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  • 26 Jan 2015 2:38 PM | CAGP (Administrator)

    We are pleased to announce our January 2015 CAGP e-Newsletter is now available! 

    To view the e-Newsletter, please click here!

  • 09 Jan 2015 10:48 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    Please contact Michele Doeirng at michele.doering@sjhc.london.on.ca 

    for more information. 

  • 17 Nov 2014 10:47 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

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    SAVE THE DATES BELOW!

    Registration OPENS: January 12, 2015

    Early Bird Deadline: March 9, 2015

    Please click here, to visit the conference and abstract registration website!

    Please click here, to view the CGS call for abstracts and for CGS abstract submission.

  • 07 Nov 2014 9:28 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    Geriatric Psychiatrist

    Mental Health and Addictions Program

    Eastern Health


    Eastern Health invites applications for the position of Geriatric Psychiatrist, full time, with the Mental Health and Addictions Program of Eastern Health, with the potential for affiliation with Memorial University of Newfoundland. This position is available effective immediately and is a full time permanent position. 

    The Physician will join an established group of Geriatric Psychiatrists who work within the multidisciplinary teams of the Mental Health and Addictions Program.  This position includes opportunities for: 

    1.  Consultation and collaborative care to Eastern Health affiliated nursing homes.

    2.  Consultation, collaborative care, and leadership for the Longer Term Residential and Transitional Care Units at Waterford Hospital, with concentration on developing Dementia Care expertise.

    3. Outpatient Clinic Capacity, participation in Centralized Intake for Geriatric Psychiatry, including the potential for telepsychiatry.

    4.  Participation in the General Adult on call system.

    Interests in Shared Care, Medical Quality and Efficiency, and Clinical teaching would be assets to the successful applicant.

    Normal working hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.  On-Call is currently divided amongst a group of approximately 25 physicians on a point equalization system. 

    There is no overhead, office and administrative support are included. Salary and benefits for this position are to be paid in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement for salaried physicians in Newfoundland and Labrador.

    All applicants must be licensed to practice by the College of  Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and  Labrador and must be granted privileges by Eastern Regional Health Authority.

    For more information regarding Eastern Health and practicing in Newfoundland and  Labrador please visit the following websites: www.easternhealth.ca and www.practicenl.ca. 

    Please send applications with curriculum vitae and names of three references to:

    Sherri-lynn Crouse

    Regional Physician Recruitment Coordinator

    Eastern Health

    Email: sherri.crouse@easternhealth.ca

    Fax # (709) 777-2180


    Geriatric Psychiatrist

    Mental Health and Addictions Program

    Eastern Health

    Eastern Health invites applications for the position of Geriatric Psychiatrist, full time, with the Mental Health and Addictions Program of Eastern Health, with the potential for affiliation with Memorial University of Newfoundland.  This position is available effective immediately and is a full time permanent position. 

    The Physician will join an established group of Geriatric Psychiatrists who work within the multidisciplinary teams of the Mental Health and Addictions Program.  This position includes opportunities for: 

    1.  Consultation and collaborative care to Eastern Health affiliated nursing homes.

    2.  Consultation, collaborative care, and leadership for the Longer Term Residential and Transitional Care Units at Waterford Hospital, with concentration on developing Dementia Care expertise.

    3. Outpatient Clinic Capacity, participation in Centralized Intake for Geriatric Psychiatry, including the potential for telepsychiatry.

    4.  Participation in the General Adult on call system.

    Interests in Shared Care, Medical Quality and Efficiency, and Clinical teaching would be assets to the successful applicant.

    Normal working hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.  On-Call is currently divided amongst a group of approximately 25 physicians on a point equalization system. 

    There is no overhead, office and administrative support are included.  Salary and benefits for this position are to be paid in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement for salaried physicians in 

    Newfoundland and   Labrador.

    All applicants must be licensed to practice by the 

    College of   Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and  Labrador and must be granted privileges by Eastern Regional Health Authority.

    For more information regarding Eastern Health and practicing in 

    Newfoundland and   Labrador please visit the following websites: www.easternhealth.ca and www.practicenl.ca.

    Please send applications with curriculum vitae and names of three references to:

    Sherri-lynn Crouse

    Regional Physician Recruitment Coordinator

    Eastern Health

    Email: sherri.crouse@easternhealth.ca

    Fax # (709) 777-2180


    Geriatric Psychiatrist

    Mental Health and Addictions Program

    Eastern Health

    Eastern Health invites applications for the position of Geriatric Psychiatrist, full time, with the Mental Health and Addictions Program of Eastern Health, with the potential for affiliation with Memorial University of Newfoundland.  This position is available effective immediately and is a full time permanent position. 

