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Collaboratively Managing Eating Disorders in an Adult Population
A Clinical MP3C Module

Wednesday, November 22, 5 to 7 pm., Trillium Health Partners
Eating disorders are a serious illness with life threatening physical and mental health morbidity and mortality. Management of patients with eating disorders is complex and calls upon inter-professional skills that are best managed in a collaborative framework. 


Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care Conference
November 24, Beanfield Centre, Toronto
Conference goals: to highlight topics such as treatment approaches, harm reduction strategies, clinical guidelines and new evidence in the field of opioid use disorder, and to network with peers, which is particularly beneficial for people working in remote communities. Formerly the Ontario Methadone Prescribers' Conference, coordinated by the CPSO, now led by CAMH.

Shame and Aberoo: Understanding mental health stigma in the Middle Eastern community
Wednesday, December 6, 1 to 2 pm., Webinar.

Poran Poregbal, group therapist, at the Vancouver General Hospital’s Cross Cultural Clinic, discusses the concept of aberoo, its impact on mental illness and mental health treatment and services, and ways that service providers can try to facilitate mental health among newcomer clients experiencing this as a barrier.


Are we doing what we think we’re doing? Providing culturally competent mental health care to immigrants and refugees
January 31, 12 to 1 pm., Webinar.

Linda Kongnetiman, Manager, Provincial Addiction & Mental Health at Alberta Health Services, discusses the needs of immigrant, refugee, ethno-cultural and racialized (IRER) populations, the potential barriers they may experience when it comes to mental health and addiction treatment and services, and strategies for how health service providers can apply culturally competent care. 

American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) 2018 Conference 
March 10 to 14, New York, New York

The conference theme, Advancing & Integrating Specialized Addiction Treatment & Recovery, focuses on realizing the goals of Medication Assisted Treatment in a Comprehensive Hub setting.  AATOD has a history of providing an outstanding conference experience filled with state-of-the-art training and cutting edge information for medication assisted treatment providers, policy makers, peers and advocates. 


What Does “Culture” Mean? Evolving Definitions in Mental Health Service, Training, and Research
April 19 to 21, San Diego, California

This annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture critically explores the implicit (or explicit) definitions of culture that are being used in current mental health research and practice. To what extent are process-based definitions of culture replacing or coexisting alongside more static group background-based definitions?