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Media Advisory - Conversations confronting COVID-19: Aging

Monday, July 20, 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has threatened our health and communities, including some of our most vulnerable populations, such as the elderly.  The expert panel will take a closer look at the national and global response to the pandemic, and what it has taught us about our preparedness for such a pandemic.  Some of the important questions include the lessons learned around long term care, and  how the pandemic will influence our long term strategy for healthy aging.  

The event is being moderated by Jane Philpott, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences; Director, School of Medicine, Queen’s University  

Panelists include:  

Ms. Laura Tamblyn Watts, CEO, CanAge 
Dr. John Puxty, Associate Professor, Chair, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, Queen’s University; member of the Canadian Frailty Network  
Dr. Kevin Woo, Associate Professor, School of Nursing and School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen’s University; member of the Canadian Frailty Network 
Dr. Catherine Donnelly, Associate Professor, School of Rehabilitation Therapy; Director, Health Services and Policy Research Institute, Queen’s University 


Wednesday July 22, 11:30am. To sign in to the event visit the Virtual Events website.


Julie Brown, Media Relations Officer 
613-532-8712 or Julie.brown@queensu.ca

Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer  
613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca