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OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health – AGM. Please attend.

OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health Section Annual General Meeting

You are invited to attend our OMA Section’s AGM on Thursday May 23, 2019.

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

7:00 PM SHARP: Business meeting (light dinner provided)

8:15 to 9:00: Evidence Supporting The Need for Medical Psychotherapy:
Dr. Doug Weir

9:00 to 9:30: Cost Effectiveness of Psychotherapy: Seeing the Bigger Perspective: Dr. Sam Gerstein
RSVP: pcmhsection@gmail.com

 

Topic: Evidence Supporting The Need for Medical Psychotherapy
Speaker: Dr. Doug Weir has long been active in the Ontario Medical Association. Dr. Weir has held a number of OMA positions. He was President of the OMA 2012-2013. He was active in the Canadian Medical Association, he was a Delegate to CMA Council 2005–2016, served on the Audit Committee 2009–2013 and the Health Care Transformation Working Group 2014–2015.
Dr. Weir graduated from the University of Calgary medical school in 1977 and completed residency in general psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in 1981. He completed two years of training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 1982, he received his specialist RCPSC certificate in psychiatry and his specialist certificate in child and adolescent psychiatry in 2014. He completed training at the Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis in 1990.
He was honoured with the Jane Chamberlin award from the Association of General Hospital Psychiatric Services. He received the President’s Commendation from the Canadian Psychiatric Association in 2009. In June 2012, he completed the OMA Physician Leadership Development Program. In the spring of 2014 he was one of the founders of the Ontario Working Group on Mental Health and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In October 2016 he joined the Board of the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society as Vice-President. He has been practising psychiatry in Toronto for over 35 years. Currently, Dr. Weir maintains a busy solo practice in psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry and psychoanalysis in Toronto.

Objectives:
1. At the end of this session, participants will be familiar with the January Ontario Ministry of Health proposal to limit psychotherapy.
2. At the end of this session, participants will be able to describe the evidence supporting Physician-Delivered Psychotherapies.
3. At the end of this session, participants will be able to identify the risks associated with limiting the number of psychotherapy sessions, or dose of treatment, without basing it on patient need or evidence poses

Topic: Cost Effectiveness of Psychotherapy: Seeing the Bigger Perspective
Speaker: Dr. Sam Gerstein graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1982, spent the next two decades in Emergency Medicine and then became chief of his department at Humber Memorial Hospital in Toronto. In the last few years at the hospital he began researching the link between the mind and the body, specifically as it relates to stress. He found that there is no illness or injury that stress doesn’t affect and that work stress is the biggest contributors to people’s stress in life – more so than financial and family issues.
He then spent the next few years giving talks in the community about recognizing and managing high work stress. He was inspired by the World Health Organization’s definition of health
This led him to research people who were in “healthy” work positions and wrote a book entitled, Live Your Dreams: Doctors Orders, highlighting some of his
findings. With further training, he transitioned his practice to full time psychotherapy, which is definitely his “healthy work practice”.
Objectives:
1. Speak about the serious impact of untreated mental illness, not only on mental and physical health, but also on society in general
2. Inform our colleagues that there is abundant evidence of effectiveness for psychotherapy delivered by MDs practicing psychotherapy.
3. That we must advocate for ourselves of the importance of not losing this valuable resource, by educating our patients, other MD specialties, the OMA and government representatives, of our findings.

 
Section Chair – Dr. Michael Paré, Toronto
Vice Chair – Dr. Harold Pupko, Toronto
Member-At-Large – Dr. Nicola Yang, Toronto
Tariff Committee Chair – Dr. Muriel van Lierop, Toronto Tariff Committee – Dr. Nadia Brown and Dr. Samuel Gerstein
Education Committee:
Co-Chair – Dr. James Whyte, Hamilton Dr. Chase Everett McMurren, Toronto Dr. Gunilla Likwornik, Toronto
Dr. Harold Pupko, Toronto
Co-Chair – Dr. Michael Paré, Toronto Dr. Christine LeFebvre, Toronto
Dr. Howard Schneider, Toronto
Dr. Nicola Yang, Toronto

 

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Pri-Med Canada Conference

See below topics at the Pri- Med Conference significant for Primary Care Mental Health 

 

Pri-Med Canada
https://www.pri-med.ca/pct/mainpro-workshops.html
The International Centre in Mississauga
May 9-11, 2019
Topic: Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder
This Group Learning program has been certified by the National Office of the College of Family Physicians of Canada for 6 MainPro+ credits (per 3 hour session).
Date: Thursday, May 9th, 2019
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Speakers: Dr. James Whyte, Dr. Joel Shapiro, Dr. Chase Everett McMurren, Dr. Howard Schneider, and Dr. Michael Paré

Dr. Joel Shapiro, M.D., FRCP(C) completed in the psychiatry training at the University of Western Ontario. Joel has an particular interest in psychotherapy and completed specialized training and supervision in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. He also has an interest in Mindfulness and Supportive Therapies. He has previously presented Continuing Professional Development lectures about psychotherapy to psychiatrists, primary care physicians and allied health professionals.

