Geriatric Medicine


Elder Abuse

Friday, November 24
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Review of the different forms of elder abuse
Review of common scenarios for elder abuse
Risk factors for elder abuse
When is it mandated to report a witnessed incident? how can a healthcare provider help?
What are my resources, how can I learn more?

Learning Objectives:

Bachir Tazkarji

Director, Family Medicine Post-Graduate Program Mississauga Hospital Assistant professor
University of Toronto

Dr. Bachir Tazkarji graduated from Aleppo University- Syria in 1997. He completed residency and geriatric medicine training in the US at East Carolina University where he completed his family medicine training followed by a year of a fellowship in geriatrics medicine.

Since graduating, Dr. Tazkarji continued to pursue an interest in geriatrics, he has been the attending physician for a geriatric psychiatry unit a unit that focuses on patients with advanced dementia. He is also working at Summerville Family Health Team since 2007 and has been running a family medicine clinic with focus on elderly care. He is also part of the Summerville Family Health Team Memory Clinic.

Dr. Tazkarji is an assistant professor with the UoT/ Department of Family and Community Medicine.

He has been involved with the national Geriatric Society and has been the chair for the CPD committee since 2016.

Dr. Tazkarji has a continued interest in medical writing, elder abuse, preventative care and dementia research.

In his spare time, he enjoys travelling, spending time with family and table tennis.


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