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4th Annual Fredrick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre Conference

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Future is Now: Evolving Best Practices for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders & Anxiety

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Friday March 18, 2016

Hyatt Regency Toronto
370 King Street, Toronto, Ontario
M5V 1J9 Canada
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AGAIN THIS YEAR: Partnering with the 16th Annual Psychopharmacology Update Day


Conference description

The Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre’s Annual Conference is the only educational event focused on Obsessive-Compulsive & Related Disorders and Anxiety Disorders in Canada. The conference has previously won the Ivan L. Silver Award for Excellence in Continuing Mental Health Education. Now in our fourth year, we are happy to again be partnering with the 16th Annual Psychopharmacology Update Day. The programs are complementary, and conference costs will be greatly discounted if registering for both events!

This year will focus on what clinicians need to know about advances in treatment and newer technologies. In keeping with this theme, Dr. Z. Jeff Daskalakis, Temerty Chair in Therapeutic Brain Intervention and author of over 200 peer-reviewed publications in this area, will be speaking on emerging biomarkers and mechanisms of response to brain stimulation.

We are proud to present the inaugural Thompson Award this year to Dr. Richard Swinson in honour of his work as a Canadian leader in anxiety disorders. Dr. Swinson, Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, will be reflecting on the evolution of treatment of anxiety and his forecast for the future of care. The conference offers attendees a choice of workshops to meet a range of learner goals, with topics including:

  • psychopharmacology in OCD
  • e-therapies
  • current uses of neuromodulation therapies
  • CBT
  • Mindfulness
  • Sessions on adults, youth, and families.

Conference objectives

By attending this conference, participants will learn to:

  • Apply advanced treatment principles to OCD and Anxiety, drawing from psychopharmacology, CBT and Mindfulness-based approaches
  • Identify and describe the diagnosis and management of the OC
  • Related Disorders: Trichotillomania, Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder, Hoarding and BDD
  • Discuss and utilize e-therapies and peer support to enhance client care
  • Explain the potential of neuromodulatory therapies for refractory anxiety and OCD

The conference offers attendees a choice of workshops to meet a range of learner goals, with topics including:

  • psychopharmacology in OCD
  • e-therapies
  • current uses of neuromodulation therapies
  • CBT
  • Mindfulness
  • foci including adults, youth, and families.

Conference program

4th Annual Fredrick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre Conference Program
8:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast
8:45 a.m. Welcome and introduction

Peggy Richter, MD, FRCPC

8:55 a.m. The Impact of Severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder on the Family

Laura Armstrong, BA, PFCC Member

9:15 a.m.

Morning Plenary Session
Looking Forward, Looking Back: The Future of Anxiety


Richard Swinson, MD, FRCPC

10:05 a.m. Q & A Session
10:30 a.m. Break & Refreshments
10:45 a.m.

Morning Workshop Sessions

CBT for Anxiety & OCD – Part 1

Lance Hawley, PhD, C.Psych

Mindfulness for Beginners – Part 1

Steven Selchen, MD, MSt, FRCPC

Neuromodulation Therapies for Refractory OCD and Anxiety

Daniel Blumberger, MD, MSc, FRCPC

The Art and Science of Peer Support in Recovery

Daniel Farb, BSc, Peer Support Supervisor, Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

Management of OC Related Disorders: Trichotillomania, Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder, Hoarding and BDD

Peggy Richter, MD, FRCPC

Psychopharmacological management of OCD and Tic Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Daniel Gorman, MD, FRCPC & Elia Abi-Jaoude, MSc, MD, PhD (C), FRCPC
12:15 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1:15 p.m. Afternoon Workshop Sessions
CBT for Anxiety & OCD – Part 2 Lance Hawley, PhD, C.Psych
Mindfulness for Beginners – Part 2 Steven Selchen, MD, MSt, FRCPC

When Someone You Love Has OCD: Managing Family Accommodation To Improve Outcomes

Kate Kitchen, MSW, RSW, and Rick Silver

Psychopharmacology for OCD Nikola Grujich, MD, FRCPC
e-Therapy for Anxiety: What’s Out There? Eliza Burroughs, MC., R.P.
Advanced CBT for OCD: A Case-Based Approach

Neil Rector, PhD, C.Psych

2:45 p.m. Break and refreshments
3:00 p.m.

Afternoon Plenary Session
Identifying Biomarkers of Response to Brain Stimulation


Jeff
Daskalakis, MD, FRCPC

3:40 p.m. Q & A Session
4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks, Evaluations and Prize Draw

Peggy Richter, MD, FRCPC

Who should attend

Health care professionals dealing with Anxiety/OCD and related disorders, including psychiatrists, family practitioners, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and occupational therapists.

Fees & registration

For health professionals: one day only $295
For health professionals: both days $450
For fellows, residents and students: each day $95


*Fees include breakfast, lunch and refreshments.
*Reciepts will be issued via email, if required

Workshop registration

To ensure optimal education the workshops are limited in the number of participants they can accommodate. Enrolment is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Online registration

To register online and pay by VISA, MasterCard or American Express, please visit our Eventbrite Page: http://psychconference.eventbrite.ca 

Planning committee

  • Peggy M.A. Richter, MD, FRCPC (Chair)
  • Steven Selchen, MD, MSt, FRCPC (Co-Chair)
  • Karen Wang, MD, MEd, Psychiatric Resident
  • Nathaniel Charach, MD, BSc, Psychiatric Resident
  • Neil Rector, PhD, C. Psych
  • Lance Hawley, PhD, C. Psych
  • Sagar Parikh, MD, FRCPC
  • Peter Sakuls, MD, CCFP
  • Kate Kitchen, MSW, RSW
  • Lorraine Fairbloom, MA, BScOT, BSc, OT Reg (Ont)
  • Amanda Calzolaio, MMI, BSc

Accreditation

Continuing and Professional Development (CPD), Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME), a subcommittee of the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). This standard allows CEPD to assign credits for educational activities based on the criteria established by The College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Contact information

Accommodations

Please visit the Hyatt Regency Toronto.

Cancellation

Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after February 26, 2016. A processing fee of $75.00 will be retained on all cancellations. Requests for cancellation must be made in writing to sia.maro@uhn.ca. Registrations are not transferable.


Disclosure: Speakers will be requested to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of this program.