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  • 15 Oct 2015 10:10 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    The Nova Scotia Centre on Aging is hosting the upcoming conference  "Our Future is Aging: Current Research on Knowledge, Practice and Policy." in Halifax June 16-17, 2016. We are currently accepting abstracts from researchers, decision makers, students, and practitioners who may be doing relevant work in the field of aging.

    http://www.msvu.ca/en/home/research/centresandinstitutes/centreonaging/agingconference/default.aspx

    The Nova Scotia Centre on Aging, Mount Saint Vincent University is pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for the upcoming conference "Our Future is Aging: Current Research on Knowledge, Practice and Policy" to be held on June 16-17, 2016, at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The conference will bring together researchers, academics, practitioners, decision makers, policy analysts, emerging scholars, students, and members of the community to share the diversity of perspectives and approaches to research on aging within the Atlantic region and throughout Canada. Abstracts for oral and poster presentations and workshops are welcome from diverse disciplines (physical science, social science, arts and humanities). 

     We are especially interested in proposals which:

    • Share latest advances in aging research and evidence that may shape program and policy development;
    • Showcase inter-and-multi-disciplinary and community-based research collaborations;
    • Foster research collaborations.

    Our Centre, in collaboration with a planning group of researchers and representatives from practice and policy from throughout the region, are working to offer a valuable conference experience for you and we hope you will consider submitting an abstract. Deadline for submissions is November 13, 2015. Abstracts will undergo a scientific review process. Please share this information with colleagues, students and others who may be interested in this opportunity. For more information or to submit an abstract, please visit the NSCA website at:

    www.msvu.ca/nsca/agingconference
  • 07 Aug 2015 9:38 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    http://ubccpd.ca/course/CCMHCC2016

    Jun 16-18, 2016 (Thu-Sat)| The Coast Capri Hotel | Kelowna BC
    Target audiences: Interprofessional/intersectoral teams, family physicians and other primary care providers, mental health care providers, psychiatrists and psychologists, administrators and policy makers, other health disciplines working with primary care and/or community care, people with lived experience and family members, educators and their students, and researchers.
    CALL FOR ABSTRACTS NOW OPEN!

    Visit this website to start the submission process:  https://www.xcdsystem.com/CCMH2016

    • Call closes on Thu Jan 14, 2016 at 4:30 PM (PST)
    •  Notifications will be sent by the end of February 2016
    •  Si vous préférez soumettre votre présentation en français, veuillez s’il vous plaît écrire à Lindsay.c@ubc.ca que nous l’accepterons et que nous pourrons organiser un formulaire de soumission traduit et une revue scientifique.

     You might also be interested in

     The Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry- 35th Annual Conference

    http://ubccpd.ca/course/cacap2015
    Oct 4-6 (Sun-Tue) | Hilton Quebec Hotel| Quebec City QC
    Target audience: Psychiatrists, allied health professionals, residents, students

    Up to 14.25 MOC Section 1 credits
    Register:
    https://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/110458

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  • 31 Jul 2015 9:03 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    Mark Your Calendars! 

    Supporting Canadians Living with Dementia

    CAG-ACG 2015 Pre-Conference Session

    Friday, October 23, 2015

    The Westin Calgary, Calgary, Alberta


    On behalf of the Provincial/Territorial Health Care Innovation Working Group, we are pleased to announce a full-day forum on Supporting Canadians Living with Dementia, taking place as a pre-conference session at the 2015 Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG-ACG) Annual Conference.

    Supporting Canadians Living with Dementia is focused on fostering knowledge translation and collaboration by sharing research and best practices, showcasing leadership and policy strategies and discussing innovative approaches to care. Program sessions will examine issues related to dementia, such as the personal dementia journey, acute care management, primary care models, the economics of caregiving, and technology supports to enhance community-based care.

    Registration is Open!

    Visit http://cag2015.ca/registration/ to register today by selecting the Supporting Canadians Living with Dementia Pre-Conference option on the CAG Annual Conference Registration Form. Your $75 Pre-Conference registration fee includes the session presentations, breakfast and lunch on October 23rd.

    Advance Programs Available

    To view the English program, visit www.cag2015.ca/program/preconference/dementia

    To view the French program, visit www.acg2015.ca/programme/evenements-plc/maladies-apparentees

  • 22 Jul 2015 9:36 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    Date & Place- April 18-20, 2016 Dubai, UAE. 

