41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meetings (ASEM) of the Canadian Association on Gerontology

Conference Program

Vancouver Seniors Advisory Committee: Advising Mayor and Council on Issues Affecting Older Adults in Vancouver: CAG2012 Review

The theme of the conference was Aging in a Changing World. Over the last several years, we have witnessed a number of major shifts in the economic and social fabric of our society. The economic meltdown of 2008 and its rippling effects across the globe; health care reform at the federal, provincial and local levels; the aging of the baby boomers; shifting patterns of chronic disease states, such as dementia, diabetes, mental illnesses and specific cancers; an increasingly diverse older population; and retrenchment of programs and services, are prime examples. In an effort to address these pressing issues and challenges, CAG’s 41st ASEM brought together experts from across Canada and internationally to present cutting edge research and knowledge to lead the country into the next phase of individual and population aging.

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CAG 2012 PLATFORM PARTY

Opening Remarks
Welcome

Andrew Wister, Conference Chair, Simon Fraser University, Gerontology Research Centre
Neena Chappell
, President, Canadian Association on Gerontology
Margaret MacDiarmid
, Minister of Health, Province of BC
Andrew Petter
, President, Simon Fraser University

VIDEO

Keynote

What Centenarians Tell Us about Aging
Tom Perls, MD, MPH
, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine

VIDEO

Keynote

Toronto Rehab’s Progress Solving Big Problems of Aging with Affordable Technologies
Geoff Fernie, PhD, MIMechE, CEng, PEng, CCE,
University of Toronto and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN

VIDEO

Keynote

Continuing Care as a Critical Component of Integrated Care
Neena Chappell, PhD, FRSC
, University of Victoria
Prioritizing Home Care: Funding More and Differently

Réjean Hébert, MD, MSc, MPhil
, Minister of Health and Social Services, Minister responsible for Seniors, and MNA for Saint-François, Quebec

VIDEO

Keynote

Still a Gendered Life Course? Work and Family in a Changing World
Phyllis Moen, PhD
, University of Minnesota

VIDEO

 

CAG Recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubliee Medal
Presented by Dr. François Béland, Vice President, CAG Board of Directors

VIDEO

IAGG 2013 - Margaret Gillis  VIDEO

Elizabeth Podnieks, INPEA, Address to the 6th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day  VIDEO