Mental Health in the COVID-19 Pandemic (II)

(Psychiatric Dimensions of Disasters IV)

Join us Friday, June 11, 2021 (14:00 to 16:30 EDT; World Local Time) for a FREE CME virtual event. Open to All Healthcare Professionals.

Learning Objectives:

After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:

  • Understand and manage the spectrum of grief, including prolonged grief disorder in the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Understand how existing inequities interact with management of disasters to produce inequitable outcomes
  • Become more familiar with aspects of delivery of telepsychiatry/virtual care
  • Explore and promote disaster psychiatry training in post and undergraduate medical education

Schedule-at-a-Glance (Each session contains 10 min Q&A)

14:00 – 14:10

Introduction & Welcome

Frank G. Sommers, MD, FRCPC, DLFAPA, DFCPA

Program Chair
Founding Chair, Section of Disaster Psychiatry, Canadian Psychiatric Association and Disaster Psychiatry Canada, University of Toronto

Benoit H. Mulsant, MD, FRCPC, DFAPA

Professor and Labatt Family Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

14:10 – 14:40

Inequities in Disasters – What COVID-19 Has Taught Us

Kwame McKenzie, MD, FRCPC

Director of Health Equity, CAMH; Professor & Co-Director, Division of Equity Gender and Population, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; CEO Wellesley Institute

14:40 – 15.10

Grief and Adapting to Loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Katherine Shear, MD

Director, Center for Complicated Grief; Marion E. Kenworthy Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University School of Social Work, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

15:10 – 16:25

Speakers’ Panel & Discussion

Allison Crawford, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Director, Northern Psychiatric Outreach Program and Telepsychiatry, CAMH; Co-chair, ECHO Ontario; Associate Professor, Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Robert Maunder, MD, FRCPC

Interim Co-Chair, Research Ethics Board, Chair in Health and Behaviour, Sinai Health; Deputy Psychiatrist-in-Chief & Head of Psychiatry Research; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Robert J. Ursano, MD, DLFAPA

Professor, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Founding Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS); Department of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda; Editor: Textbook of Disaster Psychiatry

Benoit H. Mulsant, MD, FRCPC, DFAPA

Professor and Labatt Family Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

16:25 – 16:30

Closing Remarks

Accreditation:
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1
This event is an accredited group learning activity (section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA). The specific opinions and content of this event are not necessarily those of the CPA, and are the responsibility of the organizer(s) alone.

Planning Committee: Frank Sommers, Benoit Mulsant, Heather Milliken, Ted Bober, Jennifer Csamer, Revin Samuel, Helen Lee

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