    Description- OMICS International welcomes you to attend the 2nd Global Meeting on Clinical Case Reports during April 18-20, 2016 Dubai, UAE. We cordially invite all the participants who are interested in sharing their knowledge and research in the arena of 2nd Global Meeting on Clinical Case Reports. 

    Clinical Case Reports-2016 anticipates more than 200 participants around the globe with thought provoking Keynote lectures, Oral and Poster presentations. The attending delegates include Editorial Board Members of related OMICS Group Journals. This is an excellent opportunity for the delegates from Universities and Institutes to interact with the world class Scientists. The intending participants can confirm their participation by registering for the conference along with your colleagues. Avail the delegate early bird offer.

    Contact E-mail- clinicalcasereports@conferenceseries.net 

    Contact Name- Elsa Reeth 

    Website URL- http://clinicalcasereports.conferenceseries.com/

  • 15 Jul 2015 9:31 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    http://ubccpd.ca/course/PPPC2015

    Sep 18 (Fri) | Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre | Coquitlam BC
    Target audience:
    Psychiatrists, pharmacists, primary care physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers.

    Up to 5.75 Mainpro-M1/MOC Section 1 credits

    (This conference will also be accredited for CCCEP.)

    Registration: https://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/110460

    Highlights:

    •  This year’s theme is: Balancing Risks and Benefits to Improve     Adherence.
    •  Plenary lectures and smaller workshops with lots of time for Q & A.
    •  Lunchtime Working Group: Clozapine Serious Adverse Drug Reaction BC Surveillance Monitoring Project (Limit 30 participants.)

    Keynote Presentations:

    Treatment Adherence in Bipolar Disorder

    Martha Sajatovic, MD.

    Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Case Western Reserve University

    Director, Geropsychiatry Program, and Neurological and Behavioral Outcomes Center, University Hospitals Case Medical Center

    Willard Brown Chair in Neurological Outcomes Research, Cleveland

    Improving Outcomes for People with Schizophrenia

    Robert Zipursky, MD, FRCPC.

    Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University

    Pre-Conference Workshop: Strategies for Managing Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care

    Sep 17 (Thur) 1300-1600

    Up to 2.75 Mainpro-M1/MOC Section 1 credits

    Format: Brief presentations with cases, featuring the following topics:

    • Incorporating Measurement-Based Care for Mood Disorders into Clinical Practice
    • The BC Practice Support Program Adult Mental Health Module: Implications for Primary Care
    • Use of Antidepressants in Ambulatory Settings

    Lunch provided prior to course, at 12:30. Limit of 50.

    Please contact UBC CPD for more information at cpd.info@ubc.ca Phone: 604-875-5101 Website: ubccpd.ca

  • 10 Jul 2015 9:59 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    The 8th Canadian Conference on Dementia (CCD) will be held in downtown Ottawa in 2015 with a dynamic program! Join us on October 1st – 3rd, 2015 at The Westin Ottawa Hotel for two-and-a-half jam-packed days of exceptional learning opportunities while spending time with friends and colleagues in the Nation’s Capital.

    The 8th CCD brings together a group of national and international scholars to share clinically relevant, cutting-edge developments in dementia research.

    The program includes a plethora of original, eclectic, and interactive workshops, as well as poster presentations. This year’s conference boasts a faculty of new and dynamic presenters. Learn about exciting new research on the use of technology to assist individuals with cognitive impairment and debate the use of biomarkers in clinical practice. As usual, the conference will conclude with clinicopathological vignettes – a true opportunity to test the knowledge that you have gained from the conference with real time cases! This year’s conference will utilize new technology to allow for more interactive participation from the audience.

    The 8th CCD organizing committee is please to invite you to join us for a Welcome Reception on Day 1 and a Dinner on Day 2, giving you an opportunity to network with your friends and colleagues while dining…and for those who joined us in 2013 fabulous entertainment that had everyone out on the dance floor! Don’t be left out, we are anticipating record-breaking attendance, so be sure to register early to guarantee your place and to benefit from the Early Bird Rate.

    We look forward to seeing you in Ottawa!


