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Wally Bartfay
RN, PhD

Associate Professor

Faculty of Health Sciences

Contact information

Science Building - Room 3022
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4

905.721.8668 ext. 2765

wally.bartfay@uoit.ca


Research topics

  • Public and population health
  • Prevention and health promotion related to non-communicable chronic diseases in older adults
  • Use of mobile information and communication technologies and health outcomes
  • E-health
  • Men in nursing

Background

Dr. Wally Bartfay has held various administrative positions in nursing and the health sciences, including the Director of the Cardiac Iron-overload Research Group (CIORG) at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and Nursing Research Director at the University of Windsor, Ontario. He is also former Director of the Graduate Health Sciences program at UOIT.

He has been nominated for various teaching awards and is the recipient of:

  • University of Windsor Male Teacher of the Year Award (2005)
  • Faculty of Health Sciences Teaching Award, Queen's University (2003)
  • Reddick Award for Excellence in Nursing Education, Queen's Nursing Society (2002)

In addition, Dr. Bartfay is the recipient of various civil awards, including Air Canada's Honorary Flight Nurse Award for Humanitarian Emergency Services (1989) and the Meritorious Award for Emergency Humanitarian Service (1989). He was also named to the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, Priory of Canada.  He also received the Air Transit Act of Humanitarian Kindness Recognition Accolade for emergency medical assistance provided to a passenger, Flight TS 690, April 23, 2016.

Courses taught

Courses taught (past and present) at the undergraduate level:

  • Critical Perspectives on Health and Illness
  • Public Health I
  • Public Health II
  • Public Health in Canada: Theory, Application, Challenges
  • Health and Healing: Healthy Communities Nursing Theory and Practicum Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Health Management
  • Research Methods for Health-care Professionals: Theory and Application
  • Understanding Health Care and Therapeutics in Canada

Courses taught (past and present) at the graduate level:                          

  • Public Health in Canada
  • Research in the Health Sciences

Research and expertise

Research area of specialty:

  • public and population health 
  • prevention and health promotion related to chronic non-communicable disease

Research background and interests:

  • aging and population health
  • health promotion
  • cardiovascular disease, stroke, dementia
  • impact of primary health care interventions and programs
  • impact of mobile technologies on health outcomes
  • prevention and management of non-communicable chronic diseases
  • public and population health
  • Dr. Kimberley Clow, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, UOIT
  • Dr. Julia Green-Johnson, Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, UOIT
  • Dr. Terry Wu, Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology
  • Dr. Wendy Stanyon, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, UOIT
  • Dr. Efrosini Papaconstantinou, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, UOIT
  • Laura MacIsaac, Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, Ontario
  • Amy Maebrae-Waller, Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, Ontario
  • Atkinson Foundation.  Principal Investigator, Bryant, T. Co-investigators: Bartfay, W.J, Bartfay, E., Lemonde, M., & Zitzelsberger, H.  Job-Related Community Quality of Life. 2015-2016 $36,466 (Decent Work Fund grant)
  • Anemia Institute for Research and Education. Principal investigator: Bartfay, W. J., Co-investigators: Ward, C. and Lugowski, S. Investigations into the Antioxidant and Iron Blocking Properties of Calcium Channel Blockers in the Chronically Iron Overloaded Heart: Implications for the Prevention and Treatment of Thalassemia.
    • 2002 to 2004, $60,000 (operating grant)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)-Multi-User Equipment and Maintenance Grant. Principal investigators: Lugowski, S. and Bartfay, W. J. Co-investigators: Cole, D. E., Santerre, J. P. and Westaway, D. Purchase of Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrophometer Spectra 880 from Varian Canada.
    • 2002 to 2004 $260,188 (multi-user equipment and maintenance grant)
  • Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses. Co-principal investigators: Bart, P. and Parry, M. Co-investigators: Tranmer, J. E., Bartfay, W. J., Hamilton, A. and Adams, G. A Comparison of Patient Health Status, Quality of Life, and Caregiver Burden in Patients 75 Years Treated for Coronary Artery Disease with Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Percutaneous Coronary Interventions or Medication.
    • 2002 to 2003, $5,000 (operating grant)
  • American Health Assistance Foundation- National Heart Foundation. Principal investigator: Bartfay, W. J.Selenium Status and Iron-overload Cardiomyopathies.
    • 2001 to 2003, $32,085 (operating grant)
  • Advisory Research Grant, Queen's University. Principal investigator: Bartfay, W. J. The Relationship Between Selenium Status and Iron-overload Cardiomyopathy.
    • 2001 to 2002, $10,000 (operating grant)
  • J. P. Bickell Foundation. Principal investigator: Bartfay, W. J. The Cardioprotective Effects of Ebselen in the Chronically Iron-overloaded Heart.
    • 2001 to 2002, $7,787 (equipment grant)
  • Garfield Kelly Cardiovascular Research and Development Fund. Principal investigator: Bartfay, W. J. The Cardioprotective Effects of Ebselen in the Chronically Iron-overloaded Heart.
    • 2001 to 2002, $5,000 (operating grant)
  • Advisory Research Grant, Queen's University. Principal investigator: Bartfay, W. J. The Pathogenesis, Prevention and Treatment of Iron-overload Cardiomyopathies: Implications for Nursing.
    • 2000 to 2001, $10,000 (operating grant)

