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Canadian Paediatric Society

Fall 2019 Course

October 25-27, 2019

Kingbridge Conference Centre & Institute

King City, Ontario

Overview

Strengthening stronger approaches to child and youth mental health

The Canadian Paediatric Society, in association with the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, is pleased to present its first Lifelong Learning in Paediatrics course on mental health. A combination of lectures, interactive workshops and 'hot topic' discussions gives attendees the opportunity to strengthen their clinical knowledge of, and approaches to, mental health issues.

Engage with leading experts on a wide range of topics including conversion disorder/somatization, depression, anxiety, substance use, gender identity issues in LGBTQ youth, and addictive video gaming.  Find useful tools for assessment of anxiety, complex ADHD and mood disorders as well as resources to support dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and other treatment approaches.

Learning objectives

At the end of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Better prevent, diagnose and treat paediatric mental health disorders.
  • Provide strategic support for children, youth and families living with mental health issues.

Who should attend?

Health care professionals caring for children and youth with mental health issues who are looking to update their skills.

Why you should attend

To engage with leading experts in the field, network with colleagues dealing with the same challenges, and hear new approaches and tools.


Course credits

Earn Section 3 credits by completing a written self-assessment program based on this course. Information will be sent to registrants following the course.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

This event has been approved by the Canadian Paediatric Society for a maximum of 13.0 credit hours. It 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

College of Family Physicians of Canada Members

CFPC members may claim up to 50 certified credits per cycle for participation in RCPSC MOC Section 1 accredited activities. The maximum does not apply to CFPC Affiliate members.

AMA PRA Category 1 credits™

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on converting credits can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

European CME credits

Live educational activities, occurring in Canada and recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1), are deemed by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) eligible for ECMEC®

CanMEDS roles

CanMEDS is an initiative to improve patient care by defining the competencies needed for medical education and practice. One or more of seven key roles—Medical Expert (the central role), Communicator, Collaborator, Manager, Leader, Health Advocate, Scholar and Professional—are assigned to frame each learning segment.

A summary of the CanMEDS roles can be found on the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada website: www.royalcollege.ca/rcsite/canmeds/canmeds-framework-e.  


Program-at-a-glance

Course schedule

Friday,October 25 (5.5 study credits)

0730

Registration opens 

0730

Hot breakfast buffet

0830

Welcome and announcements

0840

General lecture: Update on mental health epidemiology among youth
Peter Szatmari, MD

0930

Question/answer session

0940

Recognizing depression in children and adolescents
CanMEDS: Medical expert, communicator
Daphne Korczak, MD

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • List the symptoms of clinical depression in children and adolescents.
  • Differentiate specific symptoms and how they may differ from adults.
  • Counsel and treat depressed youth and their families.

1000

Question/answer session

1010

Paediatric Somatization
CanMEDS: Medical expert, communicator, collaborator
Claire De Souza, MD

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Conduct an assessment of possible psychological factors contributing to somatic symptoms.
  • Identify relevant resources for patients and their families.

1030

Question/answer session

1040

Health break, with exhibits

1100

Impact of concurrent substance use on mental health disorders
CanMEDS: Medical expert, leader
Martin Gignac, MD

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify risks of future mental illness in adolescents who abuse drugs (e.g. unmasking psychosis).
  • Develop an approach to diagnosis and treatment of comorbid substance use and psychiatric disorders in youth. 

1120

Question/answer session

1130

Making sense of psychoeducational reports
CanMEDS: Medical expert
Paulo Pires, MD, PhD

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate a psychoeducational assessment and interpret the results (recognize a good vs bad report, limits of testing, what a clinician should focus on).
  • Describe how this information will help with treatment of learning and behaviour problems.

1150

Question/answer session

1200

Luncheon symposium
Co-developped with Recordati Rare Diseases Canada
Speaker to be confirmed

1305

Question/answer session

1320

Concurrent workshops
Workshops are case-based, interactive and practice-oriented. Course faculty present clinical cases and attendees are encouraged to bring cases of their own into discussion. 

1. Disruptive behaviour in preschool children
CanMEDS: Medical expert
Alice Charach, MD

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Assess and manage the complexities of emotional and behavioural problems in preschool children.
  • Recognize the distinction between normative and impairing temper tantrums, oppositional and aggressive behaviours.
  • Choose screening tools for disruptive behaviour in preschool children.

