2019 Symposium Schedule – Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

13th Annual Symposium* on
“Healthy Ageing”

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 (11:00 am – 4:45 pm)
Massey College, Upper Library, 4 Devonshire Place

11:00 am Registration

11:30 am – 11:40 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Aubie Angel, Principal Hugh Segal and Dean Trevor Young

11:40 am – 12:40 pm Inaugural Janet Rossant Lecture – Dr. Lori West
“Heart Transplantation through the Ages: A Success Story”

12:40 pm – 12:50 pm Dr. Janet Rossant – Remarks

12:50 pm – 1:20 pm Light Lunch
Speakers – Private Dining Room
Registrants – Junior Common Room

1:25 pm Call to Order: Upper Library

1:30-2:30 pm PLENARY SESSION on “Healthy Ageing”
Chair: Dr. Trevor Young, Dean of Medicine, U of T

1:30 pm to 1:50 pm Dr. Samir K. Sinha, Director of Geriatrics, Sinai Health System and UHN
“How Could a National Seniors Strategy support Healthy Ageing?”

1:50 pm to 2:10 pm Dr. Sandra E. Black, Exec. Director, Toronto Dementia Research Alliance, Sunnybrook & U of T
“Can we someday prevent Alzheimer’s Dementia – the dawn of personalized precision-care pathways.”

2:10 pm to 2:30 pm Dr. Susanna Mak, Dept. Departmental Division Director for Cardiology, University of Toronto
“Heart function in older men and women: implications for the ability to exercise”

2:30-2:50 pm Q&A and Nutrition Break

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm PANEL – Title: “Living Forever?”
Moderator: Dr. Samir K. Sinha

Dr. Fiona Menzies, Chief of Geriatric Medicine, St. Joseph’s Health Centre
“Managing Frailty”

Dr. Jennifer L. Gibson, Director, Joint Centre for Bioethics, U of T
“Ethics and Ageing in a Digital Age”

Dr. Susan Jaglal, Interim Chair Department of Physical Therapy, U of T
“Rehabilitation Interventions for Successful Ageing”

4:00-4:20 pm General Discussion

4:30 pm Closing Remarks –Dr. Aubie Angel


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