News & Events
News & Updates
Here you will find a sampling of news and announcements from EPION.
Join EPION for our bi-annual two-day conference.
The EPION conference will highlight and explore innovative and promising practices in early psychosis intervention. We will also recognize and honour the clinical, research and peer initiatives of our EPI programs as well as the ongoing work of EPION itself.
This bi-annual conference provides an opportunity for those involved in Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) in Ontario to:
- Share, learn and network together as clinicians, researchers, peer support workers, program managers, program evaluators, persons with lived experience and family members.
- Understand the latest data and evidence on EPI and what it means for clinical practice
- Find out about the innovations and learnings from programs that have implemented new practices
- Hear about the various initiatives undertaken by EPION through the EPION standing Working Groups and time-limited task groups.
Keynote presenters to be announced soon! Registration opens May 6, 2019.
For conference updates, please visit: epionevents.ca
Call for Proposals:
Do you have an idea for a conference session?
We are inviting proposals for oral presentations and poster presentations as we plan for EPION’s 2019 Conference!
Presentation topics can include innovative clinical practices, program evaluation, research studies, lived experience initiatives, and community partnerships. Presentations can be individual or group (within or across EPI programs).
Presentation formats can include:
- Oral presentations (20, 30, or 60 minutes)
- Symposium – collection of talks on a specific topic (60 minutes)
Submissions will be accepted until May 21, 2019.
For more information or to submit an abstrac, visit epionevents.ca
EPION’s Metabolic Monitoring Working Group developed three videos to highlight the suite of tools developed for metabolic monitoring. These resources are designed for community and
In this issue:
- From the desks of the Co-Chairs
- A Message from EPION’s New Membership Chair
- Our New EPION Coordinator
- IEPA Boston: October 7 -10, 2018
Tuesday January 8, 2019, 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Co-hosted by Evidence Exchange Network at Provincial System Support Program, CAMH and Early Psychosis Intervention Ontario Network (EPION) (more…)
At the September 21st Network Meeting, it was decided that a letter would be sent to the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) relaying our membership’s concerns about a recent MTO regulation requiring physicians to report patients who experience psychosis. (more…)
The EPION PEAK Working Group is happy to announce the release of the Primary Care Communication Tool for EPI programs. Help improve your communication and collaboration with primary care by using this simple template for shared clients. (more…)
EPION is proud to be participating in the 11th International Conference on Early Intervention in Mental Health taking place in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 7th–10th October 2018. (more…)
In honour of Mental Illness Awareness Week 2018 and the forthcoming legalization of cannabis in Canada, EPION (Early Psychosis Intervention Ontario Network) and the SSO (Schizophrenia Society of Ontario) have partnered on a social media campaign to highlight some of the research evidence linking cannabis and psychosis. The #weknowpsychosis campaign will run for the month of October 2018. (more…)
Where do we go from here?
As mentioned in last week’s Spotlight, the outcomes of last year’s fidelity assessments supported a second round. The SISC, Gord Langill, Avra Selick, Janet Durbin and Shannel Butt have been working diligently to coordinate all the pieces needed to get the second wave of fidelity assessments rolled out. This is no short list of tasks either. (more…)
EPION’s Standards Implementation Committee is happy to announce the Fidelity Pilot Report is now available. “Implementing a volunteer peer fidelity assessment in Ontario Early Psychosis Intervention programs: what did we learn?” describes the Fidelity Pilot project conducted by the Standards Implementation Steering Committee (SISC). (more…)