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Monday, October 31, 2011

Aging, Culture and the Brain - free seminar and webcast

I've received the following news bulletin from National Initiative for Care of the Elderly. Looks like a fantastic seminar.

AGING, CULTURE AND THE BRAIN - lunchtime seminar at the ILCA
the University of Toronto's Institute for Life Course and Aging is pleased to present
Mark Lachmann, MD, MHSc (bioethics), FCFP, FRCP(C)
Fellow in Geriatric Psychiatry,
University of Toronto & Mount Sinai Hospital
Thursday, November 3, 2011
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
An overview of how to approach advances in thinking about culture and neuroscience when working with elders and their families.
Mark is a fellow in geriatric psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital with the University of Toronto. He is currently presenting a seminar series, "Culture, aging, and the brain", with clinical work focusing on cross-cultural dementia and mental health care. He completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Toronto in June 2011. Prior to psychiatry he worked as a family physician for nine years in the Canadian North, the last two years of these as Chief of Staff at Baffin Regional Hospital in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Other training includes a Master's degree in bioethics from U of T, and a Care of the Elderly Fellowship year at Queen's University. Particular interests include polypharmacy, delirium, and the role of institutions in shaping behaviour.
Seminars are free, held at the Institute, 263 McCaul St., 4th Floor Classroom
Please RSVP to Nina Carlton 416 978-0377 as seating is limited
This seminar will be webcast and can be accessed at:
Nina Carlton
Institute for Life Course & Aging
University of Toronto
263 McCaul St., Room 328
Toronto, ON M5T 1W7
tel.: 416.978.0377
fax: 416.978.4771

National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) Initiative nationale pour le soin des personnes âgées (INSPA)
263 College St., Room 328
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W7 Canada
Phone: 416-978-0545 Fax: 416-978-4771

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