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Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the impact of diagnostic evolution on the practice of geriatric psychiatry.
  2. Review technological advances in assessment and treatment of geriatric mental illness.
  3. Explore the impact of the aging population on health systems and service delivery.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

8:00 – 8:45 am

Registration & Breakfast

CAGP Trainee Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 am

Welcome / Opening Remarks

9:00 – 10:00 am

Keynote: Implications of the New DSM-5 for Diagnosis in Geriatric Psychiatry, Benoit Mulsant

10:00 - 10:45 am

Break and Poster Session

10:45 - 11:45 am


Concurrent Sessions: Workshops/Oral Presentations (delegates’ choice)

Workshop A: Difficult Conversation: How to Disclose Dementia Diagnosis to Older Persons and Their Family Caregivers
Anna Byszewski
Workshop B: The Role of Neuroimaging in Dementia: A Review from the Canadian Consensus Meeting on Dementia 2012
Amer M. Burhan, Jean-Paul Soucy, Pedro Rosa-Neto
Workshop C: “Too old for therapy” is a Cognitive Distortion: A Practical Update on Gocnitive-Behaviour Therapy for Older Adults
Jess Friedland, Gail Myhr

Concurrent Paper Session D:

  1. Medical effects of Psychotropic medications in older adults with mood disorders,
    Soham Rej, Karl Looper
  2. The use of artificial intelligence in detecting and monitoring falls in geriatric psychiatry patients in hospital – Development of a proof of concept study,
    Lisa Van Bussel
  3. Psychotropic medication, the QT interval, and cardiac events: One clinician’s perspective,
    Les Sheldon

11:45 - 1:00 pm

Lunch in main plenary room

1:00 - 2:00 pm



Concurrent Sessions: Workshops/Symposiums/Oral Presentations (delegates’ choice)


Workshop EAn algorithm to guide pharmacotherapy for late-life depression,
Beniot Mulsant, Mark Rapoport, Daniel Blumberger, Zahinoor Ismail, Kiran Rabheru

Workshop F : Geriatric Psychiatry Subspecialty Application Writing Workshop
Dr. Melissa Andrew, Dr. Cathy Shea

Concurrent Paper Session H:

  1. Implications for Resources and Expertise Resulting from an Examination of Patterns of Referral, Diagnostic and Treatment Issues in the Over Ninety Age Group Presenting to Senior’s Mental Health in Thunder Bay; Are these patterns representative of the Provincial experience? And are we prepared? Can we do more?
    Patricia Lepage
  2. Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: A concept whose time has passed,
    Les Sheldon
  3. The Primary Care – Dementia Assessment and Treatment Algorithm (PC-DATA): A dementia knowledge translation project in primary care,
    Dallas Seitz

Concurrent Paper Session G:

  1. How to set up a geriatric telepsychiatry service
    Jonathan Crowson
  2. Towards “medical aid in dying” in Québec: A selective review of the psychiatrist’s role in euthanasia and assisted suicide
    Simon Dufour-Turbis
    Karl Looper
  3. Teleconsultation for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of dementia (BPSD)
    Marie-Andrée Bruneau



2:00 - 2:30 pm

Break/Poster Sessions

2:30 – 2:45 pm

New Investigator Presentation:
Dr. Jennifer Brault
, 2012 CAGP Fellowship Award Recipient

2:45 - 3:45 pm

Plenary Session: Advances in Therapeutic Psychiatric Brain Stimulation Panel – Implications for the field of Geriatric Psychiatry, Daniel Blumberger, Paul Lespérance

3:45 – 4:00 pm

Award Announcements: CAGP Awards and Poster Competition

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Annual General Meeting

7:00 pm

CAGP Trainee Social Event

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