Upcoming Events

2017 Geriatrics Institute Education Day

Date: June 22, 2017

The Geriatrics Institute Education Day is an annual one day program delivered in partnership with Sinai Health System’s Healthy Ageing and Geriatrics Program, the University Health Network and a variety of community care partners across the GTA. Our program takes place each June and provides accessible and quality education for health, social and community care professionals and advocates.


Registration Deadline:

June 19, 2017 or while ticket quantities last.




Valid from March 8th 2017 – May 8th 2017
Valid from May 8th 2017 – June 19th 2017
You must be registering with 10 or more attendees to receive the group price.
Valid from March 8th – June 19th 2017
$30 (Per Person)

Confirmation of Registration:

You will receive a ticket via email that confirms your registration. You must bring this ticket with you on the day of the event as proof of registration. Registration is processed on a first-come first-serve basis. All ticket sales are non-refundable. 

Registration Online:

Program Agenda

Program Agenda

8:00-8:45 Registration and Community Booths Display
8:45-9:00 Opening Remarks

Dr. Samir Sinha, Director of Geriatrics, Sinai Health System and University Health Network

9:00-9:45 Managing Chronic Disease in Frail Older Adults

Dr. Camilla Wong, Geriatrician, St. Michael’s Hospital

9:45-10:30 Managing Pain Without Medication

Dr. Carlo Ammendolia, Associate Scientist and Chiropractor, Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis & Autoimmune Disease, Mount Sinai Hospital

10:30-11:00 Refreshment Break
11:00-11:45 Living at Risk

Dr. Samir Sinha, Director of Geriatrics, Sinai Health System and University Health Network

Leanne Ginty, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Geriatrics, Sinai Health System

11:45-12:45 Lunch
12:45-13:45 Panel Discussion: Medical Assistance in Dying Update


Dr. James Downar, Critical Care & Palliative Care Staff Physician, Toronto General Hospital

Panel Members:

Jane Merkley, Executive Vice President, Patient Care, Quality and Chief Nursing Executive, Sinai Health System

Gillian McCloskey, Associate Executive Director, Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)

Dr. Kerry Bowman, Clinical Ethicist, Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Russell Goldman, Director, Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital

13:45-14:30 Nutrition in Older Adults

Dr. Heather Keller, Schlegel Research Chair, Nutrition & Aging, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo

14:30-15:00 Refreshment Break
15:00-15:45 Managing Incontinence

Rebecca Ramsden, Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Nursing Unit Administrator, Mount Sinai Hospital

Agnes Kulinek, Clinical Coordinator, Independence at Home (IAH) Community Outreach Team (COT)

15:45-16:30 Will I Remember My Grandchildren’s Names? Update on the Treatment of Dementia

Dr. Barry Goldlist, Geriatrician, Sinai Health System and University Health Network

16:30-16:45 Closing Remarks

Leanne Ginty, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Geriatrics, Sinai Health System

Contact Us

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Geriatrics Institute, please contact:


Program Assistant,
Healthy Ageing and Geriatrics Program,
Sinai Health System

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