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CAMH at the 2015 American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting in Toronto

Every year, leading psychiatric experts gather from around the world to discuss the dynamic nature of mental health at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting. They share ideas about advances in the field of psychiatry and the ways clients struggling with mental illness can best be served.

This year’s conference takes place in Toronto from May 16-20, 2015. Leading scientists from CAMH’s Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute will present research findings to thought leaders from over 50 countries at the annual event.

CAMH research topics include late-life depression treatment, genetic testing to select psychiatric medications, global mental health, and more. CAMH and the APA are also co-hosting a special symposium on immigrant mental health as part of the APA’s on Tour program.

CAMH colleagues attending and speaking at this year’s event include:

* Dr. Bruce G. Pollock

  • The Citalopram for Agitation in Alzheimer Disease Study: Effect of Citalopram on Agitation in Dementia
  • Symposium: Geriatric Psychiatry: Treatment Updates and New Perspectives

Dr. Bruce Pollock
Dr. Bruce Pollock

* Dr. James Kennedy

  • Is Psychiatric Medication Selection via Genetic Testing Becoming the Preferred Practice?

* Dr. Jeff Daskalakis

  • Safety and Efficacy of Magnetic Seizure Therapy
  • Symposium: Seizure Therapy for Depression: Teaching an 'Old Dog' Some 'New Tricks'

Dr. Jeff Daskalakis
Dr. Jeff Daskalakis 

* Dr. Benoit Mulsant (symposium chair); Dr. Daniel Blumberger

  • Symposium: Treatment-Resistant Depression in Late-Life: Results of the Incomplete Response in Late Life Depression: Getting to Remission Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial

* Dr. Sean Kidd and Dr. Kwame McKenzie (symposium co-chairs)

  • Symposium: Mental Health Interventions in Low-Income Contexts: Strategies, Stages, and Supports From Implementation to Scale

Dr. Kwame McKenzie
Dr. Kwame McKenzie

The opportunity for CAMH to play a leading role at such a prestigious event is a testament to the steps we have made towards becoming a leading public health organization. Congratulations to everyone attending!

As the APA launches, check back for a link to a commentary entitled “Strong Medicine: the Psychiatry of Tomorrow” by Dr. Catherine Zahn challenging psychiatrists to transform their specialty towards better patient care, a more robust mental healthcare system, and a more equitable society.

You can join the Annual Meeting conversation on Twitter using #APAAM15. For more information, visit the APA’s website.

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