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We are Canadian Geriatrics

CGS Through the Ages

As the CGS celebrates their 40th anniversary, reminisce with us and check out these previous CGS program covers through the years!

CGS Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

CGS Special Interest Groups (SIGs) represent communities within our CGS community that are bringing CGS members together from around the country to share expertise and interest in various areas of interest. Become part of these vibrant national communities which are only open to CGS members. A list of current SIGs is included below. If you are interested in joining the following SIGs, click the name for more information. Not yet a member? Click here to join.

SIGs

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Meeting

Continence SIG
Chair: Dr. Adrian Wagg

The Continence Special Interest Group will bring together CGS members with a clinical and research interest in continence. All with an interest in continence in older people are invited to join.

Monday, June 21, 2021

6:30-7:30 p.m. EST

Meeting Link

Continence Day

The Continence Special Interest Group has created an educational series of videos based on our very successful Continence Training Day. We are after more members so please take a look, cultivate your interest, and join us today!

Deprescribing and Medication Optimization Special Interest Group (DeMO SIG)
Chair: Dr. Justin Turner

Are you interested in deprescribing or are you just curious to learn more about it? Then join our passionate and enthusiastic SIG and see what we have planned for the coming year.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

4:00-5:00 p.m. EST
Meeting Link

Falls, Balance and Mobility SIG
Chair: Dr. Manuel Montero-Odasso

Please join us to share your experience dealing with patients with falls and fractures, exchange ideas with peers, and get involved in our future “Falls and Fracture Educational Webinars” that will be provided under the CGS umbrella.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
4:00-5:00 p.m. EST

Meeting Link

Frailty SIG
Chair: Alexandra Papaioannou


The mission of the Frailty SIG is to create a community of practice amongst geriatricians with an interest in frailty, encouraging collaboration and share expertise. The group will provide a forum for collaboration with external organizations, with a shared goal to improve care to the benefit of CGS members and the patients that we care for.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

4:00-5:00 p.m. EST

Meeting Link

Nutrition in Older Adults SIG
Chair: Dr. Jose Morais

Nutrition is the cornerstone to healthy aging and since malnutrition has tremendous deleterious effects on health and physical function of older adults. The objectives of this SIG are based on suggestions from members with an interest in nutrition and a goal to share knowledge and experiences, and to advance the field. Please join us if you find nutrition to be an important aspect of our care, and if you want to become a leader on nutritional issues in your milieu.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

4:00-5:00 p.m. EST

Meeting Link

Osteoporosis and Bone Health SIG
Chair: Dr. Jenny Thain

The mission of the Osteoporosis and Bone Health SIG is to create a community of practice amongst geriatricians and the interprofessional teams with an interest in bone health, encouraging collaboration and sharing of expertise. The group will provide a forum through which the CGS can collaborate with external organizations with a shared goal to improve bone health to the benefit of CGS members including trainees and the patients that we care for.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

4:00-5:00 p.m. EST


Primary Care SIG
Chair: Dr. Robert Lam

Primary care physicians and nurse practitioners contribute significantly to the care of older adult Canadians, and often are faced with challenging clinical scenarios. Join us to share your experiences, exchange ideas with peers, and learn how the Canadian Geriatrics Society can help.

Monday, June 7, 2021

4:00-5:00 p.m. EST


Older Patients and Emergency Department Care SIG
Chair: Dr. Olivier Beauchet

The purpose of the Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Canadian Geriatric Society (CGS) on “Older Patients and Emergency Department Care” is to improve care of older (i.e., ≥65) patients visiting Canadian Emergency Departments (EDs) with the aim to avoid the occurrence of adverse health events.

TO BE DETERMINED

Latest Updates:

- Session recordings have all been posted!

- For those who attended the Falls, Balance and Mobility Round Table and would like to contact Dr. Montero-Odasso, click here

- Click here  to see CGS Through the Ages! 

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