Involvement

  • Selected publications

    Books

    • Bartfay, W. J. & Bartfay, E. (2016). Public Health in Canada 2.0. 4050 Westmark Drive, Dubuque, IA 52004: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. ISBN: 978-1-5249-0459-3.
      • Also wrote online Instructors Manual and Test Bank and customized PowerPoint lecture slides for each of the 10 chapters in the textbook.
    • Bartfay, W. J. & Bartfay, E. (2015). Public Health in Canada, 501 Boylston Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solution. (ISBN 10: 1-323-01471-3 and ISBN 13: 978-1-323-01471-4).
    • Hitchcock, JE, Schubert, PE, Thomas, SA, Bartfay, W. J. (2010): Community Health Nursing: Caring in Action (1st Canadian Edition). Nelson Education, Toronto, Ontario (ISBN 13:978-0-17-644103-6 and 10: 0-17-644103-4).

    Chapters in Books

    • Bartfay, WJ & Bartfay, E (2016): Introduction to public health (Chapter 1). Public Health in Canada 2.0. 4050 Westmark Drive, Dubuque, IA 52004: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.
    • Bartfay, WJ & Bartfay, E (2016): Understanding the concept of health: Its evolution and definitions (Chapter 2). Public Health in Canada 2.0. 4050 Westmark Drive, Dubuque, IA 52004: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.
    • Bartfay, WJ & Bartfay, E (2016): “Medicare” in Canada: History and current challenges (Chapter 3). Public Health in Canada 2.0. 4050 Westmark Drive, Dubuque, IA 52004: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.
    • Bartfay, WJ & Bartfay, E (2016): Aboriginal health in Canada (Chapter 4). Public Health in Canada 2.0. 4050 Westmark Drive, Dubuque, IA 52004: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.
    • Bartfay, WJ & Bartfay, E (2016): Essential research methods for the practice of public health. Theory and application (Chapter 5). Public Health in Canada 2.0. 4050 Westmark Drive, Dubuque, IA 52004: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.
    • Bartfay, WJ & Bartfay, E (2016): Epidemiology: Essential concepts for public health (Chapter 6). Public Health in Canada 2.0. 4050 Westmark Drive, Dubuque, IA 52004: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.
    • Bartfay, WJ & Bartfay, E (2016): Human responses to disease, illness and sickness. (Chapter 7). Public Health in Canada 2.0. 4050 Westmark Drive, Dubuque, IA 52004: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.
    • Bartfay, WJ & Bartfay, E (2016): Environmental and occupational health and safety (Chapter 8). Public Health in Canada 2.0. 4050 Westmark Drive, Dubuque, IA 52004: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.
    • Bartfay, WJ & Bartfay, E (2016): Global health: A primer (Chapter 9). Public Health in Canada 2.0. 4050 Westmark Drive, Dubuque, IA 52004: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.
    • Bartfay, WJ & Bartfay, E (2016): Program planning and evaluation in public health. (Chapter 10). Public Health in Canada 2.0. 4050 Westmark Drive, Dubuque, IA 52004: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.
    • Bartfay, WJ & Bartfay, E (2015): Introduction to public health (Chapter 1). Public Health in Canada. 501 Boylston Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solution. (ISBN 10: 1-323-01471-3 ISBN 13: 978-1-323-01471-4).