2. Paediatric somatization
CanMEDS: Medical expert, communicator, collaborator
Claire De Souza, MD

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Recognize presentations of somatization.
  • Practice a biopsychosocial and integrated approach to the assessment and management of somatization.
  • Manage symptom reduction and discuss treatment approaches.
  • Use consistent language for patient/family education.

3. Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) for office use: Dialing down dysregulation - principles to treat self-harm and suicidal thinking
CanMEDS: Medical expert
Marjorie Robb, MD

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Describe basic theory and principles of dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT).
  • Apply these principles in the office or emergency room.
  • Offer suggestions to family members to help them cope with severe dysregulation.

4. Non-pharmacologic interventions for anxiety
CanMEDS: Medical expert, communicator
Nicola Keyhan, MD

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Define impairment and recognize what’s normal, disabling, supporting cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), etc.
  • Find appropriate tools for assessment.
  • Find appropriate tools to educate parents.

5. Complex attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis and treatment
CanMEDS: Medical expert
Daniel Gorman, MD

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Diagnose comorbidities that may affect ADHD treatment.
  • Prioritize medication strategies.

6. Complex polypharmacy in mood disorders
CanMEDS: Medical expert
Martin Gignac, MD

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Decipher comorbidities in mood disorders and prioritize symptoms.
  • Recognize interactions and side effects of different medications.

1450

Adjournment

Saturday,October 26 (4.5 study credits)

0730

Registration opens

0730

Hot buffet breakfast

0830

Welcome and announcements

0840

General lecture: Youth self-harm and suicide
Daphne Korczak, MD

0930

Question/answer session

0940

Sleep in children with mental health disorders
CanMEDS: Medical expert
Shelly Weiss, MD

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify comorbid sleep disorders in children with mental health disorders.
  • Develop a strategy to evaluate and treat insomnia in this population.

1010

Emotional dysregulation
CanMEDS: Medical expert
Roberto Sassi, MD, PhD

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Define emotional dysregulation and what it looks like clinically.
  • Identify appropriate treatment options.

1040

Health break, with exhibits

1100

Promoting mental health and well-being in LGBTQ youth
CanMEDS: Medical expert
Albina Veltman, MD

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and acknowledge mental health disparities in LGBTQ youth and some of the barriers they experience in accessing services.
  • Gain knowledge regarding how to reduce some of the barriers to accessing mental health services for LGBTQ youth (including how to create a positive office space).

1130

Videogame and online addiction: Cause for concern
CanMEDS: Medical expert
Jeffrey Derevensky, MD

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Diagnose the impact on mental health.
  • Identify diagnostic criteria.
  • Recognize appropriate treatment options.

1200

Hot buffet lunch

1300

Concurrent workshops (repeated from Friday)

1430

Adjournment

Sunday, October 27 (3.0 study credits)

0700

Registration opens

0700

Hot buffet breakfast

0745

Concurrent workshops (repeated from Friday)

0915

Health break, with exhibits

0940

Welcome and announcements

0950

“Hot topics” panel
Course faculty deliver a 10-minute 'quick hit' presentation highlighting the latest developments in their area of interest.

0950 Hot topic 1 - Alice Charach, MD

1000 Hot topic 2 Claire De Souza, MD

1010 Hot topic 3: Trauma treatment and DBT  Marjorie Robb, MD

1020 Hot topic 4 - Daniel Gorman, MD

1030 Hot topic 5 - Martin Gignac, MD

1040

Ask the experts (panel discussion)

1100

Closing plenary
Expert panel on mental health advocacy: Key directions

1130

Closing remarks

1135

Adjournment


Faculty

Co-Chairs

Mark Messenger, MD
Assistant professor, paediatrics, Dalhousie and Memorial Universities; Community, consulting paediatrician, Fredericton, N.B. 

Daphne Korczak, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Associate professor, department of psychiatry, University of Toronto; Director, Children’s Integrated Mood and Body (CLIMB) Depression Program; Child and adolescent psychiatrist, Hospital for Sick Children; Associate scientist, Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ont.

Faculty

Alice Charach, MD, FRCPC
Associate professor, department of psychiatry, University of Toronto; Medical director, Collaborative and Transitional Age Care, department of psychiatry, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ont.

Jeffrey Derevensky, PhD
Professor School/Applied Child Psychology; professor, psychiatry; James McGill professor and chair, department of educational & counselling psychology, McGill University; Director, International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High Risk Behaviors, McGill University, Montreal, Que.