    The Physician will join an established group of Geriatric Psychiatrists who work within the multidisciplinary teams of the Mental Health and Addictions Program.  This position includes opportunities for: 

    1.  Consultation and collaborative care to Eastern Health affiliated nursing homes.

    2.  Consultation, collaborative care, and leadership for the Longer Term Residential and Transitional Care Units at Waterford Hospital, with concentration on developing Dementia Care expertise.

    3. Outpatient Clinic Capacity, participation in Centralized Intake for Geriatric Psychiatry, including the potential for telepsychiatry.

    4.  Participation in the General Adult on call system.

    Interests in Shared Care, Medical Quality and Efficiency, and Clinical teaching would be assets to the successful applicant.

    Normal working hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.  On-Call is currently divided amongst a group of approximately 25 physicians on a point equalization system. 

    There is no overhead, office and administrative support are included.  Salary and benefits for this position are to be paid in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement for salaried physicians in 

    Newfoundland and   Labrador.

    All applicants must be licensed to practice by the 

    College of   Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and  Labrador and must be granted privileges by Eastern Regional Health Authority.

    For more information regarding Eastern Health and practicing in 

    Newfoundland and   Labrador please visit the following websites: www.easternhealth.ca and www.practicenl.ca.

    Please send applications with curriculum vitae and names of three references to:

    Sherri-lynn Crouse

    Regional Physician Recruitment Coordinator

    Eastern Health

    Email: sherri.crouse@easternhealth.ca

    Fax # (709) 777-2180


    Geriatric Psychiatrist

    Mental Health and Addictions Program

    Eastern Health

    Eastern Health invites applications for the position of Geriatric Psychiatrist, full time, with the Mental Health and Addictions Program of Eastern Health, with the potential for affiliation with Memorial University of Newfoundland.  This position is available effective immediately and is a full time permanent position. 

    The Physician will join an established group of Geriatric Psychiatrists who work within the multidisciplinary teams of the Mental Health and Addictions Program.  This position includes opportunities for: 

    1.  Consultation and collaborative care to Eastern Health affiliated nursing homes.

    2.  Consultation, collaborative care, and leadership for the Longer Term Residential and Transitional Care Units at Waterford Hospital, with concentration on developing Dementia Care expertise.

    3. Outpatient Clinic Capacity, participation in Centralized Intake for Geriatric Psychiatry, including the potential for telepsychiatry.

    4.  Participation in the General Adult on call system.

    Interests in Shared Care, Medical Quality and Efficiency, and Clinical teaching would be assets to the successful applicant.

    Normal working hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.  On-Call is currently divided amongst a group of approximately 25 physicians on a point equalization system. 

    There is no overhead, office and administrative support are included.  Salary and benefits for this position are to be paid in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement for salaried physicians in 

    Newfoundland and   Labrador.

    All applicants must be licensed to practice by the 

    College of   Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and  Labrador and must be granted privileges by Eastern Regional Health Authority.

    For more information regarding Eastern Health and practicing in 

    Newfoundland and   Labrador please visit the following websites: www.easternhealth.ca and www.practicenl.ca.

    Please send applications with curriculum vitae and names of three references to:

    Sherri-lynn Crouse

    Regional Physician Recruitment Coordinator

    Eastern Health

    Email: sherri.crouse@easternhealth.ca

    Fax # (709) 777-2180


    Geriatric Psychiatrist

    Mental Health and Addictions Program

    Eastern Health

    Eastern Health invites applications for the position of Geriatric Psychiatrist, full time, with the Mental Health and Addictions Program of Eastern Health, with the potential for affiliation with Memorial University of Newfoundland.  This position is available effective immediately and is a full time permanent position. 

    The Physician will join an established group of Geriatric Psychiatrists who work within the multidisciplinary teams of the Mental Health and Addictions Program.  This position includes opportunities for: 

    1.  Consultation and collaborative care to Eastern Health affiliated nursing homes.

    2.  Consultation, collaborative care, and leadership for the Longer Term Residential and Transitional Care Units at Waterford Hospital, with concentration on developing Dementia Care expertise.

    3. Outpatient Clinic Capacity, participation in Centralized Intake for Geriatric Psychiatry, including the potential for telepsychiatry.

    4.  Participation in the General Adult on call system.

    Interests in Shared Care, Medical Quality and Efficiency, and Clinical teaching would be assets to the successful applicant.

    Normal working hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.  On-Call is currently divided amongst a group of approximately 25 physicians on a point equalization system. 

