EDUCATION> Conferences
AGI’s Marva Whyte Alzheimer Awareness conferences in the winter and Alzheimer Education Conferences in the fall are for family care providers, professional home care workers and the public at large.  These conferences feature renowned doctors, health care professionals and other experts in the field of dementia reporting on the latest developments in  the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's and dementia and providing care for those with a diagnosis. 



AGI's Marva Whyte Alzheimer's Awareness Conference

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 6 pm
Multiple Factors at Play in Late - Life Cognitive Decline
featuring Dr. Serge Gauthier, C.M., C.Q., MD, FRCPC
Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit at McGill University for Studies in Aging
Stroke is More Treatable  - Dementia is More Preventable 
featuring Dr. Antoine Hakim, O.C., MD, PhD, FRCPC
Emeritus Professor at University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute 
Recipient of the 2017 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award

Hotel Ruby Foo's, 7655 Decarie Blvd., Montreal H4P 2H2
Cost $20
Light refreshments served at 6pm   -   Conference begins at 6:30 SHARP

Spaces are limited – Preregistration is required
Register Today!
514-485-7233 or

Download the poster for more details here.


Past Conferences

AGI's November Education Conference for Caregivers took place on Thursday, November 8th

CREATIVE THERAPIES featured guest speakers 
Mary Mittelman, DrPH,  Director of the NYU Alzheimer’s Disease and
Related Disorders Family Support Program, Musical Therapist 
Kendra Ray, PhD, MBA/MPH
and Recreational Therapist Amy L. Harris, BA, CTRS/R 

AGI's Spring Conference took place  Wednesday, April 25th, 2018. Thank you all who attended.

“Now I Don’t Have to Guess”
Activating Early Conversations about End of Life in Long Term Care.

The conference took place at  Hotel Ruby Foo’s on 7655 Decarie Blvd in Montreal 
and featured Dr. Tamara Sussman, Associate Professor at the McGill School of Social Work

We extend our deepest appreciation to Naomi Levine and her brothers for facilitating all aspects of this new Spring Conference, enabling AGI to provide this important educational opportunity to carers. 

Our January 2018 Alzheimer Awareness Conference took place on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 

The Dementia Puzzle: Living with Cognitive Decline

Three internationally renowned medical experts presented an overview of the different types of dementia,  shared the latest information on prevention, diagnosis and treatment and discuss what the future may hold.

Featuring: Dr. Serge Gauthier, C.M., MD, FRCPC, Meghan WIlliams, MSW
Director of  AGI Support Services and 
Dr. Simon Ducharme, MD, MSc, FRCPC

The January Conference was made possible through a gift from the Marvin A. Drimer Foundation

AGI's Education Conference for Care Providers, November 7th, 2017 
Responsive Behaviours to Challenging Situations

Featuring Guest Speaker: Nancy Hodgson, PhD, RN, FAAN

DDr. Hodgson is internationally recognized in the areas of palliative care and dementia care for older adults. Her specific areas of research include dementia caregiving, symptom management, the implementation of evidence into nursing practice and the training of health care professionals. 

Marva Whyte Alzheimer Awareness Conference, January 18, 2017
Unravelling Dementia through Medicine and Science 

Featuring Guest Speakers: Dr. Serge Gauthier, C.M., MD, FRCPC
Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit, McGill Centre for Studies in Aging and Joseph Schwarcz, PhD
Director of McGill Office of Science and Society, Renowned Author. 

AGI's November Education Conference, Tuesday, November 8, 2016


This day long conference featured presentations and workshops with professionals in the field of dementia, the brain and behaviour. 
Guest Speakers were: Patricia Belchior, PhD, Natalie Bier, PhD, Meghan Williams, MSW, and Karin Derouaux, MA, MA. 

Marva Whyte Alzheimer Awareness Conference - February 4th 2016 "Alzheimer’s disease – To be Informed is to be Armed"  

Our annual Alzheimer Awareness conference featured three of Montreal’s leading medical experts on Alzheimer’s and dementia:  Dr. Howard

Chertkow, the Director of the Memory Clinic at the Jewish General Hospital, Dr. Ruby Friedman, Director of Geriatric Medicine at the Jewish General and Dr. Pedro Rosa-Neto, Clinical Neurologist at the Douglas Institute and the McGill University Centre for Studies in Aging.

Click HERE to download the poster from this event.

November Conference -  November 3, 2015 

TEEPA SNOW RETURNS! Daily Dementia Care: A Hands-On Approach Tuesday,

AGI welcomed back one of America’s leading educators on dementia care.
Teepa Snow MS, OTR/L, FAOTA is a dementia education and care specialist whose teaching style has been honed over her 30 years of practice and experience. Her admirers extend throughout North America and beyond. A tireless advocate, she is determined to enhance the lives of people with dementia, along with their caregiver, by sharing what she has learned.


Our Marva Whyte Alzheimer Awareness conference took place on January 20th, 2015

DELIRIUM, DEMENTIA - Myth and Reality of aging
The medical panel:
Dr Howard Chertkow, Dr. Serge Gauthier, Dr Wendy Chiu
Photos of January 20th conference

Photo left to right: Linda Israel, Meghan Williams, Paula Levinson, Dr. Serge Gauthier, Claire Webster, Dr. Howard Chertkow, Dr Wendy Chiu.