9th Annual Update in Geriatrics

Schedule

Start 20 November, 2019, 7 30 AM

End 4 05 PM

Location

360 James Street North

Hamilton

ON

Canada

Liuna Station

Contact Info

Natalie Park, CHSE Coordinator

Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 20763

E-Mail: parkna@mcmaster.ca

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TARGET AUDIENCE

Family Physicians, General Internal Medicine Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Social Workers, Pharmacists, Other Health Care Professionals, Students, and Residents.

 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
By attending this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Identify the impact of transitions in care upon patients’ health outcomes and experiences of receiving care.
  • Recall practical knowledge in how to assist older adults experiencing transitions in care. 
  • Identify the intricacies of various transitions experienced by older adults, including transitions into hospital or long-term care, stopping driving, experiencing losses, and end-of-life.

 

Lifelong achievement award winner 
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CHRISTOPHER PATTERSON MD, MRCP (Lond.), FRCPC, FACP, FRCP (Glasg.)

Christopher Patterson graduated from King’s College Hospital Medical School (University of London, England) in 1970, then emigrated to Canada. He worked as a general practitioner in Northern Ontario, until 1976. After completing Internal Medicine residency at Queen’s University in Kingston, he specialized in Geriatric Medicine, and continued postgraduate studies at the University of Western Ontario, Boston University and Guy’s Hospital London, before completing his geriatric residency and fellowship. He joined the faculty of McMaster University in 1982 and received an RS McLaughlin Scholarship to study Clinical Epidemiology. 

Under the mentorship of Dr. Ronald Bayne (one of Canada's first geriatricians) and together with Dr. Irene Turpie they established the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Medicine at McMaster. He led the Division until 1987. It is now one of the most respected in Canada. With a small band of pioneers in Geriatric Medicine, he helped to inaugurate the specialty within the RCPSC. At Chedoke McMaster Hospital, (predecessor to Hamilton Health Sciences), he directed one of the first Geriatric Assessment units in Canada. He served as Chief of Geriatric Services at Hamilton Health Sciences, the second largest teaching hospital in Canada until 2010, and helped to establish the first HELP (Hospital Elder Life Program) in Canada. 

He has served as chief examiner in Geriatric Medicine for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and held positions on the executive of the Canadian Geriatrics Society and Geriatrics Section of the Ontario Medical Association.

From 1985 until 2005 he served as the first geriatric content expert as a member of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. He has participated in various other federal and provincial government sponsored task forces. 

He has served on the Institute of Aging Advisory Board of CIHR, and was Health Sciences Editor of the Canadian Journal on Aging until 2011. He was geriatric content member of the editorial advisory board of the Canadian Pharmacists Association flagship publication, the CPS from 1989-2008. 

In 1999 and 2012 he co-chaired with Dr Serge Gauthier, the Canadian Consensus Conferences on Dementia which set guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of dementia in Canada. In 2005 he was awarded a Senior Visiting Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Bologna, Italy.

He is a co-investigator on the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, serving as chair of the Clinical Working Group from 2007-15. His research interests include preventive health care for seniors, and various aspects of cognitive disorders. He has authored or contributed to more than 250 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals, supplements and textbooks. 

He is married to Rosanna, and is extremely proud of his three children and three grandchildren. He sees his next greatest achievement as stimulating interest in young physicians to pursue a career in Geriatric Medicine.

 


 

PRESENTATION SPECIFIC LEARNING OBJECTIVES 


Keynote: Clinical Decision Making with Older Adults with Multimorbidity   

Cynthia Boyd, MD, MPH

Presentation Objectives 

By attending this activity, participants will be able to:                                        

  1. Understand the complexities of clinical decision-making with older adults with multimorbidity. 
  2. Apply tools to support clinical decision-making with older adults with multimorbidity. 

 

Disruptive Transitions - Addressing Avoidable Transfers from Long-term Care to the Emergency Department 

Henry Yu-Hin Siu, MSc, MD, CCPF (COE)

Presentation Objectives 

By attending this activity, participants will be able to: 

1. Consider methods of avoiding transfers to Emergency Departments from primary care settings.              

2.  Be familiar with potentially impactful practices used to prevent transitions to emergency departments 

 

Hospital 2 Home: Transitioning Patients with Complex Health & Social Needs 

Kelly O'Halloran, RN, MScN & Jana Cochrane, BSc, BScOT, Grad DipCBS, OT Reg. (Ont.)

