Mood & Anxiety Disorders 16th Annual Conference

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 7:45am to 4:15pm

At the Donald Gordon Centre, Queen's University

Workshop #1 Dr. Michael Van Ameringen
From Shyness to Avoidance
Objectives: At the end of this session you will: Be able to describe and understand the differences between pathological states and abnormal anxiety traits.


Workshop #2 Dr. Gustavo Vazquez
Unipolar vs. Bipolar Depression: Why Should I Care?
Objectives: At the end of this session you will: Be able to distinguish Bipolar Depression from Unipolar Depression and understand the new concept of Major Depressive Disorder with mixed features and be able to provide a reasonable treatment plan for patients with Bipolar Depression.


Workshop #3 Dr. Rudolf Uher
How Can Genetics of Depression Inform Your Management?
Objectives: At the end of this session you will: Be able to provide an overview of the genetics of Major Depressive Disorder and to summarize the new developments in pharmacogenomics and
personalized medicine in Depression.


Workshop #4 Dr. Renee Fitzpatrick
Collaborative Mental Health Care...Keys to Success
Objectives: At the end of this session you will: Be able to optimize mental health access and support in the shared care setting when treating a patient with Mood Disorders.


Workshop #5 Dr. Johanne Roberge
Common Acute Presentations in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Best Management Practices
Objectives: At the end of this session you will: Be able to identify best psychiatry acute presentation management practices when treating children and adolescents.


Workshop #6 Gary & Krista Ledbetter & Dr. Roumen Milev
FILM – At Your Service: Living with Mental Illness
Objectives: At the end of this session you will: Be able to identify the difficulties of living with mental illness and the experience of undergoing treatment.


Workshop #7 Dr. Ruzica Jokic
Doc, I Can’t Sleep—Updates on Treatment of Insomnia in Mood Disorders
Objectives: At the end of this session you will: Be able to identify challenges in recognition of sleep problems in Mood Disorders and discuss non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatment options.


Workshop #8 Dr. Julia Kirkham
Management of Mood & Anxiety Disorders in Early Dementia
Objectives: At the end of this session you will: Be able to discuss typical mood and anxiety symptoms in patients with newly diagnosed dementia along with the challenges in differential diagnosis and outline important treatment options for treatment of mood and anxiety symptoms in early dementia.


Workshop#9 Carolyn Kennedy
Consumer: A Personal Perspective of Depression in a Bipolar Illness
Objectives: At the end of this session you will: Be able to discuss and understand a first person account of the complexities of the treatment process.