Nice Knowledge Exchange

Welcome to the official site for the Annual NICE Knowledge Exchange that took place May  23, 2013 at Hart House, University of Toronto.

2013 Conference Highlights:

Keynote Address by JAMES FOWLER, PhD , co-author of best seller, CONNECTED: The surprising power of social networks and how they shape our lives. In his keynote, Dr. Fowler revealed the dynamics of these social networks and presented compelling evidence on the profound influence they have on our health, wealth, and even happiness.

Interactive Knowledge Transfer Workshops on:
  • Elder Abuse - Using deception: fraudulent offences and preventive approaches with Dr. Thomas Goergen
  • Depression in Hospitalized Elderly with Dr. Lesley Wiesenfeld
  • Sexuality and Aging with Valerie Barr
  • Environment and Aging with Dr. Samir Sinha

plus Invited "Theme Team" Guest Lectures on:

  • Caregiving with Dr. Peter Donahue
  • Dementia Care with Dr. Peter Whitehouse 
  • Economic Security _ Financial Literacy - Retirement Planning with Roger Dowdall
  • Elder Abuse - National Prevalence Study with Dr. Ariela Lowenstein and Dr. Anthony Lombardo
  • End of Life Issues - Shared Care with Dr. Christopher Klinger
  • Ethnicity and Aging with Dr. Ho Hon Leung
  • Law and Aging - Predatory Marriages with Professor Albert Oosterhoff
  • Mental Health - Issues in Geriatric Depression with Dr. Robert Madan

    Student Poster Competition
  • Congratulations to the 2013 winners!!

  • Undergraduate: Mark Rootenberg

  • Masters: Christine Sheppard

  • PhD:  Victoria Young and Evelyne Durocher  

Welcome to the official site for the Annual NICE Knowledge Exchange 2013.

Conference Date: May 23, 2013

Conference Location: Hart House in the University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, Ontario

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  • University of Toronto
  • Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

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