2019 North Shore Seniors' Health Expo

Join our fourth annual North Shore Seniors' Health Expo on Friday, September 6, featuring exhibitors, innovative speakers and researchers focusing on cognitive, physical, social, nutritional and financial well-being. Free admission.

Friday, September 6, 2019
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

West Vancouver Seniors' Activity Centre (695 21st Street)
West Vancouver Community Centre Gymnasium (2121 Marine Drive)


Jessica Walker
North Shore Seniors' Health Expo Event Manager  |  District of West Vancouver
604-626-9987 |  [email protected]


2019 North Shore Seniors' Health Expo Program

Keynote Presentation

We are pleased to present the following keynote presentation from 10 -11 a.m. on Friday, September 6 in the Seniors’ Activity Centre to start off the day:

Beyond the Lung: Our Evolving Understanding of Influenza’s Broader Impact on Older Adults
Dr. Bruce Seet
Director, Medical Affairs, Sanofi Pasteur

Influenza is a serious disease which increases the risk for hospitalization and death especially among older adults. This session will examine the broader burden of influenza in older adults and explore the impact of this infectious disease beyond the respiratory system. We’ll also discuss what we’re learning about influenza from around the world and potential implications for Canada. Finally, an update will also be provided on the Canada's influenza vaccine recommendations for the upcoming flu season. Overall, attendees to this session can expect to better understand the broader risks associated with seasonal influenza and how prophylactic tools such as vaccines can aid in reducing the risk.

CLICK HERE to learn more about high-dose influenza vaccines by Geriatrician, Dr. Janet McElhaney, MD.

The information on the burden of Influenza and vaccination is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Pasteur.