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  • 18 Jan 2016 3:48 PM | CAGP (Administrator)

    Many physicians have to deal with end-of-life care, and consequently CAGP members should be familiar with the associated medical-legal issues. While there are other matters related to end-of-life care such as withholding and withdrawing treatment, this handout , provided by the CMPA, focuses on end-of-life issues that are specific to physician-assisted death, including conscientious objection, advance directives, consent and access to palliative care.

    Le Collège des Médecins du Québec a aussi publié des documents complets sur ces sujets (aide médicale à mourir, sédation palliative en fin de vie, soins médicaux dans les derniers jours de la vie), qui sont disponibles pour ses membres sur le site web

  • 18 Jan 2016 3:45 PM | CAGP (Administrator)

    Greetings from Saskatoon! 

    We continue to have a cohort of four geriatric psychiatrists in the Saskatoon Health Region and now have three geriatric psychiatrists in Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region. At both sites we are continuing to expand our clinical geriatric services.  Over the past year the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health has provided funding to create a specialized four-bed dementia unit in Saskatoon and Regina, which will each serve the Northern and Southern parts of the province respectively.  The intent of these units was to serve as a provincial resource to assist with providing appropriate quality care to individuals with extremely difficult behaviours, who are not currently being managed properly. Dr. Marie-France Rivard visited Saskatoon and Regina in October of 2015, as well as other parts of the province, to meet with key stakeholders and assist in strategic planning for the development of new mental health resources for older adults. 

    In Saskatoon, we are continuing to collaborate with the Seniors’ Health and Continuing Care Behaviour Support Team and Mental Health and Addictions Services seniors’ program, Community Mental Health Nurses (CMHN), to form the Seniors’ Mental Health Outreach Team. Members of our team continue to collaborate with Home Care to provide geriatric psychiatry services within the community through a pilot project called “Home First.” The project’s goal is to keep seniors in their homes longer with enhanced services from Home Care, which includes support from the seniors’ program Community Mental Health Nurses and a geriatric psychiatrist. 

    As we are well below benchmarks for the recommended composition of a geriatric mental health team, we will continue to advocate for increased recruitment of geriatric psychiatrists and increases in staffing for the outreach team with nurses and social work. 

    Submitted by: Dr. Marla Davidson

  • 18 Jan 2016 3:42 PM | CAGP (Administrator)

    The Research Committee continues to work to promote research in geriatric psychiatry in Canada. Please contact if you would like to learn more or to be included in our budding research network.

    To check out this list of recent publications from Canadian researchers in geriatric psychiatry, hot off the press, please click here

  • 18 Jan 2016 3:27 PM | CAGP (Administrator)

    The CAGP actively promotes initiatives focusing on the mental health of the Canadian older adult population. As a national organization we recognize the growing need for geriatric psychiatrists evidenced in the growth of the elderly population and lack of access in many Canadian regions.

    2015 CAGP Resident Awards: Dr. Selim Asmer and Dr. Ching Yu
    2015 CAGP Training Award: Dr. Kathleen Bingham
    2015 CAGP Outstanding Contributions Award: Dr. Paule Hottin

    Kindly click on the links below to read some of the testimonials we received from our award winners from 2013-2015, along with testimonials from some of the individuals that received travel bursaries to attend the previous Annual Scientific Meetings.

    2013 CAGP Resident Award: Dr. Angela Golas

    2013 Travel Bursary Recipient: Dr. Gabrielle Crepeau-Gendron
    2015 Travel Bursary Recipient: Dr. Selim Asmer
    2015 CAGP Outstanding Contributions Award: Dr. Paule Hottin
    2015 CAGP Travel Bursary Recipient: Dr. Anees Bahji

  • 15 Oct 2015 10:26 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    Each year in November, the Ontario Hospital Association hosts its annual signature event, HealthAchieve, in Toronto. HealthAchieve is considered one of the largest and most respected health care events of its kind in North America, and has been bringing health care and business leaders together for over 90 years. It’s the perfect opportunity for feature leaders to learn , share and network with some of the best and brightest. HealthAchieve has long hosted A-list speakers, and this year’s keynotes are no exception:

    • Sharing stories from his new book, comedian and actor Martin Short will explore his personal connection to health care during his late wife's battle with cancer.
    • "Hero of the High Seas" Captain Richard Phillips will speak at the Feature Session. Phillips offered himself as a hostage to protect his crew from a Somali hijacking and will inspire organizations to develop new ways to survive and thrive.
    • Enron’s former VP Sherron Watkins will speak about the corporation’s failed journey, from scandal to bankruptcy.
    This year’s event will be taking place on November 2 - 4 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
  • 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.

    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:
  • 07 Aug 2015 9:38 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    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.

    Visit this website to start the submission process:

    • 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 que nous l’accepterons et que nous pourrons organiser un formulaire de soumission traduit et une revue scientifique.

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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 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

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  • 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- 

    Contact Name- Elsa Reeth 

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

    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.)



    •  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 Phone: 604-875-5101 Website:

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