CHOICE-D Patient and Family Guide to Depression Treatment project

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Join this webinar to learn about the CHOICE-D Patient and Family Guide to Depression Treatment project, which received the 2018 Paula Goering Collaborative Research and Knowledge Translation (KT) Award

Date/Time: Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST

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You will learn:

  • How the project team recruited and supported a group of patients and family members to develop the “Patient and Family Guide to Depression Treatment.
  • How the team worked with content experts in KT, patient advocacy, patient-oriented research, and psychiatry.

About the Presenters

Dr. Sagar Parikh is the John F. Greden Professor of Depression and Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Professor of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health. Dr. Parikh is also adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, where he was on staff full-time from 1994-2015. His interest in education led him to create many public education talks, booklets, and videos. As Education Chair of CANMAT and Director of Continuing Mental Health Education at the University of Toronto, he designed and taught many programs, winning multiple education awards. In 1999-2002, he disseminated 14,000 copies of the World Health Organization toolkit “Mental Disorders in Primary Care”. He created the “CANMAT Pocket Guide to Depression” for clinicians, with over 60,000 sold. He is co-author of 4 sets of national guidelines in the treatment of depression and co-authored 5 iterations of national guidelines for BD, most recently MDD in 2016 and Bipolar in 2018. Dr. Parikh is the author / editor of two books and nearly 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, He served as a consultant to the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (7 years) and Madison Housing and Support Services (3 years).

Andrew Kcomt is the Knowledge Translation & Research Manager at MDAO. As the co-lead of the CAN-BIND Community Advisory Committee (CAC), he represents the CAC and lived experience perspective on the CAN-BIND Executive Team. Along with Dr. Sagar Parikh, he is also the project co-lead of the CHOICE-D Patient and Family Guide to Depression Treatment.

Janice Pong is the Communications Manager for both the Canadian Biomarker Integration Network for Depression (CAN-BIND) and the Centre for Depression and Suicide Studies at St. Michael's Hospital. She manages a wide range of communications, knowledge translation (KT) and outreach initiatives aimed at maximizing the reach and impact of depression and suicide research. She is passionate about connecting and empowering members of the mental health community to drive new discoveries for mental wellness. Janice received her HBSc in Human Biology: Health & Disease, with minors in Bioethics and Psychology, and her MSc in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto.

About the guide

The guide was developed through a partnership between Canadian Biomarker Integration Network for Depression (CAN-BIND), Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT), and the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (MDAO) and was funded by the Ontario Brain Institute.

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