Mental Health Matters Updates from your Department. No. 6 March 2015

Mental Health Matters - Issue No. 6: March 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. Peter Boyles awarded Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) 2015 Certificate of Merit Adobe PDF (274 KB)

Dr. Wendy Spettigue co-develops & launches – a website in support of families caring for children & youth with eating disorders


Mitacs Canada: Open-call for Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship and Accelerate PhD Fellowship Adobe PDF (304 KB)

Vice-Chair Research Dr. Simon Hatcher publishes new study in British Journal of Psychiatry

Dr. George Tasca receives Visiting Scholar Grant from University of Bergamo, Italy Adobe PDF (312 KB)

Dr. George Tasca's PPRNet Blog – March Update

Education & Events

Recap of 2nd Annual CDRIN Conference

Departmental Writing Group – March 24 Adobe PDF (175 KB)

CanMEDS Roles Workshops – March 24 - Professional, April 29 - Scholar, & May 27 - Health Advocate

Depression Symposium - Cognition is the Ignition of a Brain-Driven Economy – March 25

Dr. AG Ahmed to discuss terrorism & extremism at next Conversations at The Royal – March 25

National Cultural Psychiatry Day 2015 – April 15 Adobe PDF (1.45 MB)

Dr. Raj Bhatla to speak at Conversations at The Royal on Men's Mental Health – April 23

In the News

Q&A with Dr. Raj Bhatla for Bell Let's Talk Day

Dr. Hany Bissada comments on life-threatening anorexia

Dr. John Bradford reflects upon PTSD from viewing graphic video

Dr. John Bradford discusses the effects of exposure to video violence

Dr. Elliott Lee discusses the importance of choosing the right bed for your sleep needs

Co-developer Dr. Wendy Spettigue launches website in support of families of children with eating disorders

Dr. Wendy Spettigue discusses the high demand for treatment of youth eating disorders in Ontario

Dr. Helen Ward testifies as Crown rebuttal witness at Rachelle Denis trial

Recent Appointments

Maria Savvanis (in process) – Clinical Lecturer – Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre