Research Day 2011

Dignity and Quality of Life for a Frail Population

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
UBC Student Union Building Ballroom

Research Day 2011 is pleased to highlight the research being done by several members of UBC’s ELDERS (Elders Link with Dental Education, Research and Service) Group, a multidisciplinary team which draws on expertise from many faculties.

The frail—those typically over 75 with physical or mental disabilities that interfere with independent daily activity—receive almost no attention in today’s youth-skewed culture. Attention to oral health is possibly the most neglected medical concern in this population, however, if a senior’s dental needs remain unattended, whether a result of tooth decay or poor hygiene, serious oral and medical problems can occur.

The Faculty of Dentistry is honoured to include presentations on this pressing concern from a diverse and complementary group of full-time faculty, along with Dr. Lynn Beattie and Hamber Visiting Professor Dr. Asuman Kiyak. Beattie is professor emeritus, UBC Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, and Kiyak is professor and director of the Institute on Aging at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Research Day - 2011


UBC Dentistry Thanks the Following Research Day Sponsors:

 Silver Breakfast Sponsor

Silver Lunch Sponsor
British Columbia Dental Association (BCDA)