Posted: October 15, 2019
A full conference room at GRH's Day in Psychiatry
This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 5.00  Mainpro+ credits.

Grand River Hospital's Day in Psychiatry will mark its sixth year in 2019, bringing community providers together with hospital-based personnel to talk about the latest in mental health care.

The conference will take place on Wednesday, November 6th 2019 at the Bingemans Conference Centre's Ballroom and Berkley Room (425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener).

  • Early registration runs until September 30th and costs $125;
  • Late registration after October 1st will cost $150; and
  • Student registration is $35 (with limited spaces).
Registration is now open at Eventbrite (opens in a new tab)
The agenda for the day is as follows:
Morning sessionAfternoon session
  • 0830:  Registration, refreshments and displays
  • 0855: opening address: Dr. Peter Potts, Chief of Staff, Grand River Hospital and St. Mary's General Hospital
  • 0905: Tools for Optimizing Treatment of Depression: Dr. R. Fallen
  • 1000: Bipolar Disorder - Collaborative Practice: Dr. C. Okonkwo
  • 1055: Break
  • 1110: Concurrent sessions:

Session #1 (Ballroom)
Cannabis and Youth-practice Resources
Stephanie Demers


Session #2 (Berkley Room: limited seating)
The FACTSs on long-acting injectable medications in Schizophrenia
Dr. A. Liu and Dr. E. Gavett-Liu

  • 1255: concurrent workshops

Workshop #1 (Ballroom)
DBT for adolescents
Frank Pew, MSW


Workshop #2 (Berkley Room: limited seating)
Optimizing the e-consult experience
Dr. D. Sherman

  • 1425: break
  • 1440: Mental health care on the margins: Dr. G. Berrigan
  • 1535: closing remarks
Presenters, workshop leaders, and panelists include:

Dr. Robyn Fallen
Specialized Mental Health
Grand River Hospital

Dr. Cletus Okonkwo
Adult In-patient Unit
Grand River Hospital

Stephanie Demers
MSW Concurrent Disorders Specialist
Specialized Mental Health
Grand River Hospital

Dr. Anson Liu and Dr. Emily Gavett-Liu
Guelph FACT team


Frank Pew MSW
Registered Social Worker
Broadleaf Health Services, Guelph

Dr David Sherman
Geriatric Psychiatrist
Geriatric Assessment Unit
Grand River Hospital

Dr. George Berrigan
Family Physician
St. John’s Kitchen Outreach Clinic