Presentation Objectives 

By attending this activity, participants will be able to: 

1. Describe the factors that contribute to a successful transition from hospital to home.                                                   

2. Identify supports, resources and strategies that support successful transitions from hospital to home. 

 

Transitions in Care for Frail Heart Failure Patients

George A. Heckman, MD, MSc, FRCPC, HTCP-1

Presentation Objectives 

By attending this activity, participants will be able to: 

1. Recall the factors associated with transitions in care for patients with congestive heart failure.             

2. Be familiar with interventions and management strategies to avoid transitions for patients with congestive heart failure.

 

Keynote: Improving quality of life and reducing falls during transitions in care 

Richard L. Hughson, PhD, FCAHS

Presentation Objectives 

By attending this activity, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the relationship between falls and quality of life in older adults

2. Identify practical strategies to prevent falls in older adults during transitions in care.

 

Transitions in Long-Term Care 

Fred Mather, MD

Presentation Objectives 

By attending this activity, participants will be able to: 

1. Describe the transitions across the continuum of care from a systems perspective

2. Interact with older adults in ways to support successful transitions across the continuum of care.

 

Retirement from Driving

Anna Byszewski, MD, Med, FRCPC

Presentation Objectives 

By attending this activity, participants will be able to: 

1. Characterize the ways that driving cessation affects older adults.                

2. Utilize methods of assessing fitness to drive.                                                  

3. Apply methods of supporting older adults through the transition of retirement from driving

 

Grief in Older Adults 

CJ Grief, MSc, MD, FRCPC

Presentation Objectives 

By attending this activity, participants will be able to: 

1. Recognize the losses experienced by older adults and understand experiences that may lead to grief.     

2. Describe the impact of grief upon older adults.                                  

3.  Recall strategies to support patients experiencing grief.

 

Palliative Approaches to Geriatric Care 

Daphna Grossman, MD, CCFP(PC) FCFP

Presentation Objectives 

By attending this activity, participants will be able to: 

1. Describe and define palliative approaches to care.                                    

2. Explain methods of providing palliative care to older adults and those in their environments.  

 

 

PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

Co-Chair 

Sharon Marr, BSc, MD, FRCPC, MEd Associate Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine 

St. Peter’s / McMaster University Chair in Aging 

Department of Medicine, McMaster University Chair of RGPc

 

Co-Chair

Alexandra Papaioannou, BScN, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACP

Professor, Division of Geriatric

Medicine Department of Medicine, McMaster University

Chairholder, Eli Lilly Canada Chair in Osteoporosis 

Scientific Director GERAS Centre

 

Co-Chair 

Christopher Patterson, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FRCP (Glasg.) 

Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine 

Department of Medicine, McMaster University

 

Cheryl Allaby, MD, CCFP 

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine 

Associate, Division of Geriatric Medicine 

Department of Medicine, McMaster University

 

Ziyaad Al-Khateeb, MD, FRCPC

Assistant Clinical Professor

Department of Medicine, McMaster University

 

David Cowan, MD, FRCPC 

Associate Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine 

Department of Medicine, McMaster University

 

Pauline Fisher

Clinical Nurse Specialist 

Hamilton Health Sciences

 

Joanne Ho, MD, FRCPC, MSc 

Assistant Professor Division of Geriatric Medicine 

Department of Medicine, McMaster University

 

Justin Lee, BScPhm, ACPR, MD, FRCPC 

Clinical Scholar, Division of Geriatric Medicine 

McMaster University

 

Henry Siu, MSc, MD, CCFP (COE)

Assistant Professor 

Department of Family Medicine 

McMaster University Hamilton, ON

 

Jennifer Siemon, M.Sc. (OT), OT Reg. (Ont.) 

Director

Regional Geriatric Program Central

 

Jane McKinnon Wilson, MSc. H.B.

Waterloo Wellington Geriatric Systems Coordinator

 

Lynn Pacheco 

Geriatric Program Coordinator 

Division of Geriatric Medicine 

Operations Site Coordinator, St. Peter's Hospital

Department of Medicine, McMaster University

 

Sheilah Laffan

CHSE Program Manager

Continuing Health Sciences Education

McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

 

Natalie Park

CHSE Coordinator

Continuing Health Sciences Education

McMaster University, Hamilton, ON