OCTOBER 26-27, 2020

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Martin Pacino

Martin Pacino

Senior Director of Research & Insights, The MSR Group

Oral Session 12 – TRENDS IN RETIREMENT LIVING
Going Beyond Age and Income: Understanding Your Community’s Psychographic Profile
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation 2: 2:20 pm – 2:40 pm

Marty has 19 years of experience in project/survey design, sample management, operations, analysis/reporting, qualitative research, consulting and business intelligence. He has experience in most verticals, particularly healthcare, retail, tech, automotive and agency partnership. He began his career as a researcher for The Gallup Organization before moving onto Opinion Research Corporation and, most recently, expanding his expertise to include areas of big data and business intelligence as an industry analyst for The Data Warehouse Institute.

Tracy Paine

Tracy Paine

Deputy Chief Executive/ Development Director, Belong

Oral Session 9 – LTC DESIGN
Belong – Your Life, Your Pace, Your way?
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation 1: 2:00 pm – 2:20 pm
Tracy has been at the forefront of the creation of Belong villages – an award-winning community village model that aims to provide the very best in accommodation, services, support and community facilities, designed around the needs of people living with dementia.

Tracy was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel Fellowship in 2016 enabling her to visit aged care facilities in Australia, Europe and the USA, .She ensures that all learning is put into practice.

Vincenzo Paolino

Vincenzo Paolino

Founder, queerAltern (Zurich, Switzerland)

Panel – Aged Care for the Future: Optimizing Models of Care
Thursday, September 19, 2019
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Oral Session 23 – Enhancing Quality of Life Through Person-Centred Approaches
Me in a Nursing Home – No Way!

Thursday, September 19, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation 2: 2:20 pm – 2:40 pm

Vincenzo Paolino, RN, MSc Management of Health Care Organizations, BSc Psychology, BSc General Management and Management of NPOs (*1965 in Munich) is a certified specialist in geriatric care equipped with entrepreneurial spirit. He has a background in care management as well as business economy. Extended leadership experience and continued education enable him to lead companies in the field of long-term care with sustained success. He serves as the Treasurer for the Global Ageing Network. After studying psychology from 1986 to 1988 in Munich he chooses to complete an apprenticeship in psychiatric nursing in Switzerland and graduated in 1991. His thesis was on “New approaches in Long Term Care for elders”. Working as nursing director in a hospice for Aids-patients in the 1990’s gave him the opportunity to develop management skills as well as helping to spread palliative care-ideas.  This was followed by 13 years as nursing director in a state-owned nursing home near Zurich where he and his staff successfully implemented elements of the Eden-Alternative to boost culture-change. He successfully introduced “Almacasa” as an alternative to usual nursing homes in Switzerland.He serves as the founder and board member for the non-for-profit association “queerAltern” and former President, he and his team strive for an affordable place to live for frail LGBTs in Zurich. Within this challenge he benefits from his experience in elder care as much as from belonging to the gay community.
Glenn Payne

Glenn Payne

Chief Information Officer, Feros Care

Oral Session 6 – GLOBAL INSIGHTS
My Feros Portal

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation 1: 11:00 am – 11:20 am
Glenn’s LinkedIn profile describes him firstly as “the father of Superman and the husband to Wonder Woman”, and secondly, someone who enjoys “creating solutions with the help of my team for the aged and disability sector that can make people live comfortable and safe in their own home’. He believes through the smart use of technology we can give people control, dignity and tackle loneliness and create an aged and disability care service that we are proud of”.

Glenn has 16 years in Senior IT Management, 10 of those years in Healthcare and holds a Masters in Business, majoring in information systems. He is a member of the Aged Care IT Council CIO Committee, Australian Industry Telehealth Standards Committee and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Blake Pearson

Blake Pearson

Physician & Chief Medical Officer, Greenly Health; Greenly Medical Consulting Primary Care Lead, Opioid Reduction Strategy, Erie St. Clair LHIN

Oral Session 14  – THE EVOLUTION OF CANNABIS USE IN SENIORS CARE
Cannabis Use as an Alternative for Opioids, Antipsychotics and Antidepressants in Long Term Care
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Presentation 2: 3:35 pm – 3:55 pm
Blake Pearson, M.D. is a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and a board-certified family physician in the U.S. He is a practicing family physician who has focused his practice on cannabinoid medicine and has treated thousands of patients with range of complex conditions. Most recently, he has been specializing in cannabinoid therapies in long-term care settings, with a focus on improved end-of-life and palliative care.

Dr. Pearson is also a passionate educator and spends much of his free time training and educating policymakers, organizations and fellow medical professionals around the world, through his educational company, Greenly Medical Consulting (GreenlyMed.com), where he serves as President and Chief Medical Advisor.

Freda Poirier

Freda Poirier

LTC Best Practice Coordinator, Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO)

Oral Session 23 – Enhancing Quality of Life Through Person-Centred Approaches
Person-Centred Approach to Care through the Eyes of a Resident
Thursday, September 19, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation 1: 2:00 pm – 2:20 pm
Freda is the LTC Best Practice Coordinator working with the LTC homes in the North East LHIN. Freda has fulfilled the role of RAI Coordinator, Charge Nurse and most recently DOC for a non-profit LTC home. Freda holds Canadian Nurses’ Association specialty certification in gerontological nursing, certification in Teaching and Training Adults from Georgian College and the Advanced Palliative Care Education Program. She also volunteers as a nurse on transcultural expeditions to the Dominican Republic.
Dr. Allen Power

Dr. Allen Power

Schlegel Chair in Aging and Dementia Innovation, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging

Workshop 4 – Are Secure Neighbourhoods in Long Term Care Helping or Harming?
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dr. Al Power is a Geriatrician and Schlegel Chair in Aging and Dementia Innovation at the Research Institute for Aging. Al is an international educator on transformational models of care for older adults, particularly those living with dementia. He has published two books, Dementia Beyond Drugs and Dementia Beyond Disease. He has advised the US government in their antipsychotic reduction initiatives, and was named one of “Five Leaders of Tomorrow” by Long-Term Living Magazine, 2013.

