2024 GEM Conference

12:00 hrs: Lunch and Networking

Bring your lunch and join an informal chat with colleagues from across Ontario! Zoom Link to Lunch Session Welcome to the GEM Network! Geriatric Emergency Management (GEM) nurse roles are key enablers of excellent care for older patients in emergency departments, and more than 130 such roles have been created in hospitals across Ontario. GEM […]

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Closing Remarks, Link to Evaluation & Certificates of Attendance

Link to Session Thank you to our wonderful speakers, presenters, and all of the nearly 200 attendees for making this event such a success! Please take the time to complete our conference evaluation. This year’s conference was planned around sessions you requested, and we value your feedback for future planning. Be sure to check “complete”

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15:00 hrs: Emergency Department Care Update from Ontario Health

Link to Session Download presentation Carolyn Farquharson has been a Registered Nurse since 1982 with the majority of her career spent in the emergency department clinical & leadership environment. Carolyn is the director of the Ontario Health Emergency Services Clinical Program team that was initiated in July 2023 and is responsible for providing strategic leadership

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14:30 hrs: Mentoring and Supporting the GEM Team

Link to Session Sylvia Naughton is the Manager of Geriatric Medicine with the North Simcoe Muskoka Specialized Geriatric Services; she provides support for the planning & development of clinical geriatric services, at both regional and local levels. Sylvia along with SGS leadership and members from the Geriatric Medicine team have partnered with local hospitals in

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14:00 hrs: Spotlight 4 – Perspectives on the Geriatric Emergency Department

Link to Session Download presentation Session G: The University Health Network’s Seniors’ Emergency Medicine Centre Nazek Abdelmutti is the Director of Strategy and Implementation for the Myrna Daniels Seniors Emergency Medicine Centre and the Older Adult Strategy at the University Health Network in Toronto, Canada.  Nazek is an experienced leader in implementing programs and initiatives

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13:00 hrs: Spotlight 3 – Seniors’ Mental Health

Link to Sessions Session E: Approaches to Mental Health Crisis with Older Adults Download presentation Dr. Mark Lachmann is the Vice President, Medical Affairs, Sinai Health. He is a geriatric psychiatrist working with patients in acute, rehabilitation, long-term care, and community settings. He is the Geriatric Psychiatry Director for the Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Office in

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11:00 hrs: Spotlight 2 – Care Partners & Supportive Discharges

Link to Sessions Session C: Supporting Care Partners In & Beyond the ED Download presentation Bianca Feitelberg is a Project Lead with the Strategic Partnerships and Innovation team at the Ontario Caregiver Organization (OCO). In her role, Bianca works with caregivers, healthcare and service providers including Ontario Health Teams to identify and address caregiver concerns and

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09:45 hrs: Spotlight 1 – Recognizing & Responding to Urgent Conditions

Link to Sessions Download presentation Session A: Delirium in the Emergency Department and Beyond Dr. Kevin Young completed his PhD at the University of Toronto in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. He subsequently completed his medical degree at the University of Toronto, and then a residency in Internal Medicine and a Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine.  He

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09:30 hrs: GEM and the Landscape of Older Adult Care in Ontario

Link to Session Download presentation Dr. Kelly Kay is an experienced health leader, bringing more than 30 years of varied health system experience to her full-time role as Executive Director of Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario, an entity focused on providing system infrastructure for clinical geriatric services in Ontario Canada. Dr. Kay holds a Master of

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Agenda and Zoom Links

Welcome to the 2024 Geriatric Emergency Management (GEM) Conference. We are excited to learn with you! Please take note of a few important details about this event. Conference Learning Objectives: The format for the event is: Don’t forget to join the informal lunch time drop in session for a chance to chat with your GEM

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