37th Annual Geriatric Medicine Refresher Day: Current and Practical Knowledge To Inspire and Advance Care

Join us on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at RBC Place, London, Ontario from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to explore current and practical knowledge in geriatric medicine to inspire and advance care.

General registration: $175
Volunteer/Student: $85

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If you are a sponsor, please use the exhibitor registration webform.

Learning Objectives - by the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Apply current literature in care of the older adult
  2. Apply practical knowledge in the advancement of care of the older adult

LEGEND - WORKSHOP SUITED FOR: (A) - Allied Health, (N) - Nurses, PSWs, (P) - Physicians, Pharmacists
A minimum of 25% of this program is dedicated to participant interaction.

If you would like to sponsor this event, you can download the Sponsorship Prospectus and then use the exhibitor registration webform to register as a sponsor.


8:15 - 8:30 am: Registration

8:30 - 8:40 am: Welcoming remarks from Laura Diachun, MD, Conference Chair, Geriatric Medicine, St. Joseph's Health Care London

8:40 - 9:45 am - Plenary Session: Shared Teachings of Elders/Ancestors Caring for Community presented by Elder Roberta Price

10:00 - 11:05 am: Morning Concurrent Workshops I

11:05 - 11:25 am: Refreshments, Displays and Networking

11:30 - 12:35 pm: Morning Concurrent Workshops II

12:35 - 1:15 pm: Lunch, Displays and Networking

1:15 - 2:20 pm: Plenary Session

2:20 - 2:40 pm: Afternoon Concurrent Workshops

3:50 - 4:00 pm: Evaluation

Who Should Attend

Given the interdisciplinary nature of geriatric care and the feedback from previous conference evaluations, topics have been selected to appeal to a wide range of care providers including physicians, nurses, therapists (OT, PT, SLP, RT), pharmacists, dietitians, psychologists, social workers, researchers, educators, and discharge planners, as well as people serving primarily in administrative positions.

About the Conference

We are proud to present and celebrate our 36th annual conference in Geriatric Medicine that provides professionals with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge base, to refine specific skills, and to meet with others who share their concern in improving quality care for the older adult. The plenary session encourages interdisciplinary discussion of a subject common to all, while concurrent sessions provide medical updates and review of best practices of topics in geriatric care. All sessions include time for questions from participants and many speakers are available for informal discussions throughout the day. We encourage you to visit our display area in the Exhibitor Hallway.

For questions about registration or event accessibility, please contact Jennifer Whytock.

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Registration Early Bird Draw

All electronic registrations received prior to April 1, 2024 will be entered into our “Early Bird Draw” and are eligible to receive a full refund of the 2024 registration fee. We encourage all to register prior to April 1, 2024. Registered participants who are unable to attend are welcome to send a colleague in their place. Notice of withdrawal in writing after April 24, 2024 will result in a $40 administration fee. Registrations received after April 26, 2024 will be considered only if space permits.


Parking is not included in your registration fee. Please be prepared to pay for your own parking. Parking is available at the RBC London underground lot or in the Canada Wide Parking lot (get ticket and pay at machine) across the street for roughly $10. Carpool and arrive early as parking downtown is limited. Please note RPC Place can get chilly - DRESS IN LAYERS. A coat check will be available on the ground floor of the Convention Centre. This is a FRAGRANCE FREE CONFERENCE, be considerate of those with allergies. Be sure to inform us of any special dietary needs.

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Location & Details

RBC Place
300 York Street
London ON  N6B 1P8


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