We are pleased to announce the 16th Annual Geriatric Services Conference, Connect. Collaborate. Create, which is taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre on April 12, 2019

Visiting Faculty 

View the draft Program. 

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations supporting the 2019 conference theme, Connect. Collaborate. Create., will provide an opportunity to share research, best practice initiatives in the field of aging, from health promotion to palliative care and with interdisciplinary colleagues and researchers from across the province.  Posters may include current research in geriatrics and gerontology, educational initiatives and quality improvement projects.  Posters will be on display for the full day, with several opportunities throughout the conference for participants to view and discuss with presenters.

Download information on the Poster Presentation Logistics and Submission Process. 

Deadline for submission is Feb 28, 2019. 

Workshop Topics include:

Substance Use Disorders among Older Adults; New Guidelines
Ashok Krishnamoorthy, MD, MRCPsych, FRCPC, ABAM, M.S (Neuro Psych); Gerrit Clements, JD

Mindfulness in Seniors Health Care: A New Tool in the Toolbox
Elisabeth Drance, MD, FRCPC

Frailty: Let’s Keep the Discussion Going
Martha Spencer, MD, FRCPC

Deciding for Others: The Ethics of Substitute Decision Making
Jocelyn Chase, BSc, MD, FRCPC

From Westworld to Dementia Care:  Co-creating the Future of Socially Assistive Robots
Julie Robillard, PhD

Topic to be confirmed
Grant Gillett, MSc MB ChB(Auck) DPhil(Oxf) FRACS FRSNZ

Collaboration … Co-creation
Lillian Hung, RN, PhD; Cindy Liu, MD; Evan Woldum, MD; Christine Wallsworth, Family Partner; Mario Gregorio, Patient Partner

Right to Live at Risk
Jenny Young, MSW, MA and Gerrit Clements, JD

Registration is Now Open! 

Download the Registration Form and send it to: 



Geriatric Services Conference 2019
Cindy Convery
Youville Residence
4950 Heather Street
Vancouver, BC  V5Z 3L9

Fax: 604-261-9047

View the full Faculty list.

View our 2018 Conference information, including: keynote speaker information, live webcast and presentation slides.