Conference tackles aging in a changing world
Andrew Wister, Department of Gerontology, 778.782.5044, firstname.lastname@example.org
France Amyot, representative for Réjean Hébert, 418.266.7171, email@example.com
Scott McLean, SFU Vancouver, 778.782.5151, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please note that Réjean Hébert will only be in Vancouver on October 19.)
Newly elected Quebec Health Minister Réjean Hébert is among those speaking at the Canadian Association on Gerontology’s 41st annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Oct. 18-20, at Vancouver’s Hyatt Regency Hotel.
It is the first time in more than 15 years that the conference, which has chosen the theme of Aging in a Changing World, will be held in Vancouver. The three-day event is being hosted by Simon Fraser University’s Department of Gerontology and Gerontology Research Centre, and will feature more than 600 delegates from across Canada.
Hébert is the former dean of the Faculty of Medicine at l’Université de Sherbrooke, and an international expert on Alzheimer’s disease. Other keynote speakers at the conference include Tom Perls from the Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, and University of Victoria professor and Canadian Association on Gerontology president Neena Chappell.
Federal Minister of State (Seniors) Alice Wong will also attend the conference, participating in several events, including the National Seniors Council Workshop on Older Workers.
While the conference is for delegates and requires registration, the public is invited to attend the 10th Annual Ellen Gee Memorial Lecture on Oct. 19. University of North Carolina sociology professor Victor Marshall will be delivering the 2012 edition of the lecture, paying tribute to Gee’s legacy as a demographer with a discussion, Age, Generation and the Contested Terrain of Social Policy.
For more information, visit the conference website.
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