Mental Health Matters Updates from your Department. No. 9 Summer 2015

Mental Health Matters - Issue No. 9: Summer 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.


The University of Ottawa's Cultural Psychiatry Initiative enjoys a successful year Adobe PDF (315 KB)

Dr. Raj Bhatla recognized as a Champion of Telemedicine


Dr. Kathleen Pajer receives training grant from the Bradley Endowment Fund Adobe PDF (139 KB)

Registration now open for the AAAP Canadian Travel Award for psychiatry residents.

Dr. George Tasca’s PPRNet Blog – Summer Update

Education & Events

2015 Regional Mental Health Research Conference on September 16

Celebrate the Faculty of Medicine’s 70th Anniversary at the Abracadabra Gala on September 12th

Dr. John Bradford to discuss the risk of developing PTSD as a forensic mental health professional on September 10th

The University of Ottawa, Brain and Mind Research Institute’s Brain Health Awareness Week to be held from September 14th to 19th

9th Annual Schizophrenia Conference on Cognition to be held September 25th

The Royal’s 5th Annual Conference on Women’s Mental Health to be held on November 6th Adobe PDF (416 KB)

In the News

Dr. A.G. Ahmed discusses the difficulty of predicting violence in people with mental illness

Dr. Katherine Gillis discusses the procedures for processing patients with mental illness at hospitals

Dr. Paul Fedoroff discusses his support group for secondary victims of sexual offenses

Dr. Zul Merali discusses Canada’s first mental health brain-imaging centre

Dr. Sinthu Suntharalingam discusses substance-induced psychosis

Drs. George Northoff and Pierre Blier on the Royal Ottawa Hospital’s intent to acquire a PET-fMRI scanner

Drs. Paul Sedge and Rakesh Jetly on PTSD research