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RBC Conference to explore breakthroughs in homecare policy & practice

April 6, 2010

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto is hosting a half-day conference to explore current issues and breakthroughs in homecare policy and practice in Canada. Leading experts from Toronto and Montreal will address integrated, home-based care for elderly persons. Dr. Nowaczynski will highlight the issues via his award winning photographs. An innovative home care service team using mobile technology will be presented and current issues in homecare in Quebec will be examined. The conference will close by considering the role that media play in defining social issues. 

WHAT:  U of T/RBC Conference, “House Calls: Blazing a New Way to Achieve Quality of Life”

WHO: Dr. Mark Nowaczynski (Clinical Director, House Calls and faculty member of Department of Family and  Community Medicine, University of Toronto)
Professor Nancy Guberman (UQAM)
Professor Sheila Neysmith (Factor-Iwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto)
Andy Barrie (former host of CBC Radio One’s Metro Morning)

WHEN: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place, University of Toronto

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For your information:

Professor Sheila Neysmith
Factor-Iwentash Faculty of Social Work
University of Toronto
416-978-3268

Diana Kuprel
Faculty of Arts & Science
University of Toronto
416-946-3118