Thank you for another successful conference!
At the heart of it all is the Ottawa Convention Centre, host of the 2013 CAGP Annual Scientific Meeting, Emerging Concepts in Geriatric Psychiatry on Wednesday, September 25. 2013.
Implications of the new DSM-5 for diagnosis in Geriatric Psychiatry
Benoit Mulsant, MD FRCPC
Advances in Theurapeutic Psychiatric Brain Stimulation – Implications for the field of Geriatric Psychiatry
Daniel Blumberger, MD FRCPC and Paul Lespérance, MD FRCPC
Many members have expressed concerns about the recent publication by the APA of the DSM-5. This year’s meeting began with a keynote presentation from Benoit Mulsant on the Implications of the new DSM-5 for diagnosis in Geriatric Psychiatry, in which Dr. Mulsant highlighted some of the recent changes in classification and discuss potential impacts on clinical care, communication, and research. Following his presentation there was a series of concurrent symposia, interactive workshops, and paper presentations.
The day ended with a lively panel presentation and discussion on the Advances in Theurapeutic Psychiatric Brain Stimulation – Implications for the field of Geriatric Psychiatry with Daniel Blumberger and Paul Lespérance. The panel presented updated information about brain stimulation therapies including ECT, transcranial direct current stimulation, deep brain stimulation, and other novel approaches, with a specific focus on the relevance for clinicians dealing with severe mental illness in an aging population.
The CAGP Annual Scientific Meeting brought together participants from across Canada and provided an opportunity to network with colleagues and exchange ideas while gaining up-to-date knowledge on managing key issues in seniors’ mental health.
This event is an accredited group learning activity (section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA). The specific opinions and content of this event are not necessarily those of the CPA, and are the responsibility of the organizers alone.
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2013 CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
Zahinoor Ismail, MD, FRCPC, University of Calgary - Chair
Kiran Rabheru, MD, FRCPC, University of Ottawa & British Columbia
Mark Rapoport, MD, FRCPC, University of Toronto
Marie-Andrée Bruneau, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Université de Montréal
Corinne Fischer, MD, FRCPC, University of Toronto
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