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  • 02 Oct 2020 1:00 PM | CAGP (Administrator)

    International Psychogeriatric Association

    "Better mental health for older people in a fast changing world"

    Lisbon, Portugal, 2-5 October 2020

    For more information, please follow this link

  • 16 Jul 2020 12:00 PM | CAGP (Administrator)

    June 16-18th, 2020 in San Francisco

    'Moving Forward to the Next Frontier'

    The due date for abstract submissions is January 31, 2020.

    For more information about the list of topics and the abstract guidelines, please visit the website.

  • 06 Nov 2019 11:23 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute is pleased to present our annual conference, Aging & Brain Health: Mental Health and Well-being on March 8-11, 2020 in Toronto, Canada.

    Please visit the conference website for the complete program and event information.

    If you have any questions, please direct inquiries to

  • 18 Oct 2019 8:55 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    The University of Ottawa Simulation-Based ECT Course for Practitioners
    Core and Advanced Concepts of ECT Practice: Foundations and Beyond

    Sunday, January 12, 2020
    University of Ottawa, Skills and Simulation Centre
    725 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa, Ontario 

    11 RCPSC Section 3 hours  

    Course Information
    This is the first simulation-based ECT course proven to increase skills, knowledge and confidence for ECT practitioners in a randomized-controlled trial compared to traditional training methods. (J ECT 2013, 29(4):291-6) The Ottawa Hospital and the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre deliver world-class care to their patients every day in affiliation with the University of Ottawa. Together, they work collaboratively to ensure a high standard of patient safety by training health-care providers such as physicians and nurses through education and research.


    Click here to view the program brochure.

  • 28 Jun 2019 9:29 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    The New Canadian Guidelines on Benzodiazepine Receptor Agonist Use Disorder Among Older Adults


    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Pacific)
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Mountain)
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Central Standard)
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Daylight)
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern)
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Atlantic)
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Newfoundland)
    Click here to confirm your time zone 

    Dr. David Conn is the Vice-President of Education and inaugural Director of the Centre for Education & Knowledge Exchange at Baycrest. He is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. He is founding Co-Chair of the Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health and Chair of the Coalition’s National Guidelines Project.  He is the author or co-author of more than 100 publications and is the co-editor of three textbooks including "Practical Psychiatry in the Long-Term Care Home: A Handbook for Staff”. He received the 2005 Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry Award for Outstanding Contributions to Geriatric Psychiatry in Canada and a Distinguished Service Award from the International Psychogeriatric Association in 2009.  He is a Past President of the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry.

    The Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health (CCSMH) has been funded through the Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP) of Health Canada to create a set of four guidelines on the prevention, assessment, and management of substance use disorders among older adults for alcohol, benzodiazepine receptor agonists (BZRAs), cannabis, and opioids. 

    This presentation will provide useful guidance for clinicians on preventing the development of BZRA use disorder and optimally assessing and treating older individuals who have developed such a disorder.

    Registration is FREE, but space is limited

    If the registration link above does not work, please copy and paste the following into your web browser:


  • 27 May 2019 8:37 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    Since 2006, the Annual NICE Knowledge Exchange provides a unique opportunity for members of the community, clinicians, academics, researchers, practitioners, students, seniors and business leaders to come together, to network, to exchange new ideas, introduce insights and innovations, and transfer knowledge and best practices with the goal of improving the care of older adults.

    This year, the 14th Annual NICE Knowledge Exchange, with a theme of "S/AGE: Social Dimensions of Ageing" will take place on Thursday May 30th, 2019.

    This year's program will explore the social responses to peaking populations and issues related to the various positive dimensions of aging, with respect to longevity and quality of life. 

    The 2019 Exchange will emphasize that Canada remains a ‘nation for all ages’ and that growing older and age-related transitions are celebrated as times of growth, opportunity and development.

    This year will feature a special keynote address, "Innovations in the Science of Aging", by Dr. Kenneth Ferraro of Purdue University. This keynote address will be followed by numerous Interactive Workshops, Theme Team Sessions, Networking Opportunities, and a Student Poster Competition.

    Please click here to view the program. 

    Please click here for more information/to register. 

  • 04 Mar 2019 8:38 AM | CAGP (Administrator)
    May 6-8, 2019
    Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto
    Advancing Senior Care

    Join us to celebrate 100 years of advancing senior care!

    Our annual convention is the largest gathering of senior staff from not-for-profit long term care homes, seniors’ housing and community service organizations across Ontario.

    Click here for more information and to register!

