Program Objectives

During SPA 2024, trainees will have an opportunity to:

1

Understand the different types and dimensions of ageism and their
known and potential impact on
health research, delivery and health outcomes in older adults.

2

Explore how ageism intersects with ableism and other biases to negatively impact the health and wellbeing of older adults.

3

Learn from global experts in the
areas of ageism, health and
older adults.


4

Engage with persons with lived experience of ageism, as well as stakeholders actively working to address ageism, abuse,
mistreatment and social isolation among older adults.

5

Discuss with health care professionals on how age may impact practice
and resource allocation.



6

Gain insight into various
methodological approaches and measures to research ageism, health
and older adults.


7

Learn the importance of incorporating interdisciplinary perspectives and persons with lived experience in developing research questions and studies.

8

Understand ethical and social issues surrounding research on ageism and older adults.


9

Develop career skills, such as grant writing and peer review.

 

 

10

Acquire skills for effectively communicating research findings to the public.

 

 

11

Build a network of collaborators to collectively advance research on ageism and older adults.

 

 

12

Gain an understanding of the studies and initiatives linked to the CIHR Institute of Aging's major initiatives: the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging and the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging.