About the Conference


April 7 & 8, 2017

Conference Description and Target Audience
The 2017 Older Adults Conference will provide a forum for understanding the interprofessional management of the needs of older adults throughout the continuum of care in urban, rural, northern and remote locations.  It is an interprofessional conference designed for individuals who are involved in the care of older adults in community, acute care, or institutional settings. This includes physicians, nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and social workers. It will also be of interest to other professionals who work with older adults such as researchers, representatives from government or funding agencies, assessor-coordinators, recreation therapists, paramedics, personal care workers, long term or acute care aids, chiropractors, dietitians, exercise therapists, massage therapists, psychologists, and members of organizations supporting older adult wellness and public health.

Conference Objectives
Participants in this conference will be able to:

  • Discuss current issues and controversies in the care of older adults across the continuum of care
  • Identify the factors that contribute to continuity of care for older adults
  • Define best practice treatment for older adult health challenges
  • Explain the value of the interprofessional approach to the care of older adults
  • Apply the interprofessional approach to the care and support of older adults across the continuum of care
  • Determine and assess the ethical issues unique to the care of older adults
  • Explain innovative care approaches relevant to the health and safety and support of older adults

Hotel Information

Sheraton Cavalier,
612 Spadina Crescent E,
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3G8

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at a discounted conference rate of $169 + taxes and applicable fees.  Guest Room Booking Deadline: March 7, 2017

Call 1 306 652 6770 or 1 800 325 3535 (toll free)

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Samir K. Sinha MD, DPhil, FRCPC 

Dr. Samir Sinha is a passionate and respected advocate for the needs of older adults. Dr. Sinha currently serves as the Peter and Shelagh Godsoe Chair in Geriatrics and Director of Geriatrics of the Sinai Health System and the University Health Network Hospitals in Toronto. In 2012 he was appointed by the Government of Ontario government to serve as the expert lead of the Ontario’s Seniors Strategy. He is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Family and Community Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Recently, Dr. Sinha became the founding Co-Chair of the Advisory Board for Canada’s new National Institute on Ageing at Ryerson University.

A Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Sinha’s breadth of international training and expertise in health policy and the delivery of services related to the care of the elderly have made him a highly regarded expert in the care of older adults and around the implementation and administration of unique, integrated and innovative models of geriatric care that reduce disease burden, improve access and capacity and ultimately promote health. In 2014, Maclean’s proclaimed him to be one of Canada’s 50 most influential people and its most compelling voice for the elderly. Dr. Sinha is the co-principal applicant for the CIHR funding opportunity which supported this work. 

Calcium and Healthy Aging - Dr. Samir Sinha

Samir Sinha: A new approach to elder care in Canada

Study Credits

This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the Division of Continuing Medical Education, University of Saskatchewan for up to 9.5 Mainpro+ credit hours.

This event 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 the Continuing Medical Education Division, University of Saskatchewan for up to  9.5 credit hours.

Older Adults