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. 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. Benoit Mulsant (symposium chair); Dr. Daniel Blumberger
Treatment-Resistant Depression in Late-Life: Results of the Incomplete
Response in Late Life Depression: Getting to Remission Randomized
* 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
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.