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The 17th annual Geriatric Services Conference will be held March 27, 2020 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  An exciting program is underway. Plan to join your colleagues from across the province for another day of inspiration, latest research and best practices. Faculty includes Dr. Brendan McCormack  internationally recognized in leading person-centred practice development.

VISITING FACULTY 

Dr. McCormack will present the opening address and a workshop.

Opening Plenary
Developing Person-centred Cultures of Effectiveness: Developing Transformative Spaces and Places

Workshop
Person-centred Practice with Older People: Adopting Critical and Creative Approaches to Learning and Development 

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PLENARY SPEAKERS:​

Janet Kow, MD, MEd, FRCPC
The Real Deal: Lessons from Geriatric Outreach Home Visits

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Julie Robillard, PhD
The Future is Here: Ethical Considerations for Adoption and Implementation of Novel Assistive Technologies

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Teresa Lui–Ambrose, PhD 
Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging: A Focus on Cognitive Reserve 

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Debra Sheets, PhD, MSN, RN
Aging Well: The Importance of Social Connectedness

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WORKSHOP TOPICS include:

  • “There You Are!” Communication, Relationships and Behaviour Care Planning
    Carol Ward, MD, FRCPC, GeriPsych and Amanda Brown, RN, RPN, BSPN
  • Exploring Dementia through Research with BC First Nations People: Stories from Gitxsan Nation
    Gina Gaspard, RN, MN, GNC(C) 
  • Self Compassion: Unleashing Joy in the Workplace
    Lawrence Yang, MD, CCFP 
  • Sexuality and Intimacy in Long Term Care: Dignity, Autonomy and Well-being
    Marie Carlson, RN, BSN, CRN(C); Bethan Everett, MBA, MSN, PhD; Marlee Groening,  RN, MN; Jenny Hyman, MSW, RSW; and Venus Villaos, RCA
  • An Ethical Exploration of Truth-telling and Deception in the Care of Persons with Dementia: A Participatory Workshop Using a Case Study
    Harry Karlinsky, MD, MSc, FRCPC 
  • The Dementia Village Story
    Eitaro Hirota, Architect AIBC;  Brendan McCormack, D.Phil (Oxon), and others TBC 
  • Consent Across the Continuum: Care Facility Admission, Health Care Treatment, and Restraint
    Alison Leaney, MSW, RSW and Krista James, LLB

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Call for Poster Presentations

Accommodation

A block of rooms is being held until February 26th, 2020 at the Listel Hotel, 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver at a special rate of $169.00 per night plus applicable taxes.  For reservations, please call (604) 684-8461 or toll-free 1-800-663-5491 or email reservations@thelistelhotel.com and identify the group name Providence Health Care / Geriatric Services Conference. 
Early booking is advised.

Registration is now open!