OPA Webinar: COVID Support and Share - Community and Outpatient focus

Organization: OPA
CME Accreditation: No

OPA Webinar: COVID Support and Share - Community and Outpatient focus
Facilitators: Dr Angela Ho and Dr Valerie Primeau
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.

In response to OPA members’ requests, a 2nd COVID Support and Share will be hosted by the OPA, to provide a forum for psychiatrists in community and hospital ambulatory settings.  This is an opportunity to share from different regions of the province and provide mutual support with possible strategies for addressing challenges during COVID, including PPE, technology, and transitioning back to in-person services. We welcome psychiatrists working in any setting to join for collaboration.

To create a safe space for discussion, this session will not be recorded.  Registrants are encouraged to advise the OPA if there are specific topics or questions they would like addressed, or to indicate what they might share with the group. 

This session will be co-facilitated by OPA Council members Dr. Valerie Primeau, Head of Service of General Psychiatry, President Medical Staff, North Bay Regional Health Centre, Site Director, Academic/Psychotherapy Coordinator for the Psychiatry Residency Program, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and Dr. Angela Ho, community psychiatrist in Toronto.

To register for this free event, please click the link below.



About the Facilitators 
Dr. Angela Ho

Dr Angela Ho completed her medical training and psychiatry residency at the University of Toronto. She currently works with an intensive case management team serving marginally-housed individuals with severe mental illness and substance use disorders. She also provides couples therapy and teaches on Family and Couples therapy as a Lecturer with the Department of Psychiatry. As a member of the Ontario Telemedicine Network, she provides indirect psychiatric consultation. She is a Council Member of the Ontario Psychiatric Association and is affiliated with Inner City Health Associates, St Michael’s Hospital, and Mount Sinai Hospital. She previously worked at the University of Toronto Health & Wellness Student Health Centre and East End Community Health Centre.

Dr. Valerie Primeau

Valerie Primeau, MD, FRCPC is a bilingual psychiatrist in North Bay.  She has been actively involved in the treatment of concurrent disorders.  She assisted in the implementation of medically supervised withdrawal management beds at the North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) acute inpatient psychiatry unit, and is the physician lead for the rural implementation of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Integrated Care Pathway on alcohol use disorder and depression.  Most recently, she has been appointed the physician lead for the implementation of a Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) clinic at the Community Counselling Centre of Nipissing.  She currently sits on the Health Quality Ontario Alcohol Use Disorder Quality Standard Advisory Committee and is helping revise the Withdrawal Management Standards with Addictions and Mental Health Ontario.  She is highly involved in resident education and is currently the North Bay Site Director, Psychotherapy Coordinator and Academic Coordinator for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) Psychiatry Residency Program.

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