Mount Sinai Hospital will be hosting its annual day-long Geriatrics Institute in Toronto on June 28. This year the theme is Through the Looking Glass: An Older Patient’s Experience Across the Continuum of Care. Dr. Samir Sinha, Director of Geriatrics, is the event organizer and explains the purpose of the Institute. "This is a day where we and our partners can offer a day of education that seeks to help all of us do better at delivering a better patient experience for our older patients. The fact that our 250 seats filled up in no time speaks to the growing value of this day to health and social care professionals and advocates. We are also proud of the fact that we have been able to continue our tradition of offering this educational event for free through the generosity of our donors and sponsors."
I'm delighted to have been asked to give the lunch time keynote and look forward to the opportunity to participate in the day. Presentations range from the emotional and health needs of older patients to Ontario's Senior Care Strategy, and from home safety assessments to advocating for elders at risk. Presenters include experts from Mount Sinai Hospital, CCAC, SPRINT and the Reitman Centre, among others, with expertise including legal, occupational therapy, mental health, social work and pharmacy. It's not surprising the day is a sell-out!