Education Achievement Week 2017



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Guest Lecture
Innovations in medical psychiatry: improving care of patients with both physical and mental illness

Monday June 19, 11:00 a.m.
1001 Queen Street, Training Rooms A & B

Webinar login instructions:

Dial in to: 1-800-509-6600 Participant code 11433323#

In this one-hour presentation, Dr. Sean Cross, will share his clinical, educational and managerial experiences as a consultant-liaison psychiatrist in London at the Maudsley in trying to address many of the mental / physical healthcare interface issues so pertinent to the MPA. He will discuss a range of clinical service and educational developments in London which are attempting to address the mental physical interface.

There is no need to register for this event. For more information or for technical assistance, please contact

See Speaker Bios for more information about Dr. Cross.
CAMH Education is pleased to host Dr. Sean Cross all week for a series of team consultations on mental health simulation!

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Student Event
Competency-Based Medical Education

Dr. Bruce Fage, PGY3, Chief Resident at CAMH

All students welcome to attend!

Tuesday, June 20, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Student Centre

Competency-based medical education (CBME) is an emerging paradigm in medical education. Through Competence by Design, a multi-year change initiative by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), all Canadian medical postgraduate training programs will be required to implement a CBME framework to meet accreditation standards. Medical educators are now faced with understanding, developing and implementing this new framework. We will explore the principles of CBME as well as some of the risk and best practices using local examples. We will further explore the state of CBME within the Toronto psychiatry program.

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

  • understand the lexicon of CBME in Canada
  • understand Competence by Design
  • review local CBME initiatives
  • review risks and recommendations for CBME

No registration is required.

Literature Search Fundamentals with the CAMH Library

Sharon Bailey

All CAMH staff and students

Tuesday, June 20, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
33 Russell Street, Room 2020

Knowing how to search for information efficiently and effectively is an essential starting point for any research project. From building a searchable research question through to managing and exporting results, this hands-on workshop provides an opportunity for participants to learn key steps in the literature searching process. Participants are encouraged to bring their own topic or research question to work on.

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

  • turn a topic into a research question that’s searchable
  • develop, execute, and refine a search strategy in Medline using subject headings and keywords
  • manage results including saving and exporting to citation managers.

Registration is limited. Staff can register through CAMPUS.


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Research Collaborative Meeting

(By invitation only.)

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Teacher Celebration Breakfast
Dialogue for Advocacy

Dr. Lisa Andermann, MPhil, MD, FRCPC, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

See Speaker Bios for more information about Dr. Andermann.

2017 Innovation in Teaching
Workman Arts Award for Mental Health and Addiction Advocacy through Education

Thursday, June 22, 8:00–11:00 a.m.
Chelsea Hotel, Rosetti Room (3rd floor)
33 Gerard Street West

Space is limited. Please RSVP to

Light breakfast will be served from 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Grand Rounds
Engaging learners through research informed feedback

Dr. Ivan Silver and Dr. Sophie Soklaridis

Thursday, June 22, 12:00–1:00 p.m.
1001 Queen Street, Training Rooms A & B
(Remote viewing of the event will be hosted in Room 801, 250 College Street.)

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

  • Describe the theory and evidence informing effective feedback
  • Describe a new evidence-based 4-stage feedback model for providing feedback
  • Discuss the model’s application for clinical teachers in busy practices

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Models of Simulation Debriefing:
How to maximize learning through facilitated and guided reflection

After completing this three-hour workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the value of debriefing following a simulation education event.
  • Describe key models of simulation debriefing (eg. Diamond Debrief model).
  • Apply skills of debriefing (eg. advocacy inquiry, debriefing with good judgment) in formative learning contexts.

The models of Simulation Debriefing workshop will be offered twice:

Friday June 23, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
33 Russell Street, Room 2062

Friday June 23, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
101 Stokes Street, Room 1123

To register, please e-mail with your preferred time and location.


Sean Cross, BSc (Hons), MBChB, MSt, MD(Res), MRCPsych

Chris Kowalski, MBBS, MRCPsych

See Speaker Bios for more information about the facilitators.

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Dr. Joshua TepperPatient and Family Engagement:
The quality agenda in Ontario

Dr. Joshua Tepper, MD, MPH, MBA President and Chief Executive Officer

See Speaker Bios for more information about Dr. Tepper.

This special discussion is by invitation only.

