#443 Health Care Innovation Working Group (HCIWG) Dementia and Caregiving

The event will start on: May 12, 01:30pm EDT
And will end on: May 12, 03:15pm EDT


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Recognizing the need to learn from each other in addressing the needs of persons with dementia and their care partners, Canada’s Premiers have established a Seniors’ Care Working group that is tasked with identifying innovations in the area of Dementia care and services.

On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, the Seniors Care working group will be hosting a webinar focused on Dementia Caregiver Support. The first event in a three-part Dementia Symposium series developed by the Seniors’ working group, this webinar is open to all interested participants. The webinar will be provided through CHNET-Works! and will include three guest speakers with Q & A time after each presentation.


Dr Samis Sinha
Dr. Samir Sinha,

Director of Geriatrics,
Mount Sinai and University Network Hospitals, Toronto

Dr. Samir Sinha
is a passionate and respected advocate for the needs of older adults. He currently serves as the Director of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals in Toronto and as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

A Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Sinha's breadth of international training and expertise in health policy and the delivery of services related to the care of the elderly have made him a highly regarded expert in the care of older adults. In 2012 he was also appointed by the Government of Ontario to serve as the expert lead of Ontario's Seniors Strategy. He has further consulted and advised hospitals and health authorities in Britain, Canada, Iceland, the United States and China.

In 2014, Toronto Life named him one of Toronto’s Best Doctors while Maclean’s proclaimed him to be one of Canada’s 50 most influential people and its most compelling voice for the elderly.

J KeefeDr. Janice Keefe,
Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax

Janice Keefe, PhD is a Full Professor in the Department of Family Studies and Gerontology at Mount Saint Vincent University. She was a Canada Research Chair in Aging and Caregiving Policy (2002-2012) and has received provincial, national and international recognition of her research, most recently from the Canadian Healthcare Association for her contribution to Continuing Care in Canada.  In 2006, she was awarded the Lena Isabel Jodrey Chair in Gerontology and appointed Director, Nova Scotia Centre on Aging. Dr. Keefe’s research areas are caregiving policy and practice, continuing care policy and projecting the needs of older Canadians in the future.

Presenters for Alzheimer Society of Canada:

mary schultzMary Schulz, MSW; RSW

Mary Schulz has been the Director, Information, Support Services and Education at the Alzheimer Society of Canada since 2006. She has spent her career in health care, working primarily with older adults and their families as well as helping to plan and implement programs and services throughout the health care continuum. Mary obtained her Bachelor degree in Social Work from Ryerson University and holds a Masters degree in Social Work from York University.

Nancy Rushford, Director of Programs & Implementation

Corinne Schalm, Executive Director, Continuing Care, Alberta Health

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For more information on HCIWG and the Seniors Care Theme Group, please follow the link.

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