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  • 18 Jan 2016 3:27 PM | CAGP (Administrator)

    The CAGP actively promotes initiatives focusing on the mental health of the Canadian older adult population. As a national organization we recognize the growing need for geriatric psychiatrists evidenced in the growth of the elderly population and lack of access in many Canadian regions.

    2015 CAGP Resident Awards: Dr. Selim Asmer and Dr. Ching Yu
    2015 CAGP Training Award: Dr. Kathleen Bingham
    2015 CAGP Outstanding Contributions Award: Dr. Paule Hottin

    Kindly click on the links below to read some of the testimonials we received from our award winners from 2013-2015, along with testimonials from some of the individuals that received travel bursaries to attend the previous Annual Scientific Meetings.

    2013 CAGP Resident Award: Dr. Angela Golas

    2013 Travel Bursary Recipient: Dr. Gabrielle Crepeau-Gendron
    2015 Travel Bursary Recipient: Dr. Selim Asmer
    2015 CAGP Outstanding Contributions Award: Dr. Paule Hottin
    2015 CAGP Travel Bursary Recipient: Dr. Anees Bahji

  • 15 Oct 2015 10:26 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    Each year in November, the Ontario Hospital Association hosts its annual signature event, HealthAchieve, in Toronto. HealthAchieve is considered one of the largest and most respected health care events of its kind in North America, and has been bringing health care and business leaders together for over 90 years. It’s the perfect opportunity for feature leaders to learn , share and network with some of the best and brightest. HealthAchieve has long hosted A-list speakers, and this year’s keynotes are no exception:

    • Sharing stories from his new book, comedian and actor Martin Short will explore his personal connection to health care during his late wife's battle with cancer.
    • "Hero of the High Seas" Captain Richard Phillips will speak at the Feature Session. Phillips offered himself as a hostage to protect his crew from a Somali hijacking and will inspire organizations to develop new ways to survive and thrive.
    • Enron’s former VP Sherron Watkins will speak about the corporation’s failed journey, from scandal to bankruptcy.
    This year’s event will be taking place on November 2 - 4 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
  • 15 Oct 2015 10:10 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    The Nova Scotia Centre on Aging is hosting the upcoming conference  "Our Future is Aging: Current Research on Knowledge, Practice and Policy." in Halifax June 16-17, 2016. We are currently accepting abstracts from researchers, decision makers, students, and practitioners who may be doing relevant work in the field of aging.

    The Nova Scotia Centre on Aging, Mount Saint Vincent University is pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for the upcoming conference "Our Future is Aging: Current Research on Knowledge, Practice and Policy" to be held on June 16-17, 2016, at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The conference will bring together researchers, academics, practitioners, decision makers, policy analysts, emerging scholars, students, and members of the community to share the diversity of perspectives and approaches to research on aging within the Atlantic region and throughout Canada. Abstracts for oral and poster presentations and workshops are welcome from diverse disciplines (physical science, social science, arts and humanities). 

     We are especially interested in proposals which:

    • Share latest advances in aging research and evidence that may shape program and policy development;
    • Showcase inter-and-multi-disciplinary and community-based research collaborations;
    • Foster research collaborations.

    Our Centre, in collaboration with a planning group of researchers and representatives from practice and policy from throughout the region, are working to offer a valuable conference experience for you and we hope you will consider submitting an abstract. Deadline for submissions is November 13, 2015. Abstracts will undergo a scientific review process. Please share this information with colleagues, students and others who may be interested in this opportunity. For more information or to submit an abstract, please visit the NSCA website at:
  • 07 Aug 2015 9:38 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    Jun 16-18, 2016 (Thu-Sat)| The Coast Capri Hotel | Kelowna BC
    Target audiences: Interprofessional/intersectoral teams, family physicians and other primary care providers, mental health care providers, psychiatrists and psychologists, administrators and policy makers, other health disciplines working with primary care and/or community care, people with lived experience and family members, educators and their students, and researchers.

    Visit this website to start the submission process:

    • Call closes on Thu Jan 14, 2016 at 4:30 PM (PST)
    •  Notifications will be sent by the end of February 2016
    •  Si vous préférez soumettre votre présentation en français, veuillez s’il vous plaît écrire à que nous l’accepterons et que nous pourrons organiser un formulaire de soumission traduit et une revue scientifique.

