Equity Influencers: Transforming Health Care for Aging Populations


We acknowledge with gratitude and humility that we will be meeting on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.


Pre-conference workshop: Thursday May 30, 2024.

Regular Conference Program: Friday May 31 & Saturday Jun 1, 2024

Faculty and moderators

Concurrent sessions

Poster presentations


Pan Pacific Hotel, Downtown Vancouver


Step into the 2024 West Coast Conference on Aging, a visionary event poised to redefine the future of seniors’ care. Here, distinguished speakers will illuminate paths towards a more equitable health care system for our aging population. This dynamic two-day experience brings together some of the most innovative people in health care–leaders, clinicians, change makers, people with lived and living experience, and policymakers—in a powerful exchange of ideas and solutions. These are the people not just part of the conversation, but the ones actively reshaping it.  

As Canada prepares for a significant increase in its population of people aged 65 and above in the coming two decades, the urgency to revolutionize the healthcare system has never been more critical. Engage with thought leaders as they unveil groundbreaking insights and solutions tailored to the evolving needs of older adults, while addressing the systemic challenges that fuel inequities and health disparities. 

Delve into crucial discussions, covering topics from the socioeconomic dimensions of aging, to the unique health and wellness experiences of Indigenous peoples and 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals across the spectrum seniors’ care services. Discover how we can integrate and elevate person-centered care philosophies across all health care services, fostering a culture of inclusivity and deeper understandings. 

Explore new horizons in clinical care and support services, focusing on those living with intellectual and developmental disabilities and dementia. Engage in thought-provoking conversations about creating nurturing environments for seniors, including those with histories of trauma and substance use. 

This conference isn’t just an event, it’s a catalyst for meaningful change. Prepare to be invigorated with stimulating ideas and essential conversations. Engage in conversations that challenge norms and join us in our unwavering dedication to shaping a fairer, more responsive future in seniors' wellness and healthcare. Together, we'll introduce fresh perspectives and forge a path toward a more equitable future in aging care. 







Accreditation - UBC CPD

The Division of Continuing Professional Development, University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Committee (CACME) to provide CPD credits for physicians. This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by UBC CPD. You may claim a maximum of 12.75 hours (credits are automatically calculated). This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 12.75 Mainpro+® credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity.

CFPC Session ID: 202614-001