    • Bartfay, WJ & Bartfay, E (2015): Understanding the concept of health: Its evolution and definitions (Chapter 2). Public Health in Canada 501 Boylston Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solution. (ISBN 10: 1-323-01471-3 ISBN 13: 978-1-323-01471-4).
    • Bartfay, WJ & Bartfay, E (2015): “Medicare” in Canada: History and current challenges (Chapter 3). Public Health in Canada501 Boylston Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solution. (ISBN 10: 1-323-01471-3 ISBN 13: 978-1-323-01471-4).
    • Bartfay, WJ & Bartfay, E (2015): Aboriginal health in Canada (Chapter 4). Public Health in Canada. 501 Boylston Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solution. (ISBN 10: 1-323-01471-3 ISBN 13: 978-1-323-01471-4).
    • Bartfay, WJ & Bartfay, E (2015): Essential research methods for the practice of public health. Theory and application (Chapter 5). Public Health in Canada. 501 Boylston Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solution. (ISBN 10: 1-323-01471-3 ISBN 13: 978-1-323-01471-4).
    • Bartfay, WJ & Bartfay, E (2015): Epidemiology: Essential concepts for public health (Chapter 6). Public Health in Canada. 501 Boylston Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solution. (ISBN 10: 1-323-01471-3 ISBN 13: 978-1-323-01471-4).
    • Bartfay, WJ & Bartfay, E (2015): Human responses to disease, illness and sickness. (Chapter 7). Public Health in Canada. 501 Boylston Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solution. (ISBN 10: 1-323-01471-3 ISBN 13: 978-1-323-01471-4).
    • Bartfay, WJ & Bartfay, E (2015): Environmental and occupational health and safety (Chapter 8). Public Health in Canada. 501 Boylston Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solution. (ISBN 10: 1-323-01471-3 ISBN 13: 978-1-323-01471-4).
    • Bartfay, WJ & Bartfay, E (2015): Global health: A primer (Chapter 9). Public Health in Canada. 501 Boylston Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solution. (ISBN 10: 1-323-01471-3 ISBN 13: 978-1-323-01471-4).
    • Bartfay, WJ & Bartfay, E (2015): Program planning and evaluation in public health. (Chapter 10). Public Health in Canada. 501 Boylston Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solution. (ISBN 10: 1-323-01471-3 ISBN 13: 978-1-323-01471-4).
    • Bartfay, WJ: Introduction to community health nursing in Canada. In Hitchcock, JE, Schubert, PE, Thomas, SA, & Bartfay, WJ (2010): Community Health Nursing: Caring in Action (1st Canadian Edition). Nelson Education, Toronto, Ontario (pp. 1-10).
    • Bartfay, WJ: A brief history of community health nursing in Canada Hitchcock, JE, Schubert, PE, Thomas, SA, & Bartfay, WJ (2010): Community Health Nursing: Caring in Action (1st Canadian Edition). Nelson Education, Toronto, Ontario (pp. 11-22).
    • Bartfay, WJ: Canada’s health care system: History and current challenges. In Hitchcock, JE, Schubert, PE, Thomas, SA, & Bartfay, WJ (2010): Community Health Nursing: Caring in Action (1st Canadian Edition). Nelson Education, Toronto, Ontario (pp. 23-41).
