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SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

 The CGS is developing Special Interest Groups (SIGs). There are several benefits of a CGS SIG membership. Importantly, being a SIG member will not increase workload but rather contribute to personal development and team growth by:

  1. Creating a national community of professionals that share an interest in specific areas; improve networking and mutual support / learning.
  2. Increasing access to a selection of relevant research articles and education resources.
  3. Providing a venue to connect with others to work on specific projects relating to self-learning (CPD, CME articles), research projects, education initiatives, advocacy, AGM presentations etc.).
  4. Providing a venue to connect with external organizations also working in the SIG area of focus.
  5. Facilitating sharing ideas and mentorship through the SIGS.
  6. Creating a virtual place for asynchronous online discussion of a topic for a practice/ clinical discussion

A list of current SIGs is included below.

If you are interested in joining the following SIGs, click the name for more information. *Please note you must be logged in to your CGS member account. Not yet a member? Click here to join.

Note: To remain a member of a SIG, you need to be a CGS member.

 Continence SIG

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.

To learn more, contact the Continence SIG chair, Dr. Adrian Wagg.

 Deprescribing and   Medication   Optimization Special   Interest Group (DeMO  SIG)

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. 

To learn more, contact the DeMO SIG chair, Dr. Justin Turner

 Falls, Balance and   Mobility SIG

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.

To learn more, contact the Falls and Fracture SIG chair, Dr. Manuel Montero-Odasso.

 Frailty SIG

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.

To learn more, contact the Frailty SIG chair, Dr. Alexandra Papaioannou.

 Nutrition in Older   Adults SIG

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.

To learn more, contact the Nutrition in Older Adults SIG chair, Dr. Jose Morais.

 Osteoporosis and   Bone Health SIG

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.

To learn more, contact the Osteoporosis and Bone Health SIG chair, Dr. Jenny Thain.

 Primary Care SIG

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.

To learn more, contact the Primary Care SIG chair, Dr. Robert Lam.

 Older Patients and   Emergency   Department Care SIG

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 learn more, contact Older Patients and Emergency Department Care SIG chair, Dr. Olivier Beauchet.

 




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