    There is no overhead, office and administrative support are included.  Salary and benefits for this position are to be paid in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement for salaried physicians in 

    Newfoundland and   Labrador.

    All applicants must be licensed to practice by the 

    College of   Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and  Labrador and must be granted privileges by Eastern Regional Health Authority.

    For more information regarding Eastern Health and practicing in 

    Newfoundland and   Labrador please visit the following websites: www.easternhealth.ca and www.practicenl.ca.

    Please send applications with curriculum vitae and names of three references to:

    Sherri-lynn Crouse

    Regional Physician Recruitment Coordinator

    Eastern Health

    Email: sherri.crouse@easternhealth.ca

    Fax # (709) 777-2180


  • 07 Nov 2014 9:27 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    Ontario Shores is a 325 bed tertiary psychiatric hospital (located in Whitby, Ontario, a 40 minute drive from Toronto) that serves patients with severe and persistent mental illness. With leading edge fully integrated medical records, a lake-side environment and excellent teaching opportunities, consider our Full Time opportunity as your next practice opportunity.


    The Geriatric Psychiatry program includes a 23 bed inpatient dementia unit, a 25 bed general geriatric psychiatry unit, and an outreach service into homes and long term care facilities. Specialized outpatient clinics include a Memory Clinic, a Geriatric Mood Disorders Clinic, and a Neuropsychiatry clinic. Psychiatry staff also provides ECT service to the hospital.


    Ontario Shores is currently seeking a Psychiatrist specializing in Geriatric Psychiatry for a full time position to join our team of 4 dynamic, progressive psychiatrists along with a wide range of allied health care staff including general practitioners, physiotherapists, occupational therapist, social workers, dietitians, recreational therapists and nurses to deliver programs meeting the needs of seniors over 65 years of age.

    Hours of work are Monday to Friday, normal business hours; compressed work week option is also available

    Qualifications:

    • current licence to practice or eligible for licensure in Ontario
    • specialty qualification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or recognized equivalent
    • certification and/or experience in Geriatric Psychiatry
    • an academic affiliation with University of Toronto, an interest in or current holding of an academic cross appointment is preferred

    Contact Information:

    CJ (Carol Jean) Pudsey
    Human Resources Consultant-Physician Group
    Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
    700 Gordon Street, Whitby, Ontario L1N 5S9
    hr@ontarioshores.ca
    fax-905-430-4036

    For more information about this position and Ontario Shores please visit our website at www.ontarioshores.ca



  • 03 Nov 2014 2:38 PM | CAGP (Administrator)

    Join the CAGP community of researchers on ResearchGate (www.researchgate.net)!  Email andrea.iaboni@uhn.ca to request an invitation to the CAGP group.

    Recent publications from our members:

    “What Makes Residents Interested in Geriatric Psychiatry? A Pan-Canadian Online Survey of Psychiatry Residents.”   American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Online September 2014 Soham Rej,  Vincent Laliberté Mark J. Rapoport, Dallas Seitz, Melissa Andrew, Marla Davidson. 


    Results of a survey of Canadian residents which demonstrates the importance of early and positive experiences of caring for older adults in promoting interest in geriatric psychiatry.


    Associations of medical comorbidity, psychosis, pain, and capacity with psychiatric hospital length of stay in geriatric inpatients with and without dementia.”  International Psychogeriatrics, Online Oct 2014 Zahinoor Ismail, Tamara Arenovich, Robert Granger, Charlotte Grieve, Peggie Willett, Scott Patten, Benoit H Mulsant.

     

    A study examining predictors of length of stay on a geriatric psychiatry unit.  Diagnosis of dementia did not impact length of stay, but positive psychotic symptoms and incapacity did.

    “Renal function in geriatric psychiatry patients compared to non-psychiatric older adults: effects of lithium use and other factors.”  Aging and Mental Health. 2014; 18(7):847-53 Soham Rej, Brian Weixi Li, Karl Looper, Marilyn Segal. 

    A retrospective study of renal function comparing geriatric psychiatry patients to age matched controls.  Lithium use is safe in older adults with normal renal function, but is more risky for those with eGFR is <60 mL/min/1.73 m2


  • 03 Nov 2014 11:55 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    Dear CAGP Members,

    I am pleased to share with you a new resource to help us educate patients and families/caregivers in geriatric mental health disorders. A group of us at Baycrest have created an interactive and multimodal website for this purpose. The first module is about geriatric depression. There is written material, videos, patient stories/videos and a GDS.

