News Releases

July 2017

Bridging the Gap: Using Interprofessional Simulation to Help Train Health Providers

Dr. Christopher Kowalski, a child and adolescent psychiatrist from the U.K. who is currently undertaking an MPA Simulation Fellowship, pens this blog about the recent simulation training course he helped to create and offer recently to Canadian health care providers. He shares this thoughts on why it will have a significant impact on improving the care of young people with complex physical and mental health needs.

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June 2017

REGISTER NOW! 2017 MPA Annual Conference: A Matter of Life

The 2017 Medical Psychiatry Alliance Annual Conference is titled A Matter of Life: New Approaches to Care for Patients with Physical and Severe Mental Illness, hosted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) at the Chelsea Hotel in Toronto, on Oct. 6, 2017.

 

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May 2017

Telepsychiatry being underused in Ontario by patients and psychiatrists - study

Telepsychiatry has the potential to improve access to psychiatrists, particularly in regions with low supply. However, according to a new study by MPA researchers from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), telepsychiatry services in Ontario are currently underutilized and may not be supporting people with the greatest need for specialist mental health care.

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May 2017

Unique hackathon event helps plot the future of MPA Jr.

The Child, Youth and Family arm of the MPA (nicknamed “MPA Jr.”) recently invited staff, MPA members and community partners to come together at The Hospital for Sick Children to participate in a hackathon event to plan the future of MPA Jr. initiatives. Check out a wrap video from the event.

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May 2017

You cannot change what you cannot measure

Dr. Paul Kurdyak, MPA Director of Health Outcomes, sat down with Sandeep Dhaliwal, MPA Senior Communications Advisor, to answer some questions about the MPA scorecard, which highlights progress to date, and to share his thoughts on why it is so important to capture data. 

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January 2017

Obesity and mental illness: an epidemic within an epidemic

Mental health providers are being incorporated into thoughtful weight management programs around the world. In this vein, the SickKids Team Obesity Management Program (STOMP) was launched in 2009 as an outpatient intervention with a strong mental health component.

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