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October 23, 2017: Integrated Obesity & Mental Health Care: Practical Strategies to Improve Outcomes

This workshop addresses the association between mental health and obesity from both adult and pediatric perspectives. It identifies and explains the difference in treatment approach when working with each of these populations. During this workshop, facilitators will introduce and explain mental health approaches used to target patient engagement as well as cognitive and behavioral patterns that may interfere with physical health and emotional wellbeing. 

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November 22, 2017: Collaboratively Managing Eating Disorders in an Adult Population

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. This module will use case-based learning to help attendees to understand the etiology, prevalence, assessment tools, principles of medical management and treatment for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

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Becoming the Catalyst for Change - A Matter of Life

Over 250 minds in Ontario’s health care system came together at the 2017 Medical Psychiatry Alliance (MPA) annual conference, “A Matter of Life” in Toronto on October 6. “Creating health care system change is central to the work of the MPA. We need to use our voice to support advocacy for people living with mental illness,” urged Dr. Catherine Zahn, President and CEO of CAMH.

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