Workshop for students interested in the study of aging

McMaster University students with an interest in the study of aging are invited to attend a lunch-and-learn workshop on Wednesday, November 26 that will provide hands-on training in using the newly launched McMaster Optimal Aging Portal.

The workshop will run from 11:30 to 1 p.m. in the DialogueSpace at the McMaster Health Forum, on the fourth floor of Mills Memorial Library, and is open to students from any faculty in undergraduate, graduate or doctoral programs.

The Portal is a public website that provides the best available evidence to citizens, healthcare providers and policymakers who have questions about how people can stay healthy, active and engaged as they grow older. The workshop will be led by Kaelan Moat, who is the lead of Health Systems Evidence and Learning at the Forum, one of the contributors for content and tools on the Portal, and also a part-time faculty member in McMaster’s Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics.

He will give a brief demonstration of the Portal, which will be followed by hands-on activities to give participants the opportunity to learn to use the different types of tools and resources contained in the Portal. The workshop will be particularly useful for those with research interests in the field of aging, those who are involved in programs that support optimal aging in practice or work involving the aging population, and for those who have a personal interest in the topic.

A complimentary lunch will be served, and pre-registration is required as space is limited to 30 students.

The workshop has been organized by the Forum’s student committee and supported by the Labarge Optimal Aging Initiative. To reserve a spot, RSVP to with “MOAP Workshop” in the subject line. Students will receive a confirmation of their registration, and a waiting list will be created once capacity is reached.