COMMUNIQUÉ Attention: News, Health, Medical and Lifestyle Editors November,2020 Ottawa, ON—The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) is pleased to announce the inauguration of its new president: Grainne E. Neilson, MD, MRCPsych, FRCPC, LLM President (2020-2021), Canadian Psychiatric Association Dr. Grainne Neilson is a forensic psychiatrist in clinical and academic practice and has been an assistant ...
November 30, 2020Rob Cornforth
The CPA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Awards Ceremony was held on Nov. 2, 2020. It marked the official welcome of new CPA president, Dr. Grainne Neilson, honoured past-president, Dr. Georgina Zahirney, and introduced president-elect, Dr. Douglas Urness. This year’s virtual awards ceremony was an opportunity to recognize members and ...
November 9, 2020Rob Cornforth
Register now! The annual conference is a key opportunity to explore new perspectives, reconnect with colleagues and learn from the passions of others in the field of psychiatry. Online sessions feature the latest discoveries in clinical practice and research. Learn about new policy initiatives and be empowered to create lasting positive ...
September 22, 2020Rob Cornforth
In addition to this fall’s virtual annual conference, the CPA will add regular webinars to its CPD offerings to support members in meeting their MOC requirements. To help CPA’s CPD committee develop and schedule learning activities, we are looking for your feedback. The short nine-question survey will take no more ...
September 15, 2020Rob Cornforth
Psychiatrists are frequently asked about the potential uses of cannabis and cannabinoid products to treat mental illnesses. To help inform members and educate the public, the CPA has systematically reviewed the existing literature on RCTs examining potential beneficial uses of cannabis and cannabinoid products to treat mental illness in adults. Read ...
September 9, 2020Rob Cornforth
While clinicians may voluntarily decide to proffer themselves as an expert in disability evaluations, psychological harm cases, family court issues, criminal matters or other issues, these roles are specialized and require training, experience and expertise to navigate. CPA’s new position paper makes recommendations on how to proceed with independent medical ...
September 9, 2020Rob Cornforth
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July 2, 2020Rob Cornforth
The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) condemns racism, prejudice and discrimination in all forms, wherever it occurs, and stands in solidarity with colleagues and patients from Black, Indigenous, and other racialized communities. The killing of George Floyd in the US has invoked distress, fear, trauma, and outrage worldwide. The enduring effects ...
June 19, 2020super
On Jun. 3, CPA president Dr. Georgina Zahirney appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canadians’ mental health and describe how it has exacerbated structural inequities in the health care system for people with mental illnesses. Despite ...
June 3, 2020Rob Cornforth
Attention: News, Health, Medical and Lifestyle Editors Ottawa, Mar. 13, 2020 — People with a psychiatric illness should not be discriminated against solely on the basis of their disability, and should have available the same options regarding medical assistance in dying (MAiD) as available to all Canadians, says the Canadian Psychiatric ...
March 13, 2020Rob Cornforth