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Canadian Geriatrics Society: Early Bird Conference Registration

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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,
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