Senior-Friendly Emergency Department Course

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Despite the fact that the geriatric patient population accounts a large and ever increasing proportion of Emergency Department (ED) visits the current ED model may not be adequate for geriatric adults. This highly interactive day-long course will be practical and specific to your needs. Attendees will work closely with a team of experts in Senior-friendly ED to increase their familiarity with the ACEP/SAEM/AGS/ENA Geriatric ED Guidelines and to develop strategies to transform their EDs for the oncoming Silver Boom.

Who Should Attend?

Any ED interested in making high-yield changes to provide optimal care for the increasing volume of older patients over the next decade.  Creating a senior-friendly ED is an interdisciplinary collaborative team project and we encourage participants to consider registering in department-based “teams.” The best value would be for a team of MD, RN, an in-hospital clinician (geriatrician, internist, social worker), and a hospital administrator. The day’s activities will be highly interactive and will require a small amount of advance preparation.

Key Speakers

  • Dr. Kevin Biese, Associate Chief, Emergency Medicine, University of North Carolina
  • Dr. Ula Hwang, Associate Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City
  • Dr. Tess Hogan, Associate Professor and EM Programme Director, University of Chicago
  • Dr. Debra Eagles, University of Ottawa, researcher, co-chair of CAEP Committee in Geriatric EM
  • Dr. Audrey-Anne Brousseau, University of Toronto, Fellow in Geriatric Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital

Date: January 20, 2017

Location: Westin Wall Centre, Richmond BC

Cost: $400 per person, with discounts available when registering teams of 3 or more

Accredited for:  12.0  Mainpro+  /  6.0  MOC Section 3


Contact: UBC CPD at 604-875-5101or