    Please consider sharing with your patients and their families/caregivers, and any colleagues you think may be interested in this resource. There is also an attachment here http://www.baycrest.org/educate/mental-health/depression/ with a brochure that can be given to patients and families.

    Thank you,

    Dr. Robert Madan 


  • 03 Nov 2014 11:50 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    The Research Committee is a new undertaking of the CAGP with the aims:

    • 1.     To foster the development of high-quality, multidisciplinary research in geriatric mental health in Canada.
    • 2.     To support the research activities and research relationships of CAGP members.
    • 3.     To raise awareness of recent advances in geriatric psychiatry research through knowledge synthesis and dissemination.

    One of our first initiatives is to build a network of CAGP members engaged in research, using the social networking platform ResearchGate (www.researchgate.net). We call on any CAGP members with an interest in joining this network or the committee to email andrea.iaboni@uhn.ca. We will hold our first open meeting at the 2014 ASM. All interested CAGP members are invited:

    Andrea Iaboni

    Mark Rapoport

    Daniel Blumberger

    Aristotle Voineskos

    Soham Rej

    Maggie Gibson

    Ken Madden



  • 03 Nov 2014 10:56 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    The Department of Psychiatry of Université de Montréal is proud to announce that the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada has accredited our Geriatric Psychiatry Subspecialty Residency Training Program in May 2014. The program will receive two residents for its two-year training program from July 2014.

    Geriatric Psychiatry Subspecialty Residency Training Program of Université de Montréal is the first entirely French-speaking program accredited in North America. The program relies on 44 teachers and five academic centres, dedicated to clinical work, education, administration and research.

    Information about the program can be found on our website (click here) and application can be directed to the Director of the Subspecialty Program, Dr. Isabelle Paquette and to Adjunct Director of Geriatric Psychiatry Department, Dr.  Marie-Andrée Bruneau.

    Le département de psychiatrie de l’Université de Montréal est enchanté d’annoncer que son Programme de Résidence en Surspécialité en Gérontopsychiatrie a été accrédité par le Collège Royal des Médecins et Chirurgiens du Canada en mai 2014. Le programme accueillera dès juillet 2014 deux résidentes dans son programme d’une durée de 2 ans.

    L’Université de Montréal est fière d’être le premier programme entièrement francophone accrédité en Amérique du Nord. Le programme comprend 44 professeurs et 5 centres académiques, dédiés au travail clinique, à l’enseignement, à l’administration et à la recherche.

    Des informations concernant notre programme peuvent être obtenues sur notre site web au (cliquez ici) et les applications peuvent être acheminées à notre Directrice du Programme de Surspécialité, Dre Isabelle Paquette et à notre Directrice Adjointe du Département de Gérontopsychiatrie, Dre Marie-Andrée Bruneau.

    Dr. Nancy Vasil

  • 03 Nov 2014 10:54 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    On behalf of Dr. Kiran Rabheru, I would like to invite you and your colleagues to attend the National Simulation-Based ECT Course for Practitioners on Sunday, February 8, 2015. Attached are the program letter and brochure with further details, as well as a copy of the recently published research paper. To view our promotional video for this course, click here. In a randomized-controlled trial comparing traditional ECT training methods, this is the first simulation-based ECT course proven to increase skills, knowledge and confidence for ECT practitioners. (J ECT 2013; 29: 291-296). This activity is an Accredited Simulation Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, and approved by University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Medical Education. You will need to visit MAINPORT to record your learning and outcomes. You may claim a maximum of 10 hours, which entitles you to receive 30 credits for this activity.

    The cost of the course is $750, and enrolment will be limited to 16 psychiatrists. We are encouraging all psychiatrists currently practicing ECT, or those who are considering doing so, to enroll for this course. To register, or if you have any questions, please reply directly to this message and I will respond to you as soon as possible. Kindly forward this information to your colleagues, or any clinicians/department heads involved in ECT. As this is an important milestone in the field of ECT, medical education and simulation, and I felt that it would be worthy of your attention.

    **Please note** The E.K. Koranyi Review Course in Psychiatry will be held the week of February 9-13, 2015, at the Ottawa Convention Centre. Registration will start in the fall. The link for registration will be available at https://uottawapsychiatry.simplesignup.ca/en/87/index.php?m=eventsList when registration begins.

    To register for the course, please contact:

    Ms. Jen Morgan
    Administrative Assistant
    Perinatal Mental Health / Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) / Division of General Psychiatry
    TOH - General Campus
    Tel: 613-737-8899 ex. 73986 | Fax: 613-737-8115
    jenmorgan@toh.on.ca

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