GeriMedRisk Rounds: Practical Tools for the Prescribing Clinician


Where: Webinar Cost: Free

The Drugectomy: Considerations when Deprescribing

MODERATOR: Dr. Sophiya Benjamin, MBBS, FRCPC

This webinar is the first in a series titled “GeriMedRisk Rounds: Practical Tools for the Prescribing Clinician,” which will focus on topics to enhance safe prescribing to older adults. The series will include presentations by specialists on deprescribing in older adults, behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, and other topics.

Dr. Joanne Ho will introduce a practical approach to deprescribing, while taking into consideration some of the barriers within primary and long-term care settings. Dr. Ho will empower you to build your deprescribing toolkit with clinical resources and give you an opportunity to use these tools in a case study.

(ID 189818)


Prescribing doctors, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and care teams who look after older adults.

  • Understand some of the barriers to deprescribing
  • Develop a practical approach to deprescribing
  • Be aware of tools to assist with deprescribing
  • Gain experience by working through a deprescribing case


This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+ credits (ID 189818).

Please confirm your attendance to receive College of Family Physicians of Canada Mainpro credit:


These rounds are made possible in part by the Ontario Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. If there are any questions, please contact

About the presenter

Dr. Joanne Ho, MD, FRCPC, MSc

Dr. Joanne Ho is an internist, geriatrician and clinical pharmacologist who researches adverse drug events in the older individual. Dr. Ho is an adjunct scientist with ICES, and a Schlegel Clinical Research Scientist. She is an active medical staff member of Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener, ON. Dr. Ho is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine at McMaster University and founder of GeriMedRisk, a geriatric pharmacology and psychiatry consultation and education service for clinicians.

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About the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care

The Ontario CLRI is funded by the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Long-Term Care, and hosted at Baycrest Health Sciences, Bruyère, and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

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