Friday May 6, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Chestnut Resident & Conference Centre 
89 Chestnut Street
Toronto, ON M5G 1R1

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Kyla Pretty 
Mount Sinai Hospital, Dept of Psychiatry 
416-586-4800 x8714 

Health and Behaviour:

Insights from the interface of psychiatry and primary care to improve the health of your patients

Date: May 6, 2016
Location: Chesnut Resident & Conference Centre

Many of the challenges of healthcare occur at the interface of mental health and primary care. Come and engage in expert, innovative and practical approaches to these problems for mental health professionals and primary care providers.

Welcome: Dr. Benoit Mulsant, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto and Executive Director of the Medical Psychiatry Alliance; Dr. Molyn Leszcz, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Sinai Health System, Professor and Vice Chair, Clinical, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto.

Featuring Keynote Addresses by:

 Dr. Patrick Luyten

Director of the PhD in Psychoanalytic Studies Programme of the Psychoanalysis Unit at the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at University College London. Dr. Luyten is also an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of Leuven, Belgium, and a Visiting Professor at the Yale Child Study Centre at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

        Management and treatment of so-called “difficult patients” with persistent somatic symptoms: An integrative attachment and mentalization-based perspective

Dr. Mike Evans

Founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital. Dr. Evans is the developer of extremely popular YouTube health videos including: “23 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?,” “Let’s make our day harder,” and “How to get through a crap week.”

  Creating peer to peer healthcare: Lessons in storifying evidence, creativity, nudge, and healthy viruses


Key Problems at the Interface of Physical Medicine and Mental Health: Dr. Robert Maunder, Professor, University of Toronto and Interim Director of Brain Body Integration, Medical Psychiatry Alliance


A discussion of a complex case of comorbid cancer and mental health problems with: Dr. Gary Rodin, Harold and Shirley Lederman Chair in Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Head of the Department of Supportive Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto and Dr. Shelley McMainClinical Psychologist and Head of the Borderline Personality Clinic, CAMH. 

Plus, participants will attend one of the following workshops of their choice with:

  • Dr. Barry Simon: Managing lifestyle change and medication adherence in type 2 diabetes
  • Dr. Patricia Rockman: Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Dr. Abe Snaiderman: Managing traumatic brain injury for non-specialists
  • Dr. Pamela Meredith, OT, PhD: A Sensory/attachment approach to supporting people with chronic conditions including chronic pain
  • Dr. Valerie Taylor: Managing the metabolic consequences of psychiatric medication
  • Wayne Skinner, MSW: Motivational interviewing
  • Dr. Andrea Furlan:  Opioids for chronic non-malignant pain: friend or foe?



Physician Fee: $150

Non-Physician Fee: $100

Residents, Fellows, Students Fee: $75

University of Toronto Residents: $0






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Cancellation and Refund Policy

A $50.00 handling fee will be deducted upon cancellation.  Refund requests must be received in writing at least 2 weeks prior to the start date.  No refunds will be given after this time.