Event History – 2015

EVENTS HISTORY

The following is a list of events that the IHLCDP have sponsored or presented. Many of our presentations and workshops are available to view as a video or audio recording via adobe connect. So if you missed the event you can still benefit from the information.  For events that have a recorded presentation just click on the button link.

Event History from 2015

November 24

Supporting family caregivers: The development and use of a decision guide

Presenter

Dr. Carole Robinson, Associate Professor, School f Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

Abstract
Hear about a new approach designed for family members caring for someone with advanced chronic disease, and an ongoing study to evaluate its use in practice.

October 22

First steps to taking action on Healthy Public Policy in your community

Presenters

  • Dr. Nelly Oelke, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan
  • Cheryl Van Vliet-Brown, PhD student, BSN, RN, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

Abstract
How to begin to incorporate a health-in-all-policies approach in an organization through a case example.

September 22

The power to choose: Improving end-of-life care in First Nations communities

Presenter

  • Dr. Mary Lou Kelley, Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work, Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health, Lakehead University, Ontario

Abstract
The findings of a five year project showing the value of local community development, regional partnerships, education and community empowerment in addressing gaps in palliative care services for First Nations communities.

View the 6 minute video The Power to Choose

CBC Radio interview September 22, 2015

September 17

Remote Aboriginal community research: Translating knowledge into action

Presenter

Dr. Jan Robertson, Research Fellow, Centre for Research Excellence in the Prevention of Chronic Conditions, Division of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia

Abstract
Refinements to knowledge translation strategies developed through studies evaluating alcohol restrictions and efforts to reduce tobacco use in Australian Aboriginal communities.

Don’t take chances. Making a health care plan

Presenter

Dr. Carole Robinson, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

Abstract
You don’t take risks when you drive to work or take your bike out for a spin. So why take chances with your health planning?  Join us for Advance Care Planning Day, April 16.

March 27

It’s your life: Cancer prevention and you

Presenters

  • Randene Wejr, MSW, MBA(c) Regional Director, Southern Interior Region, Canadian Cancer Society
  • Jerilynn Maki, MA Team Lead Health Promotion, Southern Interior Region, Canadian Cancer Society

Abstract
A presentation about the prevalence of certain cancers, trends in cancer rates, and the everyday changes we can all make to drastically reduce our risk of cancer as we age.

March 26

Keep seniors singing

Presenter

Nigel Brown, Executive Director, Sing for your Life Foundation BC

Abstract
Sing for your Life is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of older Canadians who live at home or in residential care, through music. The programs create more age friendly communities and improve the life and care of older people, including those affected by dementia, and their caregivers. Nigel will provide a taste of what to expect when participating in a Sing for your Life session.

Sing for your Life is funded in Canada through community and government grants, personal donations and corporate supporters.

Reducing medications in frail seniors

Presenter

Trevor Janz, MD, Regional Residential Care Medical Director, Interior Health East

Abstract
Dr. Janz discusses issues related to polypharmacy and offers recommendations on alternative approaches.

Presenters

  • Dr. Charlotte Jones, Associate Professor, Southern Medical Program, Faculty of Medicine, UBC Okanagan
  • Clara Burdett, Psychology student, UBC Okanagan
  • Diane Cumming, Walk ‘n Talk participant

Abstract
Learn about how this participatory-based program is implemented and sustained by community engagement, and initial evaluation results of the program.

March 18

Driving Transitions: Hanging up the car keys

Presenter

Lindsay Burton, MSc student, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, UBC Okanagan

Abstract
A presentation on the current literature and resources on driving cessation and older adults, leading up to and following hanging up the car keys.

Behavioural challenges in dementia

Presenter

Trevor Janz, MD, Regional Residential Care Medical Director, Interior Health East

Abstract
Dr. Janz provides an overview of dementia diagnoses and symptoms and speaks to the ways people with dementia exhibit the symptoms behaviourally and provide suggestions to caregivers on how to best manage these symptoms.

Note:  the transitions in the slides on the recording are out-of-sync with the presentation. You can control the slides yourself on the recording.

Is chronic inflammation the common link between aging and chronic disease?

Presenter

Dr. Jonathan Little, Assistant Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, UBC Okanagan

Abstract
This session focuses on the scientific evidence that links inflammation to age-related chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and dementia.

March 11

Savvy Seniors: New communication technologies and you

Facilitated by the Community Service Learning Program, UBC Okanagan and volunteer UBC Okanagan students

Cafe Scientifique
<h3)Breaking the cycle of pain: What will it take?

Presenters

  • Dr. Michelle Teo, Rheumatologist, Penticton Regional Hospital
  • Dr. Susan Holtzman, Associate Professor, Psychology, UBC Okanagan
  • Dr. Sally Willis-Stewart, Senior Instructor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, UBC Okanagan
  • Dr. Zach Walsh, Associate Professor, Psychology, UBC Okanagan

Abstract
Over 6 million Canadians live with chronic pain. Uncontrolled pain reduces quality of life, influences ability to work, and is related to other illnesses such as depression. Are there ways to manage pain in today’s world? Can healthy lifestyle changes help to relieve pain?