    • Bartfay, WJ: Aboriginal health: Concepts and current challenges. In Hitchcock, JE, Schubert, PE, Thomas, SA, & Bartfay, WJ (2010): Community Health Nursing: Caring in Action (1st Canadian Edition). Nelson Education, Toronto, Ontario (pp. 42-58).
    • Stefanson, D., & Bartfay, WJ: Varied roles and practice specialties in community health nursing. In Hitchcock, JE, Schubert, PE, Thomas, SA, & Bartfay, WJ (2010): Community Health Nursing: Caring in Action (1st Canadian Edition). Nelson Education, Toronto, Ontario (pp. 59-97).
    • Bartfay, WJ: Perspectives on health and its promotion and preservation. In Hitchcock, JE, Schubert, PE, Thomas, SA, & Bartfay, WJ (2010): Community Health Nursing: Caring in Action (1st Canadian Edition). Nelson Education, Toronto, Ontario (pp. 98-116).
    • Schubert, PE, & Bartfay, WJ: Environmental perspectives on health. Hitchcock, JE, Schubert, PE, Thomas, SA, & Bartfay, WJ (2010): Community Health Nursing: Caring in Action (1st Canadian Edition). Nelson Education, Toronto, Ontario (pp. 117-142).
    • Thomas, SA, & Bartfay WJ: Global health perspectives for community health nurses. In Hitchcock, JE, Schubert, PE, Thomas, SA, & Bartfay, WJ (2010): Community Health Nursing: Caring in Action (1st Canadian Edition). Nelson Education, Toronto, Ontario (pp. 143-172).
    • Schubert, PE & Bartfay, WJ: Fundamentals of epidemiology for community health nursing practice. In Hitchcock, JE, Schubert, PE, Thomas, SA, & Bartfay, WJ (2010): Community Health Nursing: Caring in Action (1st Canadian Edition). Nelson Education, Toronto, Ontario (pp. 173-190).
    • Damanzo, RJ, & Bartfay, WJ: Communicable diseases: Current perspectives and challenges. In Hitchcock, JE, Schubert, PE, Thomas, SA, & Bartfay, WJ (2010): Community Health Nursing: Caring in Action (1st Canadian Edition). Nelson Education, Toronto, Ontario (pp. 191-215).
    • Sahud, A, & Bartfay, WJ: Assessing the community. In Hitchcock, JE, Schubert, PE, Thomas, SA, & Bartfay, WJ (2010): Community Health Nursing: Caring in Action (1st Canadian Edition). Nelson Education, Toronto, Ontario (pp. 216-238).
    • Hitchcock, JE, & Bartfay, WJ: Frameworks for assessing families. In Hitchcock, JE, Schubert, PE, Thomas, SA, & Bartfay, WJ (2010): Community Health Nursing: Caring in Action (1st Canadian Edition). Nelson Education, Toronto, Ontario (pp. 239-283).
    • Budgen, C, Cameron, G, & Bartfay, WJ: Program planning, implementation, and evaluation. In Hitchcock, JE, Schubert, PE, Thomas, SA, & Bartfay, WJ (2010): Community Health Nursing: Caring in Action (1st Canadian Edition). Nelson Education, Toronto, Ontario (pp. 284-324).
    • Mandleco, B, & Bartfay, WJ: Care of infants, children and adolescents. In Hitchcock, JE, Schubert, PE, Thomas, SA, & Bartfay, WJ (2010): Community Health Nursing: Caring in Action (1st Canadian Edition). Nelson Education, Toronto, Ontario (pp. 325-373).
    • Klass, D, & Bartfay, WJ: Care of young, middle, and older adults. In Hitchcock, JE, Schubert, PE, Thomas, SA, & Bartfay, WJ (2010): Community Health Nursing: Caring in Action (1st Canadian Edition). Nelson Education, Toronto, Ontario (pp. 374-416).
    • Bartfay WJ: Men in nursing in Canada: Past, present and future perspectives. (Chapter). In O’Lynn C (editor), Men in nursing. Springhouse Publishing Company, New York, NY, 2007: 205-2

