Northwood Research Symposium 2023

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Northwood Research Symposium 2023

Northwood's Research Symposium is an opportunity for us to showcase the research and innovation projects we host.

By Northwood

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Date and time

Fri, Jun 23, 2023 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM ADT


Atlantica Hotel 1980 Robie Street Halifax, NS B3H 3G5 Canada

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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


9:00 AM - 9:05 AM


Janet Simm, President & CEO, Northwood

9:05 AM - 9:50 AM

Keynote: Research and Innovation in Nova Scotia Health

Dr. Gail Tomblin Murphy

Dr. Gail Tomblin Murphy, Vice President, Research, Innovation & Discovery and Chief Nurse Executive of Nova Scotia Health, is an internationally recognized expert in population needs-based approaches...

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

Dysphagia and Oral Health Concerns in Long-Term Care

Dr. Rebecca Affoo

Swallowing impairment is very common in older people living in long-term care, as are oral health concerns such as missing teeth. A survey study was conducted to explore the knowledge and perspective...

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM


10:45 AM - 11:20 AM

Enhancing Voices: Using Tech & Person-Centered Care to support LTC residents

Kim Parker

Gail Giffin

Brian Maclean

Jackie Carter

Since 2021, the SMARTech project at Northwood has provided long term care residents and home care clients with mobility issues with off-the-shelf SMART devices, including SMART speakers. Clients use ...

11:20 AM - 11:45 AM

Evaluation of a Novel Screening Protocol for Respiratory Viral Infections

Emily Devereaux

Respiratory viral illnesses (RVI), like influenza and COVID-19, pose a serious threat to elderly and frail individuals. It is known that people who are elderly or frail may not show typical symptoms ...

11:45 AM - 12:10 PM

The Brushing Up on Mouth Care Program: Exploring use in Nova Scotia LTC

Shauna Hachey

Poor oral health negatively impacts overall health and wellbeing. In Nova Scotia, older adults in long term care (LTC) have poorer oral health when compared to community dwelling adults. Many residen...

12:10 PM - 1:10 PM


1:10 PM - 1:35 PM

ACTing Collectively to support older adults living in communities

Brianna Wolfe, Project Research Coordinator

Bryah Boutilier, Project Research Assistant

Older adults can live at home longer, healthier, and more actively when there are sufficient community supports and services. This presentation provides preliminary findings from our ACTing Collectiv...

1:35 PM - 2:00 PM

Social Vulnerability and Aging

Dr. Jasmine Mah

Social vulnerability describes how poor social circumstances can impact the health of individuals or communities. Consider two older adults who are the same age and have the same medical conditions w...

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM

Accommodations for Dementia in the Workplace

Dr. Jasmine Mah

Three themes included in the Dementia Strategy for Nova Scotia were early diagnosis, increasing public awareness, and understanding and reducing the stigma and fear associated with dementia. The stra...

2:25 PM - 2:35 PM

Break/Exhibits/ Networking

2:35 PM - 3:50 PM

Panel: Exploring Mental Health and Well-being of staff in Continuing Care

Dr. Janice Keefe

Dr. Sheri-Lynn Price

Dr. Michael Leiter

Dr. Tabatha Thibault

Coming soon!

3:50 PM

Concluding Remarks

Janet Simm, President & CEO, Northwood

About this event

  • 8 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

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