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Youth suicide: Will we let the second leading cause of death become the first?

Report from Ontario Psychiatrists calls for leadership on youth suicide prevention

Toronto – September 15, 2016 – Suicide is the leading cause of death among Canadians age 15 to 34, after car accidents, says an alarming new report from Ontario Psychiatrists. But unlike car accidents, the report identifies that the number of suicides across Canada has remained unchanged for more than four decades, with 70 per cent of mental health issues starting in childhood and suicide accounting for 24 per cent of all deaths among young people. Ontario Psychiatrists are calling for immediate action, releasing a new report that makes strong recommendations and calls on government to mend system gaps and reduce the risk of suicide among Canadian youth.

Please click here to read the complete press release.

STEMMING THE TIDE – Strengthening youth suicide prevention in Ontario and in Canada. A report from Ontario Psychiatrists


OPA 2016 Psychotherapy Section's Fall Conference

Saturday, October 1, 2016
The Faculty Club
University of Toronto
41 Willcocks St., Toronto

SPEAKER: Dr. Louis G. Castonguay

TOPIC: Optimizing psychotherapy by integrating treatment approaches and research findings in clinical practice

Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 9, 2016
For online registration, please click here.
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CME Accreditation

OPA 2016 Psychotherapy Section's Fall Conference has been approved for Section 1 of the Royal College's Maintenance of Certification program. Accordingly, participants may earn 1 credit per hour of attendance, up to a maximum of 4.5 hours.

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, 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.


Call for Abstracts for 2017 OPA Annual Conference

April 7&8, 2017, at the Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto

OPA Annual Conference is a great place to showcase your clinical and research work! The OPA Conference Organizing Committee is accepting submissions for the 2017 Annual Conference Educational Program.

Deadline for Submissions – September 30, 2016

For more information and to submit your abstract, please click here.