UBC Care of the Elderly Virtual Conference

UBC Care of the Elderly Virtual Conference

Hosted by the UBC Department of Geriatric Medicine

Target Audience:

Family physicians, nurse practitioners, geriatricians, nurses, residents & students

Course Format: Virtual Conference
  • Feb 12, 2021
Broadcast starts: 8:00AM Pacific Time

Online from Vancouver BC


We will have space for you this year!  We have condensed our popular 3-days intensive course into 1-day virtual conference for you to participate in the safety and comfort of your own home or office.  Each presentation will last 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A.   Topics are tailored for primary care providers who work with elderly patients.  Participants will also have the opportunity to express their learning needs on each topic prior to the event.  Check out the agenda below!  



Subject to change 

07:50–08:00 Connect to Zoom  
08:0008:15 Welcome & Opening Remarks

Dr. Janet Kow &
Dr. Eileen Wong


Incorporating Frailty into Cancer Care Plans

1. Review principles of geriatric oncology
2. Review evidence for frailty assessments in the oncology setting
3. Review recent evidence for geriatric assessments in oncology

Dr. Caroline Mariano

Deprescribing—How To

1. Review principles of geriatric oncology
2. Review evidence for frailty assessments in the oncology setting
3. Review recent evidence for geriatric assessments in oncology

Dr. Mark Fok

Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia

1. Identify different types of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia/major neurocognitive disorder (BPSD) 
2. Describe the indications and risks for prescribing psychotropic medications to treat BPSD
3. Access relevant educational resources for managing BPSD

Dr. Peter Chan
09:45–10:00 Stretch Break  

COVID and Seniors

1. Appreciate the impact of COVID-19 on Elders, including mortality, morbidity, and the physiological and immunological differences in their disease presentation.
2. Be able to identify ways to minimize the risk of COVID-19 in various groups of seniors.
3. Understand the role and impact of COVID-19 vaccines in seniors.

Dr. Janet Kow


Low Vision in the Elderly

1. Identify patients who are candidates for vision rehabilitation
2. Recognize patients who have Charles Bonnet syndrome hallucinations
3. Describe the 5 areas assessed and addressed in comprehensive vision rehabilitation

Dr. Mary Lou Jackson

Effective Assessment of Seniors Virtually

1. Appreciate what we can do well with virtual health
2. Identify some of the pitfalls
3. Be able to share tips for virtual geriatric practice

Dr. Amanda Hill
11:30–12:15 Lunch Break  

Update on Diabetes Management for the Elderly

1. Appreciate the challenges of diabetes management in different settings and the importance of establishing individualized glycemic goals
2. Implement diabetes management strategies for older adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

Dr. Sarah Sy


Delirium and Antipsychotic Use in End of Life Care

1. Describe the definition and diagnosis of delirium
2. Review treatment of delirium in hospitalized patients
3. Review medications that cause and treat delirium

Dr. Gil Kimel


Beyond Bisphosphonates: Options for Care

1. Understand Imminent fracture risk
2. Discuss role of anabolic agents in 2021
3. Discuss importance of closing the care gap

Dr. Larry Dian
13:45–14:00 Stretch Break  

Chronic MSK Pain—A Physiatry Perspective

1. Apply concepts from a Physiatrist’s approach to chronic musculoskeletal pain 
2. Summarize the role of rehabilitation in the management of chronic musculoskeletal pain

Dr. Evan Kwong 

Cognitive Testing—MMSE vs MoCA?

1. Describe bedside cognitive screening tools, the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)
2. Discuss the decision-making process used to choose between the MMSE and MoCA in clinical practice assessment

Dr. Phil Lee
15:00–15:15 Take Home Points Summarized  & Closing Remarks Dr. Janet Kow
15:15 Conference Ends  


  By Jan 8 By Jan 29 After Jan 29
Standard Rate $199 $250 $270
Residents/Students $50 $60 $70

*5% GST applies to all registration fees.


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