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Keynote Speaker

Dr. David Hogan

Brenda Strafford Foundation Chair in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Calgary

Born in Baie Comeau QC, David attended universities in Nova Scotia, Alberta, and Ontario. A specialist in geriatric medicine, after completing his postgraduate clinical training he returned to Dalhousie University where among other duties he served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education. He joined the University of Calgary in 1990 where he held the first Canadian University Chair in geriatric medicine, the Brenda Strafford Foundation Chair in Geriatric Medicine, for 25-years. David is now the Academic Lead of the Brenda Strafford Centre on Aging (O’Brien Institute for Public Health, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary) where he champions the inclusion of older adults in the research enterprise. He has served as Chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Specialty Committee in Geriatric Medicine, President of the Canadian Geriatrics Society, and editor of the Canadian Geriatrics Journal. David has authored over 330 peer-reviewed publications reflecting his long-standing interest in aging studies that focus on topics such as clinical geriatrics, cognitive impairment and dementia, falls, and frailty. David has been the Local Responsible Investigator for the Calgary Data Collection Site of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) since 2010, formerly held leadership roles and is an investigator in the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA), and chairs the MIRA International Scientific Advisory Board.

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