Thursday, October 1st, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Find Your 'Research on Aging' Match!

Free Event


Thursday, October 1st, 2015 

from 9:00am to 1:00pm  MST

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Room 4-036
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy Building,

University of Alberta
114 Street and 87 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6G 1C9

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Emily Dymchuk

Program Coordinator
Institute for Continuing Care Education & Research


Join us to celebrate National Seniors' Day by discussing the topic of Caregiving with researchers, policy makers, employers, and community/continuing care providers.


9:00 - 9:15 am: Coffee & registration 

9:15 - 9:20 am: Introductions/Opening - Sandra Woodhead Lyons

9:20 - 9:30 am: Overview of RAPP & ICCER - Janet Fast & Sandra Woodhead Lyons

9:30 - 10:30 am: Panel Presentations

Participants will be invited to jot-down thoughts & discussion topics on sticky notes to share with the group after the panel presentations.

  • Anna Mann, Executive Director, Alberta Caregivers Association.  Anna will speak about her organization's need for evidence to support both their advocacy work and their education work with caregivers. 
  • Laura Forsyth, Manager, Seniors' Policy Unit, Alberta Seniors.  Laura will present current and future supports for caregiving in Alberta. 
  • Janet Fast, Professor, Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta.  Janet will share her recent research on the impact of caregiving in the workplace, including from the employer's perspective.   

10:30 - 10:45 am: Large Group Discussion on panel presentations (sticky note topics)

10:45 - 11:00 am: Coffee

11:00 - 11:20 am: Small Table Discussion - lead by Panel 

11:20 - 11: 40am: Rotate tables; New Table Discussion - lead by Panel

11:40 - noon: Rotate tables; New Table Discussion - lead by Panel 

Noon - 1:00 pm: Lunch & Networking