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February 13, 2014
Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON

The following papers are available from the Summit presenters:

Research Panel
Research Presentation 1 - Patient and Caregiver Perspectives on Learning Needs
Research Presentation 2 - Provider Perspectives on Learning Needs
Research Presentation 3 - Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice in the Care of Older Adults
Research Presentation 4 - Entry to Practice Education
Research Presentation 5 - CPD for Seniors Care

Innovations Panel
Innovations Presentation 1 - Centres of Learning, Research and Innovation (zip file for download 312.46 MB)
Innovations Presentation 1 - Speaking Notes for Presentation
Innovations Presentation 2 - Ontario Telemedicine Network
Innovations Presentation 3 - SIM-one
Innovations Presentation 4 - Behavioural Supports Online Collaborative Learning Portal

Developing a sector-led strategy to advance geriatric and gerontology education

Objectives of the day:

  • Learn about current research and innovations in geriatric and gerontology education
  • Discuss best approaches to enhancing geriatric and gerontology education
  • Identify priorities for moving forward to improve care of older adults
  • Commit to support and contribute to a sector-led strategy


7:30 am – 4:30 pm Foyer of Jacob Family Theatre (second floor) Registration Desk Open
Pick up your Summit badge and Final Program prior to the opening session.
7:30 am – 8:30 am Theatre Foyer Refreshments
Enjoy coffee/tea and light breakfast foods upon arrival.
8:45 am – 9:25 am Jacob Family Theatre (second floor) Welcome
Prof. Bonnie M. Patterson, Council of Ontario Universities
Dr. William Reichman, Baycrest Health Sciences

Opening Remarks
Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Deb Matthews
Minister Responsible for Seniors Affairs, Mario Sergio

Where We Stand, Where We Need to Go
Dr. Samir Sinha, Mount Sinai Hospital
9:25 am – 10:05 am Jacob Family Theatre (second floor) WORKFORCE EDUCATION FOR AN AGING POPULATION: WHAT DOES THE RESEARCH SAY?
Panel Moderator: Prof. Katherine Berg, University of Toronto

Patient and Caregiver Perspectives on Learning Needs
Kimberley Wilson, Consultant in Aging, Health, & Mental Health

Provider Perspectives on Learning Needs
Prof. Lynn McCleary, Brock University and Prof. Veronique Boscart, Conestoga College

Supporting Interprofessional Education and Collaboration Models
Prof. Marion Briggs, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
10:05 am– 10:20 am
Theatre Foyer
Refreshment Break
Coffee/tea and juice available in the Theatre Foyer
10:20 am – 10:55 am Jacob Family Theatre (second floor) Geriatrics and Gerontology in Entry-to-Practice Education
Prof. Lynn McCleary

Learning Needs in the Field: Continuing Professional Development
Dr. Haig Baronikian, eFuel Consulting
10:55 am – 11:55 am Jacob Family Theatre (second floor)

Panel Chair: Dr. David Conn, Baycrest Health Sciences

  • - Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care: Dr. Raquel Meyer, Baycrest; Dr. Tracy Luciani, Bruyère; and Mary-Lou van der Horst, Schlegel
  • - Ontario Telemedicine Network: Dr. Edward Brown
  • - SIM-one: Dr. Timothy Willett
  • - Behavioural Supports Online Collaborative Learning Portal: Dr. John Puxty, Queen’s University
11:55 am - 12:00 pm The Charge to Action
Prof. Bonnie M. Patterson
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Wortsman Hall (ground floor)
Join other Summit attendees for lunch prior to the afternoon sessions.
1:15 pm – 3:45 pm Various Rooms (ground and second floors)

Facilitated small group sessions to identify priorities and actions for implementation

  • - Building Capacity in Entry-to-Practice Education (1:15 pm – 2:30 pm)
  • - Building Capacity in Continuing Professional Development (2:30 pm – 3:45 pm)

(Refreshments available in each session room; a 10-minute break will be provided during the break-out sessions)

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Proceed to Jacob Family Theatre for Final Plenary Session
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Jacob Family Theatre (second floor) WHERE WE ARE GOING
Reflections on the Day
Suzanne McGurn, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Summary of Breakout Session Priorities
Glen Brown, Progressive Consultants Network of Toronto

Michelle Cyr, Council of Ontario Universities
  • *Program may be subject to change
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