AGE-WELL NCE Annual Conference
Location: Winnipeg, Canada

Date: Oct 17-19 2017

AGE-WELL2017 will showcase a multi-disciplinary program of research and innovation from across the AGE-WELL network and provide a forum for networking and collaboration among AGE-WELL stakeholders. Presentations, discussions, networking and demonstration sessions are designed to maximize knowledge exchange. I’ll be partaking in all the HQP events, Ideathon and attending the Drinks and Demos. Hope to see you there!

Canadian Association on Gerontology’s 46th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting.
Location: Winnipeg, Canada

Date: Oct 19-21 2017

CAG is Canada’s premier multidisciplinary conference for those interested in individual and population aging. I will have 3 posters on October 21st related to my work in exergaming as an intervention for older adults. Come on by and say “Hi” to me or one of my team members (Dr. Renee Biss, and Amelie Gautheir-Beaupre).



Extendicare’s National Conference
Location: Toronto, Canada

Date: April 24 2017

Extendicare is the largest purveyor of nursing home care and retirement homes in Canada. Charlene will be presenting “It’s time to disrupt the current ways of thinking in technology and aging”.

Charlene’s work will be presented as part of a symposium about “Innovations in Long-term Care” with experts from the Center of Learning, Baycrest. Here is the description of the presentation: There has been significant research completed on the development of technologies to support the wellness of older adults; however, various limitations make them inappropriate, inefficient or ineffective. To ensure that future technologies for aging are useful, new ways of thinking in their designs is required. Disruption in the current technology landscape is needed to force us to change how we think about the design of technology. This presentation will discuss the notion of innovation through disruptive technologies, how we at AGE-WELL and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, are currently applying this concept in the design of our technology, and an overview of the technological innovations that can exponentially change care for the older adult.


Symposium on Aging Research (SoAR) 2017
Location: University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Date: May 5 2017

SoAR is a one-day meeting for engaging with graduate student research beyond disciplinary and professional boundaries, and across areas of expertise to engage in aging research. Charlene will be a member of “The Pearls of Wisdom” expert panel session discussing technology use for the aging population. Each presenter will share their insights, challenges, and experiences about using technology as an older adult or with this population. This Pearls of Wisdom session is designed to assist researchers identify and overcome challenges, and to provide an interdisciplinary view of using technology with older adults.

IAGG 2017
Location:San Francisco, Cali, USA

Date: July 23-27 2017

Charlene will be presenting her doctoral work and will be presenting at the preconference presenting common data elements in nursing home research.


American Medical Director’s Association 2017 Annual Conference
Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA

Date: March 15-19 2017

Charlene’s work will be presenting her doctoral findings as part of a symposium about Rehabilitation in Nursing homes.


GSA’s 2015 Annual Conference
Location: Orlando, FL, USA

Date: November 18-22 2015

GSA 2015, 68th Annual Scientific Meeting of The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is one of the noticeable event on Gerontology, Medical, Health, Aging, Psychology and Biology categories.  The number of visitors were expecting to attend this Meeting is nearly 4000.

Charlene’s work will be presented as part of a symposium about “The nursing role in Long-term care” with experts in the nursing field, and a poster presentation.


143rd APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition
Location: Chicago, IL, USA

Date: Monday, November 2, 2015 : 8:50 AM – 9:10 AM

American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting and Exposition brings together more than 12,000 of your colleagues from across the U.S. and around the world to network, educate and share experiences.

Charlene is a co-author of a presentation entitled “Assessing the application of evidence-based clinical guidelines by medical service trips (MSTs)”.

22nd Canadian Conference on Global Health
Location: Montreal, Canada
Date: November 5-7, 2015

The 22nd Canadian Conference on Global Health will provide a forum for 500 practitioners, researchers, educators, students, policy makers and community mobilizers interested in primary health care to share knowledge, experience and promote innovation and collaborative action. The 2015 Conference is hosted by the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) held in partnership with the Global Health Research Capacity Training Program (GHR-CAPS).

Charlene will have a poster and an oral presentation at this conference.

CAG’s 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

Date: October 23-25, 2015

The Canadian Association on Gerontology’s (CAG) 44th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting is Canada’s premier multidisciplinary conference for those interested in individual and population aging. This year we explore how research, policy and practice can shape a future for all.

Charlene will be presenting two peer-reviewed posters and giving an oral presentation.

AMDA’s 2015 Annual Conference
Location: Louisville, KY, USA

Date: March 19-22, 2015

American Medical Director’s Association’s (AMDA) 2015 Annual Conference is the only educational and informational forum of its kind in the field of post-acute (PA) and long-term care (LTC). It is filled with opportunities to enhance your knowledge and competencies in providing quality PA/LTC.

Charlene presented three peer-reviewed posters. If you didn’t catch the poster session, you can read her published abstracts in JAMDA.