Mental Health Matters Updates from your Department. No. 5 January 2015

Mental Health Matters - Issue No. 5: January 2015

Mental Health Matters - Updates from your Department provides monthly updates on members’ activities, while highlighting the successes and achievements of the Department of Psychiatry and its members.


Dr. Rakesh Jetly named NATO's first research chair in military mental health

Dr. Elliott Lee appointed Director of Undergraduate Education Program Adobe PDF (287 KB)

Dr. Mamta Gautam appointed President of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada

Dr. Peter Boyles receives Faculty of Medicine’s Award of Excellence in Continuing Professional Development

Dr. Louise Carrier receives Faculty of Medicine’s francophone award for Best ePortfolio Coach of the Year


Dr. George Tasca’s PPRNet Blog – January Update

Education & Events

Recap of Dr. Gail Beck’s #StressChat discussing Holiday Stress

Dr. Alison Freeland to present at University Round: Leading Change for Healthcare Improvements - January 14 Adobe PDF (355 KB)

Dr. John Bradford to speak at 10th Annual Ivy Dunn Nursing Research Day at The Royal – January 30

Dr. AG Ahmed to speak at next Conversations at The Royal: ADHD in Adults – February 2

Dr. Kim Corace & Dr. Melanie Willows to present at Psychology Day 2015 at The Royal – February 6

Simulation-Based ECT Course for Practitioners: Core & Advanced Concepts of ECT Practice – February 8

36th Annual E.K. Koranyi Review Course in Psychiatry – February 9th - 13th, 2015

2nd Annual CDRIN Conference: Innovation + Collaboration = Transformation – February 24 & 25

In the News

Dr. Gail Beck comments on the “Holiday Blues”

Dr. John Bradford discusses whether psychosis was misrepresented in Magnotta trial

Dr. Hazen Gandy comments on the complexity of teen suicide

Dr. Hazen Gandy discusses the increase in hospitalizations for self-harm among teens

Dr. Hazen Gandy discusses what age is appropriate to give cellphones or tablets to children

Dr. Rakesh Jetly named as NATO's first research chair in military mental health

Dr. Elliott Lee discusses the prospect of starting school later to reduce sleep deprivation in teens

Dr. Kathleen Pajer discusses the increase in self-harm by teenage girls in Canada

Feature on Dr. Kathleen Pajer in Ottawa Citizen

Dr. Wendy Spettigue comments on Parliamentary committee report on eating disorders

Recent Appointments

Isabelle Coté (in process) – Clinical Lecturer – Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

Olivia MacLeod (in process) – Clinical Lecturer – Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Katherine Matheson (in process) – Clinical Lecturer – Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Gerald McNestry (in process) – Assistant Professor – Queensway Carleton Hospital

Michael Pityk (in process) – Clinical Lecturer – Montfort Hospital