Collaborative Care for Cognitive Change Conference

Collaborative Care For Cognitive Change: Building Relationships Through Communication

Join us on Thursday, April 2, 2020 for our Collaborative Care For Cognitive Change conference at the Elm Hurst Inn & Spa, Ingersoll. Please stay tuned for further details as this website is updated during the summer 2019.

This conference is for health care professionals and care partners of those living with dementia.

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Conference Schedule

8am - 8:55am Registration and continental breakfast (included)
9am -12noon  Challenging Families: 12 Essential Skills Every Professional & Manager Should Know! - Dale Munro
12pm - 1pm Lunch (provided)
1pm - 2:30pm Communication & Dementia - Dr. JB Orange
2:30pm - 4pm

- Sylvia Davidson

Conference Speakers

Joining us to speak at the conference will be Dale Munro, Dr. JB Orange and Sylvia Davidson.

Dr. Niamh O'Regan

dr.%20niamh%20o'regan.jpgDr. Niamh O’Regan is a Consultant Geriatrician and Clinician Researcher in Western University, London, Ontario. She graduated from University College Dublin Medical School in 2003 and underwent postgraduate specialty training in Ireland. She completed her PhD examining early indicators of delirium in older medical inpatients through University College Cork in 2016. She continues to work in the area of delirium and is particularly interested in finding ways to implement research findings into clinical practice. She has recently been awarded an AMOSO Opportunities Fund to study the feasibility of implementation of delirium screening on the Acute Care of the Elderly Unit at London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital.

Valerie Spironello, MSW, RSW

Picture of Valerie SpironelloValerie has been a social worker for over 25 years working in a variety of settings including health care (palliative care, chronic illness), child welfare, and domestic violence.  Valerie is an Assistant Professor (PT) with the Department of Family Medicine teaching in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and has also taught at the University of Toronto in the Applied Mindfulness Meditation program. 

She has provided workshops and presentations to service providers on a variety of topics such as compassion fatigue, work/life balance, mindfulness and end-of-life care. 

Valerie is also a meditation teacher trained in the use of mindfulness in the clinical setting. In her private practice Choose Wellness, she provides counseling, groups, workshops and retreats to assist others in living well in Body, Mind and Spirit.  

Brynn Roberts, OT Reg.

An image of Brynn Roberts

Brynn attended the University of Alberta completing his Bachelor of Science (BSc), Kinesiology and Exercise Science in 2002 and completed his Masters of Science (MSc), Occupational Therapy, at Western University in 2006. Brynn is a registered Occupational Therapist and is a Coordinator at Southwest Centre for Forensics Mental Health Care in St. Thomas. 


Our Sponsor

Thank you to our event sponsor Green Private Wealth Counsel Harbourfront Wealth Management, who is helping to make this day happen!

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Paul Green of Green Private Wealth Counsel Harbourfront Wealth Management

Investing in the community and its citizens is part of Paul Green's corporate citizenship philosophy.

As the owner of Green Private Wealth Counsel Harbourfront Wealth Management, Paul is pleased to be the sole sponsor for the 2nd annual Collaborative Care for Cognitive Change conference on Thursday, April 18, 2019.

“From a corporate standpoint, I'm hard-wired to help out,” said Paul. “So as a corporate citizen, I think there's a tremendous responsibility, beyond my hard-wiring, to assist these organizations that are non-profit.”

Paul has been involved in a number of charities over the years, so he knows what it takes to make things happen. He feels fortunate to be able to give back to the community by supporting a non-profit organization in its ongoing efforts to meet the needs of a large group of people living with and supporting those affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

“It's nice to see the people in an organization and to see the level of care and passion they have for their work and their clients. It goes a long way,” said Paul.

To support the level of care provided by the team at Alzheimer Society of Oxford, Paul is more than pleased to sponsor the conference and help to bring speakers that will add value to the work the team does every day.

“If there's a need for education and they need funding for it, I'm more than happy to contribute,” he said.

Last Updated: 07/30/2019