  • 28 Feb 2019 9:03 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    University of MB - 36th Annual Spring Symposium

    When: May 6, 2019 | 8:45 am–4:00 pm
    Where: 727 McDermot Avenue | Bannatyne Campus (Registration in Brodie Centre), University of Manitoba | Winnipeg MB


    The Research Symposium is free to attend and is open to all. Pre-registration is requested by April 26, 2019. Additional presentation and registration details are available on our Symposium Webpage: 

    Of interest to Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (CAGP) and the Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health (CCSMH) members are presentations from Dr. Debbie Kelly and Dr. Kristin Reynolds, Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba.

    Presenting during the morning concurrent session of the Symposium will be Debbie Kelly, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Comparative Cognition, Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts who will discuss Comparative Studies of Spatial Cognition: What can birds tell us about aging?

    Presentation abstract

    Orientation is the first step involved in navigation. Successful orientation allows us to establish our position within an environment, but failure to orient may leave us lost even within familiar places. Dr. Kelly’s research compares the spatial abilities of humans and birds across the lifespan to understand how aging affects orientation. This presentation will discuss current research studies showing similarities in age-related changes for the use of visual-based spatial cues by birds and humans.


    If you can’t make it in person, we will stream our afternoon plenary session live online. There is no cost to view the session. Visit our facebook page to stay up-to-date about viewing the session:

    Kristin Reynolds, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts will present The development and pilot evaluation of an information decision-aid for late-life depression

    Presentation abstract

    Population-based data from Canada and the United States indicates that between 3–7% of older adults ages 55 years and older meet diagnostic criteria for any past-year mood disorder. Despite the existence of effective, evidence-based treatment approaches, approximately 70% of older adults with mood and anxiety disorders do not use professional mental health services. Though many barriers to mental health service use have been identified, there is growing support that poor mental health literacy, defined as “knowledge and beliefs about mental disorders, their recognition, management, or prevention,” poses significant barriers to service use among older adults (Jorm et al., 1997, p.182). One tool that has been shown to facilitate knowledge exchange and participation in health care decision-making is the information decision-aid (IDA), which presents information about a problem, assessment methods, and treatment options. Research by Dr. Reynolds, collaborators (Drs. John Walker and Lesley Koven), and research assistants in the Health Information Exchange Lab, funded by the University of Manitoba Centre on Aging, sought to develop and complete a pilot-evaluation of an IDA focused on late-life depression. Throughout this plenary session, Dr. Reynolds will discuss the background research that led to this project, the components of the IDA, and the evaluative feedback from stakeholder groups. She will also review implications of the IDA, paying particular attention to the utility of the IDA in community and health care settings.

  • 23 Jan 2019 11:16 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    On behalf of the 2019 Scientific Planning Committee for the Canadian Geriatrics Society (CGS), it is with great excitement we announce that early bird conference registration is now open for the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM)!

    This year, the conference will be held in beautiful Halifax from May 2 to 4 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. The theme of the 2019 ASM is “Frailty: The Joy of Geriatrics.”

    Topics that will be explored at this year’s meeting include:

    • Assessment and management of frailty in primary care
    • Mobility and frailty
    • Frailty and prognosis

    The educational program is primarily designed for geriatricians, family physicians and other allied health professionals who care for older adults and are interested in geriatric health care. The program is also designed for medical students and other health professional students, as well as medical residents.

    *You must be signed in to access member rates*

    CGS Annual Scientific Meeting: Thursday, May 2 to Saturday, May 4, 2019

    Check-in and onsite registration for the ASM will begin on Thursday, May 2 at 4:00 p.m. followed by a welcome reception from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Educational sessions will run May 3 and 4.  

    Keynote speakers and conference highlights:

    • Dr. Kenneth Rockwood, professor of medicine at Dalhousie University and a leading authority on frailty, will talk about the geriatric giants and frailty
    • Professor Tahir Masud, President of the BGS, will speak to us about the 3 F’s: Frailty, Falls and Fractures

    Please click here to view the draft program.

    CGS Gala Dinner: Friday, May 3 – Casino Nova Scotia

    Join your friends and colleagues for the annual CGS Gala Dinner at the Casino Nova Scotia. Tickets are available for purchase when you register for the conference. A limited quantity is available, so please do not delay! Tickets will not be available for purchase onsite.

    5th Annual CGS Fun Run/Walk: Saturday, May the 4th – The Course Awakens!

    The 5th annual CGS Fun Run/Walk will be held on Saturday morning – the invigorating route weaves through the Halifax waterfront and city streets and is a great way to see this beautiful city! Challenge your colleagues, create teams and fundraise to support the CGS Scholarship Foundation.

    Please click here for more information.

