News Releases

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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January 2017

New continuing education program for health care providers integrates training in mental and physical health care

Health care providers often see patients in their daily practice who have increasingly complex co-existing mental and physical health care needs, but do not always have the most effective tools or training to best support them. Now, MPA offers the continuing education program, Medical Psychiatry Collaborative Care Certificate (MP3C), to better bridge that gap.

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