Geriatric Services Conference

Building Excellence in Professional Practice

Mark your calendar for Friday, April 7, 2017 for the 14th annual Geriatric Services Conference. This year's theme Going Beyond: Explore. Engage. Evolve. is taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

In 2017 we’ll explore new ideas, the latest research and strategies for going beyond the status quo in older adult mental health. Plenary sessions and workshop discussions will include clinical and ethical issues and innovative knowledge translation.

Online registration will be open later this fall.

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2017 Keynote Speakers


David K. Conn, MB, FRCPC

VP, Education, Inaugural Director
Centre for Education & Knowledge Exchange, Baycrest
Professor, Dept. Psychiatry, University of Toronto.

Read full bio here.

Harry Karlinski, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Clinical Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry
University of British Columbia
Founder & Director,
Frames of Mind Mental Health Film Series

Read full bio here.

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations include research and quality improvement initiatives. Check out the poster presentation opportunity supporting this year's theme: Going Beyond: Explore, Engage, Evolve.


Tapestry Foundation’s annual Geriatric Services Conference and other education events are generously supported by sponsors. To learn more about sponsorship of the 2017 Conference, contact Judy Finch at, 604.806.9485.

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