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  • 31 Jul 2015 9:03 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    Mark Your Calendars! 

    Supporting Canadians Living with Dementia

    CAG-ACG 2015 Pre-Conference Session

    Friday, October 23, 2015

    The Westin Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

    On behalf of the Provincial/Territorial Health Care Innovation Working Group, we are pleased to announce a full-day forum on Supporting Canadians Living with Dementia, taking place as a pre-conference session at the 2015 Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG-ACG) Annual Conference.

    Supporting Canadians Living with Dementia is focused on fostering knowledge translation and collaboration by sharing research and best practices, showcasing leadership and policy strategies and discussing innovative approaches to care. Program sessions will examine issues related to dementia, such as the personal dementia journey, acute care management, primary care models, the economics of caregiving, and technology supports to enhance community-based care.

    Registration is Open!

    Visit to register today by selecting the Supporting Canadians Living with Dementia Pre-Conference option on the CAG Annual Conference Registration Form. Your $75 Pre-Conference registration fee includes the session presentations, breakfast and lunch on October 23rd.

    Advance Programs Available

    To view the English program, visit

    To view the French program, visit

  • 22 Jul 2015 9:36 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    Date & Place- April 18-20, 2016 Dubai, UAE. 

    Description- OMICS International welcomes you to attend the 2nd Global Meeting on Clinical Case Reports during April 18-20, 2016 Dubai, UAE. We cordially invite all the participants who are interested in sharing their knowledge and research in the arena of 2nd Global Meeting on Clinical Case Reports. 

    Clinical Case Reports-2016 anticipates more than 200 participants around the globe with thought provoking Keynote lectures, Oral and Poster presentations. The attending delegates include Editorial Board Members of related OMICS Group Journals. This is an excellent opportunity for the delegates from Universities and Institutes to interact with the world class Scientists. The intending participants can confirm their participation by registering for the conference along with your colleagues. Avail the delegate early bird offer.

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    Contact Name- Elsa Reeth 

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  • 15 Jul 2015 9:31 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    Sep 18 (Fri) | Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre | Coquitlam BC
    Target audience:
    Psychiatrists, pharmacists, primary care physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers.

    Up to 5.75 Mainpro-M1/MOC Section 1 credits

    (This conference will also be accredited for CCCEP.)



    •  This year’s theme is: Balancing Risks and Benefits to Improve     Adherence.
    •  Plenary lectures and smaller workshops with lots of time for Q & A.
    •  Lunchtime Working Group: Clozapine Serious Adverse Drug Reaction BC Surveillance Monitoring Project (Limit 30 participants.)

    Keynote Presentations:

    Treatment Adherence in Bipolar Disorder

    Martha Sajatovic, MD.

    Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Case Western Reserve University

    Director, Geropsychiatry Program, and Neurological and Behavioral Outcomes Center, University Hospitals Case Medical Center

    Willard Brown Chair in Neurological Outcomes Research, Cleveland

    Improving Outcomes for People with Schizophrenia

    Robert Zipursky, MD, FRCPC.

    Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University

    Pre-Conference Workshop: Strategies for Managing Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care

    Sep 17 (Thur) 1300-1600

    Up to 2.75 Mainpro-M1/MOC Section 1 credits

    Format: Brief presentations with cases, featuring the following topics:

    • Incorporating Measurement-Based Care for Mood Disorders into Clinical Practice
    • The BC Practice Support Program Adult Mental Health Module: Implications for Primary Care
    • Use of Antidepressants in Ambulatory Settings

    Lunch provided prior to course, at 12:30. Limit of 50.

    Please contact UBC CPD for more information at Phone: 604-875-5101 Website:

  • 10 Jul 2015 9:59 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    The 8th Canadian Conference on Dementia (CCD) will be held in downtown Ottawa in 2015 with a dynamic program! Join us on October 1st – 3rd, 2015 at The Westin Ottawa Hotel for two-and-a-half jam-packed days of exceptional learning opportunities while spending time with friends and colleagues in the Nation’s Capital.

    The 8th CCD brings together a group of national and international scholars to share clinically relevant, cutting-edge developments in dementia research.

