2014 Annual Conference: Look Back

With over 400 delegates in attendance, 2000+ meals prepared and 20 packed concurrent sessions, the sold out 37th Annual Conference was a huge success! From the opening plenary to the Monday evening gala dinner, the conferece was not only informative, but fun too! Thank you to all those who attended.

Below are some resources for you to download as well as pictures from the conference.


BC's Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie, opens up about her future plans in a plenary with President, Dave Cheperdak
BC’s Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie, speaks about her future plans in a plenary with President, Dave Cheperdak
Conference Agenda

Click here for a PDF version of the 2014 conference agenda.


Speaker Notes and Presentation
National Dementia Strategy: What Are We Waiting For?

Presentation slides- Dr. Diane Finegood, President & CEO, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research 
Presentation slides- Mimi Lowi-Young, CEO, Alzheimer Society of Canada

Presentation slides/ Resources and links– Claude Gravelle, Member of Parliament (Nickel


BC’s Residential Care Funding Model – Lessons From Alberta

Supporting Document– Rizwan Gehlen, Vice President, Finance, Park Place Seniors Living Inc

The Costs of Not Being Safe

Presentation slides- John Lam, Industry Specialist, WorkSafeBC

The Use of Technology in Delivering Home Support Services

Presentation slides- Margaret Kun, Vice President, Home Support, Beacon Community

Care Aide Registry Models: Around the World in 60 Minutes Sara

Presentation slides- Anita Dickson, Representative of Licensed Practical Nurses
Association of BC

Presentation slides- Deborah Simon, CEO, Ontario Community Support Association

Transformative Integration: Next Generation Home Care through e-Health

Presentation slides- Elissa Kraus Gamble, Director of Regional Development, Bayshore Home Health

SafeCare BC – A Dialogue with the New Executive Director

Presentation slides-Jennifer Lyle, Executive Director, SafeCare BC

Personal Budgets in Home Care

Presentation slides- Shannon Berg, Executive Director, Home and Community Care, Vancouver Coastal Health
Presentation slides- Lois Cosgrave, Director, Home & Community Care and End of Life, Island Health

Pain Management in Seniors

Presentation slides- Neemet McDowell, Clinical Care Pharmacist, Safeway Operations; President-Elect,
Canadian Society of Consultant Pharmacists

Effective Interviewing of Residents after a Critical Incident

Presentation slides- Dr. Barry Cooper, Ph.D., R. Psych., Director of Research and Development, The Forensic

A Collaborative Approach to Improving Workplace Safety

Presentation slides- Debbie Yule, Vice President, Industry Training, go2

Presentation slides- Maria Howard, CEO, Alzheimer Society of B.C

Faith-Based Care: Unique Opportunities Based on a Legacy of Spiritual Values

Presentation slides- Karen Baillie, CEO, Menno Place

A Fine Balance – Fostering Independence and Involvement in Decision Making with Adults in Need of Service from the PGT

Presentation slides- Leanne Dospital, Regional Manager, Public Guardian and Trustee of BC

Silver Alert: Local & First Responders’ Perspectives

Presentation slides- Sean Magnusson, Safety Officer, Surrey Search & Rescue; Provincial Electronic Search 

Specialist Instructor, Project Lifesaver

Presentation slides- Kathy Kennedy, Director of Programs & Services, Alzheimer Society
of B.C.

Become a Scheduling Genius with Procura

Presentation slides- Susan Gains, Senior Sales Executive, Procura

Health and safety training for long-term care: needs through the eyes of front line staff
and employers – SafeCare BC
Presentation slides- Wynona Giannasi, Partner, Howegroup
Addressing the Needs of Canadian Seniors: Early Experiences with Planning and Operationalizing an Innovative Needs-Based Home Care Agency in BC

Presentation slides- Susan Scott Gabe, Managing Director, Care at Home Services

Labour Relations Update: Whipsawing Across B.C.

Presentation slides available upon request

Najeeb Hassan, Lawyer, Roper Greyell LLP
Peter Kafka, Peter Kafka Consulting Ltd.
Michael Marchbank, President & CEO, Health Employers Association of BC

Photo Album

To view more photos, click here!


YouTube Video

A short souvenir video of the conference can be seen below:

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