Thank you for joining us at the 15th Annual Leadership Program for Physicians and Leaders in Long Term Care November 23rd and 24th, 2018.

During the two days there was a wonderful buzz in the room.  The evaluations indicated that our speakers were exceptional and consistent with the learning objectives. The integration done by the speakers presentation to presentation, the input from participants during the question periods, and the networking and conversations during the breaks were satisfying for all.

Participants were inspired to leave the conference and put into practice key elements of what they learned.

All of the speakers have provided their slides for your review: 


Opening Address - Dementia: The Good, the Bad, and the Possible
Barry Goldlist, MD, FRCPC


Using Technology to Improve Safety and Quality of Dementia Care
Lillian Hung, RN, PhD


Reducing Transfers to Hospital: What do We Know about the Evidence from B.C. and Elsewhere?
Margaret McGregor, MD, CCFP, MHSc


Leadership and Complexity:  Lessons Learned from Care Aides Working as Change Leaders in Residential Care
Don McLeod, BA, BSW, MDiv


When Things go Wrong: Five Common Ingredients
Trevor Janz, MD

SESSION 6     

Panel Presentation - Health Care Consent for People Living with Dementia
Krista James, LLB; Tom Bailey, MD, CCFP, FCFP; Bethan Everett, MBA, PhD


Antibiotic Stewardship
Victor Leung, MD, FRCPC


Megamorphosis: A Cultural Evolution
JoAnn G. Tait, MScN, BHSc, RPN; Ken Tekano, MD, BSc
An overview of the cultural evolution that is showing positive impact on people’s lives through the process called ‘Megamorphosis’ at PHC.


Update 2018: Advanced Planning for Medical Care and Capability Issues
Martha Donnelly, MD, FRCPC
Why are many Canadians “dragging their feet?”  What implications does this have for MAiD advanced requests, if they become legal?

SESSION 10      

Panel Presentation - Substance Use Disorders among Older Adults: New Challenges and the Road to Creating National Guidelines

Presented by the Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health:
Ashok Krishnamoorthy, MD, MRCPsych, FRCP;  Launette Marie Rieb, MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP, DABAM, FASAM;  Sarah L. Canham, PhD;  Lori Amdam, BScN, MSN
This expert panel provides an overview of Substance Use Disorders in older adults, followed by a review of each of the four new guidelines:  Alcohol, Benzodiazepines, Cannabis and Opioids.

SESSION 11    

My Eyes are Dim: Issues in Vision, Eye Care and Sensory Input
Katherine Paton, MD, FRCSC

SESSION 12    

An Ethical Framework for Health Care Leaders Working with Older Adults
Patricia (Paddy) Rodney, RN, MSN, PhD

SESSION 13    

Panel Presentation:
The Fraser Health Polypharmacy Reduction Initiative: a good news story
Christine Gemeinhardt, MD, MSc, CCFP(COE) 
Building & Leveraging a Community of Practice
Sue Turgeon, MD, CCFP


Making a Difference: A New Service Delivery Model
Carol Ward, MD, FRCPC, GeriPsych