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11 March 2021: Impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of Professional Care Workers and strategies to address these needs


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It is my pleasure to invite you, on behalf of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) and Global Ageing Network to be our guest in a webinar on The impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of professional care workers and strategies to address these needs.
As with all programs in the IPA Webinar Series, this presentation is intended as an educational event on topics that are timely and relevant to the field of mental health for older adults.
This newest program will address the following -
  • A balance of both successes and challenges for professional care workers
  • Successes/Achievements
  • Lessons learned
  • Strategies for addressing issues they have faced with COVID – what are the costs?
See the program line-up below. We look forward to seeing you on 11 March 2021 at 7:00AM Central (CST) see local time.
While this is a free program, we do ask that you CLICK HERE & REGISTER to receive the program link.

Prof. Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, PhD
Chair, IPA Webinar Series


Welcome and Opening Remarks:
Professor Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, PhD

Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Chair, IPA Webinar Task Force
The Netherlands
Katie Smith Sloan
President & CEO, LeadingAge
Executive Director, Global Ageing Network
United States
Presentation: COVID-19 and the Mental Health of Professional Care Workers
Professor Clive Ballard, MBChB MMedSci MRCPsych MD FMedSci
Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean for Medicine, University of Exeter
Member of INTERDEM
United Kingdom
Presentation: Healing for Healthcare Heroes
Marcy Salzberg MSW, LSW
Director of Social Work & Dementia Care Services, Parker
United States
Moderated by:
John Brennan, BSS, CQSW, BA, MSocSc

IPA Board of Directors
Vice-President IFSW Europe
Ireland

Program Organizers
Prof Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, PhD
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Chair, IPA Webinar Task Force
The Netherlands
Katie Smith Sloan
President & CEO, LeadingAge
Executive Director, Global Ageing Network
Robert Madan MD FRCPC
Deputy Chief of Staff, Baycrest,
Toronto, Canada
Prof Maria I. Lapid, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States
Program Advisor
Dr. Frans Verhey, MD, PhD
University Hospital of Maastricht
The N
etherlands