June 14, 2018

Call for Poster Abstracts - 2018 MPA Annual Conference

We are now accepting poster abstracts for the Annual Medical Psychiatry Alliance (MPA) Conference (October 2nd) which is being held in Mississauga, Ontario this year! The MPA is dedicated to transforming the delivery of health services for patients living with mental and physical illness. The theme this year is integration and partnerships. All submissions are welcomed and encouraged! The deadline for submission is Tuesday, July 31st at 11:59 EST. Please click the link above for more information.

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March 28, 2018

Putting Sleep Disorders to Rest in Medically Complex Patients

This free Medical Psychiatry Collaborative Care Certificate module will address the complex relationship between sleep and mental illness. Participants will learn to apply a comprehensive approach to assessing and managing sleep complaints in patients with psychiatric and medical comorbidities, as well as how to develop a care plan in collaboration with inter-professional team members and patients to support patients' sleep management. Register now!

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March 22, 2018

An Approach to Dementia-Related Behaviours for Providers and Caregivers

This free Medical Psychiatry Collaborative Care Certificate module will feature an inter-professional approach to managing complexities in patients wtih response behaviours of dementia, including the topics of: differentiating between delirium and dementia, approaches to behaviour assessment, caregiving strategies to minimize responsive behaviours, and communication approaches. Register now!

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March 09, 2018

Integrating Mental and Physical Health: People, Programs and Populations

The SickKids' Neurosciences and Mental Health Program in affiliation with the University of Toronto Division of Child and Youth Mental Health and the Medical Psychiatry Alliance is hosting this research event based on integrating health care for children, youth and families. Free registration. Poster submissions also welcome.

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December 20, 2017

Call for applications: 2018 MPA Fellowships

Through a new approach to the education of health professionals, the MPA is offering opportunities for fellowship programs in the 2017/18 academic year that fosters innovation, integration and leadership at the interface between mental and physical health. Deadline is Dec. 20, 2017.

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October 05, 2017

MPA Grand Rounds at SickKids - MOBYSS

Check out these MPA Rounds at SickKids, focusing on MOBYSS (Mobile York South Simcoe),Ontario’s first walk-in clinic on wheels providing physical and mental health services for youth.

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October 06, 2017

A Matter of Life

This year’s annual MPA conference is titled ‘A Matter of Life: New Approaches to Care for Patients with Physical and Severe Mental Illness.’ The event will be hosted by CAMH at the Chelsea Hotel on October 6. Registration is now closed.

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September 13, 2017

SickKids’ Paedatrics Grand Rounds

Titled “Assessing Capacity: The Legal and Medical Rights of Youth -- The Clinical Dilemma” this special MPA presentation features speaker Dr. Rose Geist. Everyone is welcome.


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January 19, 2017

Special MPA Mental Health Rounds

Titled “Exploring the Relationship between Attachment and Somatization,” these special MPA rounds will take place at SickKids and feature Dr. Robert Maunder, MPA Director of Body-Brain Integration. Open to everyone.

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October 06, 2016

2016 MPA Annual Conference

This year’s annual conference is titled “Collaborative approaches for children and youth with co-existing physical and mental health conditions.” The event will be hosted by SickKids at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning on October 5-6, 2016. Registration closes Sept. 28 — book your spot now!

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June 10, 2016

Building Connections, Accelerating Impact

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The Centre for Brain & Mental Health at SickKids is hosting its inaugural Advocacy Day Conference: Building Connections, Accelerating Impact. The line-up of speakers for day also includes the Hon. Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science. Free admission, however, registration is required.

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November 22, 2017

Collaboratively Managing Eating Disorders in an Adult Population

Eating disorders are a serious illness with life threatening physical and mental health morbidity and mortality. Management of patients with eating disorders is complex and calls upon inter-professional skills that are best managed in a collaborative framework. This module will use case-based learning to help attendees to understand the etiology, prevalence, assessment tools, principles of medical management and treatment for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

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October 23, 2017

Integrated Obesity & Mental Health Care: Practical Strategies to Improve Outcomes

This workshop addresses the association between mental health and obesity from both adult and pediatric perspectives. It identifies and explains the difference in treatment approach when working with each of these populations.

This workshop addresses the association between mental health and obesity from both adult and pediatric perspectives. It identifies and explains the difference in treatment approach when working with each of these populations. During this workshop, facilitators will introduce and explain mental health approaches used to target patient engagement as well as cognitive and behavioral patterns that may interfere with physical health and emotional wellbeing. 

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