13th Annual Professional Development Day hosted by Complete Purchasing Services

  • Date - Thursday, October 5, 2017
    Time - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Take part in the 13th Annual Professional Development Day and in 2017, we encourage & support you to become energized and ‘Power Up’ your personal and professional goals. By attending this event, look forward to strengthening your leadership skills by participating in education sessions led by outstanding speakers, connecting with others in your industry to grow your professional network and discovering the latest products and services available that can help you become an invaluable team member and a superstar in your career. If you have any questions please contact Marxcela Navarro at


2017 Grey Matters Conference - Hinton, Alberta

  • September 11 - 13, 2017

The Grey Matters Conference is a three day event with two days of workshops and sessions, September 12-13. This conference offers provincial service providers opportunities to network, gain knowledge and increase awareness of issues, supports and services for seniors. In 2016, over 390 delegates attended from across Alberta, the Northwest Territories and British Columbia.

The Town of Hinton in partnership with Alberta Seniors and Housing is proud to co-host 2017 Grey Matters Conference. This unique conference provides seniors' service providers with the opportunity to hear from dynamic speakers and learn about best practices, emerging issues and trends that enhance seniors health and wellness.


The vision for 2017 Grey Matters Conference is Footprints in the Foothills. This conference will focus on the benefits of an active seniors’ community to individual seniors and the community as a whole.


IQ 2017 Conference: A World of Caring!

  • September 27 - 28, 2017 

Call for Abstracts OPEN: Tell Us Your Story!
We invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the IQ 2017 Conference happening September 27 - 28 at the Sheraton Red Deer! The Program Committee is looking for oral and poster presentations on topics relating to the Conference theme as we look at what it means to be Caring, from a policy perspective, the influence of community, the role of family, and all aspects of continuing care. We welcome academic and research presentations, stories from clinical practice, examples of innovation and other projects or programs.

The deadline to submit your abstract is Monday, July 10, 2017.

For complete information on submission guidelines and important dates, and for the link to submit your story, please visit

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Booths Now Being Accepted!
Also, a reminder that sponsorship opportunities are going fast with some categories already SOLD OUT! Don't miss your opportunity to support this world-class event celebrating excellence in continuing care. Visit for complete details! Early Bird Exhibitor Rates apply until June 14, 2017.


Sameer  Dhar.pngSameer Dhar is a 24-year-old who co-founded Sensassure, recently sold to SCA, the Swedish-based global leader in incontinence and the owner of the TENA brand of products. Sameer and his dedicated team lived in 3 different senior living communities for over a year in order to iterate on their next-generation incontinence product and understand how it fits in the daily workflow. An engaging speaker, Sameer's talk shows how empathy is a critical success factor for innovation in ageing. 


There are many spheres of influence in the world of care: family, friends, caregivers, as well as government and policy makers to name a few. For the best quality of care and quality of life, these many worlds, or spheres of influence, must come together to support the recipient of care, very much like a community. IQ 2017 is all about community! With world-class speakers and celebrating the very best in continuing care, we hope all delegates will leave the conference feeling truly inspired. Visit 

What does "Caring" mean to you?

Let us Know, or Follow the Conversation! @ACCAssoc and #accaiq on Twitter!