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Continuing Professional Development

The Department of Psychiatry Continuing Professional Development office is comprised of two elements:

Continuing Medical Education

Faculty Development

Various Continuing Medical Education and Faculty Development activities are offered by the Department and are run by our CME and FD offices.

Our Continuing Medical Education office consists of:
Andrew Wiens MD FRCPC, Director of CME

Our Faculty Development office consists of:
Clare Gray MD FRCPC, Director of FD

Upcoming Events

Neurology for Psychiatrists - 20 November 2015

The University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is proud to present this new course designed to familiarize Psychiatrists with relevant topics of Neurology. Attendees will participate in a series of lectures, interactive short snapper presentations, and Q&A panels with medical experts. At the end of the course, the learner will be able to identify neurologic problems that can be seen in psychiatric practice and discuss potential management strategies for these problems.

E.K. Koranyi Review Course – January 11th – 15th, 2016

The E.K. Koranyi Review Course in Psychiatry is a yearly, intensive review of psychiatry, meant to help Canadian Psychiatry Residents prepare for their Royal College Exams, as well as provide an update for practicing psychiatrists, featuring 19 lectures over 5 days. The 37th annual E.K. Koranyi Review Course in Psychiatry will take place January 11th – 15th, 2016.

The University of Ottawa Simulation-Based ECT Course for Practitioners

For information about upcoming sessions, please contact Jennifer Morgan by phone at 613-737-8899 ext. 73986 or by email at

University Grand Rounds 2015-2016 - Wednesdays 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

University Rounds is a Department of Psychiatry initiative where departmental faculty will be presenting rounds and will be held on the last Wednesday and possibly the second Wednesday of the month. These rounds will be coordinated through the Departmental CME office (Dr. A. Wiens)

University Grand Rounds 2015-2016
Date Location Resident Presenting
October 14, 2015 ROHMC Auditorium

University Rounds
Dr Sanjay Rao

Translating Evidence to Access for Psychological Therapies

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding barriers in implementing psychological therapies in routine practice
  • Implementing competency and outcome measurement frameworks in psychological therapies
  • Combining sustainable process design strategies to improve access to psychological therapies
October 28, 2015 ROHMC Auditorium

University Rounds
Dr Georg Northoff

How brain imaging can help in the clinical diagnosis and therapy of psychiatric disorders

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand some of the basic principles of brain imaging
  • Possible use of imaging in diagnosis
  • Possible use of brain imaging in therapy
November 18, 2015 ROHMC Auditorium

University Rounds
Dr. Raymond Tempier

Cultural Factors in Psychiatric Practice: Should We Mind?

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to assess psychiatric disorders in the context of cultural parameters and provide appropriate care consonant with the cultural norms of patients and family.
  • Become familiar with the dimensions and aspects of cultural psychiatry in the DSM 5 classification, including the cultural formulation.
  • Generate interest on cultural aspects and characteristics impacting on mental health problems and psychiatric practice.
December 9, 2015 ROHMC Auditorium

University Rounds
NB noon to 2 PM in room 1410)
Drs Liddy and Archibald

CanMEDS workshop on the Scholar role
Requires registration at FacDev website

January 6, 2016 ROHMC Auditorium

University Rounds
Dr Charles Reynolds III
UPMC Endowed Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry and Professor of Neurology, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, and Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh
Sleep and Depression

Learning objectives:

  • Understand which sleep variables might be useful diagnostically for depressed patients
  • Understand the relationship between severe hypersomnolence and bipolar disorder
  • Understand the relationship between insomnia and depression
  • Understand the relative importance in depressed patients of abnormalities in REM sleep vs deep (slow-wave) sleep?
January 27, 2016 ROHMC Auditorium

University Rounds
Dr Kathleen Pajer

Maternal Stress Response System Function During Pregnancy and Effects on Infant Stress Response System Development

February 10, 2016 ROHMC Auditorium

University Rounds
Dr Rudolf Uher
Canada Research Chair in Early Intervention in Psychiatry, Dalhousie University

Identification of risk and early interventions to prevent major mood and psychotic disorders

Learning objectives:

  • Quantify the risk for developing major mood or psychotic disorders in offspring of one or two affected parents
  • List four childhood antecedents that precede and predict the onset of major mood and psychotic disorders
  • Evaluate the potential benefits of pre-emptive early intervention in youth at risk of severe mental illness
February 24, 2016 ROHMC Auditorium

University Rounds
Dr Brad Booth and Michelle O'Bonsawin

Psychiatric Disabilities and Employment Law

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the legal context of disability/fitness to return to work in the employment context
  • Understand the differences between disability and fitness to work
March 9, 2016 ROHMC Auditorium

University Rounds
Drs Mercer, Talbot and Tasca


March 23, 2016 ROHMC Auditorium

University Rounds
Debate: TBA

April 13, 2016 ROHMC Auditorium

University Rounds
Kelly D. Cobey, PhD
Senior Clinical Research Associate (Publications Officer)
Knowledge Synthesis Group
Ottawa Methods Centre
Clinical Epidemiology Program

Maintaining transparency in biomedical publications: Are you doing your part?

Learning Objectives:

  • To review problems in the current publication dissemination model
  • To highlight the responsibilities associated with authoring a manuscript
  • To discuss resources to help researchers publish fit-for-purpose manuscripts
April 27, 2016 ROHMC Auditorium

University Rounds
Dr David Attwood
Schizophrenia Topic TBA

May 11, 2016 ROHMC Auditorium

University Rounds
Dr Azaad Kassam

Cultural Psychiatry

May 25, 2016 ROHMC Auditorium

Joint IMHR/University Rounds
Dr Pierre Blier

The new Neuroscience-based nomenclature for psychotropic medications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the current WHO classification of psychotropics
  • Present the drawbacks of calling medications by their primary indication
  • Describe the free Nb-app in details for clinicians and scientists
June 8, 2016 ROHMC Auditorium

University Rounds
Drs Mercer, Talbot and Tasca


NB: If you are unable to present on the date assigned, please arrange to switch dates with a colleague. You must notify the PGE office of any changes to the schedule.

Title and objectives of your presentation MUST be received four weeks prior to your presentation. Please forward information to