OPA 2022 Expert Series: Approaches to Complexity

February 7, 2022 ||  March 30, 2022 || April 5, 2022 || May 17, 2022

Complexity and comorbidity are the norm for many patients – the intersections of trauma, psychiatric difficulties, and substance use are pervasive. This series will reinforce pharmacological approaches to depression and treatment-resistance, including an exploration of cutting-edge treatment with ketamine. It will also provide a unique opportunity to learn from a first-person’s account of trauma and gang violence. The series will end with an examination of the interface between substance use and personality disorders, and the comprehensive approaches need to support populations with challenges in these areas.

The OPA recognizes that many miss the camaraderie and rich discussion that can occur though in-person events. As COVID-19 impacts continue to take place, OPA educational events remain fully virtual to prioritize safety of our speakers and participants. We are also pleased that the format increases accessibility of our programming beyond geographic borders. Video recordings will be available to registrants for a time-limited period following the live events, to offer additional flexibility in learning.  

OPA 2022 Expert Series Planning Committee 

Dr. Angela Ho, Chair
Dr. Jon Davine
Dr. Hussein Hirjee
Halyna Troian
Dr. Renata Villela
Dr. Diane Whitney


Program Overview

This program 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, and 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.

Accordingly, participants may earn 1 credit per hour of attendance at the accredited sessions, for the maximum of 6 hours (1.5 hours on February 7, 1.5 hours on March 30, 1.5 hours on April 5, and 1.5 hours on May 17, 2022).

This program is an accredited self-assessment program (SECTION 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and was approved by the Canadian Psychiatric Association. You may claim a maximum of 6 hours (credits are automatically calculated). This approval will expire Dec. 31, 2022.



Viewing of event video recordings (without attending live) may be documented as a Section 2 Self Learning credits.

KETAMINE FOR PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS: THE KNOWNS AND UNKNOWNS

Monday, February 7, 2022

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm ET
Speaker: Dr. Venkat Bhat, MD, MSc, FRCPC, DABPN

PHARMACOTHERAPY OF MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER: A PRACTICAL GUIDE

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm ET
Speaker: Dr. Zena Samaan, MBChB, MSc, PhD, MRCPsych (UK)

UNDERSTANDING STREET TRAUMA FROM THOSE THAT LIVED IT

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm ET
Speaker: Dr. Adam Ellis, PhD

BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER: CONCURRENT PERSONALITY DISORDERS AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm ET
Speaker: Dr. Ron Fraser, MD, CSPQ, FRCPC

Recording of live event will be distributed to registrants after the event and available for 14 days.

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