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Specialty: Geriatrics
Dates: From Nov, 2, 2017 to Nov, 4, 2017
Location: Toronto, CANADA
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 340 to 1285 USD
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Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

Toronto, CANADA Visit the Venue to read more
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  • Nurses
Event Overview
Welcome message:

Welcome to the 9th Canadian Conference on Dementia!

The Canadian Conference on Dementia is a biennial national conference dedicated to advance knowledge on dementia in scientific research and clinical care.

Over 2 and half days you will engage with eminent researchers and renowned scholars on cutting edge topics in dementia.

The 9th CCD is thrilled to offer a new and exciting program involving interactive discussions, workshops, plenary sessions and a lively debate.

We open the 9th CCD with reflections of a caregiver on dementia and music. David Hetherington was for many years the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s Assistant Principal Cellist. While continuing to teach at the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory, coach the cello section of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and perform regularly with his own Amici Chamber Ensemble and other musical organizations, David is also a full-time caregiver for his wife, Lee, who suffers from Alzheimer disease. David will share his own personal reflections on music and dementia followed by a short cello recital.

Our conference this year focuses on the theme of prevention. Dr. Dillip Jeste, University of California San Diego Center for Healthy Aging, will present on secrets of successful cognitive and emotional aging. Dr. Keri-Leigh Cassidy, Dalhousie, will present on The Fountain of Health, a program that translates current science of healthy aging, wellbeing and resilience, and offers practical tools to improve health outcomes over the lifespan. Dr. Charles DeCarli, University of California in Davis, California, will present on why vascular factors are important in dementia.

Does prevention work? Dr. Kenneth Langa, University of Chicago, will discuss whether the risks for Alzheimer's and dementia are on the decline.

You won’t want to miss out on this year’s debate on the controversial topic of medical assistance in dying for patients with dementia. Listen and engage with our two outstanding debaters, Shenaaz Gokool from Dying with Dignity and James Downar, the University of Toronto.

These are just some of the highlights from what promises to be the best Canadian Conference on Dementia, ever!!

We are excited to partner for the first time with the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry annual conference that will take place immediately following the 9th CCD. In appreciation of this partnership the CCD and the CAGP will be co-sponsoring two workshops. Should you choose to attend both of these outstanding conferences, you will be able to register at discounted rate.

Mix and mingle, form new relationships and strengthen existing ones over coffee, lunch, cocktails and dinner!

Be part of the action by submitting an abstract to the 9th CCD Scientific Committee and share your research with your colleagues. Abstracts will be considered for both oral and poster presentations. A $500.00 prize will be awarded to the author of the best abstract!

This conference is sure to provide a unique convergence of networking, learning and fun into a single platform.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or call 416 597-3422 ext. 3448 to reach the registration department.

We look forward to seeing you on November 2nd!

Ron Keren, 9th CCD Chair

Sandra Black and Zahinoor Ismail, 9th CCD co-Chairs

Ron Keren, MD, FRCPC

Conference Chair

Sandra E. Black, MD, FRCPC

Conference Co-Chair

Zahinoor Ismail, MD, FRCPC

Conference Co-Chair


Plenary Session Speakers

Sandra Black

Kei-Leigh Cassidy

Howard Chertkow

Charles DeCarli

James Downar

Shanaaz Gokool

Dilip Jeste

Kenneth Langa

Susan Resnick

Saskia Sivananthan


Parallel Session Speakers

Melissa K. Andrew

Ann M. Heesters

Andrea Iaboni

Mario Masellis

Gary Naglie

Goldie Nejat

Lori Schindel Martin

Dallas Seitz

David F. Tang-Wai

Carmela Tartaglia

Judith Wahl

Lesley Wisenfeld


Workshop Speakers

Nathalie Bier

Sandra Black

Monica Bretzlaff

Shannon Cadieux

Beverley Cassidy

James Chau

Ashley Curtis

James Downar

Linda Gobessi

Ann M. Heesters

Andrea Iaboni

Zahinoor Ismail

Frank Knoefel

Benjamin Lam

Linda Lee

Lili Liu

Sara Mitchell

Paige Moorhouse

Gary Naglie

Tejal Patel

Kiran Rabheru

Kevin Rodrigues

Lori Schindel Martin

David F. Tang-Wai

Mary C. Tierney

Lisa Van Bussell

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General Info:

