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Episode #4

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Release date: May 22, 2019

What all physicians need to know about global psychiatry

In this special episode of Quick Takes, Dr. David Gratzer talks to Prof. Vikram Patel – 2019 winner of the prestigious John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award – about how his work has helped with the prevention and treatment of mental health in low-income countries.

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Episode #3

What all physicians need to know about digital psychiatry

Release date: February 27, 2019

In this episode of Quick Takes, Dr. David Gratzer is joined by a leading expert in the field of digital psychiatry, Dr. John Torous, to discuss how mHealth tools are currently being used in treatment, and the exciting potential of their use in the near future.

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Episode #2

What all physicians need to know about the new Ontario Ministry of Transportation reporting requirements

Release date: December 12, 2018

Dr. Gratzer is joined by Dr. Brittany Poynter and Dr. Travis Barron as they review a few real-world scenarios and discuss the options on when to report a patient under the new mandatory reporting guidelines.

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Episode #1

What all physicians need to know about cannabis legalization

Release date: October 17, 2018

Join Dr. Gratzer and Dr. Bertram as they discuss what all physicians need to be prepared for with the legalization of cannabis.

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About your host

David Gratzer

Dr. David Gratzer is a Toronto-based psychiatrist and physician at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, where he is an attending psychiatrist. He is active in teaching with 10 nominations for University of Toronto teaching awards. Dr. Gratzer is a member of the national editorial board of CAMH’s Portico Network and serves on the OMA’s Section on Psychiatry Executive. He peer reviews for several journals, including Psychiatric Services, and he sits on the editorial boards of The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry and JMIR Mental Health

About Quick Takes

Every year physicians and residents encounter a growing number of patients — and a shrinking amount of time to keep up-to-date on new practices or legislation surrounding the field of mental health and addiction.

Now, with the help of Dr. David Gratzer, CAMH’s Continuing Professional and Practice Development Site Coordinator, you can receive your clinical education on-the-go as he and his guests take these current policies and practices and summarize them for you.

As an educator, Dr. David Gratzer has been recognized by students and peers alike for his ability to take complex topics and present them in a concise and interesting way. He’s been doing this with a variety of articles related to psychiatry since 2012 in his popular blog, Readings of the Week. Now, in this new show, Dr. Gratzer brings his analytical skills on-air and, with the help of other experts, presents them in short, easily digestible, podcasts.

Give him just a few minutes of your time for each episode and come away with strategies and insight on how each topic could affect your practice — and your patients.