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SAMI events


Throughout the SAMI training program we shared our research in a variety of ways to contribute to the scholarly literature, strengthen collaborations that expand the boundaries of knowledge and ultimately give back to our diverse public and community. During the program we hosted a variety of events and opportunities to allow for these intersections. The events included our annual SAMI conference, regular broadcasting of the SAMI webinar series, shared events with collaborators and other activities that engaged researchers and the public.

The in-person conferences were a chance to gather diverse stakeholders to discuss and challenge the social determinants and inequities that influence mental health and addictions at different levels: From the individual, to the community, to the system.

Conference titles:

  • SAMI: Understanding the Social Aetiology of Mental Health
  • Building Bridges among understandings of social aetiology
  • Challenging Disparities in Mental Health & Addictions
  • What is Mental Health, Where is Mental Health.

From Left: Dr. Jim van Os (Maastricht University); Dr. Craig Morgan (King's College London); Dr. Kwame McKenzie (CAMH); Dr. Jeffrey Meyer (CAMH); Dr. David Ndetei (University of Nairobi)

Participants at the 2nd SAMI conference, "Building Bridges among understandings of social aetiology"