EDUCATION> Conferences
AGI’s Marva Whyte Alzheimer Awareness conferences in the winter and Alzheimer Education Conferences in the fall are for family care providers, professional home care workers and the public at large.  These conferences feature renowned doctors, health care professionals and other experts in the field of dementia reporting on the latest developments in  the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's and dementia and providing care for those with a diagnosis. 


Our last conference took place on Wednesday, January 17th at 6 pm

The Dementia Puzzle: Living with Cognitive Decline

Three internationally renowned medical experts presented an overview of the different types of dementia,  shared the latest information on prevention, diagnosis and treatment and discuss what the future may hold.

Featured Guest Speakers:  

Dr. Serge Gauthier, C.M., MD, FRCPC
Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease
Research Unit, McGill University
Centre for Studies in Aging

Meghan WIlliams, MSW
Director of Support Services, AGI

Dr. Simon Ducharme, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Neuropsychiatrist at the Montreal
Neurological Institute, Consultation-
Liaison (CL) Psychiatrist MUHC

The January Conference was made possible through a gift from the Marvin A. Drimer Foundation


Past Conferences

AGI's Education Conference for Care Providers, November 7th, 2017 
Responsive Behaviours to Challenging Situations

Featuring Guest Speaker: Nancy Hodgson, PhD, RN, FAAN

DDr. Hodgson is internationally recognized in the areas of palliative care and dementia care for older adults. Her specific areas of research include dementia caregiving, symptom management, the implementation of evidence into nursing practice and the training of health care professionals. 

Marva Whyte Alzheimer Awareness Conference, January 18, 2017
Unravelling Dementia through Medicine and Science 

Featuring Guest Speakers: Dr. Serge Gauthier, C.M., MD, FRCPC
Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit, McGill Centre for Studies in Aging and Joseph Schwarcz, PhD
Director of McGill Office of Science and Society, Renowned Author. 

AGI's November Education Conference, Tuesday, November 8, 2016


This day long conference featured presentations and workshops with professionals in the field of dementia, the brain and behaviour. 
Guest Speakers were: Patricia Belchior, PhD, Natalie Bier, PhD, Meghan Williams, MSW, and Karin Derouaux, MA, MA. 

Marva Whyte Alzheimer Awareness Conference - February 4th 2016 "Alzheimer’s disease – To be Informed is to be Armed"  

Our annual Alzheimer Awareness conference featured three of Montreal’s leading medical experts on Alzheimer’s and dementia:  Dr. Howard

Chertkow, the Director of the Memory Clinic at the Jewish General Hospital, Dr. Ruby Friedman, Director of Geriatric Medicine at the Jewish General and Dr. Pedro Rosa-Neto, Clinical Neurologist at the Douglas Institute and the McGill University Centre for Studies in Aging.

Click HERE to download the poster from this event.

November Conference -  November 3, 2015 

TEEPA SNOW RETURNS! Daily Dementia Care: A Hands-On Approach Tuesday,

AGI welcomed back one of America’s leading educators on dementia care.
Teepa Snow MS, OTR/L, FAOTA is a dementia education and care specialist whose teaching style has been honed over her 30 years of practice and experience. Her admirers extend throughout North America and beyond. A tireless advocate, she is determined to enhance the lives of people with dementia, along with their caregiver, by sharing what she has learned.


Our Marva Whyte Alzheimer Awareness conference took place on January 20th, 2015

DELIRIUM, DEMENTIA - Myth and Reality of aging
The medical panel:
Dr Howard Chertkow, Dr. Serge Gauthier, Dr Wendy Chiu
Photos of January 20th conference

Photo left to right: Linda Israel, Meghan Williams, Paula Levinson, Dr. Serge Gauthier, Claire Webster, Dr. Howard Chertkow, Dr Wendy Chiu.