Who Gets to Decide End of Life? a panel discussion chaired by Kimberly Whaley, LLM with Mark Handelman, LLB, MHSc (bioethics) and Marshall Swadron, LLB

Mental Health - Social Isolation with Elizabeth Birchall, M.S.W., Executive Director, COPA