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Conferences and events

Canadian Frailty Network is pleased to highlight opportunities for Network participants to expand their knowledge concerning care for older adults living with frailty. If you have an event that you would like to have included on this page and in our newsletter, please click here to send us the details.


May 8-10, 2018 -- Vancouver:FUSE International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health. Research evidence for healthy public policy:  Learning across jurisdictions and sectors.

May 8-11, 2018—Charlottetown: Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (CMBEC41). Abstracts and submissions due February 9, 2018.

May 14-17, 2018 – Calgary: Canadian interRAI Conference --Wellness for Life – A Priority for All

May 15, 2018 – Winnipeg:  Long Term & Continuing Care Association of Manitoba Annual Provincial Conference & Trade Show -- Climate Change in Long Term Care – Embracing Diversity

May 22-25, 2018 -- Toronto: CSPS (Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences) 2018 Annual Conference – Translating Innovative Technology to Patient Care

May 24-26, 2018 – Toronto:Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR).

May 26-30, 2018 – Calgary: Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) Annual Conference

May 27-29, 2018 -- Whistler:BC Care Providers 41st Annual Conference -- Shift Happens. Abstracts due January 15, 2018. CFN Board Member Shirlee Sharkey will be a keynote speaker.

May 30 - June 3, 2018 -- Whitehorse, Yukon: Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (CAPM&R) Annual Scientific Meeting

May 31 – June 2, 2018 – Toronto:Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP)

June 4-5, 2018 – St. John’s, Newfoundland:National Health Leadership Conference (Canadian College of Health Leaders + HealthcareCAN) -- Creating the Winning Conditions for Change.

June 6-9, 2018 – Vancouver:Dieticians of Canada National Conference.

June 7-8, 2018 – Vancouver:KT Canada Annual Scientific Meeting -- Advancing the methods of patient-oriented knowledge translation research. Abstract submission and registration open in January 2018.

June 11-13, 2018 – Regina: Canadian Doctoral Nursing Network Conference – Doctoral success through leadership.  Abstract submission and registration open in January 2018.

June 13-15, 2018 – Montreux, Switzerland: 11th International French Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics (CIFGG) -- Aging well in the 21st Century. Website in French only.

June 18-20, 2018 – Ottawa: Canadian Nurses Association Biennial Conference. Abstracts due December 21, 2017.

June 20-23, 2018 – Vancouver: Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) National Conference -- Occupation on the edge: Inclusion, sustainability and innovation

August 8-10, 2018 – Toronto:International Federation on Ageing 14th Global Conference. CFN Symposium: Addressing Inequalities in Older Populations Living with Frailty, moderated by John Muscedere with speakers Melissa Andrew, Cara Tannenbaum, Gloria Gutman, and Jennifer Walker.

October 2 - 5, 2018 – Montreal:21st International Congress on Palliative Care

October 10-13, 2018 – Banff: Canadian Society of Internal Medicine (CSIM) Annual Meeting

October 12-13, 2018 – Halifax: Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (CAGP) 27th Annual Scientific Meeting

October 18-20, 2018 – Vancouver:  Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) -- Making It Matter: Mobilizing Aging Research, Practice & Policy. Abstracts submission starting January 2018.

October 19-21, 2018 – Toronto:Ontario Long Term Care Clinicians (OLTCC) Annual Conference

November 14-17, 2018 – Location TBA: Family Medicine Forum. Abstract submission open December 15, 2017 to February 15, 2018.

November 23-24, 2018 – Dunedin, New Zealand:Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research. Symposium submissions expected to open in March.