News and Events - 2015
Join ICCER in-person at ECHA or by video/teleconference on November 10th as we discuss Family/Staff relationships in Continuing Care. Further information and registration.
Join us on October 1, 2015 from 9am – 1pm to celebrate National Seniors' Day by discussing the topic of Caregiving with researchers, policy makers, employers (human resources), and community care providers.
These Speed Networking events promote partnerships and incubate new research teams. Speed Networking is offered frequently and includes opportunities for casual conversation over lunch. We invite researchers, community partners, and policy makers to explore the possibility of collaborative research on topics related to aging and continuing care.
Event will take place at the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy Building, University of Alberta. Registration opens August 31, 2015.
Calgary Networking Event – September 24th: Please join ICCER, Bow Valley College, Bethany Care Society, and Wing Kei Care Centre for an afternoon of discussion on collaborative research in continuing care and hear about the benefits of ICCER membership from researchers and providers who have worked with ICCER over the past year. An opportunity to network will follow!
On June 5th, ICCER (in collaboration with the Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta) will be hosting a community provider/researcher networking event.
Speed Networking: Find your ‘research on aging’ match is an opportunity for researchers and community partners to get together and share interests in research related to aging and continuing care.
This event will include a panel of speakers discussing collaborative research funded by the 2014-2015 ICCER Special Projects grant:
- Dr. Sharla King, University of Alberta and Dr. Vincella Thompson, Keyano College:Developing an Educational Model to Support the Care of Aboriginal Populations in Continuing Care in Remote Northern Communities.
- Dr. Noush Mirhosseini, Alberta Health Services: Metasysnthesis study of Transitions Experienced by Family Caregivers of Persons at the End of Life.
- Steven Friesen, Bethany Care Society on behalf of Dr. Lorraine Venturato, University of Calgary: Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk: Scoping Cultural Awareness Training Options for Staff Working with Older Canadians in Continuing Care.
- Jennifer Lee, Wing Kei and Steven Friesen, Bethany Care Society: A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Electronic versus Paper-Based Documentation.
Table discussions regarding the advantages and challenges of collaborative research will follow.
ICCER, along with the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities and Alberta Health Services, are hosting a community consultation event in Bonnyville on May 6, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM to examine continuing care issues in the area and discuss how education and research can help address them. Further information and registration for ‘Continuing Care in the Bonnyville Area: For Today and Tomorrow’ is now available.
ICCER and Dr. Gordon Walker (University of Alberta) will be presenting at the 2015 ASCHA Convention and Tradeshow on April 16, 2015. Recreation Therapy – Good Bang for the Buck? (Woodhead Lyons S, Walker G, and Hari Kishun M).
ICCER welcomes new member, The Good Samaritan Society.
ICCER is pleased to announce that 8 proposals were submitted for the 2015/2016 Special Project Funding competition. The proposals will be reviewed and those chosen will be announced the beginning of May.
ICCER is pleased to announce the 2015/16 Special Project Funding competition. ICCER encourages researchers/providers/educators to identify a viable project tackling one or more of the identified issues, and to establish a team of researchers, providers, educators, and policy makers to develop functioning research/implementation teams, test out ideas, and apply for grants. ICCER has funds to provide seed funding to two - four groups in 2015/16. Applicants can receive up to $10,000 for a special project providing further learnings into one of the identified areas of need. If groups do not apply for the full $10,000, additional special projects may be awarded. Applications are due on March 31, 2015. For further information, please consult the guidlines
Please note that project funds provided by ICCER may only be used for direct costs of projects/research. Funds awarded by ICCER may not be used on institutional overhead or indirect administrative support.
On February 18, 2015 ICCER is pleased to host two separate but related educational sessions. Both are available in-person in Edmonton (Edmonton Clinic Health Academy) or by video/teleconference.
Guest speakers include:
- Dr. Ken LeClair: Professor and Chair, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Queen's University; and Scientific Lead of the Canadian Dementia Knowledge Exchange (CDRAKE)
- Dr. Duncan Robertson: Senior Medical Director, Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network, AHS
- Sophie Sapergia: Lead, Cognitive Impairment, Seniors Health, Primary and Community Care, AHS
- Shannon Barnard: Lead, Home Care Development, Seniors Health, Primary and Community Care, AHS
- Mollie Cole: Manager, Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network, AHS
- Dr. Jasneet Parmar: Medical Director of Excellence in Seniors' Health and Wellness
- Doug Vincent: Director, Provincial Planning & Capacity Management, Addiction & Mental Health, AHS
- Sandy Marcynuk: Program Consultant, Provincial Planning & Capacity Management, Addition & Mental Health, AHS
- Suzette Bremault Phillips: Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta
Inter-RAI: Utilizing Data to Enhance Clinical Care from 1:00 to 4:30 PM in room 2-140 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy. To attend via tele/videoconference, register on the VC Scheduler.
Speakers for the event are:
- Dr. Katherine Berg, University of Toronto
- Dr. Jeff Poss, University of Waterloo and Health Services Research Consultant, Vancouver
- Eleanor Risling, Alberta Health Services
- Lynne Moulton, Teresia Dussome, and Terri Woytkiw, Alberta Health Services
On January 30th, ICCER (in collaboration with the Faculty of Nursing and Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta) hosted a community provider/researcher networking event.
Speed Networking: Find your ‘research on aging’ match was an opportunity for researchers, students, and community partners to get together and share interests in research related to aging and continuing care.
The event included a panel of speakers discussing research needs and issues from the community/provider perspective:
Caregiving: Anna Mann, Executive Director, Alberta Caregivers Association
Continuing Care: Iris Neumann, Steering Committee Chair, Institute for Continuing Care Education & Research
Continuing Care Policy Issues: Carmen Grabusic, Director of Integrated Policy & Planning, Alberta Health
Housing: Krista Goretzky, Director, Housing Strategies and Program Support, Alberta Seniors
Seniors' Policy: Laura Forsyth, Manager, Seniors Policy Unit, Alberta Seniors