Welcome to Providence Health Care’s

Leadership Program 2018


Barry Goldlist, MD, FRCPC 
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Staff Physician, MSH/UHN Department of Medicine
Chair, Board of Directors, National Initiative for Care
of the Elderly (NICE) Toronto, Ontario 

Dementia: The Good, the Bad and the Possible
Following this session, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe current pitfalls in interpreting the literature
  • Discuss dementia in residential care - AD and vascular dementia and their impact
  • Identify evidence-based care initiatives that make a difference for persons with dementia

Program Topics Include:

  • Using Technology to Improve Safety and Quality of Dementia Care
  • Reducing Transfers to Hospital: What We Know about the Evidence
  • When Things go Wrong: Five Common Ingredients
  • Health Care Consent for People Living with Dementia
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Megamorphosis: A Cultural Evolution
  • Advanced Planning for Medical Care and Capability Issues
  • Substance Use Disorders: CCSMH New Clinical Guidelines
  • My Eyes are Dim: Issues in Vision, Eye Care and Sensory Input
  • An Ethical Framework for Health Care Professionals
  • Good News Stories: Residential Care Initiatives
  • Making a Difference: A New Delivery Model

Learning Objectives

Download the Learning Objectives for the conference. 


Download the Accreditation/Certification for CME credit information.


Register Now!  Submit the registration form now to take advantage of the early bird rate. 


Accommodation is available at the Pan Pacific Vancouver from November 22nd to 25th, 2018 at a single/double rate of $199.00 per night plus applicable taxes for Deluxe Double-Double or Deluxe King rooms.  An upgrade option is available for a Deluxe Harbour Room at a rate of $239.00 per night plus applicable taxes.  Please book your accommodation before November 5th, 2018.  Early booking is advised.

Reservations ID:  STPA1118 (Please quote to the Reservations Agent)

Reservations Direct Phone:  604-662-3223

Reservations Direct Fax:  604-895-2469

Toll-Free Numbers:  1-800-663-1515 (Canada)/ 1-800-937-1515 (USA)



If you have any questions please contact: 

Dr. MaryLou Harrigan
Leadership Program Consultant


Poster presentations support the learning objectives/knowledge translation for the 2018 Leadership Program providing an opportunity to share quality improvement projects, best practice and education initiatives in residential care. Posters will be on display throughout the two days, with several opportunities for participants to view and discuss with presenters.

Posters are to be no larger than 1.2m x 1.2m (4ft x 4ft) and mounted on a cork board. Easels will be provided.  Posters should be ready for viewing when conference registration opens at 7:30 am.

Submission Process

Please submit a short abstract with the following information:

  • Your name, position and organization, address, telephone and email address
  • The title of your initiative
  • The relevance of your poster presentation to this conference
  • A brief description of the themes of the presentation

Please forward your abstract by email before September 14th, 2018 to:

Dr. MaryLou Harrigan
Leadership Program Consultant
Phone: 778 838 8366