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NICE hosts Annual NICE Knowledge Exchange, May 10, 2017

On May 10th, NICE will host the 2017 Annual NICE Knowledge Exchange (ANKE) at the University of Toronto’s Hart House. The theme of this year’s conference is “advantAGE”, featuring renowned experts in the field of aging, interactive workshops, theme team sessions, and a student research competition.

The 2017 Annual NICE Knowledge Exchange (ANKE 2017) will celebrate the positive aspects of Canada’s aged and aging people. As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary our naNon also celebrates another milestone – the number of seniors in Canada continues to grow. This year’s ANKE will explore the latest social sciences and humanities research connecting practices and policies to the dynamic shift in the view of aging as an image of growth and development, enhancing older adults’ physical health, well-being, autonomy, and choices.

Program Highlights:


Honourable Dipika Damerla, Minister of Seniors Affairs and Councillor Josh Matlow, Toronto City Councillor, Ward 22


Dr. Karl Pillemer, a world renowned scholar in sociology, gerontology and human development Pillemer will present on the “Lessons for Living: Advice for Living and Loving from Our Elders,” an examination of the value of elder wisdom to combat ageism and age segregation. He is the Director of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research at Cornell University and the author of “30 Lessons for Living” and “30 Lessons for Loving.”


Implementing Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID): Psychosocial Aspects, Autonomy, and Choice Dr. Madeline Li, University of Toronto and Princess Margaret Hospital Longevity Road Trip and Life Bit: A TV Series and App with a Focus on Longevity, Life Extension and Health – Chris Remerowski and David BraNon, Sixteen Films Limited

Talking about Senior Sex – Joan Price, Author

The AdvantAGES of Mindfulness for older adults – Dr. Paul Ritvo and Sabina Mirza, York University

Complete Mental Health Among Older Adults and Vulnerable Populations – Dr. Esme Fuller-Thomson, University of Toronto and the Institute for Life Course and Aging


Age Friendly
Andrea Austen, City of Toronto; Dr. Sander Hitzig, St. John’s Rehab; Dr. Raza Mirza, University of Toronto and NICE
“Age-Friendly Community Ini4a4ves: Lessons from Toronto”

Dr. Ariela Lowenstein, University of Haifa
“Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity”

DemenNa Care
Dr. Pia Kontos, University Health Network, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
“Theatre, Art, and Relational Caring: Challenging Dementia Stigma”

Elder Abuse
Dr. Sepali Guruge, Ryerson University, Daphe Cockwell School of Nursing
“Elder Abuse and Immigrant Communities: Building Projects”

Susan Blacker, University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital
“Addressing the Psychosocial Needs of Families: What are we Missing in Palliative Care?”

Ethnicity & Aging
Dr. Jessica Pace, McMaster University
“Place, Purpose, and Belonging: Aging Well in NunatuKavut, Labrador”

Financial Literacy
Alan Spratt, Detective, Toronto Police Service Financial Crimes Unit
“On-line Scams: Will you be a victim?”

Law & Aging
Nye Thomas, Law Commission of Ontario; Laura WaNs, Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA); and Kimberly Whaley, Whaley Estate Litigation
“Substitute Decisions Acts: Modernizing Canadian Laws for Capacity and Consent”

Mental Health
Dr. David Conn, University of Toronto and Baycrest
“Optimizing Mental Health for Older Adults: Strategies for Promo4on and Primary Prevention”

Performing Arts
Sabrina McCurbin, Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto, Music Project Manager
“Unlocking the Hidden Self Using Music: The Power of the iPod”

Samantha Peck, Family Councils Ontario
“Digital Libraries in Long-Term Care: Early Results from a Pilot Project”

Einat Danieli, Mount Sinai Hospital
“Dementia Talk App: Using Technology to Empower Caregivers in Managing Dementia Care at Home”


Students – submit your abstracts by April 26th to enter our studetn research competition.

Professors and Instructors – encourage your students to submit


Take advantage of our networking opportunities at this year’s Exchange!

Registration includes full breakfast, BBQ lunch and the Scientific Director’s Reception with special rates for students and older adults.

Registration Closes May 8th 2017

Space is limited so please register now at:


For more information please view the 2017 ANKE webpage at:


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