2021 Update in Geriatrics for Primary Care: University of Ottawa CPD

Posted Thursday April 29, 2021

Posted By: Jeffery Satchwill

Category: General


University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development.


One-day course on the practical clinical management of geriatric patients, designed to highlight strategies that primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and primary care allied health team members can utilize to improve the quality of life of their patients.

Date / Time / Location

Friday May 7th, 2021 Full day virtual conference.

Education Credits

5.75 Mainpro+ credits | 5.75 RCPSC hours

Registration Information

Register for the virtual conference; see full program here.

Overall Learning Objectives:

By the end of this conference, participants should be able to:

  1. Apply current evidence and best practices provided to diagnose and manage select common conditions in seniors in the primary care setting, including sleep disorders, Parkinson’s disease and dementia.
  2. Develop approaches to manage care and successfully engage in difficult but important conversations with seniors including in situations of suspected elder abuse and of advanced care planning in face of advanced chronic diseases.
  3. Network with primary care colleagues and others working with seniors with a focus on creating opportunities and partnerships for quality patient care. 

Topics Include:

  • New Guidelines for Parkinson Disease
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Advance Care Planning / End of Life Conversations
  • Vaccinations in Geriatrics
  • New Guidelines in Dementia
  • Elder Abuse
  • Medications that Cause Falls
  • Advance Care Planning: What is the role of physicians in these crucial conversations?
  • Sleep Disorders


This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Con-tinuing Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 5.75 hours (credits are automatically calculated).
This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development for up to 5.75 Mainpro+ credits.

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