We are excited to partner for the first time with the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry annual conference ( that will take place immediately following the 9th CCD. Should you choose to attend both of these outstanding conferences, you can receive a 15% discount by entering discount coupon code 9thCCDCAGP (case sensitive) in the coupon code section of the online registration form. To qualify for this discount, you will need to register for both conferences no later than September 22, 2017. This discount is only applicable to Full Registration, Early Bird rates. The same discount code can be used for both events to receive the 15% discount.



Registration Cost
Early Registration

Late Registration From: 2017-08-15 To: 0--
On site Registration
Nursing and Allied

Group Registrations:

Group registrations not allowed

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
We don’t provide letter of invitation
Letter of confirmation:
We don’t provide Letter of Confirmation
Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts


Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

123 Queens Street West 

Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M9


Reservations: 1-888-627-7175

Please quote 9th CCD Conference or Group ID 9J30AA when booking

A block of rooms has been reserved for delegates of the 9th CCD Conference at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. Delegates are responsible for making their own individual reservations.

Special conference room rates are available until 5:00pm EST on October 2, 2017. These rates will be subject to availability after the cutoff date. Please ensure that you quote the 9th CCD Conference or Group ID 9J30AA when booking your reservation in order to receive the group rate.

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Submission Info

Poster discussions often enable interesting opportunities for knowledge transfer, exchange and future collaborations and are a wonderful way to get to know other members of the dementia community. The abstract judged best overall will be awarded a certificate of recognition and a $500 cash prize. Five abstracts will also be selected for a ten minute oral presentation.

Important Dates:

March 24, 2017 - Call for Abstracts opens

September 22, 2017 - Call for Abstracts closes

Beginning of October - Notification of accpeted posters

Specific Guidelines for Poster Displays:

Displays may consist of a one-piece poster, or a two dimensional collection of smaller pieces which utilize the panel as a background.

Posters must be HORIZONTAL. The display’s overall size: (72" wide x 36" high or 6ft x 3ft).

Handouts may not be left on the floor in front of the display.

Business card or brochure holders may be attached to the display panel.

Displays will be showcased during the conference breaks and lunch. We ask that a representative be present at the poster during these times.

You will be responsible for:

Setting up your poster during registration on Friday, November 3rd (7 am to 8 am) and your poster must be removed on Saturday, November 4th either at the end of the lunch break or by 5:30pm. Posters left on the boards after this time cannot be retrieved.

All expenses associated with creating your presentation, conference registration and travel expenses for the conference.

At least one person on the submission team must be a registered delegate at the conference and all members of the team who want to attend or present must be registered.

We will provide you with the “male” or “hook” Velcro and push pins needed to attach your poster to the poster boards. For heavier items please ensure that there is sufficient Velcro attached to the items to prevent damage or falling.

For questions about poster abstracts, please contact our office:

416 597-3422 ext. 3448

Abstract submission deadline 2017-09-22
Sponsors Exhibitors
General Info

If you have any questions with regards to the Prospectus, please contact Conference Services via email at or by phone at 416-597-3422 x3448.

We very much look forward to having you participate as a sponsor or exhibitor at the Conference!

The CCD would like to thank the Dotsa and John Bitove Family Foundation for their lead support of dementia research and sharing best practice.

Sponsors / Supporters

Silver Sponsor



Bronze Sponsor


Consortium of Canadian Centres for Clinical Cognitive Research

Exhibition Consensus
Organising Agency

Kim Hussey , Manager, Conference Services , University Health Network

Phone: 416-597-3422 ext. 3866


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