Awards

Reviewers’ Choice Award

Recipients: Robyn Waxman, Mary Malekzadeh, and Andra Duff-Woskosky – “Geriatric Dementia Care At Ontario Shores

The Reviewers’ Choice Award represents the highest rated abstract submission, as determined by the Abstract Review Committee. The Abstract Review Committee represents a diverse body of clinical experts and researchers from a variety of professions and disciplines. Abstracts were rated based on various criteria, including interest of topic, textual features, relevance to clinical practice, relevance to research, methodological approach, and fit with the conference theme.

 

Poster Competition Award

Recipients: Revital Shuster, Sabrina Gaon, Supriya Gade, and Ethel Kaiserman – “Innovation in Collaborative Acute Care Community Relationships to Enhance the Well-being of Hospitalized Frail Older Adults upon Discharge

The Poster Competition Award represents the highest rated poster presentation, as determined by popular vote of the conference participants. Posters will be rated based on various criteria, including interest of topic, design/aesthetic features of the poster, textual features, presentation style of the presenter, response to questions, relevance to clinical practice, relevance to research, methodological approach, and fit with the conference theme.

 

Our Choice Award

Recipients: Jill MacPhee and Julie Brown – “Mindfulness for Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia

The Our Choice Award represents the highest rated abstract, as determined by the Our Choice Award Committee. This Committee represents a diverse body of Seniors and/or Caregivers from the Central East Region. The Award is granted to the individual whose abstract most clearly demonstrates a commitment to improving the care experience for seniors and their care partners.

 

Senior Advocacy Award

Recipient: Randy Filinski

The Senior Advocacy Award seeks to recognize the outstanding contribution of an individual who has volunteered their expertise, time, and passion to improving the care and quality of life of seniors in the Central East LHIN.

 

Partner Award

Recipient: The Alzheimer Society of Durham Region

The Community Partner Award seeks to recognize the outstanding contribution of an organization/agency that has made considerable efforts to collaborate with specialized geriatric service (SGS) providers in the Central East LHIN in order to improve the system of care for seniors and their care partners.

 

Zahra Abdille Clinical Excellence Award

Recipient: Donna Hickey, Peterborough Regional Health Centre GAIN Team

This award recognizes the outstanding contribution of an individual clinician/health professional in the delivery and improvement of clinical care to seniors. This individual demonstrates: (a) exemplary leadership and teamwork qualities; (b) innovative and creative thinking; and (c) commitment to enhancing quality of life frail seniors.

 

Reviewers’ Choice Award

Recipients: Karen Truter, Maryanne Brown, Joan Scott, Sarah Gibbens, Cindy McElrea, Lorelei Kenny, Mitzi Barth, Kayleen Peters, Michael Smith and Carrie Hunt – “Direct Hospital Admission To Assess and Restore Program Prevents Iatrogenic Excess Disability in Acute Care Environment for the Complex Frail Elderly

The Reviewers’ Choice Award represents the highest rated abstract submission, as determined by the Abstract Review Committee. The Abstract Review Committee represents a diverse body of clinical experts and researchers from a variety of professions and disciplines. Abstracts were rated based on various criteria, including interest of topic, textual features, relevance to clinical practice, relevance to research, methodological approach, and fit with the conference theme.

 

Poster Competition Award

Recipients: Gabrielle Sadler, L. Bosiljevac, A. Rees and M. Yoshikawa – “Bedside Interdisciplinary Goal Development Rounds on a General Rehabilitation Unit

The Poster Competition Award represents the highest rated poster presentation, as determined by popular vote of the conference participants. Posters will be rated based on various criteria, including interest of topic, design/aesthetic features of the poster, textual features, presentation style of the presenter, response to questions, relevance to clinical practice, relevance to research, methodological approach, and fit with the conference theme.

 

Our Choice Award

Recipients: Aaisha Ghauri Savvas, Amber Curry and Karl Wong – “CATCH – Care After The Care in Hospital

The Our Choice Award represents the highest rated abstract, as determined by the Our Choice Award Committee. This Committee represents a diverse body of Seniors and/or Caregivers from the Central East Region. The Award is granted to the individual whose abstract most clearly demonstrates a commitment to improving the care experience for seniors and their care partners.