Denise Rabidoux

Former/Retired President and CEO, Evangelic Homes of Michigan

2019 Global Ageing Network Workforce Summit
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Denise Rabidoux biography coming soon.
Jennifer Reguindin

Jennifer Reguindin

Interprofessional Educator, Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care at Baycrest

Oral Session 2 – ONTARIO CLRI: INNOVATIVE LEARNING
Virtual Learning Environments to Transform Workforce Supply and Expertise in Seniors Care

Presentation 1: 11:00 am – 11:20 am
and
Significant Learning Through Geriatric Internships – A Retrospective Analysis
Presentation 2: 11:20 am – 11:40 am
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Jennifer Reguindin MScN RN GNC(c) is an interprofessional educator certified in healthcare simulation and gerontological nursing. At the Baycrest site of the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care, she leads Team Essentials for Preventing Acute Deterioration and for Responding to Acute Emergencies. Jennifer has worked on a variety of projects such as the SOS Gaming and Checklist apps, Virtual Learning Environment, Trigger Match game, Frail Aging and Dementia Simulations, and Internships.

Latonya Riddle-Jones

Assistant Professor and Medical Director, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Oral Session 17 – HOME- & COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES
A Peer-Led Model in A Novel Falls Prevention Education Program for Community-Dwelling Seniors: Perth Australia Together with Detroit Michigan, USA
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Presentation 3:  3:55 pm – 4:15 pm

Latonya Riddle-Jones’ biography coming soon.

Debby Riepert

Debby Riepert

Chief Operating Officer, Trinity Village Care Centre

Workshop 7 – Mobilizing Long-Term Care Frontline Staff for Better Outcomes
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Debby, COO at Trinity Village (TV). Employed at TV since 1984, dedicated career to health and wellness of health care workers and seniors with a specialty in the caring for seniors living with dementia.

2015 TV won OLTCA’s Workplace of the Year, 2017 Awarded Waterloo Region Top Employer and MaRS Innovation Partnership Procurement by Co-Design program.

2015 Awarded KW Oktoberfest Rogers Woman of the Year Award “Health and Wellness” through the KW Chamber of Commerce.

Ron Riesenbach

Ron Riesenbach

Vice President, Innovation & Chief Technology Officer, Baycrest Health Sciences

Oral Session 9 – LTC DESIGN
Baycrest’s LTC Smart Suites©
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation 3: 2:40 pm – 3:00 pm
Ron is responsible for innovation and new technologies and was a founder of CABHI (Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation). Previously, Ron held executive leadership positions at OTN (Ontario Telemedicine Network). Ron is active in the Global eHealth community and co-chairs the telemedicine technology special Interest group at COACH (Canada’s Health Informatics Association). Ron holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Toronto.
Sheila Rix

Sheila Rix

Provincial Long Term Care Practice Coordinator, Health PEI

Oral Session 21 – ORGANIZATIONAL AND SYSTEM QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
Accelerating the Spread and Scale of Innovations in Health in Diverse Contexts: Appropriate Use of Antipsyschotics in Long-Term Care
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation 1: 2:00 pm – 2:20 pm
Sheila Rix received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Prince Edward Island. During her nursing career she has worked in both acute and long term care settings, a RN supervisor at Prince Edward Home and a Clinical Resource Nurse at Beach Grove Home, two of the largest nursing homes on PEI. Additionally, she recently obtained her CNA certification in Gerontology.

Sheila strongly believes in a person centered approach and strives to ensure nursing care follows the best clinical practice standards. In her various duties she has served important roles in key domains, such as promotion of bilingual care capacity, enhancements to dementia care training and key leadership support to the Appropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medication project. Throughout these and other initiatives, the focus has been on expanding the range of possibilities in the pursuit of improved quality of life for residents. She recently joined Health PEI team as Provincial Long Term Care Practice Coordinator and assumed the role as the AUA Provincial lead.

As the AUA Provincial lead, Sheila brings her knowledge and expertise to all 9 long term care facilities to reduce the inappropriate use of Antipsychotics and improve the quality of life for seniors living care homes.

Natalie Rowe

Natalie Rowe

Professor, Fanshawe College

Oral Session 9 – LTC DESIGN
Engaging College Student to Improve Design for Human Centric Experience
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation 2: 2:20 pm – 2:40 pm
Natalie is an Interior Design Educator at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. Her area of specialty is healthcare design, with a research focus on the future of Alzheimer’s care facilities, participatory programming, human centric design, the design process and the future of the built environment. Her research examines non-family caregiver perspectives about current and future Alzheimer’s care facilities in London, Ontario. Additionally she works with other researchers, interior designers and architects exploring alternative methodologies to approaching design for the future.

Natalia Díaz Ruiz

General Manager, Residencia y Centro de día Para Personas Mayores, Grupo PSN, Madrid

Workshop 13 – Best Practices Using the Five Senses
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Natalia Díaz Ruiz’s biography coming soon.