Speaker Presentations

Please find below the presentations available for download. Please be aware that only those presentations where the presenter has provided consent to publish are provided below.


Keynote Presentation: Improving the Care of Older People in Hospital
Samir Sinha, Sinai Health System and University Health Network Hospitals, Canada

Keynote Presentation: New Standards for Comprehensive Care
Amanda Walker, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Australia

Keynote Presentation: Senior friendly emergency departments – their evolution and inevitability
Andrew Costa, McMaster University, Canada 

Keynote Presentation: Translating nursing assessments into person-centred fundamental care
Alison Kitson, University of Adelaide, Australia

Keynote Presentation: Frailty in the acute care setting
Ruth Hubbard, The University of Queensland, Australia

Keynote Presentation: Transcending the care settings: Whole of system assessment
Anja Declercq, University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium

Keynote Presentation: Information systems for better care
Nigel Millar, Southern District Health Board, New Zealand

Keynote Presentation: The future of assessment
John Hirdes, University of Waterloo, Canada

Monday 20 February 2017

Concurrent 2A

Preventing harm to older people in hospital: An analysis of the standard risk screening and assessment forms used in hospitals
Bernice Redley, Deakin University, Australia

Screening of Older Adults in Emergency Departments: interRAI tool
Veronique Boscart, Conestoga College, Canada

Concurrent 2B

It’s broke! Fix it! Challenging the status quo of geriatrics in acute care
George Heckman, University of Waterloo, Canada 

Mobile Geriatric Unit: take care not only treat. A challenge for taking charge of frail patients from the emergency department
Clara Girardi, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Switzerland 

Profiling Patients Diagnosed as Social Admissions
Rohit Bansal, Queensland Health, Australia 

InterRAI AC-CGA: The Nordic Study and Icelandic Plans for Utilization of the Hospital System
Palmi Jonsson, Landspitali National University Hospital, Iceland 

Concurrent 2C

Telegerontology: A Home Based Care Model using Skype
Roger Butler, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada 

Funding community care for older adults: findings from a case mix validation study in three New Zealand District Health Boards
Sally Heppenstall, interRAI Services, New Zealand 

Lessons learned: ACE Quality Improvement Spread Collaborative
Nicole Pollack, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, Canada 

Primary care geriatric assessment – the final frontier or a bridge too far?
Leon Geffen, Samson Institute For Ageing Research, South Africa

Concurrent 3A

Comparison of interRAI Emergency Department Screening Tool, Isar and Trst to Predict Adverse Outcomes After ED Discharge
Eva Topinkova, Charles University, Czech Republic

Concurrent 3B

Using interRAI Data to identify our Elderly who may be at Risk of Suicide
Sharon Adler & Philippa Greco, Southern District Health Board, New Zealand 

Utility of a Frailty Index in Geriatric Surgery
Hui-Shan Stella Lin, The University of Queensland, Australia 

Concurrent 3C

Better Assessment, Better Care, Better Outcomes
Brigette Meehan, interRAI Services, New Zealand 

Results from interRAI Assessments in New Zealand: Comparing Outcomes for Older People in Home Care, Long Term Care with Clients in Acute Care
Sally Heppenstall, interRAI Services - TAS

Geographic Distribution of New Zealand's interRAI Cohort
Paul Beere, University of Canterbury, New Zealand 

Pain in Older New Zealanders Using the interRAI-HC
Jennifer Jordan, University of Otago, New Zealand 

Urinary incontinence, but not faecal incontinence, is a risk factor for admission to aged residential care of older persons in New Zealand
Philip Schluter, University of Canterbury - Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha, New Zealand

Tuesday 21 FEBRUARY 2017

Concurrent 6B

Unlocking the Power of Data: From Point of Care to Health System Performance in Canada
Adrian Dallo, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), Canada

Concurrent 7A

Early ADL Improvement as Predictor of Successful Discharge from PAC
Katherine Berg, University of Toronto, Canada

Singapore’s Telerehabilitation Experience: Its Basis, How It Works and Preliminary Findings
Gerald Koh Choon Huat, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Concurrent 7B

Data sharing across care settings enabled by the interRAI Suite: A pilot study on the perspective of the acute hospital setting
Nathalie Wellens, Public Health Department of the Canton Vaud, Switzerland

Identifying Frailty in the Emergency Department Patients with a Brief Geriatric Assessment
Audrey-Anne Brousseau, Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada

Gait speed and frailty status in relation to adverse outcomes in older inpatients: A prospective cohort study
Aparna Arjunan, The University of Queensland, Australia

Mid-life patterns of sitting time predict frailty in older women
Maja Susanto, St Vincent's Private Hospital Brisbane, Australia