    The program includes a plethora of original, eclectic, and interactive workshops, as well as poster presentations. This year’s conference boasts a faculty of new and dynamic presenters. Learn about exciting new research on the use of technology to assist individuals with cognitive impairment and debate the use of biomarkers in clinical practice. As usual, the conference will conclude with clinicopathological vignettes – a true opportunity to test the knowledge that you have gained from the conference with real time cases! This year’s conference will utilize new technology to allow for more interactive participation from the audience.

    The 8th CCD organizing committee is please to invite you to join us for a Welcome Reception on Day 1 and a Dinner on Day 2, giving you an opportunity to network with your friends and colleagues while dining…and for those who joined us in 2013 fabulous entertainment that had everyone out on the dance floor! Don’t be left out, we are anticipating record-breaking attendance, so be sure to register early to guarantee your place and to benefit from the Early Bird Rate.

    We look forward to seeing you in Ottawa!

  • 10 Jul 2015 9:55 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    Conn D, Gibson M, & McCabe D. (2014). 2014 CCSMH Guideline Update - The Assessment and Treatment of Mental Health Issues in Long Term Care Homes: (Focus on Mood and Behaviour Symptoms). Toronto: Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health (CCSMH).

    Gage L & Hogan DB. (2014). 2014 CCSMH Guideline Update: The Assessment and Treatment of Delirium. Toronto: Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health (CCSMH).

    The Guideline Updates summarize significant developments in the practice since the publication of the original guidelines in 2006. The Assessment and Treatment of Delirium focused on prevention. The Assessment and Treatment of Mental Health Issues in Long Term Care adds a new recommendation related to optimize prescribing of psychotropic medication in long term care.

    The Guideline Updates are authored and reviewed by experts associated with the original guideline development project. Please refer to the original guidelines for more detailed information regarding the specific practice recommendations. Also available in French.

  • 09 Jul 2015 4:50 PM | CAGP (Administrator)

    Some of you may remember that the initial announcement about the formation of the CAGP took place in Saskatoon during the 1990 Canadian Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting, at the section on geriatric psychiatry of which roughly 25 psychiatrists were in attendance.  Since that time, much has changed in the landscape of geriatric psychiatry in Canada.  As we approach the 25th anniversary of the CAGP in 2016, Geriatric Psychiatry has evolved into an entity more independent of general psychiatry, particularly in the last few years with the new Royal College subspecialty designation.

     Nonetheless, the CAGP and CPA remain closely aligned. The Council of Academies meets twice yearly to explore ways in which the CPA and academies can collaborate to meet the diverse needs of child, geriatric, forensic, CL and adult psychiatrists.  The CPA also has CAGP representation at all levels including their annual scientific meeting and their Board of Directors.  Below is an up-to-date list on the different ways in which the CPA continues to work strategically with the CAGP to support our work:

    • The CPA strongly advocated that geriatric psychiatry receive subspecialty recognition from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and for funding of these positions.
    • CAGP and the CPA collaborated in developing a list of psychiatry recommendations for Choosing Wisely Canada.
    • The CPA consulted with multiple stakeholders including CAGP to develop a survey on subspecialty psychiatric training to assist in advocating for PGY6 funding.
    • CPA and CAGP have worked together to meet with the federal government to discuss seniors’ mental health.
    • CPA worked with CAGP to arrange for participation in an expert panel on end-of-life and palliative care hosted by the federal NDP.
    • The Academies in Action section of CPA’s bi-monthly e-newsletter Psych-e, features a message from academy presidents.
    • The President of CAGP sits as a member of the CPA Board of Directors, and the CPA’s Council of Academies, constituted of academy presidents, reports directly to the CPA Board.
    • The CPA now considers contributions made to Academy leadership activities as qualifiers for CPA Fellowship status.
    • The CPA and the academies have convened a roundtable to share strategic activities and discuss how to more effectively work together.
    • The CPA negotiates significant hotel and meeting room space.  CAGP members benefit significantly from this when the CAGP Conference is held concurrent to the CPA Annual Conference. Savings have been historically in the $10,000 to $15,000 range.

    We are also exploring other areas of synergy in research and publications.  In our view, there is much to build on in terms of our joint track record of achievement!

    If you have any ideas for further collaboration between the CPA and CAGP or feedback on the work to date, we are eager to hear from you.

    Mark Rapoport, MD, FRCPC, President, CAGP (

    Donald Addington, MD, FRCPC, CPA Board Cahir (

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