    peer-reviewed publications since 2007

    • *Bartfay, W. J. & Bartfay, E. (2017). The lived experiences and challenges faced by male nursing students: A Canadian perspective. Journal of Nursing & Health Care (JNHC), 4(2). In press.
    • *Bartfay, W. J. & Bartfay, E. (July, 2016). The lived experiences of male nursing students in Ontario, Canada: Implications for nursing education and practice in the new millennium. Annual International Conference Proceedings: 4th Annual Worldwide Nursing Conference (WNC 2016). July 18-19, 2016, Singapore. Global Science and Technology Forum. ISSN 2315-4330: 255-262. Doi: 10.5176/2315-4330_WNC16.28
    • Ackerman, M., Bartfay, E., Bartfay, W. J., Gamble, B. (July, 2016). Mental health service utilization among demented individuals with or without mood disorders in Canada. Annual International Conference Proceedings, 5th Annual Global Healthcare Conference (GHC 2016). Global Science & Technology Forum, July 18-19, 2016, Singapore. ISSN 2251-3833: 5-10. Doi: 10.5176/2251-3833_GHC16.8.
    • Bartfay, E., Bartfay, W. J., & Gorey, K. M. (January, 2016). Dementia care in Ontario, Canada: Evidence of more timely diagnoses among persons with dementia receiving care at home than in residential facilities. Public Health, 130, 6-12. Doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2015.10.002.
    • Ghori, A., *Bartfay, W.J., Bartfay, E., and Sanchez, O. (2015). Exposure to electronic video display terminals and associated neuromuscular pain and discomfort in undergraduate university students”. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice.” 3(1), 105-127.
    • Clow, C., Ricciardelli, R., Bartfay, W.J. (2015). Are you man enough to be a nurse? The impact of ambivalent sexism and role congruity on perceptions of men and women in nursing advertisements. Sex Roles, 72(7), 363-376.
    • Clow, C., Ricciardelli, R., Bartfay, W.J. (2014). A call for nursing ambivalent sexism in advertisements recruiting male and female nurses. Sex Roles,
    • Clow, C., Ricciardelli, R., Bartfay, W.J. (2014). Attitudes and stereotypes of male and female nurses: The influence of social roles and ambivalent sexism. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science. 46(3), 446-455.
    • Bartfay, E., Bartfay, W.J. (2014). The effects of adult day programs on the quality of life of individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease: A pilot study. JMED Research. Article ID 401982. DOI: 10.5171/2014.401982.
    • *Bartfay, W., and Bartfay, E. (January, 2014). A case-control study examining the effects of active versus sedentary lifestyles on measures of body iron burden and oxidative stress in postmenopausal women. Biological Research for Nursing, 16(1), 38-45. doi:10.1177/109989941350171. PMID: 24057220.
    • Bartfay, E., Bartfay, W.J., Gorey, K.M. (February 04, 2013). Prevalence and correlates of potentially undetected dementia among residents of institutional care facilities in Ontario, Canada, 2009-2011. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 28: 1086-1094. DOI: 10.1002/gps.3934.
    • Bartfay, E., Bartfay, W.J. (January, 2013). Quality-of-life outcomes among Alzheimer's disease family caregivers following community-based intervention.Western Journal of Nursing Research, 35(1):98-116. doi: 10.1177/0193945911400763
    • Bartfay, E., Bartfay, W. J., Gorey, K.M. (November 26, 2013). Association of diagnostic delay with impairment severity among institutional care facility residents diagnosed with dementia in Ontario, Canada. Geriatrics and Gerontology International, doi:10.1111/ggi.12196.
    • *Bartfay, W.J., Bartfay, E., Wu, T. (September, 2013). Impact of the global economic crisis on the health of unemployed autoworkers. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. 45(3), 66-79. PMID 24236372.
    • *Bartfay, W.J., Bartfay, E., Green-Johnson, J. (January 5, 2011). Investigations into the gram negative and positive antibacterial properties of the plant-derived extract of “Willowherb” (Epilobium angustifolium). Biological Research for Nursing. doi:10.1177/1099800410393947.