Dr. James Whyte, B.Sc.N., M.D., CCFP is a Family Physician practicing psychotherapy. He has been an adjunct professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and is an adjunct professor at Tyndale University College in the Department of Psychology and has been teaching Counselling and Psychology. James is a member of the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health and sits on the executive committee. He is also Co-Chair of the education committee of the Section.)

Dr. ChaseEverett McMurren, BA, BEd, MD, CCFP, is a psychotherapist and the medical director at the Artists’ Health Centre, a home-visiting physician for frail older adults who are homebound, a coroner for the Province of Ontario, and a faculty member in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. McMurren is a mentor in the Collaborative Mental Health Network and also provides psychotherapy supervision to trainees and active practitioners. Dr. McMurren has also trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR).

Dr. Howard Schneider, MD, MDPAC(C), CCFP, Family Physician Practicing in Psychotherapy. Howard provides primary care psychiatry and psychotherapy to patients in the Toronto area. Dr Schneider has written a column since 2008 stressing the art and science of combining clinical psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. It is published in the Journal of the Medical Psychotherapy Association of Canada’s (MDPAC).

Dr. Michael Pare, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Ed., M.D., General Physician Practicing Psychotherapy and Registered Psychotherapist. Michael is Chair of the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health and President of the North York General Medical Society. He is coordinator the Medical Clinic for Person Centred Psychotherapy. He is a Teaching Mentor the medical Psychotherapy Association of Canada and the Collaborative Mental Health Care Network of the Ontario College of Family Physicians. Dr. Paré is a recognized expert witness in the field of mental health and, more specifically, primary care mental health and psychotherapy within the field of medicine. Dr. Paré can be reached at michaelpare@rogers.com or at (416) 229-2399 x ext. 120 or (416) 723-1716.
Topic: Keeping Good Professional Boundaries in Medical Practice
This Group Learning program has been certified by the National Office of the College of Family Physicians of Canada for 6 MainPro+ credits (per 3 hour session).
Date: Friday, May 10th, 2019
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Speakers: Dr. Gail Robinson and Dr. Michael Paré

Dr. Gail Erlick Robinson, MD, FRCP (C) is a Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology at the University of Toronto and the Director of the Women’s Mental Health Program at the University Health Network, Toronto. She co-founded the Women’s Mental Health Program at the University of Toronto. She sees patients, lectures, does research and publishes about women’s mental health issues. She has a special interest in the psychological impact of various aspects of women’s reproductive life. She also focuses on violence against women and has been involved in setting guidelines, designing courses and acting as an expert witness in cases concerning sexual abuse, violence against women and boundary violations by authority figures. She was a member of the 2015 Minister of health Task force on Abuse of Patients. She was appointed to the Order of Canada in June 2017 for her pioneering contributions to women’s mental and physical health, and to the advancement of professional regulation in health care. She was appointed to the Order of Ontario in 2013 for her advocacy work re violence against women.

Dr. Michael Pare, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Ed., M.D., General Physician Practicing Psychotherapy and Registered Psychotherapist. Michael is Chair of the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health and President of the North York General Medical Society. He is coordinator the Medical Clinic for Person Centred Psychotherapy. He is a Teaching Mentor the medical Psychotherapy Association of Canada and the Collaborative Mental Health Care Network of the Ontario College of Family Physicians. Dr. Paré is a recognized expert witness in the field of mental health and, more specifically, primary care mental health and psychotherapy within the field of medicine. Dr. Paré can be reached at michaelpare@rogers.com or at (416) 229-2399 x ext. 120 or (416) 723-1716.
Topic: Practical Consideration of Transference & Countertransference in Medical Practice
This Group Learning program has been certified by the National Office of the College of Family Physicians of Canada for 6 MainPro+ credits (per 3 hour session).
Date: Saturday, May 11th, 2019
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Speakers: Dr. Mel Borins and Dr. Michael Paré

Dr. Mel Borins is a family physician, and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is author of Go Away Just for the Health of it and Possibilities-The Pronoic Photosongbook. Dr. Borins is a mentor with MDPAC and has been the Course Director of a Five Weekend Learning Program in Psychotherapy at the University of Toronto since 1998.

Dr. Michael Pare, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Ed., M.D., General Physician Practicing Psychotherapy and Registered Psychotherapist. Michael is Chair of the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health. He is coordinator of the Medical Clinic for Person Centred Psychotherapy. He is a Teaching Mentor of the Medical Psychotherapy Association of Canada, and of the Collaborative Mental Health Care Network of the Ontario College of Family Physicians. Dr. Paré is a recognized expert witness in the field of mental health and, more specifically, primary care mental health and psychotherapy within the field of medicine.

For more information: Please email to Dr. Paré at michaelpare@rogers.com or at (416) 229-2399 x ext. 120 or (416) 723-1716.

 

 

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