NOVEMBER 23rd and 24th 2017

Details to follow

Second Annual - Health Sciences North – Mental Health and Addictions Conference 2014

Best Practices in Mental Health & Addictions Interdisciplinary Care
October 8-9, 2014 - Sudbury, Ontario

The conference provides an opportunity to bring together health care and social service professionals, treatment providers from primary care, hospitals and community care, medical learners and other students, as well as consumers and their families to a venue where best practices in the care and treatment of addictions and mental illness will be shared. Through an inter-professional lens, we will share local trends, and evidence-based strategies and solutions to the most common and most pressing mental health & addictions challenges faced in our communities.

Conference objectives:
At the end of the conference, participants will be able to:

  1. Apply practical and evidence-based approaches to the diagnosis, care and treatment of individuals with a variety of mental health and addictions disorders across their lifespan;
  2. Discuss ways to work effectively with people living with mental illness and/or addictions;
  3. Support clients in their recovery through increased understanding of clients’ lived experience and locally available treatment and resources.

Who Should Attend
This conference is open to:

  • Front-line service providers, researchers, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, and students, working in primary care settings, health and social service agencies, community-based and hospital environments, and emergency departments;
  • Consumers of services (clients and families).

For more information and to register click here

4th Annual Mental Health Symposium

Western University CTO Conference
Friday, September 26, 2014

This Symposium has been designed for mental health clinicians working with individuals with severe mental illness, general practitioners, CTO Coordinators and family members.

Professor John Dawson, a lawyer from New Zealand who has studied the optimal use of CTO's in many jurisdictions, will be the keynote speaker.

Academic sessions will include:

  • The optimal use of CTO
  • Working with the Consent and Capacity Board
  • The role of the CTO Coordinator
  • The use of CTO's in the early stages of a psychotic illness

For more information and to register click here

Schulich School of Medicine
Western University

AGHPS 3rd Leadership Summit

Theme: Access and Barriers to Treatment for Mential Illness

November 14 - 15, 2013
The Old Mill Inn, Toronto

The AGHPS will host the third Leadership Summit primarily for Chiefs of Psychiatry, Directors of Mental Health, Hospital Managers and other leaders in hospital mental health.

To view the full program and/or register please click here

We look forward to seeing you in November!

12th Annual Clinical Day

“What’s New in Psychiatric Management:  From Addictions to Anorexia
& from Psychosis to Psychotherapy?”

The Department of Psychiatry, Mental Health & Addictions Program
Humber River Hospital

September 20, 2013
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Old Mill Inn
21 Old Mill Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Learning objectives:
As in the previous eleven Clinical Days, this 12th Annual Clinical Day is developed as a contribution to our community professional partners, our patients, their families and caregivers, from Humber River Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Mental Health and Addictions.

The program includes presentations by nationally and internationally known speakers, who will review the latest developments in the management of psychiatric disorders.  It is hoped that by the end of the day, attendees will not only gain new knowledge, but also practical tips for more optimum psychiatric management.

For more details and a complete schedule of the event, please contact Mary Pistilli:  416-658-2067

AGHPS 2nd Leadership Summit Meeting 2012

The AGHPS hosted the 2nd Leadership Summit Meeting for leaders in General Hospital / Schedule I’s. It was attended by Chiefs of
Psychiatry, Directors of Mental Health, Mental Health Managers/ Coordinators and other hospital psychiatrists and leaders in hospital
mental health.

The format for the Summit was a combination of presentations and facilitated discussions on the following topics:

  • Organization of Outpatient Departments - Discussion and Consensus Building
  • Where we now and where we are heading on the following critical topics:
    • RAI MH
    • The Legislated Review of Community Treatment Orders (CTOs)
    • Use of Restraints in Ontario including CIHI Report

We were delighted to have the following speakers

  • Connie Paris, Program Lead, Mental Health & Addictions, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
  • Nawaf Madi ,Manager, Rehabilitation & Mental Health, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
  • Anne Bowlby, Manager Mental Health & Addictions, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC)

You can view the presentations using the links below:

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