Province Health Geriatric Services Conference, March 27: Early Bird Registration Extended to February 24!

The 17th annual Geriatric Services Conference will be held March 27, 2020 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Plan to join your colleagues from across the province for another day of inspiration, latest research and best practices. 

Plenary Speakers

Brendan McCormack, D.Phil, FRCN, FEANS, FRCSI, FRSA, PGCEA, RMN, RGNZ 
Developing Person-entred Cultures of Effectiveness: Developing Transformative Spaces and Places

Janet Kow, MD, MEd, FRCPC
The Real Deal: Lessons from Geriatric Outreach Home Visits

Julie Robillard, PhD
The Future is Here: Ethical Considerations for Adoption and Implementation of Novel Assistive Technologies

Teresa Lui–Ambrose, PhD
Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging: A Focus on Cognitive Reserve

Workshop Topics

“There You Are!” Communication, Relationships and Behaviour Care Planning
Carol Ward, MD, FRCPC, GeriPsych and Amanda Brown, RN, RPN, BSPN

Exploring Dementia through Research with BC First Nations People: Stories from Gitxsan Nation
Gina Gaspard, RN, MN, GNC(C)

Self Compassion: Unleashing Joy in the Workplace
Lawrence Yang, MD, CCFP

Sexuality and Intimacy in Long Term Care: Dignity, Autonomy and Well-being
Marie Carlson, RN, BSN, CRN(C); Bethan Everett, MBA, MSN, PhD; Marlee Groening, RN, MN; Jenny Hyman, MSW, RSW; and Venus Villaos, RCA

An Ethical Exploration of Truth-telling and Deception in the Care of Persons with Dementia: A Participatory Workshop Using a Case Study
Harry Karlinsky, MD, MSc, FRCPC

The Dementia Village Story
Eitaro Hirota, Architect AIBC; Brendan McCormack, D.Phil (Oxon), and others TBC

Consent Across the Continuum: Care Facility Admission, Health Care Treatment, and Restraint
Alison Leaney, MSW, RSW and Krista James, LLB


The early-bird registration deadline has been extended to February 24. Register now to reserve your seat.


A block of rooms is being held until February 26th, 2020 at the Listel Hotel, 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver at a special rate of $169.00 per night plus applicable taxes. For reservations, please call (604) 684-8461 or toll-free 1-800-663-5491 or email and identify the group name Providence Health Care / Geriatric Services Conference. Early booking is advised.