Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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CPRI, Zarfas Hall 
600 Sanatorium Road
London, ON N6H 3W7

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Registration Fees

$55 Early Bird (register before March 4)
$65 Standard Rate (register after March 4)
$45 Group Rate (2+ participants)
$25 Student Rate (must register offline/provide copy of student ID)  Download the form here, return via email along with a copy of your student ID


Education & Learning Services, CPRI 
CPRI Education 
519-858-2774 x5552 

Accreditation Information

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. You may claim a maximum of 5.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University for up to 5.0 Mainpro+ credits.

 Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent participating in the educational program.

Sponsorship statement

This program has received an educational grant and in kind support from The Volunteer Organization of CPRI.


The views and opinions expressed by presenters do not necessarily state or reflect those of MCCSS/CPRI. MCCSS/CPRI does not promote, endorse, or recommend any specific products, processes, or services.

#SideEffects_WhyMeAgain? Identification and Management of Medication Side Effects in Pediatric Mental Health

Presented by Dr. Ajit Ninan, Pediatric Psychiatrist & Joel Lamoure, Pharmacist



The purpose of this workshop is to provide practical, case-based evidence informed strategies for managing the child or youth who is experiencing side effects with mental health medications. This presentation will be in an open forum format, and address different classes of medications and alternative strategies to mitigate adverse effects.


  1. Understand factors behind why people experience medication adverse effects 
  2. Review principles behind side effect monitoring 
  3. Understand strategies for managing medication side effects
  4. Empower youth, caregivers and clinicians to mitigate side effect impacts
Target Audience: Anyone who helps monitor the experience of medication prescribing to children/youth, including allied health professionals, case workers, physicians, CAS and residential workers, youth and parents.

About Dr. Ajit Ninan & Joel Lamoure:

Dr. Ninan, HonsBsc, MD, FRCPC, DABPN, is a pediatric psychiatrist in clinical practice at CPRI and London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario since 2006.  He received his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training, as well as general psychiatry training, in Rochester, New York.  He is an Associate Professor at Western University, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Psychiatry.  As the Medical Director of CPRI, he provides professional direction and overall management in the delivery of high quality and effective clinical services at CPRI as a member of the Senior Management team.  He is also actively involved in education, as well as clinical research.

Joel Lamoure is a Program Manager and member of the senior management team at the Child and Parent Resource Institute in London, Ontario. Joel is also a registered pharmacist. He has served in a variety of professional capacities, including most recently as the Canadian Section Chief for UNESCO Bioethics. His academic experience includes work as a scientist and professor in schools of Pharmacy and Medicine. Joel also has diploma certification in adult psychology, child psychology and police sciences and completed his Doctorate in Divinity. He has published almost 200 papers relating to mental health, with interests in neuroplasticity, psychopharmacology and medical psychiatry.