Registration is open for the 16th Annual Leadership Program for Physicians and Leaders in Long Term Care, November 8 and 9 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver. Join an engaging faculty and colleagues from across the province and further afield for an inspiring two days of dialogue and learning.  Discuss new paradigms, latest research and quality improvement initiatives that focus on some of the most vulnerable in the long term care population.

Key note speaker: Dr. Al Power

Dr. Power is an internist, geriatrician, skilled educator and published author, including his transformative book Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care. He is internationally respected for his work challenging the use of antipsychotic medications for people living with dementia. He is the Schlegel Chair in Aging and Dementia Innovation at Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging, and clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Rochester, New York. 

Highlights: From the Fringe to the Forefront: Rethinking the Culture of Elder Care

November 7th, 2019 Dinner & Discussion

Negotiating Autonomy and Risk for People Living with Dementia
G. Allen Power, MD, FACP

November 8th, 2019 Topics   

Transforming the Culture of Aged Care: Shifting Paradigms
G. Allen Power, MD, FACP

Pain Management: The Latest Strategies
Romayne Gallagher, MD, CCFP(PC), FCFP

Going Along with It: Considerations of Truth-telling and Deception in the Care of Persons with Dementia
Harry Karlinsky, MD, MSc, FRCPC

CCSMH Guidelines Substance Use Disorders among Older Adults: An Update
Launette Marie Rieb, MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP, DABAM, FASAM; Lillian Hung, RN, PhD;
and George P. Budd, Pharm.D, FBCCSU(can), BSc (Pharm), R.PEBC, R.Ph

Mindfulness for Your Well-being – “Don’t just do something….sit there!”
Elisabeth Drance, MD, FRCPC

Parkinson’s Disease: Sleep, Pills and Exercise
A. Jon Stoessl, CM, MD, FRCPC, FAAN, FCAHS            

November 9th, 2019 Topics

Rethinking Dementia:  A Well-being Approach
G. Allen Power, MD, FACP

Quality Improvement in Long Term Care: Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics
Joy Masuhara, MD, CCFP and Heather Mak, MSN, RN GNC(C)

Hot Topics: Current Health Law Issues in Long Term Care
Krista James, LLB

Compassionate Leadership
Lawrence Yang, MD, CCFP

Opioid Use Disorder in Long Term Care: A Providence Health Care Initiative
Marcus Greatheart, MD, MCFP, MSW, RSW and Sukhpreet Klaire, MD, CCFP

Building Partnerships with Families
Trevor Janz, MD; Kimberley Smith, MSc-Dementia Studies (C), BHScPN, AdvDipPN, RPN; and Jenny Hyman, MSW, RSW

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Two-spirit, and other Sexual and Gender Minorities (LGBTQ2S+): Experiences, Issues, and Supports in Long-Term Care
Hannah Kia, PhD

Program, Faculty & Planning Team

Download the Leadership LTC Program for a more detailed Agenda, list of Faculty and Program Planning Team members. 


Accommodation is available at the Pan Pacific Vancouver. 

Reservations ID:  STPA1119 (Please quote to the Reservations Agent)

Reservations Direct Phone:  604-662-3223

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