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Immersive Technologies, Serious Gaming and Gamification for Medical Education
Best Practice in Education Rounds
January 30, 12 to 1 pm, Li Ka Shing Building, Toronto

This session will introduce gamification and immersive technologies (including virtual environments such as video games, virtual simulations, virtual reality and serious games), and discuss their potential application in medical education along with limitations and potential problems educators may encounter.

Are we doing what we think we’re doing? Providing culturally competent mental health care to immigrants and refugees
January 31, 12 to 1 pm., Webinar.

Linda Kongnetiman, Manager, Provincial Addiction & Mental Health at Alberta Health Services, discusses the needs of immigrant, refugee, ethno-cultural and racialized (IRER) populations, the potential barriers they may experience when it comes to mental health and addiction treatment and services, and strategies for how health service providers can apply culturally competent care. 

American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) 2018 Conference 
March 10 to 14, New York, New York

The conference theme, Advancing & Integrating Specialized Addiction Treatment & Recovery, focuses on realizing the goals of Medication Assisted Treatment in a Comprehensive Hub setting.  AATOD has a history of providing an outstanding conference experience filled with state-of-the-art training and cutting edge information for medication assisted treatment providers, policy makers, peers and advocates. 

SMART 2018 - Summit for Mood and Anxiety Resources and Treatment in the Community
Saturday, April 14, Faculty Club, University of Toronto

Please join us for this full-day, interdisciplinary summit designed for primary care health professionals, academics and policymakers with the aim of developing partnerships and collaborations in the community for the management and treatment of depressive disorders.Hosted by CAMH, with the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development. 


What Does “Culture” Mean? Evolving Definitions in Mental Health Service, Training, and Research
April 19 to 21, San Diego, California

This annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture critically explores the implicit (or explicit) definitions of culture that are being used in current mental health research and practice. To what extent are process-based definitions of culture replacing or coexisting alongside more static group background-based definitions?