  • 10 Jul 2015 9:55 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    Conn D, Gibson M, & McCabe D. (2014). 2014 CCSMH Guideline Update - The Assessment and Treatment of Mental Health Issues in Long Term Care Homes: (Focus on Mood and Behaviour Symptoms). Toronto: Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health (CCSMH).

    Gage L & Hogan DB. (2014). 2014 CCSMH Guideline Update: The Assessment and Treatment of Delirium. Toronto: Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health (CCSMH).

    The Guideline Updates summarize significant developments in the practice since the publication of the original guidelines in 2006. The Assessment and Treatment of Delirium focused on prevention. The Assessment and Treatment of Mental Health Issues in Long Term Care adds a new recommendation related to optimize prescribing of psychotropic medication in long term care.

    The Guideline Updates are authored and reviewed by experts associated with the original guideline development project. Please refer to the original guidelines for more detailed information regarding the specific practice recommendations. Also available in French.


  • 09 Jul 2015 4:50 PM | CAGP (Administrator)

    Some of you may remember that the initial announcement about the formation of the CAGP took place in Saskatoon during the 1990 Canadian Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting, at the section on geriatric psychiatry of which roughly 25 psychiatrists were in attendance.  Since that time, much has changed in the landscape of geriatric psychiatry in Canada.  As we approach the 25th anniversary of the CAGP in 2016, Geriatric Psychiatry has evolved into an entity more independent of general psychiatry, particularly in the last few years with the new Royal College subspecialty designation.

     Nonetheless, the CAGP and CPA remain closely aligned. The Council of Academies meets twice yearly to explore ways in which the CPA and academies can collaborate to meet the diverse needs of child, geriatric, forensic, CL and adult psychiatrists.  The CPA also has CAGP representation at all levels including their annual scientific meeting and their Board of Directors.  Below is an up-to-date list on the different ways in which the CPA continues to work strategically with the CAGP to support our work:

    • The CPA strongly advocated that geriatric psychiatry receive subspecialty recognition from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and for funding of these positions.
    • CAGP and the CPA collaborated in developing a list of psychiatry recommendations for Choosing Wisely Canada.
    • The CPA consulted with multiple stakeholders including CAGP to develop a survey on subspecialty psychiatric training to assist in advocating for PGY6 funding.
    • CPA and CAGP have worked together to meet with the federal government to discuss seniors’ mental health.
    • CPA worked with CAGP to arrange for participation in an expert panel on end-of-life and palliative care hosted by the federal NDP.
    • The Academies in Action section of CPA’s bi-monthly e-newsletter Psych-e, features a message from academy presidents.
    • The President of CAGP sits as a member of the CPA Board of Directors, and the CPA’s Council of Academies, constituted of academy presidents, reports directly to the CPA Board.
    • The CPA now considers contributions made to Academy leadership activities as qualifiers for CPA Fellowship status.
    • The CPA and the academies have convened a roundtable to share strategic activities and discuss how to more effectively work together.
    • The CPA negotiates significant hotel and meeting room space.  CAGP members benefit significantly from this when the CAGP Conference is held concurrent to the CPA Annual Conference. Savings have been historically in the $10,000 to $15,000 range.

    We are also exploring other areas of synergy in research and publications.  In our view, there is much to build on in terms of our joint track record of achievement!

    If you have any ideas for further collaboration between the CPA and CAGP or feedback on the work to date, we are eager to hear from you.


    Mark Rapoport, MD, FRCPC, President, CAGP (mark.rapoport@sunnybrook.ca)

    Donald Addington, MD, FRCPC, CPA Board Cahir (chairman@cpa-apc.org)

  • 09 Jul 2015 3:55 PM | CAGP (Administrator)


     Make your plans now for “IPA’s Oktoberfest,” that is the 2015 IPA

    International Congress which will be held 13-16 October in Berlin, Germany.  With the theme, “Balancing Cure with Care: Advances in Late Life Mental Health,” the program will discuss balancing races for the cure against the undeniable obligation we have as mental health professionals to care for our patients and their families.  This issue is more important today than in the past.  In fact, increasingly care and cure are blended in our professional lives such that the most effective interventions of today combine cure and care oriented approaches.  The International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) and our congress will address this compelling issue as well as the full spectrum of mental health issues for the elderly …all issues, all disciplines, all around the world.

