This is Long Term Care 2024 Call for Content Now Open

OLTCA’s 2024 signature conference “This is Long Term Care” provides a platform to address current challenges in long-term care while laying the groundwork for the future. This year’s theme, “Celebrating a Decade of Innovative Aging Transformation” pays tribute to the ten-year journey of the conference and acknowledges the substantial advancements made by long-term care homes and Business Partners.

We are seeking emerging research, initiatives for enhancing quality, innovative solutions and expertise that will educate and inspire others in seniors’ care. Our goal is to gather and share practical strategies that elevate both the quality of care and the quality of life for seniors.

The OLTCA invites change-makers, business partners and industry stakeholders to share your unique strategies and solutions to help guide the path forward. This is an opportunity to present about your innovative improvements to care and quality of life, and your partnerships in the health system and other sectors that are helping to address challenges in seniors’ care.

This year, applicants can apply to present in one of three formats:

• Workshop
• Oral Presentation
• Poster Session

Overarching programming streams:

• Quality improvement
• Health human resources
• Capital re/development
• Resident, family, and caregiver partnerships
• Research and knowledge translation of best practices in long-term care
• Care across the aging continuum

Examples of subjects:

• Building a diverse, equitable and inclusive long-term care home – focusing on staff, residents, families, and caregivers
• Dementia care – thought leadership and new care and programs for those living with dementia and their families
• Designing for the future – physical spaces and care models for the next generation of residents
• Emerging models of care (campuses of care, mental health models)
• Fostering resident-to-resident relationships
• Health human resources and staffing model strategies, innovations and solutions
• Health system partnerships – cross-sector models to better serve older adults
• IPAC best practices
• Leading teams through change
• Long-term care capital project management, planning strategies and innovations
• Other themes relevant to the LTC sector may be considered
• Palliative and end-of-life care initiatives
• Partnering with residents, families and caregivers
• Planning and developing different levels of care for aging
• Quality improvement practices, including the use of data
• Understanding autonomy and privacy needs for residents in long-term care
• Using technology in long-term care and age-tech
• What’s happening internationally in long-term care (long-term care through a global lens)

Click below to download the Call for Content – Instructions for Applicants for full details on session formats, themes, and the submission process.

Successful applicants agree to the following:

1. Register for the conference by Thursday, September 12, 2024.

2. Agree to be profiled in selected OLTCA conference promotional material, social media channels or other activities outside of the event including annual magazines, webinars, etc.

3. If selected to present, agree to respond within seven (7) days from the date you are notified that you accept or reject their invitation to be part of the 2024 program.

Important Key Dates

• Call for Content application to close Friday, May 3, 2024, at 4:00 PM ET.
• Applicants will be notified of the decision over the month of May (date subject to change).
• Applicants will have seven (7) days from the date they are notified to accept their invitation to be part of the 2024 program.
• All selected presenters must be registered as a conference delegate or business Tuesday, September 12, 2024.
• This is Long Term Care 2024 conference will take place Sunday, October 20 – Tuesday, October 22, 2024.


For queries regarding the online application process, please contact:
Lori Saggers
Conference Secretariat
T: 888.527.3434 / 519.263.5050

For queries regarding application content, please contact:
Jamie Sanders
Senior Manager, Communications & Events
Ontario Long Term Care Association