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NGIG Student Day

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Healthy Aging: Innovations and Strategies in Geriatric Medicine and Research

NGIG Schedule

10:00 am – 10:20 am: Registration

10:20 am – 10:30 am: Welcome

10:30 am – 11:15 am: Keynote Address by Dr. Soham Rej

11:15 am – 11:30 am: Break with Coffee and Tea

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Career in Geriatrics Panel

12:30 pm  1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Workshops

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Awards & Closing Remarks

Keynote address subject: Why did this guy choose to become a geriatric psychiatrist? A dialogue about a career in geriatric mental health ยป by Dr Soham Rej, geriatric psychiatrist.


      • Dr. Talbot-Hamon, Geriatrician at the Montreal General Hospital
      • Dr. Chris Frank, Family Doctor with training in care of the elderly, past president of the CGS
      • Dr Soham Rej, Geriatric Psychiatrist at the Jewish General Hospital
      • Dr. Haddad, 3rd year resident recently matched to geriatrics sub-specialty
      • Dr. Ringer, 1st year resident, interested in Geriatric Emergency Medicine


        1.  Pharmacy cascades: The average 81 years-old patient takes about 15 different medications, many of them being no longer needed or causing serious adverse effects. With the help of two pharmacists specialized in geriatrics, learn how to identify potential drug-related problems and get initiated to the art of deprescribing.
        2. Geriatrics emergency: get some tips and advice on how to assess the older patient in the emergency department context. Learn to recognize atypical presentations and red flags in the elderly patient, interpret clinical findings in light of normal age-related changes and detect potential elder abuse.
        3. Functional relay: Feel how it is like to have cataracts, hearing impairment or severe osteoarthritis the time of an obstacle course where your will feel totally depend of your fellow caregiver. The refreshment you will get after completion of the race might not be as rewarding as you think...

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