Simulation-Based ECT Course for Practitioners

Simulation-Based ECT Course for Practitioners - Core & Advanced Concepts of ECT Practice

The Simulation-Based ECT Course for Practitioners is presented by the University of Ottawa's Department of Psychiatry, in collaboration with The Ottawa Hospital and the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre.

In a randomized-controlled trial comparing traditional ECT training methods, this is the first simulation-based ECT course proven to increase skills, knowledge and confidence for ECT practitioners (J ECT 2013 In Press).

View Original Study: Comparison of Traditional Didactic Seminar to High-Fidelity Simulation for Teaching Electroconvulsive Therapy Technique to Psychiatry Trainees Adobe PDF (1.35 MB)

Course Brochure

Brochure for Simulation-Based ECT Course for Practitioners

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Registration Information

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

Course Location:

The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus
University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre
Loeb Building, 725 Parkdale Avenue




Lisa McMurray
Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
1145 Carling Ave
Ottawa, ON K1Z 7K4

Please note that registration is limited to 16 participants per session.

Accreditation Statement

This activity is an Accredited Simulation Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, and approved by University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Medical Education.

You may claim a maximum of 10 hours. You will receive 30 credits for this activity.