Summit 10 will take place on Monday October 23rd and Tuesday October 24th in Saskatoon. Monday the 23rd will be a pre-Summit evening poster session, and the Summit meeting will be held during the day on Tuesday the 24th. Summit participation is limited to pre-registered participants only.
A draft agenda is available, current as of September 12, 2017, and will be updated when more information is available.
If you would like more information please contact Dr. Debra Morgan.
Summit 10 Keynote Presenter: Dr. Jenny Basran, MD
Jenny Basran is an associate professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. She did most of her medical training here, where she was chief resident in Internal Medicine. Dr. Basran went to the University of Calgary for her Geriatric Medicine fellowship training.
Dr. Basran's research interests include medical education, models of care and technology to help older adults age successfully. She is the recipient of numerous grants with over a hundred abstracts, publications and national and international presentations to date.
She has been involved in initiatives for seniors at the local, provincial and national level. Dr. Basran is currently working with several health regions, Health Quality Council and the Ministry of Health to improve the care of older adults along the entire continuum of care. She has served several roles on the executive of the Canadian Geriatric Society, the Alzheimer Society board and is currently a core team member of the Canadian Agency for Drug and Technology in Health.
She has received several awards for teaching as well as her work with dementia patients, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Alzheimer Society Lifetime Membership Award. She was named the Saskatchewan Medical Association's Physician of the Year in 2015. Her most unique award however was winning first prize at McGill University's hackathon - Hacking Health - for developing a caregiver app.