This year marks the Centre on Aging's 30th anniversary.
Join us as we celebrate this milestone event at our annual spring research symposium on
Monday, May 7, 2012
8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
727 McDermot Avenue
Bannatyne Campus, University of Manitoba
Visit the Centre’s Web site for up-to-date information.
Symposium plenary sessions
Dr. Neena Chappell, Canada Research Chair in Social Gerontology, Professor, Centre on Aging and Department of Sociology, University of Victoria, President, Canadian Association on Gerontology, and the Founding Director of the Centre on Aging, will present the opening keynote entitled Caregiving: Where have we been; what’s important for the future?
Speaking at the afternoon plenary will be a panel of experts discussing How should the health care system respond to the aging population? Dr. David Strang, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Dr. Philip St. John, Geriatric Section, Faculty of Medicine, and Ms. Marlene Graceffo, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, will provide their perspectives.
Presenting during the morning and afternoon concurrent sessions will be
- Dr. Peter Zahradka, team leader at the Canadian Centre for Agri-food Research in Health and Medicine, and Professor, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St. Boniface Research Centre, will discuss how nutritional interventions, with novel supplements or food, can help in the treatment or prevention of disease.
- Dr. Karen Duncan, Family Social Sciences will present findings from her research on the economic costs of caregiving. Mr. Bob Thompson will provide his perspective as a caregiver.
- Dr. Nadine Nowatzki, Senior Research Scientist, Healthy Child Manitoba, and Mr. David Alper, Université de Saint-Boniface will speak to the topic of economic security..
- Ms. Jaclyn Volk will provide an introduction to the history and principles of Music Therapy, discuss different therapy models and techniques, and identify the many populations served by the discipline. She received her Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy and certification in Neurological Music Therapy.
- Dr. Bill Kops, Extended Education, will speak about the concept of lifelong learning and identify the programs that are being developed for Extended Education at the University of Manitoba.
- Ms. Mary Shariff, LL.M., Faculty of Law, will discuss how the principles of dignity and autonomy operate in the legal structure that currently governs end-of-life care in Canada.