    • Bartfay, E, Bartfay, W.J., Wu, T. (2011). The health and well-being of laid-off automobile industry workers in Durham, Canada. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. IEA World Congress of Epidemiology, 7-11 August, 2011. Edinburgh International Conference Centre Edinburgh, Scotland: SPg-12 doi:10.1136/jech.2011.14296p.83.
    • *Bartfay, W.J., Bartfay, E., Clow, K., Wu, T. (April, 2010). Attitudes and perceptions towards men in nursing education. IJAHSP -Internet Journal of Allied Health Services Profession. 8(2). ISSN 1540-580X. 
    • Bartfay, E., Bartfay, W.J. (2008). Accuracy assessment of prediction in patient outcomes. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 14:1-10.
    • *Bartfay, W.J., Howse, E (2007). Who will teach the nurses of the future? Canadian Nurse, 103(7): 24-27. (Note: feature and cover article)
    • *Bartfay, W.J., Howse, E (2007). Qui formera les infirmieres de demain? (In French) Infirmiere Canadienne, 103(7): 19-22.
    • *Bartfay, W.J., Bartfay, E (2007). Canadian view of men in nursing explored. Men in Nursing, 2 (2): 32-37.
    • McCullough, K., *Bartfay, W.J. (April, 2007). The dose-dependent effects of chronic iron-overload on the production of oxygen free radicals and vitamin E concentrations in the liver of a murine model.Biological Research For Nursing, 8(4): 300-304.
    • Rombough, R., Howse, E. Bagg, S., *Bartfay, W.J. (2007). A comparison of studies on the quality of life of primary caregivers of stroke survivors: A systematic review of the literature. Topics in Stoke Rehabilitation, 14(3): 69-79.
  • Peer-reviewed research presentations
    • Piasecka, B., & Bartfay, W.J.*. Effects of physical activity and exercise on physical and mental health outcomes in older females with arthritis. Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) Conference, June 5-8, 2017. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Halifax Convention Centre. Poster.
    • Bartfay, W. J. & Wu, T. Mobile information and communication technologies (ICTs) use: A comparison between Canada and Hong Kong. Western Decision Science Institute (WDSI) Annual Meeting, April 4-8, 2017, Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver, B.C. (ID-92).
    • Theiventhiran, D., Bartfay, W. J.*, Bartfay, E., Papaconstantinou, E., & Stanyon, W. (2017). The effects of excessive smartphone and other mobile ICTs use by millennials on their physical and mental health and sleep and rest quality: Implications for public health. Ontario Public Health Convention, Allstream Centre, Toronto, Ontario. March 29-31, 2017.*= Student Supervisor and Primary Investigator.
    • Theiventhiran, D., Bartfay, W. J.*, Bartfay, E., Papaconstantinou, E., & Stanyon, W. (2017). The effects of excessive smartphone and other mobile ICTs use by millennials on their physical and mental health and sleep and rest quality: Implications for public health. Canadian Sleep Society Conference, Calgary, Alberta, April 28-30, 2017.*= Student Supervisor and Primary Investigator.
    • Bartfay, W. J. & Wu, T. (2017). Mobile information and communication technologies (ICTs) use: A comparison between Canada and Hong Kong. Western Division Sciences Institute.
    • Bartfay, W. J.*& Bartfay, E. (July, 2016). The lived experiences of male nursing students in Ontario, Canada: Implications for nursing education and practice in the new millennium. 4th Annual World Nursing Conference WNC), July 18-19, 2016 Singapore, WNC 2016 #18 (Stream 1: Research, Education & Pedagogy).ISSN: 2315-4335: 255-262. Doi: 10.5176/2315-4330_WNC16.28. Oral presentation of major paper.
    • Ackerman, M., Bartfay, E. & Bartfay, W. J. (July, 2016). Mental Health service utilization among demented individuals with or without mood disorders in Canada. 5th Annual Global Healthcare Conference, July 18-19, 2016 Singapore, GNC 2016#8. ISSN 2251-3833, 5-10. Doi: 10.5176/2251-3883_GHC16.8. Oral presentation of major paper.
    • Bartfay, E., Bartfay, W., Gorey, K. (2014). Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark. July 12-17, 2014. (Poster).
    • Ghori, A., Bartfay, E., Sanchez, O., Bartfay, W.*. Health effects associated with the use and exposure to electronic devices and technologies with a video display terminal on university students. ICON’s: International Social Science, Education, Art and Technology Research Conference. (SEAR-14). Courtyard Marriott Toronto Airport Hotel, Toronto, ON. August 4th-6th, 2014. Y14P00118. (Poster).
