Webinar: COVID 19 and IDD: Mental Health Research and Practice

The department of Continuing Professional Development at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine invites you to a webinar to discuss practical implications in the health care of adults with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IDD) during COVID-19. 

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST

Join them for the second webinar of this series where expert speakers will address mental health research and practice related to people with IDD, as well as offer resources and practice tips.

Register now on Zoom. 



Prof. Mindy Scheithauer
Psychologist & Program Manager; Severe Behavior Program, Marcus Autism Center
Assistant Professor, Division of Autism and Related Disabilities
Department of Pediatrics, Emory University’s School of Medicine
Co-Chair of the Challenging Behaviours and Mental Health Special Interest Research Group (SIRG), International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD)


Prof. Ivan Brown
Director of International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) and Special Interest Research Group (SIRG)


Mr. Victor Pereira
Toronto, Canada

Dr. Ian Casson
Clinical Lead, Physical Health,
Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program (DDPCP), Surrey Place
Associate Professor (Adjunct), Department of Family Medicine, Queen’s University
Chair, Developmental Disabilities Member Interest Group,
College of Family Physicians of Canada
Member, IASSIDD Health SIRG

Dr. Elspeth Bradley
Clinical Lead, Mental Health, DDPCP, Surrey Place
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Canada
Member, IASSIDD Challenging Behaviours and Mental Health SIRG

Prof. John Heng
Consultant, DDPCP, Surrey Place
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Philosophy &
Disabilities Studies and Thanatology Programs
King’s University College, Western University, Canada
Board Member, IASSIDD Ethics SIRG and The Vanier Research Centre

Moderator, Question and Answer Session

Dr. William F. Sullivan
Clinical Lead, Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program, Surrey Place
Family Physician, St. Michael's Hospital Academic Family Health Team
Associate Professor, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine,
University of Toronto, Canada

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