Welcome to the official website of the Canadian Conference on Dementia.
Announcing the The 7th Canadian Conference on Dementia - A Must-Attend Event!
Dates:October 3 - 5, 2013
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Venue: Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
Welcome to the 7th Canadian Conference on Dementia which will be held in the beautiful city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Oct. 3-5, 2013. The 7th CCD organizing committee has put together an exciting program that has attracted a world renowned faculty of national and international speakers, featuring plenary and parallel sessions, a stimulating debate, interactive workshops as well as oral and poster research presentations.
In addition to an exceptional learning experience, the 7th CCD provides many opportunities for networking. Join us for the opening reception, meals, and an evening of fun and entertainment at the 7th CCD Gala.
Be sure not to miss the 7th CCD’s opening session on the evening of Thursday, October 3rd. Dr. Nina Kraus, Northwestern University, will address the impact of music on the aging brain. Dr. Peter Whitehouse, Case Western Reserve University, will discuss the arts as a therapeutic modality. The evening will close with a specially edited version for the 7th CCD of the documentary titled "Mind Alive" produced by Michael Rosatto-Bennett. This outstanding documentary explores the impact of individualized music playlists on nursing home residents.
You can take a sneak preview of the film at www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyZQf0p73QM.
Highlights of the 7th CCD include:
-Symposium: "A Person-Centred Approach to Dementia Care"
-Debate: "Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease is Best Practice" with Dr. Peter Whitehouse and Dr. Randy Bateman
All included in the price of a full registration, so don’t miss out!
Be part of the action, by submitting an abstract to the 7th CCD scientific committee and share your research with your colleagues. Abstracts will be considered for both oral and poster presentations. A $500.00 prize will be awarded to the author of the best abstract! This year, we will be offering extended poster sessions to facilitate knowledge exchange between researchers and clinicians. More information about abstract submission is available on the website.
Dr. Ron Keren, 7th CCD Chair
Dr. Sandra Black, 7th CCD Co-Chair
The 7th Canadian Conference on Dementia (CCD) is grateful to the following partners for their support: the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (CAGP), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Aging (CIHR-IA), the Canadian Dementia Knowledge Translation Network (CDKTN), the Canadian Neurological Society (CNS), the Canadian Geriatric Society (CGS), the Consortium of Canadian Centres for Clinical Cognitive Research (C5R), and the Alzheimer Society of Canada. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the 7th Canadian Conference on Dementia through unrestricted educational grants from, Pfizer Canada Inc. and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.