    National Geriatrics Interest Group (NGIG) Student Day: Saturday, May 4

    The annual NGIG Student Day will take place on Saturday, May 4, during the ASM. The NGIG Student Day is organized by the National Geriatrics Interest Group for medical students interested in geriatrics. This is a great opportunity to learn from Canada’s leaders in geriatric medicine and meet fellow like-minded students from schools across Canada.

    Registration for the NGIG Student Day is free with registration to the CGS ASM. All students must be registered for the ASM in order to attend.

    Please click here for more information.

    Pre-Conference Events

    CME Day: Thursday, May 2

    This one-day course provides small-group learning opportunities for clinicians caring for geriatric patients in a variety of medical settings on common geriatric conditions such as delirium, osteoporosis, palliation in severe dementia, deprescribing and more. The concept of frailty and how to apply it to your patients will be interwoven throughout the program. Come join us for practical clinical education that you can apply in your daily clinical care.

    Please click here for more information.


    The CGS strongly encourages you to book your guest room at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. The negotiated conference rate is $199.00 per night, plus applicable taxes. The CGS conference rate is available until April 1; however, this rate is based on availability. Do not wait to secure your room as the room block fills quickly!

    Flight Discounts

    For travel related to the CGS meeting,
    click here to take advantage of flight discounts.

  • 23 Jan 2019 11:11 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    On behalf of the 2019 Scientific Planning Committee of the Canadian Geriatrics Society (CGS), we are pleased to announce that the Call for Abstracts for the 39th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the CGS is now open!

    This year, the ASM will be held in Halifax from May 2 to 4, 2019, at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. The theme of the 2019 ASM is “Frailty: The Joy of Geriatrics”.

    Some of the topics that will be explored at the meeting this year include:

    • Assessment and management of frailty in primary care
    • Mobility and frailty
    • Frailty and prognosis


    Abstracts must contain original material that has not been published or presented at any other national or international meeting prior to the 39th ASM of the CGS.

    • Abstract submissions will be accepted only through the online submission platform.
    • More than one topic/theme is allowed per submission.
    • Text only: upload of graphics, tables, images, etc. will not be available.
    • The total length of the abstract (background/purpose, methods, results, discussion and conclusion) should not exceed 280 words, not including the title and authors.
    • Once the online submission has been completed, you will receive immediate automated confirmation of receipt of your submission.
    • All abstracts will be peer reviewed.
    • Language of submission is English only.

    Abstract submission deadline is January 27, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. ET

    Allsubmissions will be reviewed for quality, relevance and merit. Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammatical or scientific mistakes, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted. Abstracts will not be proofread.


    Those who submitted an abstract will be notified of decisions beginning the week of March 4, 2019. Further details may be requested from those whose abstracts are accepted. Selected abstracts will be published in the ASM Book of Abstracts and in a future issue of the Canadian Geriatrics Journal (


    Poster presenters are required to register and attend the CGS ASM and should be present at their poster location to answer questions during dedicated poster viewings throughout the ASM. Posters should be no larger than 3.5 feet wide x 5 feet high. These measurements must be strictly adhered to.

    CGS Poster Awards

    Three awards will be presented for the best posters. Any trainee or student is eligible for this award.


    If the primary author is a student or trainee, the abstract submission will be considered for an oral presentation. The primary author MUST register, plan to present, and attend the CGS ASM to be eligible. All oral presentations will consist of a nine-minute presentation, followed by a three-minute discussion period, and will be scheduled throughout the ASM during the concurrent sessions.

    Oral Presentation Awards

    Thefollowing prizes/awards will be available for oral presentations:

    Réjean Hébert Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Aging Prize

    This prize is for the best scientific presentation by a post-graduate medical trainee (Core Internal Medicine PGY1, PGY2, PGY3, General Internal Medicine PGY4, PGY5 or Family Practice PGY1, PGY2) at the CGS ASM.

    Jack MacDonell Prize

    This prize is for the best scientific presentation by a subspecialty resident (Geriatric Medicine PGY4, PGY5 or Family Medicine Care of the Elderly PGY3) at the CGS ASM. Graduate students are not eligible for this prize.

    Willard and Phoebe Thompson Award

    This award is for the best scientific presentation by a medical student, health professional student or undergraduate degree student at the CGS ASM.

    Edmund V. Cowdry Award

    This award is for the best scientific presentation by a Masters, Ph.D. or post-doctoral student at the CGS ASM

    For queries regarding abstract submission, please email

    For more information on the 2019 CGS ASM, please visit the CGS ASM website.

    **Click here to submit your abstract.**

    **Click here to submit your abstract if you are a trainee or student.**

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