Looking to the future: Reimagining medical support in long-term care and assisted living

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December 5, 2023
12 to 1 p.m.
L.R. Wilson Community Room (LRW 1003) and online

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Join us for an academic seminar with Dr. Paul Katz, Professor, Department of Geriatrics at Florida State University.Dr. Katz will discuss the changing landscape of long-term care and assisted living, the medical provider workforce and implications for quality of care across congregate settings for older adults.

The event will be moderated by McMaster’s Andrew Costa, Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Integrated Care for Seniors and a Schlegel Research Chair in Clinical Epidemiology & Aging.

Trainees are invited to stay after the talk from 1 to 2 p.m. for an in-person workshop called Planning, Publishing & Pickup: Advice on promoting your research, where Katz will share insights as the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA).

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Dr. Paul Katz is a Professor and former Chair of the Department of Geriatrics at Florida State University (FSU) College of Medicine. He previously served as vice president of medical services at the Baycrest Health Centre and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Katz was past president of AMDA (The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine) and currently co-editor-in-chief of JAMDA (IF:7.6) – The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and official journal of AMDA. Katz is co-editor of the textbook Practice of Geriatrics and Psychiatry in Long-Term Care and is a senior editor for the Springer Series: Advances in Long-Term Care. Dr. Katz is a widely published author and noted speaker on aging issues, particular long-term care medical workforce, geriatric education, and quality improvement.

Andrew Costa is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Integrated Care for Seniors and a Schlegel Research Chair in Clinical Epidemiology & Aging in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at McMaster University. He holds a PhD in Aging and Epidemiology from the University of Waterloo. He serves as the Scientific Director of the St. Joseph’s Centre for Integrated Care and is an Associate Scientific Director of the Canada Longitudinal Study on Aging. He is an interRAI Fellow, and member of the Instruments and Systems Development (ISD) Committee. His program of research makes use of health information (‘big data’) to target, develop, and evaluate models of care in home and community care, emergency departments, hospitals, and long-term care. He also leads work on digital platforms that help patients and their caregivers navigate home and community care services.

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