    Here is an overview of the 2015 IPA International Congress, 13-16 October 2015:

     PRE-CONGRESS PROGRAMS • Tuesday, 13 October 2015

    Start your congress experience off with a one-day focused program on one of these three important topics:


     Imaging and Biomarkers Workshop

    Imaging is increasingly being used by clinicians to enhance accuracy of diagnosis and to give important information regarding co-morbid pathologies which have an impact on management and prognosis. Imaging changes are increasingly entering clinical diagnostic criteria, and consensus clinical criteria for all main subtypes of dementia now include information about imaging changes.  In addition, many clinical guidelines for dementia emphasize the need for informed, appropriate application of different imaging modalities in varying clinical situations.

     This extremely successful workshop has been presented at IPA meetings and conferences around the world nearly every year since its first appearance in Amsterdam in November 2007.  In Berlin, the workshop has been updated to include the latest technological advances including biomarkers, and will be presented by international experts including co-chairs John O’Brien (United Kingdom) and Philip Scheltens (The Netherlands), Klaus Ebmeier (United Kingdom), Karl Herholz (United Kingdom), Evelien Lemstra (The Netherlands), Leonardo Pantoni (Italy), Zuzana Walker (United Kingdom), and Mike Wattjes (The Netherlands).

     IPA is also very pleased to announce that GE Healthcare will continue to serve as sponsor of the IPA Imaging and Biomarkers Workshop and we thank them for their efforts to improve care through education.

    For more information, visit http://www.ipa-events.org/ipa-international-congress/imaging-and-biomarkers-workshop/

     

    2nd International Conference on Capacity

    IPA has long recognized capacity as an issue with clinical, ethical, medico-legal and human rights relevance to clinicians across a range of disciplines working in old age psychiatry.  Building on the success of the first conference last year in Hong Kong, the upcoming 2nd Annual International Conference on Capacity promises to once again showcase novel plenaries and free communication sessions addressing a breadth of issues.  This year’s theme, ”The science of decision-making” includes topics ranging from will-making to awareness in dementia and supported decision-making  and will be presented by several IPA leaders in this field including chair Carmelle Peisah (Aus Scheltens (The Netherlands), Klaus Ebmeier (United Kingdom), Karl Herholz (United Kingdom), Evelien Lemstra (The Netherlands), Leonardo Pantoni (Italy), Zuzana Walker (United Kingdom), and Mike Wattjes (The Netherlands).

    IPA is also very pleased to announce that GE Healthcare will continue to serve as sponsor of the IPA Imaging and Biomarkers Workshop and we thank them for their efforts to improve care through education.

     For more information, visit http://www.ipa-events.org/ipa-international-congress/imaging-and-biomarkers-workshop/

     

    2nd International Conference on Capacity

    IPA has long recognized capacity as an issue with clinical, ethical, medico-legal and human rights relevance to clinicians across a range of disciplines working in old age psychiatry.  Building on the success of the first conference last year in Hong Kong, the upcoming 2nd Annual International Conference on Capacity promises to once again showcase novel plenaries and free communication sessions addressing a breadth of issues.  This year’s theme, ”The science of decision-making” includes topics ranging from will-making to awareness in dementia and supported decision-making  and will be presented by several IPA leaders in this field including chair Carmelle Peisah (Australia), Linda Clare (United Kingdom), Sanford Finkel (United States), Cees Hertogh (Netherlands), Robin Jacoby (United Kingdom), Malcolm Schyvens (Australia), Ken Shulman (Canada), and Saskia Teunisse (Netherlands).

    For more information, visit http://www.ipa-events.org/ipa-international-congress/2nd-international-conference-on-capacity/

     

    4th IPA Long Term Care Colloquium:  Cutting Edge Technologies in Care of Older People

    Delegates will be introduced to the exciting and “cutting edge” world of social robots, assistive technologies and telehealth care. 

    •          Robots and Technologies – maintaining well-being
    •          Companion Robots – more than cute and cuddly
    •          Ethics and Technologies
    •          Innovative Technology and Robots in Older People Care
    •          New Developments and Uses in Technology

     

    Speakers include:  David Conn (Canada), Glenda Cook (United Kingdom), Stephen Von Rump (Sweden), Wendy Moyle (Australia), Barbara Klein (Germany), Heather Draper (United Kingdom), Tom Sorell (United Kingdom), Anne Margriet Pot (Switzerland), Luc de Witte (Netherlands), Ray Jones (United Kingdom), Alessandro Di Nuovo (United Kingdom), and Cindy Jones (Australia).

