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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


For your infor­ma­tion:

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

Diana Kuprel
Fac­ul­ty of Arts & Sci­ence
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to