Speaker: Greta Mah
Title: Comprehensive Care for Parkinson's Disease
Greta Mah is the Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist at North York General Hospital's Geriatric Clinic for Parkinson's, Geriatric Day Hospital & Coordinator of the Fanny Bernstein Living Well with Parkinson’s Program. She was the recipient of the CSHP Douglas J. Stewart Award and the North York General Professional Practice Award. She is currently the adjunct lecturer at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto.
Speaker: Michael Beazely
Title: Cannabis Use in Older Adults
Prof. Michael A. Beazely’s neuroscience lab investigates the role of growth factor singling in the central nervous system. His clinical and educational research involves evaluating the impact of substance use on medication and disease management.
Speaker: Marla Shapiro
Title: Osteoporosis Management and Imminent Fracture Risk During Covid-19
Dr. Shapiro has a Fellowship in Preventive Medicine and Public Health from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She also holds a Fellowship in Family Medicine and is currently a Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.
In 2015 Dr. Shapiro was named a Member of the Order of Canada for her contributions as a family physician and trusted source of health information. One of this country’s highest civilian honours, the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation.
Speaker: Julia Bareham
Title: 2020 Sugar Bowl: Tackling Glucose in Older Adults
Julia graduated from the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Pharmacy and Nutrition in 2008 where she earned her Bachelor of Science of Pharmacy. She then returned to the University of Saskatchewan to pursue her Masters of Science in the division of Pharmacy focusing on comprehensive medication management, graduating in 2014.
Julia has worked as a community pharmacist with Shoppers Drug Mart since 2008, and still works the occasional shift. Julia also worked with the RxFiles Academic Detailing Program and led the RxFiles Long-Term Care Project from 2009 to 2015. In late 2015, Julia joined the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan where she held the position of Pharmacist Manager for the Prescription Review Program. In early 2019, Julia returned to RxFiles and is currently focused on geriatrics and psych – including substance use disorders.
Speaker: Dr. Anil Kapoor
Title: Considerations for treating Elderly Patients with OAB
Dr. Anil Kapoor is currently Professor of Surgery (Urology & Oncology) at McMaster University/ St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He obtained his MD from Dalhousie University. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a Diplomate of American Board of Urology. He is certified by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, having obtained post-graduate training from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Renal Transplantation, Reno-Vascular surgery, and GU Oncology.
Dr. Kapoor is current Director of the Urologic Cancer Centre for Research & Innovation (UCCRI) at St. Joseph’s Hamilton, Head of the Genito-Urinary Oncology program at the Juravinski Cancer Centre, Co-Chair of the NCIC Kidney Cancer Disease Group, and Chair of the Kidney Cancer Research Network of Canada (KCRNC). He is a member of the Board of Directors of Kidney Cancer Canada (KCC). He has published over 220 peer-reviewed papers, 5 book chapters and over 200 abstracts in the fields of genito-urinary oncology (prostate cancer and kidney cancer), kidney transplantation, and urologic laparoscopy. He is current Head of the Clinical Trials Group at the McMaster Institute of Urology (MIU) and established the Kidney Cancer Centre at McMaster University in 2009.
Speaker: Dr. George Dresser
Title: Optimal Stroke Prevention in LTC
Dr. Dresser is an Associate Professor at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University in the divisions of Clinical Pharmacology/Toxiology and General Internal Medicine. He completed his undergraduate and graduate training in Internal Medicine at the University of Western Ontario in 1998. After receiving accreditation in Clinical Pharmacology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1999, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship position in Clinical Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. In 2004, Dr. Dresser completed a Ph.D. in Pharmacology & Toxicology under the supervision of Dr. David Bailey.
Dr. Dresser is a member of the Hypertension Canada recommendations task force. He is active clinically as a General Internist, with specialty interests in Hypertension, Anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation, and general vascular risk reduction.
Speaker: Dr. Andrea Furlan
Title: Pain Management in the Elderly
Dr. Furlan is a physician-scientist and Associate Professor at U of T, Department of Medicine. Her research focuses on chronic pain management, including diagnosis, treatment and education. She was the team leader who developed the Canadian Opioid Guideline in 2010. She is the author of the Opioid Manager and My Opioid Manager, tools to help prescribers and patients use opioids safely for chronic non-cancer pain. Dr. Furlan is Co-Chair of ECHO Ontario Chronic Pain and Opioid Stewardship - a telementoring project aimed at teaching clinicians in rural/underserved areas how to help patients with chronic pain live better lives.
Speaker: Ken Burns
Title: Flash Glucose Monitoring - The Next Level
Pharmacist, Centre for Complex Diabetes Care, Health Sciences North, SudburyKen Burns is part of a multi-disciplinary team addressing diabetes and concordant, discordant, and dominant comorbidities in a chronic disease management environment. Patient engagement in self care is essential to best outcomes, as is comprehensive information about daily management and patient self-monitoring is a cornerstone of this approach.
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About the Association
CPCAC is a registered not-for-profit organization representing pharmacy professionals and other allied health partners caring for aging Canadians. Its focus is to empower and inspire innovation, integrity, excellence and empathy in its members through education, advocacy, research and collaboration.