Posters and Presentations

Poster Presentations

Improving Advance Care Planning for Frail Elderly Canadians.
You J, Barwich D, Clark B, Gutman G, Howard M, Jayaraman D, Kaasalainen S, Kobewka D, Simon J, Sussman T, Swinton M, Tan A, Urquhart R, Winhall M.
2017 Canadian Association for Palliative Care Conference, Ottawa, Ontario.

Improving Advance Care Planning for Frail Elderly Canadians.
You J, Barwich D, Clark B, Gutman G, Howard M, Jayaraman D, Kaasalainen S, Kobewka D, Simon J, Sussman T, Swinton M, Tan A, Urquhart R, Winhall M. (2017).
Canadian Association for Gerontology Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Improving Advance Care Planning (ACP) for Frail Elderly Canadians: Logic model for a pan-Canadian research program.
Poster for Canadian Association of Gerontology Conference, October 201 19-20, 2018, Vancouver

Resident and family perceptions of advance care planning (ACP) in multi-ethnic and Chinese long-term care facilities
Gutman, G., de Vries, B., Gahagan, J., Nicholson, B., Kwan, H., Jang, K. & Soheilipour, S. Poster presented at Canadian Association on Gerontology 47th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Vancouver, Oct. 18-20, 2018

Improving patient-physician communication in hospitals: initial insights from a multi-centre Canadian quality improvement initiative to implement the Serious Illness Care Program (SICP) on medical wards
Moledina, A., King, S., Semenchuk, J., Dunne, F., Ma, I., Jayaraman, D., Swinton, M., You, J., Simon, J.
Canadian Society of Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, October 2018, Banff, Alberta (note: won first prize in quality improvement category)

Assessing quality of goals of care conversations during the Serious Illness Care Program quality improvement initiative
Ma, C., Riehm, L., You, J.
Canadian Frailty Network conference, Sept. 20, 2018, Toronto

Advance Care Planning: building capacity in interprofessional primary care teams
Guenter, D., Gallagher, E., Howard, M., You, J., Nidumolu, A., Hafid, A.
Canadian Frailty Network conference, Sept. 20, 2018, Toronto
(prize winner)

The effects of the Serious Illness Care Program on health care resource utilization
Lagrotteria, A., Weigner, S., Swinton, M., You, J.
Canadian Frailty Network conference, Sept. 20, 2018, Toronto

Advance care planning with older gay men living with HIV: challenges and opportunities
Dube, D., Gutman, G., Sussman, T., DeVries, B., Gahagan, J., Brotman, S.
Canadian Frailty Network conference, Sept. 20, 2018, Toronto

Patient and Family Member’s perception of being heard and understood from Serious Illness Conversations in the Hospital
Singh, J., Swinton, M., You, J.
Canadian Frailty Network conference, Sept. 20, 2018, Toronto


Workshop Presentations

Improving communication about goals of care with hospitalized patients who have serious illness. John J. You, Marilyn Swinton, Shelley Weniger,
Workshop presented at the Central West Palliative Care Network Conference, Nov 15/2017, Brampton, Ontario

Adapting and Implementing the Serious Illness Care Program in the Hospital Setting: Surprises, Successes & Challenges
John J. You, Marilyn Swinton, Shelley Weniger, Sandra Andreychuk
Workshop presented at the Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Conference, April 23/2018, Toronto


Oral Presentations

Dube, D., Brotman, S., Gutman, G., De Vries, B., Gahagan, J. & Sussman, T. Advance care planning (ACP) for aging gay men with HIV: Findings of a focus group conducted in Montreal. Presented at Social Work and Sexualities Conference, Montreal August 2-10, 2018


Webinars

“Adapting and implementing the Serious Illness Care Program in the Hospital Setting” – November 9, 2017 (Dr. J. You)

Strengthening a Palliative Approach in Long-Term Care: A program to improve quality of living and dying for residents and their family members – January 23, 2018 (Drs. S. Kaasalainen & Sussman)

Primary Care Sector: Outcomes of the feasibility pilot of the adapted Serious Illness Conversation Guide Pathway Implementation at Sunridge FM Clinic – September 2018 (Dr. A. Tan)


Workshops

Improving Advance Care Planning for Frail Older Canadians
You J, Barwich D, Clark B, Gutman G, Howard M, Jayaraman D, Kaasalainen S, Kobewka D, Simon J, Sussman T, Swinton M, Tan A, Urquhart R, Winhall M.
International Congress on Palliative Care, October 04/2018, Montreal

The challenges and opportunities of advance care planning for gay men aging with HIV: A Montreal-based focus group. Oral presentation, Dube, D., Gutman, G., Sussman, T., de Vries, B., Gahagan, J., & Brotman, S.
Canadian Association on Gerontology 47th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Vancouver, Oct. 18-20, 2018

Tools to improve advance care planning for older Canadians living with frailty
Howard, M., Barwich, D., Gutman, G., Nijjar, A., Kaasalainen, S., Clark B, Jayaraman, D., Kobewka, D., Simon, J., Sussman, T., Swinton, M., Tan, A., Urquhart, R., Winhall, M., You, J.
Canadian Association on Gerontology 47th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Vancouver, Oct. 18-20, 2018

Staff perceptions about engaging in conversations with residents and families about advance care planning
Kaasalainen, S., Sussman, T., Hunter, P., Thompson, G., McCleary, L., Wickson-Grifiths, A. & Venturato, L.
Canadian Association on Gerontology 47th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Vancouver, Oct. 18-20, 2018.


Upcoming Talks

Feasibility Pilot of the implementation of an adapted Serious Illness Conversation Guide pathway in a Family Medicine Patient-Centred Medical Home
Amy Tan, Carley Paterson, Rachelle Bernacki, Robin Urquhart?, Doris Barwich?, Michelle Howard. Submitted to the North American Primary Care Research Group’s Annual Conference, November 2018, Chicago, Illionis


Published Articles

Poor communication is compromising care for the dying” recently published in The Conversation. John J You. April 19/2018, re-printed in e-Hospice and The National Post, April 2018
http://theconversation.com/poor-communication-is-compromising-care-for-the-dying-93783
https://ehospice.com/canada_english_posts/poor-communication-is-compromising-care-for-the-dying/
http://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/poor-communication-is-compromising-care-for-the-dying

Op-ed piece written by our long term care sector leads Sharon Kaasalainen & Tamara Sussman, published January 23/2018 in the Ottawa Citizen.
http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/kaasalainen-and-sussman-lets-discuss-end-of-life-issues-now

More, earlier, better: New iCAN-ACP study aiming to improve conversations
about care during serious illness. Dr. John You
AVISO Fall 2017, Issue 81

Research assistants help patients’ voices get heard at the end-of-life
Anna Consoli, Gina Freeman, Carol Mantle, Marilyn Swinton
AVISO Spring 2018, Issue 82 (re-print in Fall 2018 AVISO)

Vanier Institute Perspectives on Death & Dying – May 2018 – page 38 references publications from JAMA and CMAJ related to current work

“Speaking from experience – the perspective of a patient advisor” – Hamilton Health Sciences Newsletter – July 30, 2018
https://hhsshare.ca/news/patient-and-family-advisors-speaking-from-experience/

Upcoming articles:
“Time to talk to your family doc” – AVISO (Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association)- A. Tan, M. Howard – Fall 2018