Events

AGHPS 7TH ANNUAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

Schedule I Leaders – THE POWER OF COLLABORATION

  FOR COMPLETE DETAILS AND TO REGISTER FOR THE 7TH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT PLEASE CLICK HERE     
 

Accommodations: A block of rooms has been secured at The Old Mill Inn at the special conference rate of $215.00/night
+ $8.00/night hospitality fee (includes daily parking, in-room wi-fi, access to fitness centre)
 To reserve and qualify for this conference rate you must register before Friday, October 23rd.
 Please contact the hotel directly, identifying yourself as attending the AGHPS Leadership Summit.
416-232-3703 or 1-866-653-6455
Ask for:  Room Reservations
http://www.oldmilltoronto.com

 

The AGHPS conducted interviews with the leaders of Schedule I hospitals across Ontario. This year the Summit will provide those leaders and other stakeholders with an opportunity to discuss how best to leverage the results to advance a provincial framework for Schedule I practices.

THURSDAY EVENING SESSIONS:

Poster submissions and oral presentations
Health Quality Ontario (HQO) will present and discuss the Schizophrenia Care in the Community Quality Standard

FRIDAY MORNING SESSIONS:

PSYCHIATRY IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

The Mental Health and Addictions Acute Care Alliance will present The Emergency Department Care Summary Pilot Project. The EDCS project was developed to better meet the mental health and/or addictions (MHA) care needs of people who are frequent users of multiple Emergency Departments in the Toronto Central (TC) LHIN.  
Together leaders will discuss strategies for managing challenges such as frequent presentation to ER; capacity and surge; medical clearance (stability). This will be an informal combination of innovative strategies from Schedule I’s and discussions / suggestions

ASSISTED DYING FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF PSYCHIATRY

Dr. Sonu Gaind will present the current legislation on the issue of assisted dying from the perspective of psychiatry
Dr. Doug Wilkins will present his experience as a psychiatrist at The Ottawa Hospital

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SESSIONS:  

FROM THE HEALTH QUALITY ONTARIO STANDARDS FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA AND MAJOR DEPRESSION

The Canadian Consortium for Early Intervention in Psychosis will present an Electronic Order Set
Dr. Bharat Chawla, Peterborough Hospital, will share the results of his study on the Economic Implications of LAI’s
Summit participants will begin the process of developing consensus statements for issues such as follow up within 7 days; individual cognitive behaviour therapy; the use of long acting injectable medication.

As always, we will leverage the experience and viewpoints of Schedule I leaders from all parts of the province and all size of hospital to create a sum that is greater than the parts.

If you are a leader in the Ontario mental health hospital system, we invite you to contribute to the discussion, develop your networks and expand your understanding of the work and success of your colleagues.

If you have questions please contact our office at aghpsinfo@aghps.com or by phone at 905-849-8299.

We look forward to seeing you in November.

 

 

 

 

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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