Speaker Bios

+ Dr. Lisa Andermann

Dr. Lisa Andermann, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry 

In addition to her work at the Mount Sinai Ethnocultural ACT team and Psychological Trauma Clinic, Dr. Lisa Andermann is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (ICHA); and with the Northern Psychiatric Outreach Program (NPOP-C) providing outreach to remote communities on Baffin Island. She has been involved with the Toronto-Addis Ababa Psychiatry Program (TAAPP) since its inception, assisting in the development of the first psychiatry residency training program in Ethiopia. Dr. Andermann recently co-edited a book entitled Refuge and Resilience: Promoting Resilience and Mental Health Among Refugees and Forced Migrants (Springer, 2014). Dr. Andermann is also co-founder of the New Beginnings Clinic at CAMH for newcomers and refugees (opened March 2016).

Dr. Andermann, together with Dr. Kenneth Fung, are co- leads of the Department of Psychiatry’s Pillar 4 of the Strategic Plan (DIALOGUE). This Pillar focuses on issues regarding equity, social justice, and social responsibility, promoting dialogue to reduce stigma and promote public engagement with mental health issues. Dr. Andermann has been developing postgraduate training dealing with issues social responsibility, cultural psychiatry and global mental health. Cultural Psychiatry Day, which has now expanded into a national videoconference linking 6 universities across Canada, and Advocacy Day are two examples of ongoing educational events for psychiatry residents in these areas.

+ Dr. Sean Cross

Dr. Sean Cross, BSc (Hons), MBChB, MSt, MD(Res), MRCPsych

Cross is a consultant in liaison psychiatry in London at the Maudsley, and is Clinical Director of King’s Health Partner’s Mind and Body Programme and Director of Maudsley Simulation, which is the UK’s first simulation training centre focusing solely on mental health with the aim of improving services for all who are affected or impacted by mental health issues. Since 2014 Maudsley Simulation has successfully developed a range of new simulation training courses which you can browse online for more information. Dr. Cross is passionate about delivering high quality education and training to improve the care and experience of service users.

+ Dr. Chris Kowalski

Chris Kowalski, MBBS, MRCPsych

Dr. Kowalski is currently in post at CAMH as an MPA simulation research fellow. He is taking a sabbatical from training as a child psychiatrist at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London and is currently completing his masters in Medical Education at King’s College London. Whilst in Canada he is working on exploring the use of simulation in child and youth mental health with a particular focus on the potential of virtual environments. In his role as educational fellow at Maudsley Simulation he has developed and debriefed on a number of interprofessional simulation courses. In particular, he is interested in exploring the application of psychotherapeutic theory to debriefing in his future research.

+ Dr. Joshua Tepper

Dr. Joshua Tepper, MD, MPH, MBA President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Tepper is a family physician and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Health Quality Ontario (HQO). An arm’s length agency of the provincial government, HQO works in partnership with Ontario’s health care system to support a better experience of care and better outcomes for Ontarians. Prior to HQO, Dr. Tepper was the inaugural Vice President of Education at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. As Vice President, he was responsible for Sunnybrook’s educational strategy and programming for learners, physicians and staff, patients and their families and the community. Prior to joining Sunnybrook, Dr. Tepper was Ontario’s first Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) in the Health Human Resources Strategy Division of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. As the ADM he led the HealthForceOntario health human resources strategy to ensure that Ontarians have access to the right number and mix of qualified health care providers, now and in the future.

In addition to his involvement in health policy and research at the provincial level, Dr. Tepper has also been active on a national scale as the senior medical officer for Health Canada, an adjunct scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), and a research consultant for the Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI). He has received several provincial and national awards for his leadership in these positions.

Dr. Tepper has always remained in active practice serving marginalized populations and taking on clinical leadership roles. Previously, he served as the Medical Director for the Inner City Health Associates, President of the Inner City Family Health Team and as Vice-President of the Society of Rural Physicians. Currently, Dr. Tepper practices in the St. Michael’s Hospital Family Health Team and in the Emergency Department at North York General Hospital.

Dr. Tepper holds a degree in Public Policy from Duke University, a medical degree from McMaster University, a Master of Public Health from Harvard, and his executive Master of Business Administration at the Richard Ivey School of Business. He completed residency at the University of Toronto.

Introducing Education Achievement Week 2017

Following the success of Education Achievement Days 2016, we are excited to announce this year’s events!

Join us the week of June 19-23, 2017 as we showcase education across CAMH.

Events include participatory workshops and panel discussions, and our annual Innovation in Teaching awards breakfast where we will honour the incredible initiatives of the Workman Arts program! Click the schedule for more details on each day’s events.

Keep an eye on this space as events and info evolve.

Space is limited, so check our schedule via the tabs above and register soon!



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