    The Colloquium is accepting abstracts for poster sessions.  Submissions are due 15 July.

    For more information, visit http://www.ipa-events.org/ipa-international-congress/long-term-care-colloquium/


    2015 IPA International Congress • 13-16 October 2015

    The breadth and depth of this IPA Congress is ideally suited to all professionals conducting research and care in the mental health of the elderly.  Plan to attend and bring a colleague, your staff … and your eagerness to learn and share with colleagues from around the globe.

     

    Here are highlights of the Congress program:

    •          Featured Keynote - Speaker Steven R. Sabat (United States) will present  “Balancing Cure with Care: A Bio-Psycho-Social Approach to Treatment of People with Alzheimer’s Disease”
    •          Plenary sessions including:

    •    Technology
    •    Delirium
    •    Depression
    •    Sleep Disorders
    •    Resilience

    •    Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)
    •          Free Communication and Poster sessions – featuring the latest research and care practices
    •          Local Long Term Care and Day Care Site visits
    •         IPA Junior Research Award presentations
    •         IPA Member Forums – small meetings enabling you to network with your colleagues

     For more information about the 2015 IPA International Conference or registration, please visit www.ipa-events.org.

     

    Plan now – Early Registration closes 4 August.

     

    •         Featured Keynote - Speaker Steven R. Sabat (United States) will present  “Balancing Cure with Care: A Bio-Psycho-Social Approach to Treatment of People with Alzheimer’s Disease”
    •         Plenary sessions including:

    •    Technology
    •    Delirium
    •    Depression
    •    Sleep Disorders
    •    Resilience

    •    Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)
    •         Free Communication and Poster sessions – featuring the latest research and care practices
    •         Local Long Term Care and Day Care Site visits
    •          IPA Junior Research Award presentations
    •          IPA Member Forums – small meetings enabling you to network with your colleagues
    For more information about the 2015 IPA International Conference or registration, please visit www.ipa-events.org.

     

    Plan now – Early Registration closes 4 August.

    We hope to see you at the IPA International Congress in Berlin, Germany

     13-16 October 2015!

  • 09 Jul 2015 3:40 PM | CAGP (Administrator)

    I’d like to thank Dr Rabehru and the Canadian Psychiatric Association for joining our town hall on Palliative and End of Life Care that we cohosted with the Centertown United Church and Ottawa Center NDP. We had a great public discussion that also included Dr. Jeff Blackmer of the Canadian Medical Association and Maryse Bouvette of the Canadian Nurses Association on our panel.

    In holding these town halls across Canada, it has been amazing to hear the diversity and depth of Canadians experience and expertise in end of life care. Let’s face it. Every Canadian has in some way brushed up against death in their life and the process by which our country manages it. These town halls have provided an important space to share these stories and build a national conversation.

    Just last year your work was instrumental in creating the necessary pressure to get Parliament to pass my motion calling for a Pan-Canadian Strategy for palliative and end of life care. It was an important moment where Parliament put asides its cynical partisan politics to agree on a strong federal role in public health. As parliamentarians we came together to agree that as Canada's ageing population puts unique stresses on our medical system, we must act on the increasingly important need for a coherent strategy for palliative and end of life care.

    Since passing the motion, we have seen little action from this government despite a Supreme Court ruling on medical aid in dying. That is one of the reasons these town halls are so important. We need to engage Canadians on this issue to keep developing a national conversation. We need to keep doing the hard work, to have these conversations and put palliative and end of life care on Canadians radar. And we need to keep the government to its commitment to keep improving these services to ensure that we fix the cracks and spread best practices.

    Palliative care is about patient and family centered care. It creates a more cost-effective health care system that focuses on turning traumatic moments into healing moments for families and loved ones. As a New Democrat, I know that working on this common sense solution means better health care that meets our most human needs. I thank you for your help and continuing the national dialogue on the importance of palliative care and I look forward to keep working with you.

    Charlie Angus

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