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Geriatric Training Program

Program Overview

This training program is available in two formats:

  1. Annual two-day program (typically an in-person event hosted in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Virtual format for 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19).
  2. Online program (eGTP)
  • Recordings (audio and slides) from the most recent two-day conference will be made available online for a 2-week period. Presentations can be accessed any time during this 2-week period.
  • This version of the course is offered once a year in early spring. More offerings may be added dependent on level of demand.

Who should attend?

Those who are new to geriatrics and those who would like a review of geriatric concepts.

  • Physician Assistants
  • Medical Residents
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Social Service Workers
  • Pharmacists
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Personal Support Workers
  • Community Paramedics
  • Students

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the foundations of assessment and management of common geriatric syndromes.
  • Describe the unique needs of older adults, including those with complex health problems.
  • Apply the principles of geriatric care to their work with older adults.

Additional Course Information

  • Topics and speakers vary year-to-year
  • Past topics have included:
    • Dementia
    • Delirium
    • Nutrition
    • Patient Experience
    • Senior Friendly Care
    • Indigenous Wellbeing
    • Cannabis
    • Diversity
    • Social Isolation
    • Exercise
    • Immunizations
    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Palliative Care
    • LGBT2SQ+
    • Wound Care
    • Management of Responsive Behaviours
    • Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
    • Medical Assistance in Dying
    • Parkinson’s Disease

Upcoming Offerings

11th Annual Geriatric Training Program

  • When: Thurs, Sept 23rd and Fri, Sept 24th, 2021 from 8:30am-3:00pm EST
  • Where: Virtual program via Zoom
  • Cost: $250.00 (Two Day – Full), $150.00 (1 Day), $125.00 (Student – Full)
  • Registration: NOW OPEN here: Education Events.

Geriatric Training Program Online (eGTP)

  • When: Date to be determined (spring 2022)
  • Where: Online
  • Cost: $250.00 CAD
  • Registration: To open January, 2022 under Education Events.

For more information contact Michelle Doherty (doherty@hhsc.ca or 905-777-3837 x 12436)