Conference on the Aging Population

Event Date: 
Friday, January 17, 2014 - 16:30 to Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 13:00

By 2036, nearly one in four Canadians will be 65 years of age or older. As a result, Canada will face a potential $70 billion increase in the cost of healthcare over the next 20 years.

How will healthcare professionals deal with an exponential increase in neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s? How will Canada deal with long-term and geriatric care? How are researchers creating new solutions for this aging population?

Join us for a unique multidisciplinary conference that will address these complex issues.

This event requires registration - click here to register.


  • Exciting keynote presentations.
  • Seminars featuring world-renowned faculty.
  • An engaging panel discussion.
  • A large networking non-profit fair.

Hosted by the Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology Student Union (LMPSU) and the Health Studies Students’ Union (HSSU).


Friday, January 17 from 4:30pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, January 18 from 8:30am to 1:00pm

Bahen Centre for Information Technology
University of Toronto
40 St. George St, 
Toronto, ON  M5S 2E4


Free admission - space is limited! Register here.

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Friday January 17, 2014

4:30 pm Registration
5:00 pm Welcome and introductions
5:10 pm Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Lynn McDonald, Professor from the Faculty of Social Work and Director of the Institute for Life Course and Aging, University of Toronto
6:00 pm Ontario Coalition of Senior Citizens' Organizations (OCSCO) Presentation
6:45 pm Undergraduate Presentations
7:45 pm Social (dinner provided)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

8:30 am Registration (breakfast provided)
9:00 am Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Sandra Black, Professor of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
10:00 am Concurrent Seminar Sessions
Seminar 1: Neurodegenerative Disease
Professors JoAnne McLaurin and Guy Proulx
Seminar 2: Long-Term and Geriatric Care
Dr. Samir Sinha and Winnie Sun
Seminar 3: Mechanism of Aging in the Body and Society
Professor Karim Mekhail and other to be announced
11:00 am Panel Discussion
11:50 am Closing Speech
12:00 pm Lunch and Non-Profit Networking Fair