Geriatric Services Conference

Building Excellence in Professional Practice

Shaping the Future was the theme for our 13th annual Geriatric Services Conference on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. More than 300 delegates took part in the ongoing dialogue on aging through this comprehensive day-long learning forum. Health care professionals from across BC joined discussions on research, best practices and ethics in the field of gerontology, including via satellite feed 100 delegates from the communities of Comox, Kamloops and Terrace. _X3C2157_WEB_0.jpg

Dr. Francoise Baylis during her keynote address "I'm Still A Person".

One rarely hears that sort of combination of professional insight and personal experience.

2016 Keynote Speakers

Françoise Baylis, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy; Novel Tech Ethics, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Read more about Françoise Baylis

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Serge Gauthier, MD, FRCPC

Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Unit
McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, Montreal, Quebec

Read more about Serge Gauthier

2016 Sponsors

The Geriatric Services Conference and other Tapestry Foundation education events are generously supported by sponsors. To inquire about future sponsorship opportunities, contact Judy Finch at, 604.806.9485.

Lead Sponsor


Poster Presentation

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Satellite Site


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Early Bird & Passport Contest 

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2016 Conference Video Highlights

Watch informative sessions by keynote presenters here.  

You can view video highlights from past Conference speakers on our YouTube Channel and read interesting articles in our Health Care Professionals Education Library.

2016 Conference Photos