Save the date! The CAGP 25th Annual Scientific Meeting and Update in Geriatric Psychiatry September 29-October 1, 2016
Update in Geriatric Psychiatry – September 29-30, 2016
In 2012, the CAGP launched the National Review Course to consolidate knowledge in geriatric psychiatry and increase the confidence of our membership in preparation for the Royal College examination in geriatric psychiatry. In 2015, the National Review Course was held in conjunction with the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Geriatrics Society in Montreal, and the course name was changed to “Update in Geriatric Psychiatry”. For the 2016 CAGP 25th Anniversary Celebration in Quebec City, the Update in Geriatric Psychiatry will take place September 29-30 at the Hotel Pur and take the form of a series of master classes. The classes will be hands-on workshops that allow participants to expand their range of skills in geriatric psychiatry into territories they may not yet be familiar with. As of the date of publication of this e-Newsletter, we have confirmed a full-day workshop on problem-solving therapy for older adults and half-day workshops on advanced psychopharmacology and differential diagnosis of dementia. Other workshops are also being planned. Please stay tuned for more details.
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CAGP Annual Scientific Meeting – September 30-October 1, 2016
It is with great excitement that we invite you to join us for the 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry in Quebec City from September 30 to October 1, 2016 at the Hotel Pur. The theme for the conference this year is Paradigm Shifts for Research and Clinical Care. The conference will be held immediately following the Update in Geriatric Psychiatry that takes place September 29-30. This year we are excited to be organizing a CAGP 25th anniversary gala dinner and the first CAGP fun run/walk fundraising event!
The conference will open with remarks from the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) President, Cindy Forbes. Under Dr. Forbes’ guidance, the CMA has led a National Seniors Strategy and “Demand a Plan”, the largest and most successful public engagement campaign in the history of the CMA focused on health care planning for an aging population.
We are delighted to have Dr. Dilip V. Jeste as our keynote speaker. Dr. Jeste is the Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging, Director of the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is also the Director of the Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research at UCSD, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, and the John A. Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Jeste is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and was a member of the National Mental Health Advisory Council and the NIH Council of Councils. He has been listed in “The Best Doctors in America” and has been on the Institute of Scientific Information list of the “world's most cited authors”-- comprising less than 0.5% percent of all publishing researchers of the previous two decades.
Other highlights of the conference include a plenary presentation from the scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Aging, Dr. Yves Joanette. Dr. Joanette is a professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Montreal and a member of the Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec. From 1997 to 2009, he was Director of the Centre de recherche de l'Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal. From 2009 until recently, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec as well as Chair of the agency's Board of Directors.
The second plenary presentation will be from Dr. Keri Leigh Cassidy. Dr. Cassidy is a nationally-recognized leader in the area of late life psychotherapy, mood and anxiety disorders, and a lecturer at the CAGP National Review Course. In 2010, Dr. Cassidy spearheaded the “Fountain of Health” Initiative, a national seniors’ mental health promotion effort to bring the current science of neuroplasticity, resilience and optimal aging to health care providers and to the Canadian public.
We are also pleased to announce that Dr. Marie-France Rivard will speak during the gala dinner. Dr. Rivard is a founding member of the CAGP and Past President, and a current committee member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. She will provide an overview of the history of geriatric psychiatry in Canada and highlight how far we have come. Registration for the conference is scheduled to open in June.
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