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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 frail older adults. 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.


September 6-9, 2017 – Banff: International Society of Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care Conference.

September 17-20, 2017 – Ottawa: 5th International Public Health and Palliative Care Conference -- Palliative Care is Public Health: Principles to Practice.

September 20-23, 2017 – Ottawa: Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference -- Expanding Our Horizons: A Palliative Approach to Care. Click here for registration.  Opening plenary from Kelli Stajduhar, CFN Network Investigator and Citizen Engagement Committee Member; panel participation from CFN Interdisciplinary Fellowship alumni Kathy Kortes-Miller and Doris Barwich, Network Investigator and Knowledge Translation Committee Member. 

Join us on September 21 from 8:30 to 11:30 am for the CFN Research Satellite session: Integrating palliative care into the care of frail older adults: but when?  Integrated palliative care has been most commonly described and used in patients with oncologic diagnoses, in whom, the end-of-life trajectory maybe more predictable. However, patients who are in late life from non-oncologic diagnoses may also have significant symptoms that reduce quality of life and there has been work and interest in the integration of palliative care earlier into the life course of these patients. The challenge to this approach is that the life course may be variable. This session will outline the challenges and possible solutions to the integration of palliative care in those living with frailty.

September 27-28, 2017 – Red Deer: Alberta Continuing Care Association (ACCA) Conference – Inspiring Quality

October 1-4, 2017 – Toronto: Critical Care Canada Forum 2017

October 3, 2017 – Toronto: (Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network OPEN Summit) – Learn. Share. Collaborate.

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) ConferenceLong-Term Care for Practicing Clinicians: Clinical pearls in LTC.  Poster abstracts due September 11, 2017.

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 Moorhouse, Goldie 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?

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

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

November 27-29, 2017 – Toronto: Ontario Long-Term Care Association This is Long-Term Care: Ahead of the curve conference. Abstracts due July 17th.


Feb. 5-8, 2018 – Whistler: Canadian Critical Care Conference  

March 1-3, 2018 – Miami: International Conference on Frailty & Sarcopenia Research (ICFSR2018). Abstracts due 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

April 15-17, 2018 – Halifax: CADTH Symposium

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)

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

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

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. Call for abstracts expected in fall 2017.

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

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

June 8-10, 2018 – Ottawa: Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association of Canada (TENTATIVE)

June 18-20, 2018 – Ottawa: Canadian Nurses Association Biennial Conference

June 20-23, 2018 – Vancouver: Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) National Conference  

August 8-10, 2018 – Toronto: International Federation on Ageing 14th Global Conference

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

October 19-21, 2018 – Toronto: Ontario Long Term Care Clinicians (OLTCC) & Long Term Care Medical Directors Association of Canada (LTCMDAC)