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ASCC’s Seniors Care Conference

As a member of the Alberta Seniors Care Coalition, the Alberta College of Family Physicians was pleased to host a joint Seniors Conference around the theme of Working Together for Seniors Care on April 25, 2015. The multi-disciplinary professional development conference provided relevant, practice-based learning sessions with a focus on senior’s health, innovative models of service delivery, dementia, palliative, and end of life care.

The conference was applicable to a variety of disciplines including physicians, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals, and fostered collaboration among a passionate community of practice. The Conference was developed without industry support.

Conference Highlights

Keynote –
Building Capacity to Care for Persons with Dementia: The Central Role of Primary Care
Dr. Linda Lee, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University

Seniors Care Strategy: Why Canada Needs a National Seniors Strategy
Dr. Christopher S. Simpson, President, Canadian Medical Association 

Workshops –

ASCC Conference Planning Committee

Dr. Marjan Abbasi, Chair (Alberta College of Family Physicians)
Dr. Elisa Mori Torres (Alberta College of Family Physicians)
Dr. Jennifer Stickney-Lee (Alberta College of Family Physicians)
Dr. Duncan Robertson((Alberta Health Services) Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network)
Ms. Carmen Grabusic (Alberta Health)
Mr. Mike Gormley(Alberta Medical Association)
Dr. Noush Mirhosseini (Alberta College of Family Physicians)
Dr. Jim Silvius (Alberta Health Services)
Ms. Glenda Coleman-Miller (Covenant Health)