The Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (CAGP) and the Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health (CCSMH) are pleased to announce that the Call for Abstracts for the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) is now open! 

The theme of the meeting is “Building Resilience in Seniors’ Mental Health in Canada.” The future is resilience!

This year’s meeting will be held in Banff, Alberta, at the Rimrock Resort Hotel from October 25 - 26. We hope you are as excited as we are to be heading to Banff—one of Canada’s most popular travel destinations and a spot well known for its beauty and inspiring mountain surroundings. It’s the perfect setting to learn, share and network with our colleagues from across the country!

Halifax set the new standard for our inclusion of social activities, so you can look forward to some more wonderful events that will allow you to enjoy the truly stunning scenery of Banff and the Rocky Mountains! 

We’re thrilled to announce Dr. Helen Lavretsky, Professor of Psychiatry In-Residence at UCLA and Director of the Late-Life Mood, Stress and Wellness Research Program, as this year’s keynote speaker. Dr. Lavretsky will be kicking off the meeting with a talk on the neurobiology of resilience in older adults. We are also very excited that Dr. Krista Lanctôt, Senior Scientist in Geriatric Psychiatry at Sunnybrook Research Institute, will be giving a plenary talk on cannabis for BPSD.

We invite you to participate and welcome abstract submissions from across disciplines and across the country. We hope you will join us at the pre-eminent meeting for Seniors’ Mental Health in Canada. To submit your abstract online, please click here! 

We look forward to seeing you in Banff!

Sincerely,

The 2019 ASM Planning Committee