Posted: October 13, 2017

GRH is pleased to announce the agenda for this fall’s Day in Psychiatry. The educational event gives family physicians and community mental health providers a great opportunity to connect with psychiatry staff at Grand River Hospital and other regional professionals on a range of mental health topics.

Accredited by College of Family Physicians of Canada- Ontario Chapter

We are pleased to announce that the Day in Psychiatry has been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and its Ontario Chapter. The event is accredited for 5.5 Group Learning Credits. 

A full conference room at GRH's Day in Psychiatry

This year’s event will take place at the Bingemans Conference Centre ballroom at 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, in Kitchener, ON.

Early registration runs from July 30th to September 30th, and costs $125. After October 1st, the fee will be $150. Student registration is $35 (limited spaces are available).

Please register on line at our Event Brite page (opens in a new tab).

For more information, please contact Dr. Peter Kuhnert MD FCFP, the education day coordinator, at (519) 749-4300 extension 7041 or

Invited speakers:
  • Dr. Richardson O. Tachere,  Psychiatrist and Medical Director, FACT Program CMHA- Kitchener
  • Dr.  Kanwal Kukreja, Adult Psychiatrist, Specialized Mental Health-Freeport, Dept. of Psychiatry- GRH
  • Dr.  JD Vanderkooy, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, CAIP Unit, Dept. of Psychiatry-GRH
  • Dr.  Andrew Ekblad PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Broadleaf Health Services, Guelph
  • Dr. Cletus Okonkwo, Geriatric Psychiatry, Dept. of Psychiatry- GRH
  • Fred Wagner, Executive Director, CMHA-Waterloo Wellington Dufferin
  • Dr. John Heintzman, Chief of Psychiatry, Dept. of Psychiatry-GRH, Physician Lead, Waterloo-Wellington CMHA
  • Dr. Sabrina Lim Reinders, Family Physician, Primary Care Physician Lead, WWLHIN
0855Morning session opening address
0905Office Management of Patients Living With SchizophreniaDr. Richardson O. Tachere
1000Principles of Office-Based Counselling Dr. Kanwal Kukreja
1110Update on Managing OCDDr. JD Vanderkooy
1255Afternoon opening remarks
1300Panel Discussion: Trajectories for Learning and  Collaborating Together- Family  Medicine, Psychiatry, and Community Mental HealthFred Wagner,  Dr. John Heintzman Dr. Sabrina Lim Reinders
1355Dialectical Behaviour TherapyDr. Andrew Ekblad PhD
1505Managing Anxiety Disorders in a Geriatric PopulationDr. Cletus Okonkwo
1600Closing Remarks

Thank you to our sponsors:
  • Janssen
  • Otsuka
  • Pfizer
  • Purdue
  • Shire
  • Sunovion
  • The KW Pharmacy
  • Allergan Inc