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Dementia Resource Advisory Board

The Journal of Current Clinical Care and HealthPlexus.NET offer unique opportunities for contributors to disseminate their work to over 12,500 Canadian physicians who access our resources on a regular basis. At a time when other publications ask their authors to pay for publication of their articles, not only do we not have such conditions, but also we invest considerable production resources, including the use of professional medical illustrations and visual aids in our published materials to facilitate knowledge translation. Interested in becoming a contributor? Please let us know here.

 

 

Dr. Michael Gordon is the medical program director, palliative care at the Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System and a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. As an author, ethicist, clinician and an educator, Dr. Michael Gordon is recognized as a Key Opinion Leader on a subject of end of life decisions.

In addition to his contributions to the field of geriatric medicine, Dr. Gordon has written and spoken widely on the field of medical ethics, especially in relation to the elderly and to end-of-life situations. He is a member of the University of Toronto's Joint Centre for Bioethics and in this capacity is involved in ethics education primarily for health care providers. He writes on ethics for such medical publications as Annals of Long-Term Care and Canada's Medical Post. He was appointed as Editor-in-Chief, Dementia Resource, HealthPlexus.NET, Journal of Current Clinical Care.

     
 

Dr. Barry Goldlist is a geriatrician and professor of medicine at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Barry Goldlist is chief of the Conjoint Geriatric Program at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the University Health Network. He is also a professor and the Director of Geriatric Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a past president of the Canadian Geriatrics Society, and OMA section on Geriatrics. Dr. Goldlist has published in many journals on topics including hypertension, falls, psychoactive drugs, constipation, cluster deaths in long-term care institutions, and hip fractures. Dr. Goldlist has also written numerous letters, abstracts and poster presentations and is also the author of three books. He serves on the Chief Coroner of Ontario's Geriatric and Long Term Care Review Committee.

     
 

Dr. Howard Bergman was recently appointed the position of Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, at the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Dr. Bergman was also the first Dr. Joseph Kaufmann Professor of Geriatric Medicine and is Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at McGill University. He is also Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine of the Jewish General Hospital and an investigator at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies and at the Bloomfield Centre for Research in Aging of the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Administration at the Université de Montréal and Invited Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Lausanne in Switzerland and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

In the area of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Bergman’s research interests focus on early diagnosis. He is the founder and co-director of the Jewish General Hospital/McGill University Memory Clinic and is a Past President of the Consortium of Canadian Centres for Clinical Cognitive Research (C5R). In November 2007, Dr. Bergman was asked by the Quebec government to set up and chair a task force with the mandate to propose an action plan on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders: from prevention to end of life care, including the research agenda.

     
 

Dr. Fadi Massoud is an internist-geriatrician who received his medical degree from the University of Montreal in 1992, and completed his internal medicine residency and geriatrics fellowship at the Universities of Montreal and McGill in 1997. He then did a research fellowship in cognitive impairment at the Sergievsky Center at Columbia University in New York under the supervision of Dr Richard Mayeux.

Since his return to Montreal in 2000, Dr Massoud works as staff geriatrician at the University of Montreal Health Center (CHUM) and the Montreal Institute of Geriatrics. He is associate professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Montreal. His main topics of interest are cognitive ageing and dementia. He is scientific director of the memory disorders clinic at the CHUM. He is member of the Quebec Consortium for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders, and primary investigator of the CHUM at the Consortium of Canadian Centers for Clinical Cognitive Research (C5R). He participated in the Second Canadian Conference on Antidementia Guidelines in 2004 and in the Canadian Consensus on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia in 2006.

     
 

Dr. Noel Rosen is a family physician in active practice in Toronto. Lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also the Medical Director of the Valleyview Long Term Care facility in Toronto, as well as attending physician, Seniors' Health Centre, North York General Hospital, and active staff, and member of Department of Family and Community medicine Executive Board, North York General hospital, Toronto. In addition he is a Member, Continuing Medical Education Committee, North York General Hospital in Toronto.