Category: News Release


CPA is pleased to announce that members can now save 30 per cent off the regular price of the accredited self-assessment program, Directions in Psychiatry. Each CPA-accredited volume of the Directions in Psychiatry program offers participants up to 25 hours in section 3 of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program of ... Read More
September 24, 2021Rob Cornforth


It's official. The CPA will welcome its new Board chair, Dr. Alison Freeland, at the Annual General Meeting this fall. Dr. Freeland is Vice President of Education, Academic Affairs and Patient Experience at Trillium Health Partners, and Associate Dean, Mississauga Campus, at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. She ... Read More
June 3, 2021Rob Cornforth


In collaboration with the CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (CIHR-INMHA), the CPA is proud to launch the Glenda M. MacQueen Memorial Career Development Award for Women in Psychiatry. This annual award was created to honour the remarkable accomplishments of the late Glenda MacQueen, and support the early-stage development of women who ... Read More
May 31, 2021Rob Cornforth


Just over 40 per cent of member respondents agreed or strongly agreed that persons whose sole underlying medical condition is a mental disorder should be considered for eligibility for medical assistance in dying (MAiD), says results from the most recent Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) survey. In comparison, 27 per cent of ... Read More
March 18, 2021Rob Cornforth


Are you or do you know an outstanding member who should be recognized by CPA? Please consider submitting a nomination for an award or designation.
January 19, 2021Rob Cornforth


The Canadian Psychiatric Association's 71st Annual Conference is scheduled for October 14 - 16, 2021 in Vancouver at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. As you know, the annual conference is the largest psychiatric CPD event in Canada and we look forward to welcoming 1,100 delegates! We would like to remind you ... Read More
January 19, 2021Rob Cornforth


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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
September 15, 2020Rob Cornforth