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OPA Annual Conference - Program Highlights

The OPA's Annual Conference will take place on April 7 and 8, 2017, at The Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto.


Paul Kurdyak

Psychiatry in Ontario: Current Evidence and Future State


Zindel Segal

The Future of Psychotherapy


Michael Landsberg

Recipient of the OPA 2017 TA Sweet Award Mental Health Advocate of the Year


Jeff Ennis

The Use of Opioids in Pain Management: Advantages, Pitfalls and Alternatives


Jack Haggarty

Riding the storms out: Innovation and Navigation of Psychiatry in Northern and underserved settings

Albina Veltman

TRANScending Barriers: How Psychiatrists Can Be Better Allies to TRANSgender Communities

Click here for complete 2017 Conference details.


OPA 2017 TA Sweet Award – Mental Health Advocate of the Year

The OPA Council is pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 OPA TA Sweet Award – Mental Health Advocate of the Year – Michael Landsberg

Michael Landsberg speaks publicly about his personal battle with depression and considers his ability to help reduce the stigma of mental illness as his most important professional calling. In 2013, Landsberg’s documentary, Darkness and Hope: Depression, Sports and Me, was nominated for a 2013 Canadian Screen Award for Best History or Biography Documentary Program or Series. Read more about Michael and the tremendous job he does as a mental health advocate.


Call for nominations for OPA Psychiatrist of the Year Award

OPA is accepting nominations for the new OPA Psychiatrist of the Year Award. This award is supported by the Council of the Ontario Psychiatric Association. The OPA Psychiatrist of the Year recognizes contribution to the profession of psychiatry and to the public. In addition to distinguished service, the award welcomes applications from psychiatrists engaged in grassroots advocacy in their local communities. The successful candidate must spend a majority of their time engaged in delivery of clinical services. The award is open to OPA members who have been engaged in one or more of the following areas: advocacy, clinical care, education, research and/or administration. Read more about the award criteria and nomination process. Deadline for nominations – February 28, 2017.


OPA web site has a new look

The OPA web site has a new look and functionality – it is now mobile compatible and you can use it on all your devices.


OPA Council

OPA Council is regularly recruiting members for our committees. If anyone is interested in participating on one of the OPA committees or becoming more active in the organization, please contact the OPA office. For more information on the OPA Committees please click here.


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