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Workshop session: Exploring the physician role in a national seniors strategy

(Sun. Aug. 23, 12:15pm -2pm)

Working session for delegates to explore and discuss the physician role in supporting a national seniors’ strategy

Presenters

Liz Crocker, Author of “Privileged Presence” and child and healthcare advocate

Dr. Laurie Mallery, Co-founder of PATH program

Dr. Paige Moorhouse, Co-founder of PATH program

Learning objectives

In this session delegates will:

  • assess and validate the national seniors strategy policy framework that has been developed in consultation with stakeholder groups and a physician advisory panel
  • explore and articulate the role of physicians in ensuring the delivery of appropriate care for seniors considering the issues and challenges seniors and their families currently face, also reviewing tools and resources for physicians
  • identify priority actions for CMA to support physicians in providing appropriate care for seniors, focusing on areas of direct CMA influence with measurable outcomes over the next 1-3 years

Results will provide direction for specific action/initiatives to advance the development and support the implementation of a national senior’s strategy. A summary report from this workshop will be discussed at the strategic session to assist in informing further debate.

Evaluation

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 14.5 credits.

This program has been reviewed and approved by the University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Professional Development.

This program has been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Nova Scotia Chapter for up to 15 Mainpro-M1 credits.