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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.


October 17-19, 2017 – Winnipeg: AGE-WELL Annual Conference – Benefiting Canada: Older Adults, Industry, Policy

October 19-21, 2017 – Winnipeg:Canadian Association on Gerontology Annual Conference – Evidence for Action in an Aging World. 

October 20-22, 2017 – Toronto: Ontario Long Term Care Clinicians (OLTCC) & Long Term Care Medical Directors Association of Canada (LTCMDAC) Conference. Long-Term Care for Practicing Clinicians: Clinical pearls in LTC.  

November 2-4, 2017 – Toronto: 9th Canadian Conference on Dementia. CFN Network Investigators speaking include James Downar (plenary and workshop presentation), and workshop presentations from Melissa Andrew, Paige MoorhouseGoldie Nejat and Dallas Seitz

November 4, 2017 – Kingston: Queen’s School of Policy Studies Policy Forum: The academy and the policy world: How can universities help respond to Canada’s complex policy challenges? CFN Scientific Director John Muscedere and RMC Member Samir Sinha will be participating with  Marie-Lison Fougère, Ontario Deputy Minister, Seniors’ Affairs, Ontario on an Aging and Frailty panel.

November 4-5, 2017 – Toronto:  Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry

November 9-10, 2017 – Dublin: Falls, Frailty, Bone Health Conference 2017

November 23, 2017 -- Toronto: National Institute on Ageing’s Envisioning Ageing in Place

November 27-29, 2017 – Toronto: Ontario Long-Term Care Association This is Long-Term Care: Ahead of the curve conference.


February 5-8, 2018 – Whistler: Canadian Critical Care Conference. CFN Network Investigators speaking include Deborah Cook and Rakesh Arora. Abstract submission deadline: December 1, 2017  

March 1-3, 2018 – Miami: International Conference on Frailty & Sarcopenia Research (ICFSR2018). Abstracts due November 19, 2017. Abstract submission deadline: November 19, 2017

March 5-6, 2018 – Niagara Falls: Walk with Me: Changing the culture of aging in Canada conference co-hosted by Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute in Aging (RIA) and the CapitalCare Foundation. Submit abstracts and submissions online by: September 29, 2017.

April 15-17, 2018 – Halifax: CADTH Symposium. Abstracts due October 27, 2017.

April 19-21, 2018 – Montreal: Canadian Geriatrics Society – Advances in Care: From the Individual to the Technology. Abstracts due October 20, 2017.

April 28 – May 1, 2018 – Halifax: CCME (Canadian Conference on Medical Education).

April 30 -- May 1, 2018 -- Toronto: National Institute on Aging Annual Conference in partnership with the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE)

May 3-6, 2018 – Halifax: Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Conference

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. Presented by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) and FUSE Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, one of five UK Public Health Research Centres of Excellence. Abstracts and submissions due November 20, 2017.

May 15, 2018 – Winnipeg:  Long Term & Continuing Care Association of Manitoba

May 8-11, 2018 —Charlottetown: Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (CMBEC41)

May 22-25, 2018 -- Toronto: CSPS (Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences) 2018 Annual Conference

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

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)

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.

June 1-5, 2018 – Vancouver: HTAi (Health Technology Assessment international) Annual Meeting -- Strengthening the Evidence-to-Action Connection. Tammy Clifford, CADTH and CFN Partner, is co-chairing the conference. Oral, Vignette & Poster Presentation submissions due November 24, 2017.

June 4-5, 2018 – St. John’s, Newfoundland: National Health Leadership Conference (Canadian College of Health Leaders + HealthcareCAN) -- Creating the Winning Conditions for Change. Abstracts and submissions due October 29, 2017.

June 6-9, 2018 – Vancouver: Dieticians of Canada National Conference. Abstracts due September 15, 2017.

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.  Abstracts due November 1, 2017.   

August 8-10, 2018 – Toronto: International Federation on Ageing 14th Global Conference. Abstracts due December 1, 2017