By 2036, more than 62% of health care spending will be on those over 65. How can physiotherapy influence decisions that will help promote healthy aging? Forum 2019 will be a platform for open dialogue, discussion, and exchange.
Presentations will be related to one of the following four streams:
Advocacy and Leadership
This stream focuses on the opportunities for advocacy and leadership within the profession of physiotherapy in the realm of healthy aging. Sessions providing participants with an opportunity to learn skills that help them be better advocates for policy change at the individual, institutional, regional, provincial and federal levels would be appropriate for this stream. Sessions outlining areas in the field of healthy aging (as it relates to physiotherapy) requiring increased or ongoing advocacy and leadership will also be considered.
Best Practices in Physiotherapy that Promote Healthy Aging
This stream focuses on best practice in physiotherapy clinical skills that support healthy aging in the realms of neurological, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, including specialty areas of practice such as women’s health and oncology, across all settings of care in which physiotherapists practice. Sessions with opportunities to learn evidence-informed practical skills will be given preference.
This stream focuses on highlighting innovative policies, models of care, products, technologies, and interventions that support healthy aging. This stream covers all areas of practice.
Prevention and Health Promotion
This stream focuses on highlighting key areas in primary prevention, secondary prevention and health promotion in healthy aging. Sessions may review current programming and/or propose recommendations for future program implementation.