Leading the Integration of Physical and Mental Health Care

February 7, 2020 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Online Event: 
Postal address: 
Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre
89 Chestnut Street
Toronto, ON


The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the University Health Network invite health care providers to a conference on evidence-based practices for managing medical conditions for people with mental health problems.

The conference will cover:

  • the relationship between physical health conditions and mental illness, new paradigms for understanding the link, and understanding treatment implications
  • up-to-date evidence-based practices and recommendations on current screening, pharmacological and behavioural approaches and interventions for managing  mental health problems and medical conditions including cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease and cancer
  • the impact of  concurrent physical and mental health problems on the lives of patients and their family members and caregivers

Key Note Address: Heart Matters: Bipolar Disorder as a Vascular Disease

Presented by: Dr. Benjamin Goldstein, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Other presenters for workshop sessions include: Mahavir Agarwal, MBBS, MD, PhD, Cristina de Lasa, MD, CCFP, Miles Cohen, Rosa Dragonetti, MSc, David Gratzer, MD, FRCPC, Margaret Hahn, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Renee Logan, MD, CCFP, FCFP, Braden O’Neill, MD, DPhil, Peter Selby, MBBS, CCFP, FCFP, MHSc, DipABAM, DFASAM, Kathleen Sheehan, MD, DPhil, FRCPC, Harleen Toor, MD, CCFP(PC), Ciara Whelan, MD, CCFP (PC)

Topics include:

  • Treating physical health issues in patients with mental Illness
  • Mental Illness and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Mental Illness and Metabolic Syndrome
  • Mental Illness and Cancer
  • Palliative Care
  • Smoking Cessation interventions
  • Head injuries and mental health
  • Engaging Families in Care

To register please click here