Annual Conference



CACAP's 37th Annual Conference

September 17-19, 2017

Ottawa, Ontario


Plan to come to Ottawa during Canada's 150th Anniversary!


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The 2017 Annual Conference will be held at the Westin Ottawa from September 17th to 19th, 2017, as Canada celebrates its 150th year anniversary. The theme is “Child and Adolescent Psychiatry across the Lifespan.” The goal is to present new ideas about child and adolescent psychiatric practice from pregnancy into adulthood. Our speakers will review lifespan aspects of psychopathology, psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.
Confirmed keynote presenters:
Joan Luby, MD, Samuel and Mae S. Ludwig Professor of Child Psychiatry, Director of the Early Emotional Development Program, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
“Mood disorders in preschool children: diagnosis, early intervention and long term outcomes”
James McGough, MD, MSc, ABPP, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine and Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA
“Update in Adult Psychiatry - ADHD”
Debate: “The treatment of adult ADHD – good practice or brain steroids giving an unfair advantage?”  
Jennifer Pillay, MSc, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), with clinical commentary by 
Khrista Boylan, MD, PhD, FRCP, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University
“Update in Psychopharmacology – A comparative effectiveness review of first and second generation antipsychotics for children and young adults (2017 AHRQ update): The evidence and clinical implications” 
Laurence Y. Katz, MD, FRCPC, Professor of Psychiatry, Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Health Sciences Centre Site, Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba 
 “Update in Psychotherapy - Dialectical Behavior Therapy”
Klaus Minde Memorial Keynote 
Ruth Grunau, PhD, Professor, Neonatology Division, Pediatrics Dept., University of British Columbia Senior Scientist, Brain, Behaviour & Development, B.C. Children's Hospital Research Institute

“Update in Pediatrics: Early Pain-Related Stress - Brain, behavior and neurodevelopment in children born very preterm” 


Expert Psychiatry Series – Hosted by CACAP at the Annual CPA Meeting (September 16, 2017) 
Peter Szatmari, MD, FRCP, Chief of Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative,
Hospital for Sick Children and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Meng-Chuan Lai, MD, FRCP, O’Brien Scholar within the Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative,
Hospital for Sick Children and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
“Lifespan development in autism: a sex- and gender-informed perspective”
© 2017 Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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