On November 6, 2008, SOLIDAGE, the McGill University-Université de Montréal Research Group on Frailty and Aging, in collaboration with FEDERATION CJA, hosted an international symposium on chronic disease and aging. These two key issues are major and inextricable challenges that Quebec and healthcare systems around the world are presently facing (Program).
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Chronic Disease and Aging: Two Separate or Related Problems?
Speaker: Robert Kane, MD, Professor and Minnesota Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health.
Chronic Disease and Aging: A Public Health Perspective
Speaker: David Butler-Jones, MD, MHSc, LLD(h), FRCPC, FACPM, CCFP, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada.
Discussion Session: Chronic Disease Care
Speakers: Dr. Kane and Dr. Butler-Jones
Moderator: Liette Lapointe, PhD, Associate Professor; Director, Business and Management Research Center, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University.
Chronic Disease and Aging: Applying the Chronic Disease Model to Older Persons
Speaker: Edward Wagner, MD, MPH, FACP, Director, MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation, Group Health Cooperative, University of Washington.
Chronic Disease and Aging: Prevention in the Elderly Person—Can We Get it Right?
Speaker: A. Mark Clarfield, MD, FRCPC, Head of Geriatrics, Soroka Hospital, Sidonie Hecht Professor of Geriatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University, Israel.
Discussion Session: Chronic Disease and Aging: Applying the Chronic Disease Model and Preventive Care among the Aged
Speakers: Dr. Wagner and Dr. Clarfield
Moderator: Renaldo Battista, MD, MPH, ScD, FRCPC, Professor, Department of Health Administration, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal (DASUM).
Chronic Disease and Aging: The Challenge of Alzheimers Disease in Quebec
Speaker: Howard Bergman, MD, Chair, Task Force charged with proposing a Quebec action plan on Alzheimers Disease and related disorders.
Alzheimer’s Disease: A Chronic Illness The Alzheimer’s Disease Plan: France
Speaker: Joël Ménard, MD, Professor of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine Paris-Descartes; Author, Alzheimer’s Disease Plan: France.
Alzheimer’s Disease: A Chronic Illness The Alzheimer’s Disease Plan: England
Speaker: Sube Banerjee, MD, MSc, FRCPsych, Co-lead, Development of a National Dementia Strategy; Senior Professional Advisor, Older People’s Mental Health, Department of Health, England; Professor of Mental Health and Ageing, The Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.
Discussion Session: Chronic Disease and Aging: The Challenge of Alzheimer’s Disease
Speakers: Dr. Bergman, Dr. Ménard, and Dr. Banerjee
Moderator: Paule Lebel, MD, MSc, CSPQ, FRCPC, Director, Centre d’expertise sur la santé des personnes âgées et des aidants (CESPA), Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal; Member, Task Force charged with proposing a Quebec action plan on Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders.
Chronic Disease and Aging: Financial Impact
Speaker: François Béland, PhD, Professor, Department of Health Administration, Université de Montréal.
Chronic Disease and Aging: Health Policy Implications
Speaker: Penny Ballem, MD, MSc, FRCP, University of British Columbia and Former Deputy Minister of Health, British Columbia.
Discussion Session: Chronic Disease and Aging: Financial Impact and Health Policy Implications
Speakers: Dr. Béland and Dr. Ballem
Moderator: David Levine, MAdmin, MPhil, President and Director General of the Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal.