Bill Reichman

Dr. William E. Reichman, an internationally-known expert in geriatric mental health and dementia, is president and chief executive officer of Baycrest, one of the world’s premier academic health sciences centres focused on aging and brain function. Dr. Reichman is also professor of psychiatry on the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Reichman received a B.S. from Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut) in 1979 and an M.D. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine in 1984. He pursued residency training in general adult psychiatry at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Neuropsychiatric Institute and completed fellowship training in neurobehavior at the UCLA Reed Neurological Research Institute. Dr. Reichman is a former president of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation and has been a consultant to the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice on the quality of dementia and mental health-care delivery within nursing homes. He served as the Senior Health columnist for the Star Ledger, New Jersey’s highest circulation newspaper and has been often interviewed and quoted by all of the major media outlets in the United States and Canada. Dr. Reichman serves on the boards of the Association of Jewish Aging Services of North America and the International Psychogeriatric Association. He has also been a board member of numerous other organizations including the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada and the New Jersey Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Presently, Dr. Reichman chairs the Seniors Quality Leap Initiative, a collaborative of prominent eldercare organizations and their affiliated universities in the United States and Canada working together to advance the effectiveness of long-term care across the globe. Among honors received, Dr. Reichman is named among the Best Doctors in America and Canada and previously has been recognized by the New Jersey Society on Aging as Gerontologist of the Year. He is a recipient of a Bronze Telly award for an educational documentary film that he co-created and hosted entitled, Reflections of Memory Lost: Understanding Alzheimer’s disease.

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ID Event Name Duration Start Date
UE-659 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit 4 Weeks December 5, 2017