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Integrated models of care for youth with mental health and substance use concerns
Webinar, Monday, September 17, 1 to 2 pm. 

In this webinar you will: understand how integrated models of care can address complex comorbidities of mental health and substance use amongst transitional aged youth; explore the YWHO example, and understand how youth engagement and integrated care are fundamental in achieving their intended purpose; and explore case-based examples that illustrate the unique considerations of youth within a hub model of care. Presenters: Shauna MacEachern and Janis Macdonald. 
 

Working Stronger Workplace Mental Health Conference
September 17 to 18, Edmonton

CMHA, Alberta Division is hosting a workplace conference designed to guide Alberta’s employers in achieving better mental health in the workplace. Working Stronger will be two days of networking, information exchange and dialogue that will advance efforts to support healthier workplaces across the province. It brings together the most creative and inspiring mental health thinkers and leaders in the field.

Quality Standards for Opioid Prescribing and Use
3-part webinar September 18, September 25 and October 2, noon to 1 pm.

This series from the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario will focus on why these quality standards were created and how they guide and inform practice change. September 18 - Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain; September 25 - Opioid Prescribing for Acute Pain; October 2 - Opioid Use Disorder. Understand why and how this quality standard was developed; learn how this quality standard can guide and inform practice change; and learn about available Ontario Pain Management Resources.
 

The Forensic Dual Diagnosis Specialty Service Conference: Exploring Risk & Recovery in Dual Diagnosis
September 19 & 20, Toronto

CAMH's Forensic Dual Diagnosis Specialty Service is pleased to present a  conference to promote knowledge sharing between the developmental and mental health sectors in the support of adults with developmental disabilities that have come into contact with the criminal justice and forensic mental health systems.
 

SickKids Inaugural Mindfulness Research Symposium
September 20, 8 am to 8 pm. SickKids, Toronto

Scientific research in Mindfulness-based practice will be presented together with an exploration of how this research may impact the practical use of mindfulness as a therapeutic, scientific and wellness-enhancing approach in healthcare institutions and beyond. An area of special interest includes methods to consistently quantify the experience of the practitioner and participant, in order to incorporate these data into the ongoing exploration of the efficacy and benefits of Mindfulness.

 

Ending Sexual Violence and Harassment: Current Research and Prevention
Monday, 24 September, 9 am to 3:30 pm.,

CAMH BGB, 100 Stokes St., Toronto
This symposium will advance knowledge about the nature and impacts of sexual violence and harassment and describe leading edge strategies for prevention. Topics include: public health impacts of sexual violence and harassment; causes; experiences of victims; perceptions and perceived norms of perpetrators; roles of peers & peer dynamics; bystander interventions; self-defence training; engaging men in prevention. This is a free event that is open to researchers, clinical and prevention practitioners, policymakers and students.


The Canadian Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (CAPM) Annual Meeting
September 26, Toronto, Westin Harbour Castle

CAPM is one of four academies of the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA).The CAPM Annual Meeting typically attracts between 70 and 100 delegates—including psychiatrists, physicians, trainees and other health care professionals—who have an interest in the interface between mental and physical illness and well-being. Attendees range from those in senior positions within their institutions and who have decades of clinical experience to senior residents and fellows who will soon be transitioning to independent practice.

 

Breaking down the stigma of childhood disability 
HEIA Community webinar
Wednesday, September 26, noon to 12:30 pm. 

Disability stigma is a key barrier to living healthy and meaningful lives for children and youth with disabilities. Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is carrying out a multi-faceted, multi-year public anti-stigma campaign, Dear Everybody, which was co-developed with young people with disabilities and their families.


2018 MPA Annual Conference
October 2-3, MIssissauga

Hold the date in your calendars! The 2018 MPA Annual Conference this year will take place October 2- 3. Stay tuned for more info.
 

Achieving Global Health Equity: Making Cultural Psychiatry Count
October 10 - October 13, Columbia University, New York City

The 5th World Congress of Cultural Psychiatry is sponsored by the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry (WACP), Columbia University, New York Institute of Technology – College of Osteopathic Medicine, and several partner organizations. With the theme Achieving Global Mental Health Equity: Making Cultural Psychiatry Count, this multi-disciplinary conference will bring together hundreds of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and others in mental health, anthropology, and social scientists from around the world. 

