Approach to PTSD in Primary Care


Date :     Wednesday,  February 13th, 2019,

Location:   OMA Offices, 150 Bloor Street West, Suite 900, Toronto

Time:          7:30pm – 9:30pm

Who is invited: All Physicians, Residents, and Medical Students

Registration: Free for all Physicians, Residents, and Medical Students, hosted by the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health


To register, please contact  : Ada/ Anna at pcmhsection@gmail.com  or  416-229-2399  ext. 125


Dr. Susan Abbey is Psychiatrist in Chief at the University Health Network and a full professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Abbey has received numerous academic awards and honors, and has presented abstracts and lectures at over 300 meetings and conferences nationally and internationally.

Approved for 2 hrs of MDPAC Group CE

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  1. Describe possible psychiatric responses to trauma
  2. Describe the common treatment approaches to PTSD
  3. List ways in which the primary care practitioner can provide trauma-informed physical and mental health care.




Diversity & Adversity: How Racism Affects Mental and Physical Health

Date:  Wednesday, January 22nd , 2019   7:30‐9:30 PM

Location:   OMA Offices, 150 Bloor Street West, Suite 900, Toronto

Speaker: Dr. Onye Nnorom

Physicians, Residents and Medical Students welcome

Cost: Free

Hosted by the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health

Please register with Ada/Anna at pcmhsection@gmail.com􏰀  or

416‐229‐2399 Ext 125.

Approved for 2 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits


Learning Objectives:
By the end of the session participants will be able to:
1. Understand how systemic racism acts as a social determinant of health in Canada
2. Describe the different ways in which racism can affect mental and physical health
3. Discuss how experiences of subtle racism (micro‐aggressions) can be traumatic for patient


Dr. Onye Nnorom is a Family Doctor and a Public Health & Preventive Medicine specialist. She practices at TAIBU Community Health Centre, in Toronto, which has a mandate to serve the Black community in the Greater Toronto Area. She is the Primary Care Lead for Cancer Care Ontario’s Central East Regional Cancer Program, providing leadership on matters of cancer prevention and care to primary care physicians in the region.

She is also the Associate Program Director of the Public Health & Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the University of Toronto. She recently took on the position as the Black Health Theme Lead for the Faculty of Medicine, incorporating Black Canadian health issues into the medical school curriculum.

Dr. Nnorom completed her medical degree at McGill University, and then completed a Masters of Public Health (Epidemiology) and residency training at the University of Toronto. Being of Nigerian and Trinidadian heritage, she is particularly interested in racism and its impacts on the health of Black and other racialized/immigrant groups in Canada. She is the President and Board Chair of the Black Physicians’ Association of Ontario.