Thursday, July 26, 2012

Aging in a Changing World

I loved attending PD and conferences when working as a teacher. As a volunteer, I feel very much left out of such events. Many of us volunteer with Transfer Payment Agencies, and these individual agencies have small budgets, but rely upon meagre government financing as well as donation. We are the people who work so hard to advocate with clients. We see the big picture and we see where services are lacking. We know what our clients face on a daily basis, and the barriers to good care. We also know what works well.
We see the hoarding, the self-neglect, and the choices seniors make in choosing to die at home.

41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting
Canadian Association on Gerontology

October 18 - 20, 2012
Vancouver, BC

The Canadian Association on Gerontology is pleased to announce that registration is now open for CAG2012: Aging in a Changing World, the 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the CAG, October 18 - 20, 2012, Vancouver, BC. To register and view the preliminary program.

Highlights include...

Preconference Workshops
Keynote Addresses
All keynote addresses will have simultaneous translation.
  • Neena Chappell, PhD, FRSC, University of Victoria
  • Geoff Fernie, PhD, MIMechE, CEng, PEng, CCE, University of Toronto
  • Réjean Hébert, MD, MSc, MPhil, University of Sherbrooke
  • Phyllis Moen, PhD, University of Minnesota (Supported by CIHR Institute of Aging)
  • Thomas Perls, MD, MPH, Boston University (Supported by CIHR Institute of Aging)
  • Sponsored Symposia
    • Canada Mortgage and Housing CorporationThe State of Seniors' Housing in Canada
    • Health Council of Canada & Institute for Research on Public Policy:Health System Transformation in Light of Population Aging
    • Ministry of Health, Province of British ColumbiaInnovations in Aging: Engaging British Columbians in Solutions for Health Care and Healthy Aging
    • Public Health Agency of CanadaThe Changing Environment and Changing Population Demographics: Exploring Health, Social Impacts, and Population Needs
  • CAG Divisional Symposia
Paper, Poster, Symposium and Workshop Sessions
  • Hear about the latest research in your fields of interest
  • CIHR Institute of Aging Student Poster Competition
10th Annual Ellen Gee Memorial Lecture (Sponsored by Simon Fraser University Department of Gerontology)
CAG2012 is hosted by Simon Fraser University Department of Gerontology and Gerontology Research Centre.

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