The 2019 Geriatric Psychiatry Online Course will help you update and consolidate your knowledge of a broad array of geriatric psychiatry topics in an innovative, interactive and fun manner. Our program is an interactive asynchronous online learning opportunity (sign on at your convenience) and is geared toward psychiatrists, physicians and other health professionals who are interested in receiving up-to-date information about the psychiatric care of older adults, and in interacting with colleagues about the complex issues which arise. This three month course, comprised of 13 one-week modules, is led by expert internationally-recognized faculty and covers a wide array of topics in geriatric psychiatry at an advanced level. The course will begin February 2018.
Five course modules will feature an added bilingual component (with the option to have discussions en français), thanks to the facilitation of Dr. Jean‑François Côté, Dr. Julie Thériault and Dr. Soham Rej. We have also expanded our committee to ensure that the content and delivery are relevant to physicians and other health care providers beyond geriatric psychiatrists.
The course will be co-chaired by Dr. Mark Rapoport, Dr. Dallas Seitz and Dr. Andrew Wiens. Faculty members include Dr. David Tang-Wai, Dr. Marnin Heisel, Dr. Tarek Rajji, Dr. Carl Cohen, Dr. Michael Reinhardt, Dr. Maria Hussain,Dr. Peter Chan, Dr. Meagan MacNeil, Dr. Cindy Grief, Dr. Andrea Moser, Melissa Turzanski, Dr. Robyn Waxman, Dr. Andrea Iaboni, Dr. Benoit Mulsant, Dr. Carole Cohen and Dr. David Conn.
The review course was developed with the technical and educational guidance of Dr. Marcus Law, Director of Technology Enabled Learning at the Centre for Faculty Development of the University of Toronto.
“Excellent review with helpful comprehensive references and good discussion from participants and facilitators.”
“Really appreciated the interactive nature. The facilitator prompted us by posting follow-up questions, answered questions by sharing his own clinical experience and by providing additional references. Helped engage us and maintain interest”
“Exceptional job in designing this course. It was very relevant, practical and applicable. It far exceeded my expectations. Having access to the country's experts in different areas was priceless. Well done!”
“Very well done! The course was well paced and the selected articles were informative. It was also good to be able to discuss issues with colleagues across the country.”
Testimonials from other Health Care Professionals:
“[I gained a] greater understanding of the unique impact psychiatric conditions have on assessment and treatment of older adults.” (Registered Nurse)
"I work in a rural practice with little specialist coverage and access to mental health counselling, support programs etc. This helped me become more confident in assessing and managing my elderly psychiatry patients. Often they don't have the capability to travel long distances to see a specialist.” (Registered Nurse)
“[I am] more confident to do counselling with families regarding the prognosis and the progression of dementia.” (Challenging Behaviour Resource Consultant - Nurse)“It provided me with up to date research and information on assessment and treatment of older adults. Given I do not have a medical background, and I am working in a medically focused field, it enhanced my confidence to better support the client's I work with. I feel it also improved my assessments to better reflect reliant and helpful information for our teams' geriatric psychiatrist to review.” (Psychiatric Nurse)
The Geriatric Psychiatry Online Course is entirely funded by registration fees and support of the CAGP.
We do not seek industry support.