About the Speaker
Prof. Joel Sadavoy
Prof. Sadavoy lives and works in Toronto, Canada where he is Professor of psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine and Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto. He has held many University, hospital, national and International leadership positions, and currently is the Medical Director of the Reitman Centre for Alzheimer’s Support and Training at Sinai Health, Medical Director of the Province of Ontario’s Enhancing Care for Ontario Carepartners Dementia Program, and Senior Clinician Scientist in the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Sinai Health. He was the founding president of the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry, and a past president of the International Psychogeriatric Association. He maintains an active clinical practice in geriatric psychiatry in Toronto where his current clinical and research interests are focused on family caregivers managing persons with dementia at home. His work and writing includes developing models for bringing service delivery projects to scale, psychotherapeutic treatment of the elderly, personality disorders in old age and service delivery to ethnocultural elders.