On behalf of Dr. Kiran Rabheru, I would like to invite you and your colleagues to attend the National Simulation-Based ECT Course for Practitioners on Sunday, February 8, 2015. Attached are the program letter and brochure with further details, as well as a copy of the recently published research paper. To view our promotional video for this course, click here. In a randomized-controlled trial comparing traditional ECT training methods, this is the first simulation-based ECT course proven to increase skills, knowledge and confidence for ECT practitioners. (J ECT 2013; 29: 291-296). This activity is an Accredited Simulation Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, and approved by University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Medical Education. You will need to visit MAINPORT to record your learning and outcomes. You may claim a maximum of 10 hours, which entitles you to receive 30 credits for this activity.
The cost of the course is $750, and enrolment will be limited to 16 psychiatrists. We are encouraging all psychiatrists currently practicing ECT, or those who are considering doing so, to enroll for this course. To register, or if you have any questions, please reply directly to this message and I will respond to you as soon as possible. Kindly forward this information to your colleagues, or any clinicians/department heads involved in ECT. As this is an important milestone in the field of ECT, medical education and simulation, and I felt that it would be worthy of your attention.
**Please note** The E.K. Koranyi Review Course in Psychiatry will be held the week of February 9-13, 2015, at the Ottawa Convention Centre. Registration will start in the fall. The link for registration will be available at https://uottawapsychiatry.simplesignup.ca/en/87/index.php?m=eventsList when registration begins.
To register for the course, please contact:
Ms. Jen Morgan
Perinatal Mental Health / Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) / Division of General Psychiatry
TOH - General Campus
Tel: 613-737-8899 ex. 73986 | Fax: 613-737-8115