Events

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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July 27, 2017

Unpacking Collaborative Care

Join us at Trillium Health Partners for a special presentation focused on the core components, cost effectiveness and implementation considerations for collaborative-care models addressing mental and physical health conditions. Presented by Heather Bullock, McMaster Health Forum Impact Lab.

Everyone welcome.

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June 22, 2017

Bridging the gap between mental and physical health - An MP3C Course

This foundational module will provide participants with practice and evidence-based approaches to identifying, engaging and managing co-existing physical and mental health needs. Participants will develop an integrated approach to care for these patient issues and will obtain access to practice-ready toolkits to implement in their setting.

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July 10, 2017

Evidence and models for integrated collaborative care - An MP3C Course

This foundational module will review the current evidence for integrated collaborative care, focusing on co-existing physical and mental health needs. Local models of integrated collaborative care will also be examined. Participants will gain skills, tools, and resources to propose a feasible model for implementation in their own practice setting. 

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July 24, 2017

Patients and families as partners in integrated collaborative care - An MP3C Course

This foundational module explores innovative, productive and practical approaches to involving patients and families in integrated collaborative care for people with mental and physical health needs. The module will create a unique opportunity to reflect on your practice and improve the engagement and activation of patients and families to be partners in their care. 

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February 09, 2017

Grand Rounds: Celebrating Psychology Month

The Centre for Brain & Mental Health (C-BMH) at The Hospital for Sick Children is hosting an exciting Grand Rounds to commemorate Psychology Month at SickKids, featuring Dr. Kathleen Ries Merikangas. Everyone 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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December 19, 2016

MPA 2017 Fellowships — Call for applications

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. 19, 2016 for a July 2017 start date.

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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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October 23, 2016

2016 CAPHC Annual Conference (Halifax)

MPA’s progress in the area of integrated care for children and youth is being presented at this annual conference titled ‘Harnessing Our Strengths: A Shared Vision for Child and Youth Healthcare’

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September 28, 2016

Medical Psychiatry Collaborative Care Certificate now available!

As part of a new approach to the education of healthcare providers, the MPA is offering the Medical Psychiatry Collaborative Care Certificate (MP3C), a continuing education program currently being developed to support learning in integrated mental and physical collaborative health care. Check out our upcoming courses.

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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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May 11, 2016

Collaborative Practice Toronto (CPT) Art Battle

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SickKids Foundation and the family law professionals at Collaborative Practice Toronto (CPT) are hosting this fundraiser in support of the MPA. Proceeds from the event will help support SickKids develop a fully integrated model of clinical care for children and families, for healthier, happier children today and for generations to come.

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April 04, 2016

Obesity Management Training Workshop

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Co-hosted by the MPA, CAMH and the Canadian Obesity Network, this workshop focuses on a set of practical tools to help guide health practitioners in obesity counselling and management. Limited seating available for both days. The workshop is hosted by Dr. Valerie Taylor, Lead, MPA Brain-Heart Service.

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March 09, 2016

Medical Psychiatry Alliance Primary Care Education Day

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MPA and Trillium Health Partners co-host this educational seminar for primary care health professionals in the Mississauga community, featuring a keynote presentation from Dr. John Campo, Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Health at the Ohio State University.

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November 30, 2015

First Simulation Centre in Canada focused on mental health training opens at CAMH

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CAMH’s Simulation Centre will help create new mental health education and training tools which are being driven by the Medical Psychiatry Alliance. The Simulation Centre will improve quality of care and patient safety, strengthen interprofessional teamwork, and enhance student learning experiences. Join us for the official opening of the Simulation Centre on Nov. 30, 2015.

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October 29, 2015

2015 Medical Psychiatry Annual Conference: Integration and Complexity in Medical Professional Education

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Hosted by the University of Toronto this year, our second Medical Psychiatry Alliance Annual Conference took place on October 29-30 at the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel. Through innovative discussions and work sessions that will generate best practice guidelines, this year’s conference focused on transforming our current education models for health care interprofessionals.

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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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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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