Claire De Souza, BSc MD FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, University of Toronto; Medical director, consultation-liaison psychiatry, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ont.

Martin Gignac, MD, FRCPC
Associate professor, department of psychiatry, Université de Montréal; Child and adolescent psychiatrist, Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal, Montréal, Que.

Daniel Gorman, MD
Assistant professor, department of psychiatry, University of Toronto; Director of postgraduate education, division of child and youth mental health; Staff psychiatry, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ont.

Nicola Keyhan, MD, MA
Assistant professor, University of Toronto; Psychiatrist, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ont.

Daphne Korczak, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Associate professor, department of psychiatry, University of Toronto; Director, Children’s Integrated Mood and Body (CLIMB) Depression Program; Child and adolescent psychiatrist, Hospital for Sick Children; Associate scientist, Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ont.

Paulo Pires, PhD, C. Psych.
Assistant professor, department of psychiatry and behavioural neurosciences, McMaster University; Clinical director psychologist, Child and youth mental health program, McMaster Children's Hospital; Co-director, Halton Psychologists, Hamilton, Ont.

Marjorie Robb, BA, BEd, MD, FRCPC
Child and adolescent psychiatrist, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario; Division chief for community based psychiatry and medical director of mental health outpatient services, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Director of psychotherapy training, University of Ottawa’s child and adolescent psychiatry residency program, Ottawa, Ont.

Roberto Sassi, MD, PhD
Associate professor, department of psychiatry & behavioural neurosciences; Department of child and adolescent psychiatry/Child and youth mental health program, McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton, Ont.

Peter Szatmari, MD, FRCPC
Professor and Head, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Toronto; Chief, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto; Patsy and Jamie Anderson Chair, Child and Youth Mental Health; Director, Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ont.

Albina Veltman, MD, FRCPC
Associate professor, department of psychiatry & behavioural neurosciences, McMaster University; Psychiatrist, Hamilton Assertive Community Treatment Team, Dual Diagnosis Team, LGBTQ Mental Health Clinic, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ont.

Shelly K. Weiss, MD, FRCPC
Professor, faculty of medicine, University of Toronto; Child neurologist, Hospital of Sick Children; Director of faculty development, department of paediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Planning Committee

Chantal Gagné, MD, Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l’Outaouais, Cantley, Que.
Chloë Joynt, MD, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta.
Jane Liddle, Community/Consulting paediatrics, University of Ottawa, Nepean, Ont.
Mark Messenger, MD, Fredericton Medical Center, Fredericton, N.B.
Jackie Millette, CPS, Director, Education and Guideline Development, Ottawa, Ont.
Rachel Ouellette, MD, Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, Fredericton, N.B.
Chantal Pothier, CPS, Senior Conference and Events Planner, Ottawa, Ont.
Mumtaz Virji, MD, B.C. Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, B.C


General information

Wear your badge

ID badges are required for admission to all teaching sessions. Be sure to pick up your badge at the on-site registration desk when you arrive.

Certificate of attendance

An email providing a certificate of attendance will be sent to all participants following the course.

Concurrent workshops

Be sure to select your workshop preferences when you register! Workshops are case-based, interactive, and expand on their subject area. Course faculty present cases and attendees are encouraged to bring cases of their own into the discussion. While every effort is made to assign participants to their workshops of choice, seating is limited to 25 participants per workshop and assigned on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Please know every workshop is set to fire code capacity. Once all seats are full, CPS staff are required to close the workshop, and no additional attendees may enter until a seat becomes available. The CPS reserves the right to cancel workshops with insufficient registration.

Free high-speed Internet access

The CPS has secured basic complimentary high-speed Internet service throughout the facility and all guest rooms.

What to wear

Dress is business casual. Room temperatures can fluctuate, so wear a sweater or layered clothing.

What not to wear

Not everyone is comfortable near cologne or perfume. Please refrain from wearing scented products.

PowerPoint presentations

Slide presentations are available for participants to download and print one week before the course start date. NO PAPER HANDOUTS will be available on site.

Photos

The CPS takes photographs during meetings and events for organizational use, including print, electronic or other media and the CPS website. By participating in the Lifelong Learning in Paediatrics course, you permit the CPS to use your image and name for such purposes.

