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Geriatric Training Program

Program Overview

This review-style course 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.

Target Audience

This course is for all healthcare providers, including those working with and those with an interest in working with older adults.

Course Objectives

  • To enhance clinical knowledge of the unique needs of older adults, including those with complex health problems.
  • To increase clinical knowledge of common geriatric syndromes and principles of care.
  • To improve understanding of who may benefit from specialized geriatric services.

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-3:30pm EST
  • Where: Virtual program via Zoom
  • Cost: $250.00 CAD
  • Registration: To open May, 2021 under 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)