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Medical Psychiatry Alliance Annual Conference

Medical Psychiatry Alliance Annual Conference

When: October 5, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM
Where: Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
There are children and youth with physical conditions who also have a co-existing mental health condition. These children and youth seek help, often unsuccessfully, for these diverse range of symptoms at the same time. While their experiences are unique, many of their stories share a common theme. They share about feeling unheard, misunderstood, overwhelmed and hopeless. 

Children and youth experience symptoms that often impact their family lives, schooling, home, and recreational activities. This is why collaborative approaches for their care are so important. This includes collaborations between hospital and community care; paediatric and adult services; and medical and mental health systems of care.

If you play a role with children or teens who experience these types of health concerns, we invite you to attend this year’s Medical Psychiatry Alliance Annual Conference. Be a part of defining what successful collaborative care looks like. In order to make a difference, everyone needs to work together.
Conference Participants will have opportunities to: 
  • learn with and from children/tyouh and their families about their experiences
  • participate in discussions about what successful collaborative approaches look like
  • learn about innovative models of collaboration and other local, provincial and national initiatives
  • network with other participants over lunch and the afternoon break
The Medical Psychiatry Alliance (MPA), is a collaborative partnership, the first-of-its-kind in Canada, whose goal is to transform the delivery of mental health services for patients who experience co-existing mental and physical illnesses, through integrated inter-professional clinical, education and research activities. Follow us on Twitter @MedPsychNews or visit our website for more information at http://www.medpsychalliance.ca.

The Conference will include a poster session focusing on children and youth with co-existing physical and mental health conditions to share knowledge about the work being conducted across the Child and Youth system and to promote opportunities for collaboration. Authors are invited to submit a poster abstract showcasing their work on promoting mental health, supporting the eradication of mental health stigma, increasing community awareness of mental health challenges, increasing patient advocacy from mental health professionals, providers, patients and families and increasing patient participation in mental health treatment, research and education (no longer than 500 words).
Important Dates:
August 1st, 2016 - Deadline to Submit Abstracts
September 1st, 2016 - Notification of Acceptance
To submit, click here. 


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is no parking available on site at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning. Parking is available at various above ground and Green P parking lots and nearby hospitals (SickKids and Toronto General Hospital) 
Nearest Green P parking lots: 
130 Elizabeth Street (Toronto Coach Terminal)
205 McCaul Street
121 St Patrick Street

Public Transportation
Nearest subway stations: Queen's Park, St. Patrick 
Streetcars: 506 Carlton, 505 Dundas

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For any questions or concerns, you may contact Zoryana Salo at zoryana.salo@sickkids.ca. 

Can I update my registration information?
Updates to your registration information will be possible through the Eventbrite registration system up until 5:00 p.m. October 4, 2016. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
We encourage you to bring your ticket with you to help expedite the registration process onsite but it is not mandatory.

What is the refund policy?
Refunds are available through the Eventbrite registration website up until 5:00 p.m. October 4, 2016. No refunds will be issued after this date.