Disclaimer

The material presented at the Lifelong Learning in Paediatrics has been made available by the Canadian Paediatric Society for educational purposes only. The material is not intended to represent the only, or necessarily the best, method or procedure appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the speakers which may be helpful to others who face similar situations.

Insurance

Registration does not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that all delegates take out their own travel and medical insurance prior to coming to the conference. The policy should include the loss of deposit through cancellation of your participation in the conference, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. Neither the CPS Continuing Professional Development Committee or CPS will take any responsibility for any participant failing to insure. Please speak to your travel agent or airline in regard to this matter.

Special needs

The CPS tries to ensure that all educational events are fully accessible. If you have special needs or requests, contact Chantal Pothier before the course at 613-526-9397, ext. 229, or bring them to the attention of registration desk staff on site. 

Taxation

A 13% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) apply to most goods and services in the province of Ontario. For more information, visit: www.calculconversion.com/sales-tax-calculator-ontario-hst.html.

Time zone

King City, Ontario is in the Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) zone. To check time from anywhere in Canada, visit: www.timeanddate.com/time/zone/@5992211.    

Township of King

Township of King provides information on various sites to visit and things to do while in King City. Check out their website www.king.ca/Pages/default.aspx.   

Climate

The daytime temperature in late October averages between 4°C to 13°C (39 to 55°F), with evenings temperatures around 3°C (37°F). Check www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/weather/ontario/king-city for current weather updates, and bring layers that you can take on and off easily. A light sweater or coat sometimes comes in handy on cool evenings. 


Hotel

Conference hotel

Why it’s important to book at the conference facility
You play an important role in the financial viability of the LLP course. Making your reservation at the designated course hotel helps keep registration fees lower and entitles you to special room rates not offered elsewhere. Here’s how you benefit from booking at the conference facility:

  • Guestroom rate starting at $208 per night + taxes.
  • Three hot buffet meals scheduled for this conference.
  • Free wireless high-speed Internet.
  • Free parking.
  • Room with balcony or walk out.
  • Pool, whirlpool and sauna.
  • Recreation activities and outdoor activities.

Kingbridge Conference Centre & Institute
This CPS LLP course is being held at the Kingbridge Conference Centre & Institute: A great place to unwind outside the city with family and friends!

Kingbridge Conference Centre & Institute is tucked away in the forests of King City, one of the best kept secrets in Ontario. Offering a unique experience and residential Conference Centre with 124 spacious, comfortable well-appointed guestrooms with pond or forest view. It is designed as an innovative learning and networking place over dinner, after hours around the fire, in the library or outside when walking the woodland trails and Labyrinth.

While you are there, take advantage of their extensive recreation activities: five-kilometers of nature trails, 200-meter indoor running track, 24-hour fitness room, indoor/outdoor swimming pool, whirlpools and saunas, stretching studio, two squash courts, indoor sports court, yoga, massage, game room; and outdoor activities: tennis, basketball, mountain bikes, volleyball, softball, basketball, horseshoes, croquet, bocce ball, soccer and ball hockey. For more information, visit the Kingbridge website.  Note: The outdoor swimming pool will likely be closed at this time of year.

View of the Kingbride Conference Centre & Institute (video)

 

Kingbridge Conference Centre & Institute
12750 Jane Street
King City, Ontario L7B 1A3

Single/double occupancy

Registered delegate + guest

$208 p/n

Includes meals* for registered delegate only

Double occupancy

Both registered delegates

$236 p/n

Includes meals* for both registered delegates

Double occupancy

Registered delegate + guest

$298 p/n

Includes meals* for registered delegate + guest

MEALS

*CPS is pleased to cover the following meals:

  • Thursday, October 24: dinner.
  • Friday and Saturday, October 25 & 26: breakfasts, lunches, dinners + morning breaks.
  • Sunday, October 27: breakfast + morning break.

Your dining room meal vouchers will be provided upon check in.

  • To qualify, be sure to specify that you are attending the Canadian Paediatric Society Lifelong Learning in Paediatrics course when you register. The cut-off date for reservations at the special group rate is Monday, September 23, 2019.
  • Reservation guarantee: All reservations will be held until 1800 hour on the date of arrival, unless guaranteed for late arrival by a valid major credit card.

 

Guest room cancellation policy

Guest room cancellation must be received by Monday, September 23, 2019 for the deposit to be refunded. In the event such notice is not received within the time limit stated, the deposit is non-refundable. Early departures or “no show” will be charged full room revenue.