 

CMHA Mental Health for All Conference
October 22 to 24, Montreal

This CMHA conference will bring together leading thinkers, decision-makers, policymakers, service providers, and people with lived experience of mental health problems and illnesses, including substance use disorders, from across Canada. Together we will design a clear path forward to improve mental health and well-being in this country.

 

2018 CSAM Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference: Connecting Addiction Treatment Providers
October 25-27, Vancouver, BC

2018 will feature an all-day symposium on addictions for members of the Nursing Profession. The Fundamentals, CSAM’s day-long course of sequential presentations on screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of alcohol and substance use disorders will be offered on October 28. This year’s theme, “Crisis, Controversy and Change” speaks to the issues that will be we are currently facing and that will be explored at the conference. The conference will act as a venue for researchers, educators and clinicians from different disciplines to meet, present their research, exchange ideas and collaborate on future courses. 
 

CADDAC 10th Annual ADHD Conference
October 27 & 28
Saint Mary’s University, Halifax

The Centre for ADD Awareness Canada (CADDAC) is a national, not-for-profit, organization providing leadership and support in awareness, education and advocacy for ADHD organizations and individuals across Canada.  Topics include ADHD Brain Science – Hacks to Assist; ADHD or Pseudo-ADHD?; Demystifying ADHD Behaviour; Executive Functioning; ADHD and Memory; ADHD Medication Treatment; Sleep in Children with ADHD; Assessment of ADHD in Childhood; ADHD Learning Strategies; ADHD in Young Adults Who Struggle in School; Evidence Based School Interventions; ADHD in the Workplace; ADHD’s Impact on Adult Relationships; Adult Coaching; Oppositional Defiant Disorder; Autism + ADHD; Non-medical Adult Treatments

 

CADDRA ADHD Conference
ADHD Research Day, November 9
Conference November 10 & 11, Calgary 

The CADDRA conference showcases the latest scientific, clinical and practical information on ADHD diagnosis, assessment and treatment in children, adolescents and adults.  Medical and health care professionals working in the field of ADHD will enhance their knowledge and skills by attending keynote talks, seminars and workshops during in the two-day meeting. The conference is preceded by ADHD Research Day. 

 

The CAMH Sexual Behaviours Clinic (SBC) 8th Annual Training
November 15 & 16, CAMH Queen Street, Toronto

The SBC invites service providers in forensics, addictions, mental health, child protection, and the criminal justice system to join them for a two-day training at CAMH. This is the SBC's 8th year of providing a series of excellent speakers in the area of sexually inappropriate behaviour, paraphilias, and sexual abuse prevention. 
 

Toronto Aquired Brain Injury Network Conference 2018
November 15 & 16, Toronto

Join leaders and colleagues from across the ABI community for one of Canada's leading ABI conferences. If you are a healthcare or community service provider, a legal representative, an individual living with the effects of an ABI or their caregiver, you won't want to miss it. The Toronto Acquired Brain Injury Network is a recognized leader in ABI working to improve the quality and availability of publicly funded ABI services and support. 


Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health’s Annual Conference
November 21 & 22, Toronto

This year’s theme, Bold Ideas, will focus on innovative designs and solutions to the challenges in addressing mental health needs on campus. Student affairs administrators, faculty, resident directors, and counsellors are often on the front lines with distressed students, and they – along with many other campus constituencies – are searching for ways to best serve students’ individual needs and those of the student body as a whole. The conference will look at five streams: substance use and addictions; mental health strategies; mental health programming; equity; and evidence-based interventions.
 

Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care Conference 
November 23, Toronto

The conference highlights topics such as treatment approaches, harm reduction strategies, clinical guidelines and new evidence in the field of opioid use disorder. The 2018 conference will focus on new approaches in the treatment of opioid use disorder.
 

University of Toronto Annual Department of Psychiatry Psychopharmacology Conference
November 24, Toronto, Sheraton Centre

The Department will be holding this one day accredited event on Saturday, November 24th, 2018. Plenary Speakers include: Andrea Cipriani, Jonathan Downar, Sophie Grigoriadis. Workshop Presenters include: Simon Davies, Benjamin Goldstein, Wiplove Lamba, Jodi Lofchy, Suneeta Monga, Peter Selby, Rima Styra.