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Wednesday, November 7 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
(45 min) The Dementia Challenge: Facing the Rising Tide / Le défi posé par la démence : faire face au flot croissant

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Organized by: Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, Eleanor Fast

Canada’s aging population and the increasing prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias pose a significant challenge for Canadian families and their caregivers, and more broadly, for the health care system.

Recognizing the importance of developing and implementing an effective strategy to address this challenge, the Minister of Health of Canada, through the Public Health Agency of Canada, asked the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) to provide an evidence-informed and authoritative assessment on the state of knowledge to help advance federal priorities under the National Strategy for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Act.

To address the charge, the CAHS assembled a multidisciplinary, multi-sectoral panel with a range of expertise, experience, and demonstrated leadership in this domain. The panel’s report will assess the evidence‐based and emerging practices, actions, and programs in jurisdictions within Canada and internationally that improve the care and the lives of people living with dementia and their caregivers.

This session at CSPC will provide attendees with an overview of the panel’s approach to providing meaningful input in a complex multi-jurisdictional policy environment.

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Howard Bergman, MD, FCFP, FRCPC, FCAHS

Chair, Panel for the Assessment of Evidence and Best Practices for the development of a Canadian Dementia Strategy, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS)
Howard Bergman is Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Professor of Family Medicine, Medicine, and Oncology at McGill University where he was the first Dr. Joseph Kaufmann Professor of Geriatric Medicine from 2001-2015. He is Special Advisor (International) to the Dean of... Read More →

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Carrie McAiney, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo
Carrie McAiney is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo and the UW-Schlegel Research Chair in Dementia. As a health services researcher, Carrie works collaboratively with organizations, providers, persons living with... Read More →
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Isabelle Vedel, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University
Isabelle Vedel is a Public health physician and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University. Dr. Vedel conducts health services research in primary healthcare services for older patients with chronic diseases. Specifically, she is conducting studies... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm EST
Delta Ottawa - Chaudière