Check-in / Check-out

Check-in time is 1600 hours. Check-out time is 1100 hours.

Free high-speed Internet access

The CPS has secured complimentary standard Wi-Fi service throughout the facility and in all guest rooms.

Parking

Outdoor self-parking for hotel guests is complimentary.

Electric vehicle charging stations

Kingbridge offers Siemens VersiCharge electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that can accommodate a total of five vehicles at one time. This service is available at no charge.

SCAM ALERT!

If you are contacted by phone or e-mail regarding reduced hotel rates for the LLP course, disregard them. These contacts are fraudulent and unconnected with the CPS or the designated conference hotels. If you are contacted, please notify the CPS as soon as possible at 613-526-9397 ext. 229 or education@cps.ca.


Travel

Getting to King City

Kingbridge Conference Centre is only 20 minutes from the Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and 40 minutes from downtown Toronto.

Official carriers

To make your travel arrangements for the Fall LLP, please call the carrier directly using the Travel Discount information and codes below. Reservations can be booked on-line or by calling the phone numbers listed below. When making your reservations, be sure to mention the discount numbers below, or pass this information to your travel consultant to take advantage of these special conference fares.

Air Canada
Within Canada and the US 1-888-247-2262 (toll-free)
Discount code: 94EE77Q1
Please visit www.aircanada.com and enter your promotion code in the search panel. No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. For International travel (destinations outside North America), discounts apply to all fares including Tango.

Taxis

Taxis and wheelchair-accessible vehicles are available at taxi stands located outside the terminal for approximately $70-$85, excluding tip.

Car rentals

Six rental car companies (Avis, Budget, Dollar/Thrifty, Enterprise, Hertz and National/Alamo) operate at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Kingbridge Convention Centre & Institute is located 30 kilometers from the airport when traveling by car.


Registration

Register now!

ADVANCE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 23, 2019

Register before September 23, 2019 and you can save up to $150 off your registration. Save even more by becoming a CPS member!

To change registration details...

Return to the online registration site, click on the “Modify Registration” button at the bottom of the page, and enter your email address and last name to access your registration information.

Full registration

Paying the full registration fee covers admission to all educational sessions and meals scheduled for this course, unless otherwise indicated. Food and beverages are for registrants only.

One-day registration

Paying a one-day registration fee covers admission to all meals (except for dinner) and activities for that day. When registering, be sure to specify which day you’ll attend.

Registration rates are subject to 13% HST.

By September 23After September 23
CPS members
Physicians $645$800
Emeritus*$400$500
Nurses, allied health professionals$375$425
Residents/students$200$275
Life members**no chargeno charge
Non-members
Physicians$845$995
Nurses, allied health professionals$450$550
Residents/students$275$350
Corporate/government/other$825$825
One-day registration$325$385

*A CPS member for 20 years and aged 65 and over
**As designated by the CPS Board of Directors

Refunds/cancellation policy

Cancellation for any reason must be received in writing by Monday, September 23, 2019 to generate a refund, and a $100 administrative charge will be deducted. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after this date. Registration fees are not transferrable to another attendee or meeting.

On-site registration

Be sure to pick up your badge at the on-site registration desk, located in the Grandroom Foyer.

Hours:

  • Friday, October 25: 0800-1200 hours
  • Saturday, October 26: 0800-1200 hours
  • Sunday, October 27: 0700-0800 hours

Are you registering outside of North America? Please note that the CPS does not provide course/conference invitation letters or refund fees for registrants who cancel.

Personal information

Personal registration information is used for administrative purposes such as delegate lists, attendance records and planning future CPS events and offerings. All personal information is safeguarded and can be updated or accessed at any time by making a request to the CPS. Withholding consent to use this information may limit our ability to serve you. If you have questions about our collection or use of registration information, please contact education@cps.ca.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors

The Canadian Paediatric Society gratefully acknowledges the following companies for their educational grants in support of the 2019 Fall Lifelong Learning in Paediatrics and for working to advance the health of children and youth in Canada.

Co-developed symposium sponsor

Does your company wish to sponsor or host a symposium at this CPS Lifelong Learning in Paediatrics course? Contact Marlene Murray by phone at 613-526-9397, ext. 227, or by email at sponsorship@cps.ca.

Last updated: Oct 25 2018