The 46th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) was held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, from October 19 to 21, 2017. Researchers in the field of gerontology were invited to give lectures on the following theme: Evidence for Action in an Aging World. In total, the Chair presented 3 posters and 6 presentations. Here is a summary of the themes covered by the Chair:

The posters were presented by students of the Chair who are completing their dissertation or thesis under the direction of Marie Beaulieu. Jordan Bédard-Lessard presented part of the analysis of the results of his dissertation. He specifically addressed the volunteer commitment of retired police officers. Isabelle Maillé also presented an analysis of the results of her on the perspective of mistreatment older adults with regards to the volunteer support they received. Roxane Leboeuf's presentation focused on the preliminary results of her literature review based on her thesis on the mistreatment between older adults in private retirement homes.

Four of the six presentations were presented as part of a workshop on the theme of mistreatment of older adults led by Marie Beaulieu. Roxane Leboeuf got the ball running with a presentation on the similarities and distinctions between mistreatment and bullying of older adults. Later, members of Lynn McDonald's team presented results on support services for mistreated older adults across Canada. Following this, Jordan Bédard-Lessard presented the ethical issues when conducting qualitative research among older adults. Marie Beaulieu, replacing Caroline Pelletier, then presented the preliminary results of the DAMIA project (Help seeking for older adult mistreatment and bullying). Finally, the workshop concluded with a presentation by Marie Beaulieu on the adoption of a bill to counter the mistreatment of older adults, as well as other vulnerable adults.

At the same time, there was another workshop on the theme teaching and learning Gerontology where other members of the McDonald team presented the results of a project on the evaluation of tools which aim to mobilize the knowledge of older adults living at home; project to which Marie Beaulieu has contributed.

On the final day of the conference, Marie Beaulieu also gave a presentation on the sexual aggression experienced by older women.

To conclude, this annual scientific meeting was a great opportunity for the transfer of knowledge for the Chair and the opportunity to interact with many interesting and interested contributors to the field. 

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