    • Ghori, A., Bartfay, E., Sanchez, O., Bartfay, W.*. Health effects associated with the use and exposure to electronic devices and technologies with a video display terminal on university students. 5th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference, Oshawa, Ontario, April 28th-30th. HEA-2, p.33. (Poster and Oral presentation).
    • Soomro, F., Bartfay, W.*, Bartfay, E., Efrosini Papaconstantinou. The effects of a Jeopardy-type game in increasing knowledge related to proper Oral hygiene practices and the prevention of plaque in rural school-aged children in Pakistan. 5th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference, Oshawa, Ontario, April 28th-30th. HEA-2, p.32. (Poster and Oral presentation and 1st place winner for best presentation by a graduate student).
    • Bartfay E., Bartfay W.J., Gorey K. M. Cognitive impairment and dementia diagnosis among institutional care facility residents in Ontario, Canada. The 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, South Korea, July, 2013. (Poster presentation)*.
    • Bartfay E, Bartfay WJ, Gorey KM. A comparison of cognitive function at dementia diagnoses among facility residents with or without pre-existing condition in Ontario, Canada. The 11th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases (AD/PD 2013), Florence, Italy, March 6-10, 2013 (Poster presentation) *.
    • Bartfay, E., Bartfay, WJ, Wu, T. (October, 2012). The impact of the global economic crisis on the health and well-being of laid-off automobile industry workers in Durham, Canada. The 19th Canadian Conference on International Health, October 21-23, 2012, Ottawa, Canada, Delta City Centre Hotel. Canadian Society for International Health. (Poster presentation) *.
    • Bartfay E, Bartfay WJ, Wu, T. The health and well-being of laid-off automobile industry workers in Durham, Canada. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. IEA World Congress of Epidemiology, 7-11 August, 2011. Edinburgh International Conference Centre Edinburgh, Scotland: SPg-12 doi:10.1136/jech.2011.14296p.83. (Poster presentation)*.
    • Bartfay, E., Bartfay WJ: Quality of life of Alzheimer ’s disease Patients. 26th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 2, 2011 (Poster presentation)*.
    • Bartfay, E, Bartfay WJ: Quality of life of caregiver’s looking after Alzheimer’s patients in the Durham Region (Poster). 10th International Alzheimer’s and dementia conference, Barcelona, Spain, March 14-18, 2011. (Poster presentation)*
    • Bartfay, WJ, Bartfay, E, Wu, T: The effects of the global economic downturn on GM autoworkers psycho-social health in Ontario, Canada: A phenomenological study. 31st World Conference on Stress & Anxiety Research, August, 2010. STAR 2010: Galway, Ireland (Poster- ref.* 3775). *
    • Bartfay E, Bartfay, WJ: A comparison of the effect of adult day programs on the quality of life of Alzheimer’s disease patients. The 25th International Conference on Alzheimer ’s disease International, March, 2010, Thessaloniki, Greece (Poster: P043).*
  • Conference presentations since 2007
    • Bartfay, E. and Bartfay, W. J. (2 April, 2011). Quality of Life of Alzheimer’s Disease Patients. (poster) 26th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International, Toronto, Ontario.
    • Bartfay, E. and Bartfay, W. J. (March 14 to 18, 2011). Quality of Life of Caregiver’s Looking After Alzheimer’s Patients in the Durham Region (Poster). 10th International Alzheimer’s and Dementia conference, Barcelona, Spain.
    • Bartfay, W. J., Bartfay, E. and Wu, T. (August, 2010). The Effects of the Global Economic Downturn on GM Autoworkers Psycho-social Health in Ontario, Canada: A Phenomenological Study (poster submitted for consideration - ref. #3775). 31st World Conference on Stress & Anxiety Research, STAR 2010, Galway, Ireland.
    • Bartfay, E. and Bartfay, W. J. (March 10 to 13, 2010). A Comparison of the Effect of Adult Day Programs on the Quality of Life of Alzheimer’s Disease Patients (poster: P043). The 25thInternational Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease International, Thessaloniki, Greece.
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