September 19, 2017
1:30 pm to 3:00 pmAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
Diet and Psychosis: A Scoping/Systematic Review with Clinical Application
About the Session:
This presentation will provide background information and share the results of a large-scale, ongoing scoping and systematic review of the role of diet in the development and progression of psychosis. We will present the findings from screening 50,000 scientific articles, highlighting dietary factors, possible mechanisms, effectiveness, safety and patient acceptability. As an integrated team, we will discuss and demonstrate how to implement an assessment and therapeutic recommendations related to dietary choices in a clinical visit.
Laura LaChance is a final year Psychiatry Resident at the University of Toronto. She completed a research fellowship in the Social Aetiology of Mental Illness (SAMI) at CAMH during her residency training and has been conducting research in the field of Nutritional Psychiatry since 2011. Dr. LaChance is interested in understanding both the biological and social links between our mental health and the food we eat.
Monique Aucoin is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Research Fellow at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Both her clinical practice and research work are focused on the prevention and treatment of mental illness using evidence-based nutritional interventions. She has published literature reviews and case reports and presented to diverse audiences of clinicians, scientists, and the public on this subject.
Recovery in Community: We’re all in this Together
About the Session:
The objective of this presentation is to create awareness and facilitate a better understanding of the various factors involved in personal recovery–a foundational aspect of developing healthy, thriving communities. Participants will hear from 4 panelists relay personal lived experience as it relates to their “community” of supports, (including the importance of peer support) and other social determinants of health. A question and answer period will follow and close the presentation. Our hope is that through the sharing of our personal recovery narratives, healthcare provider knowledge, and ensuing discussion it will be evident that “we are all in this together.”
Alicia Raimundo, Member, NCPLE, has been described as a “mental health superhero,” battling serious mental illness and a suicide attempt since her teens. She has represented Canada on national and international stages, given TedTalks, and named one of 2012 “faces of mental illness.” When she is not speaking, she writes, researches, advises, and creates awesome, innovative programming with young people.
Bill Pringle has been on the CMHA board for the Saskatoon Branch for 15 years and is a past president. He also served on the Saskatchewan division board for 8 years. Bill is currently serving as a patient adviser to two provincial government committees. In another life Bill was manager of public relations for the city of Calgary.
Margaret Rugg is currently attending the University of Manitoba completing her master’s in Public Policy and Public Administration, she hopes to take her education into the field of mental health policy and/or the criminal justice system. Her personal experiences with mental health issues have shaped her passion to improve the conditions in Canada.
Sean Miller is the Partnership for Recovery Coordinator at CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg. Since fully recovering from a 15-year struggle with debilitating mental illness, Sean has focused his efforts on mental health promotion, education and advocacy. His passion is working with health and public service systems to create conditions that support recovery and equip people to live meaningful, purpose-filled lives.