The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) webinar series
The CLSA Webinar Series features online lectures from new, mid-career, and established health researchers who study aging. The hour long webinars, which run from September to June, provide a forum to discuss the latest health and aging research and include an opportunity for audience members to ask questions.
During the webinars, researchers at all stages of their careers showcase their work and explore special topics related to the CLSA research platform. Trainees are also invited to participate in the series. Webinar topics cover a broad scope of research related to health and aging including:
Vision, eye disease, and the onset of balance problems: The CLSA
Dr. Ellen Freeman, University of Ottawa
The webinar showcases a project that utilized baseline and three-year follow-up data from the Comprehensive Cohort to better understand the relationship between visual impairment, self-reported eye disease, and the onset of balance problems.
Offered in English only.
Examining mechanisms underlying the association between adverse childhood experiences and health outcomes in older adults in the CLSA
Dr. Divya Joshi, McMaster University
The webinar highlights findings from two CLSA projects that described the distribution of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) among middle- and older-aged Canadians, examined the association between ACEs and multimorbidity, and determined whether the association was mediated by psychosocial and biological factors.
Offered in English only.
Influence des municipalités pour soutenir la santé, la participation sociale et l’équité en santé des Canadiens âgés: Résultats de l'ÉLCV (only in French)
Dr. Mélanie Levasseur, University of Sherbrooke
The webinar, uses CLSA data to describe and compare age-friendly components of Canadian municipalities, identify components best associated with positive health, social participation and health equity of aging adults, and investigates how these components foster positive health, social participation and health equity. The research also explores the potential protective effects of having an Age-Friendly Community action plan in place and other predictors of depressive symptoms in older adults during pandemics.
Offered in French only.
Links to key/related outputs, including academic and non-academic, and further reading:
- CMAJ Open: Prevalence of adverse childhood experiences among individuals aged 45 to 85 years: a cross-sectional analysis of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging
- CBC News: 3 in 5 middle-aged and older Canadians had 'traumatic' childhood experiences: report
- BMC Public Health: Capturing how age-friendly communities foster positive health, social participation and health equity: a study protocol of key components and processes that promote population health in aging Canadians
- American Journal of Ophthalmology: Vision, Eye Disease, and the Onset of Balance Problems: The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging
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- Visit CLSA Webinars to learn more about upcoming webinars.
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