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DUE Sunday, August 8, 2021: NGIG Executive Positions 2021-2022

To all Canadian medical students: We encourage you to apply to be part of next year’s NGIG Executive Team. Joining the NGIG is a fantastic way to begin or continue your growth in the field of Geriatrics and promote the care of the older adults on a national level. Descriptions of open positions can be found here: NGIG Executive Positions for 2021-2022

How to Apply:

Please send us an email at ngig.cgs@gmail.com with a 250-300 word paragraph of why you are interested in joining the NGIG and the particular role you are applying for, and any relevant experiences. The NEW deadline to apply for this application is Sunday, August 8th, 2021.

If you are interested in applying in multiple positions, please submit a separate paragraph for each and rank your top 3 choices. 


May 2021: NGIG Student Day 2021, NGIG Publication, "People's Choice" Award Voting Period

NGIG Student Day 2021

Thank you so much for signing up to attend NGIG Student Day! We have an amazing line up of speakers, and workshops (plus UberEats of course!).

The day will begin at 10:30am on Saturday, May 29th, please ensure to check in on or before 10:25 to ensure we can get started right away.

Access the NGIG Student Day on the CGS 2021 Portal.

NGIG Publication 2021

TRANSFORMATION: Adapting to the Changing Needs of Seniors during a Pandemic

This year’s publication is released at a very difficult time for our community at large, with the continued fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Through it all, the Geriatrics community continues to inspire us with ongoing advocacy for older adults and increased support for the multitude of challenges faced by them and their caregivers. It is these collective efforts that have inspired this year's theme of "transformation". With every submission, we witness how students across Canada have transformed their passion for improving the health outcomes of older adults into action and change.

"People's Choice" Award

We are excited to announce the inaugural "People's Choice" Award ($250), thanks to the generous sponsorship of Dr. Magda Lenartowicz, founder of NGIG. The "People's Choice" Award will be presented to one select submission to this year's NGIG Publication. All submissions will be considered equally regardless of category.

The winning submission will be decided by votes from CGS members. We would like to invite all CGS members to view the publication here and vote for the submission that best represents this year's theme. Voting opens on Saturday, May 29 and will close in 2 weeks on Saturday, June 11.

Go to Poll

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COVID-19 Infographic

Courtesy of 2020-2021 VP Research, Trina Gartke




NGIG Student Day 2021

We are inviting all interested medical students to our annual Student Day on behalf of the National Geriatric Interest Group!

Each year, the NGIG organizes a Student Day at the Canadian Geriatrics Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting. This year’s Student Day will be held on May 29th, 2021 in a virtual format. The NGIG Student Day is an experience exclusively designed for future physicians who have a special interest in geriatric medicine and aging adults. This year, we are inviting current geriatricians, residents and other experts from across Canada with an interest in geriatric medicine to come and speak to a group of students on various topics. This year we were lucky to have Dr. Roger Wong, Clinical Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of British Columbia to be our Keynote Speaker for NGIG Student Day. Along with Dr. Wong, we have an amazing line up of speakers for throughout the day. This will be a great learning and networking opportunity for medical students of all years!

Register here.

Apply to become a CGS member here.


NGIG Publication 2021

**CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS**

NGIG is now accepting submissions for the 9th issue of our annual publication! The theme for this year is “Transformation: Adapting to the Changing Needs of Seniors During a Pandemic”.

Acceptable formats include Featured Articles, Creative Writing, Commentaries, Case Reports, Art/Photography. Please see the attached poster below for details.

Submission deadline: January 31st, 2021.

You can also check out our publications from previous years by clicking here.



CFMS National Seniors' Week 2019

It was a pleasure collaborating with the CFMS (Canadian Federation Medical Students) National Seniors Strategy Task Force in order to deliver a strong social media campaign to bring awareness to seniors care in Canada through education, advocacy, and knowledge translation.

From Monday, October 1st - Friday, October 5th, 2019, various themes helped to guide the day in reflections/posts/photos/videos shared on the themes of: general intro/healthy aging, awareness of choosing care settings, advanced care directions/planning, medical education and palliative care, and community health. The hashtag "#Snap4Seniors" was used to help build momentum and identify posts on social media to amplify our message.

Our VP Publication put together this great infographic highlighting the activity across the country. Thank you to all those who participated!





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