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2nd Annual Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre Conference

Monday, March 10, 2014

Abstract illustration of door opening in the mindObsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders: Changing Concepts, Changing Science

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
McLaughlin Auditorium Room EG18A, E Wing, Ground Floor

Course Description:

Our 1st Annual Conference won the Ivan L. Silver Award for Excellence in Continuing Mental Health Education! This year's event will focus on what clinicians and researchers need to know about the new DSM-5 Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, which include hoarding disorder, trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder), excoriation (skin picking) disorder, and body dysmorphic disorder in addition to OCD. We will kick off the day with a world-renowned expert on hoarding and related disorders, Dr. Gail Steketee, author of multiple workbooks for clinicians working with these conditions. We are also proud to have Dr. Martin Antony, author of over 29 books on OCD and anxiety discussing the relationship this new category of conditions has with anxiety broadly and the anxiety disorders more specifically. This day will also offer attendees a choice of workshops to meet a range of learner goals, from the practical "how to manage hoarding" to applying mindfulness techniques in your practice, and new understanding in neuroscience and psychopharmacology for these conditions.

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Course Objectives:

By attending this course, participants will learn to:

  • Identify DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and key features of the new Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Summarize a comprehensive approach to Hoarding Disorder
  • Apply advanced treatment principles to Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, drawing from psychopharmacology, CBT and "Third Wave" approaches (e.g. mindfulness)


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Faculty Bios:

» Martin M. Antony, PhD (click to show/hide bio)

» Gail Steketee, PhD (click to show/hide bio)

Planning Committee:

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Who Should Attend:

Clinicians, researchers and students from fields interested in Anxiety, OCD and Related Disorders, including: psychiatry, family practice, GP psychotherapy, psychology, social work, nursing and occupational therapy.

Fees and Registration:

Fees include breakfast, lunch, and refreshments

  • For Health Professionals: $225.00
  • For Residents, Fellows and Students: $95.00

Receipts will be issued via email.

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.

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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.


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 
2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
McLaughlin Auditorium Room EG18A, E Wing, Ground Floor

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Contact Information:

For more information please contact the Sunnybrook Psychiatry Institute for Continuing Education (SPICE):

Tammy Mok, Administrative Coordinator, phone: 416-480-6736 ( or visit


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Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after February 24, 2014. A processing fee of $60.00 will be retained on all cancellations. Requests for cancellation must be made in writing to Registrations are not transferable


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.