ACCA IQ 2017 Conference

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We are proud to be partnering with St. Michael’s Health Group at the 2017 ACCA IQ Conference!

The team at IdentifinderTM is proud to be partnering with St. Michael’s Health Group at the esteemed The Alberta Continuing Care Association’s IQ 2017 Conference, A World of Caring! September 27 & 28, 2017.

The ACCA has been showcasing this moving conference of dedicated quality since 2011, bringing a remarkable trade show of over 70 exhibitors, a program of excellence, along with the ACCA’s Awards of Excellence to Alberta.

Those who would be of benefit to attend include those who work with adults and seniors living in home care and the community, complex community care programs, sub-acute settings, supportive living sites, long-term care facilities, and specialized geriatric programs and settings.
These would include health care professionals who with adults and seniors, Registered Nurses, rehabilitation staff in acute and community settings, Licensed Practical Nurses, case managers, allied health workers, geriatricians, directors of care, health care aides, researchers and clinicians, leaders in related government departments, healthcare educators, QI&M program consultants, patient safety and quality improvement professionals, medical directors and physician leaders.

This year, the group at ACCA have created an inspiring program designed to educate and support those in such an influential and vital role. This year’s participants will be provided industry relevant information on the most current strategies, technologies, research and programs, along with solutions to support independent living both in the home and within the community.

Tradeshow exhibitors featured in the ACCA IQ 2017 line-up this year will be available to demonstrate their unique support for seniors and their caregivers with the newest services and technologies available, while showcasing informative learning opportunities. The ACCA conference is proud to be supporting and featuring successful quality initiatives in Alberta while celebrating excellence within the industry. These features, along with the exclusive opportunity to unite and share insights and experiences with peers, consumers, colleagues, service providers, health care professionals, retailers and industry representatives, make the ACCA IQ 2017 a valuable conference to attend!

 

“THERE ARE MANY SPHERES OF INFLUENCE IN THE WORLD OF CARE: FAMILY, FRIENDS, CAREGIVERS, AS WELL AS GOVERNMENT AND POLICYMAKERS TO NAME A FEW. FOR THE BEST QUALITY OF CARE AND QUALITY OF LIFE, THESE MANY WORLDS, OR SPHERES OF INFLUENCE, MUST COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE RECIPIENT OF CARE, VERY MUCH LIKE A COMMUNITY. IQ 2017 IS ALL ABOUT COMMUNITY. AND WITH WORLD-CLASS SPEAKERS AND CELEBRATING THE VERY BEST IN CONTINUING CARE, WE HOPE ALL DELEGATES WILL LEAVE THE CONFERENCE FEELING TRULY INSPIRED!”
– ACCAIQ2017 Website

Program Information:

We will be partnering with St. Michael’s Health Group in their tradeshow booth, and hope to see you there. As the ACCA states, “together, a truly sustainable and innovative vision for continuing care is possible!”

Wednesday, September 27: 7:30am – 5pm
7:30-8:30
– Registration
8:30-11:30 – Pre-conference workshop: Sleep and Delirium or A Positive Approach to Care
Tradeshow open during this time
12:30-1:30 – Conference opening remarks with Dr. Verna Yiu; President and CEO of Alberta Health Services, Lawrence Lee; Deputy Mayor of Red Deer, and MLA Kim Shreiner.
1:30-2:15 – Plenary Panel: International Perspective in Caring – What Works?
{Dementia Plan to Address the Special Needs of a Super-Aging Society: Japan; Dr. Ken Horibe}
2:15-2:45 – Networking break and tradeshow
2:45-4:30 – Plenary Panel Continued: International Perspective in Caring – What Works?
{The Ideal Home Care Model: Experience from Denmark; Eva Pedersen}
{Improving Independence and Reducing the Need for Ongoing Care – The UK Experience; Gerald Pilkington}
4:30-5 – Networking break and tradeshow
5-6 – ACCA Awards of Excellence reception
6-11 – ACCA Awards of Excellence gala dinner and dance
Guest speaker: Jason Strudwick; “From the NHL to the Office – Make Your Team a Champion!”

Thursday, September 28: 7:30am – 5pm
7:30-8 – Registration and breakfast
8-9:30 – Plenary Panel: Engaging the community to support seniors and their caregivers
{Aging in Place: Community Supports from an Age Friendly Edmonton; Sheila Hallet, Edmonton Senior Coordinating Council}
{Driving Quality and Team Based Care for Seniors; Catherina Kohm, Fraser Health}
{Dementia Friendly Communities; Jenny Robinson, COO Brenda Strafford Foundation
9:30-10 – Networking and tradeshow
10-11 – Concurrent sessions

  1. Polypharmacy in Continuing Care (Barb de Angelis, Rexall Pharmacy Solutions)
  2. Cannabis Legalization: Workplace Strategies for 2017 and Beyond (Alison McMahon, Cannabis at Work)
  3. Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID): One Year Later…  (Eleanor Olszewski – MLT Aikins; Dr. Jim Silvius – AHS; Salimah Walji-Shivji, General Counsel & Chief Client Engagement Officer – AgeCare)
  4. Ensuring Quality in Continuing Care Policy (Angela Sekulic, Manager of Program Policy in Continuing Care – Alberta Health; Carol Anderson, Executive Director for Continuing Care Edmonton Zone – AHS)

11-11:15 – Networking break and room change
11:15-12 – Oral abstract presentations
12-1 – Networking lunch and tradeshow
1-2 – Concurrent sessions – repeated from morning
2-2:30 – Networking break and tradeshow.
2:30-4 – Plenary Panel:

  1. Utilizing an Artificial Intelligence Robot to Monitor the Cognitive State and Health Condition of Older Adults with Dementia Through Conversation (Ruth Dayan, Executive Director, One Kenton Place, Toronto)
  2. Empathy and Empowerment: Lessons Learned by 20 Year Olds Living with the Elderly (Sameer Dhar, Toronto),

4-4:30 – Closing remarks and an inspirational look to the future with Deputy Minister of Health, Carl Amrhein
Door prize draws

ACCA Awards of Excellence
These awards are brought forth to highlight those individuals, innovators, and organizations who have shown dedication in improving the quality of life for those in their direct care. These awards include:
Alberta Care Provider of the Year Award
Alberta Volunteer of the Year Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Innovator of the Year Award

For more information, please visit the ACCA IQ 2017 website here.

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