Polypharmacy: Are we overmedicating older Canadians?

October 29  – 7 p.m.
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg 

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Medication plays an important role in managing disease. But what happens when it’s being overused? Nearly two-thirds of Canadians 65 years of age and older are receiving five or more different prescription drugs, which can increase the risk of side effects and interactions, leading to patient burden, morbidity and hospitalizations. Join us to learn about the latest research on the use of medication and potential harm, while we discuss how research can drive advancement of clinical knowledge and improve patient care of older adults.

Moderator:

Dr. I fan Kuo
Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Panelists:

Dr. Silvia Alessi-Severini
Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Dr. Jamie Falk
Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy; Family Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Dr. Christine Leong
Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy; Psychiatry, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Clinical Pharmacist, Family Medical Centre