More than 150 stakeholders have registered for Caring for Older Adults in Rural & Remote Canada, a symposium co-sponsored by the British Columbia Academic Health Science Network and the Canadian Frailty Network.
Available seats for this two-day event (November 7-8, Prince George Civic Centre) are now limited, but public stakeholders may log on to the web livestream during the event. The link will be posted on the event webpage, bcahsn.ca/conference.
Additionally, key segments of the two-day event are planned to be broadcast by Valemount Community Television on channel 653 on Bell and TELUS satellite TV.
The symposium has attracted registrants involved in health care or health research who are interested in learning more about the well-being of older adults, older adults interested in the future of their own care, or caregivers who are unsure of what to expect. Topics covered include, among others, avoiding frailty and dementia, healthy aging, seniors care and positive outcomes in BC.
Attendees will include health care decision-makers, physicians, clinicians, caregivers, patient partners and researchers who work together to make informed decisions about care. Speakers include David Hogan (Canadian Academy of Health Sciences), Isobel Mackenzie (BC Seniors Advocate), John Muscedere (Canadian Frailty Network), Anne Pousette (WINBC), Ray Markham (Rural Coordination Centre of BC), and more.
More detailed information about the event, including the agenda, can be found on the symposium webpage,bcahsn.ca/conference. The event hashtag on social media is #CFOA19.
The British Columbia Academic Health Science Network’s role is to advance learning health systems in BC and to enable innovations within the system that make the best use of provincial assets, resources and expertise. Its focus is transformative system change in three provincial health priority areas: seniors health, rural and remote care and emergency services.
BC AHSN (bcahsn.ca) includes three Operational Units, which integrate knowledge management services and supports, work in collaboration to strengthen its reach and impact, and form the backbone of our Network. These units are the BC SUPPORT (Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials) Unit, Clinical Trials BC and Research Ethics BC.