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Upcoming international event: Improving health outcomes in youth with first episode psychosis
Join the next iphYs international symposia series on improving the physical health of young people with psychosis. During this one-day event, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with world-renowned experts on managing weight gain, metabolic syndrome and diabetes in persons receiving early psychosis intervention (EPI).
Date: Thursday May 21, 2015, 9am—5pm (EDT)
Location: Oakham House, 63 Gould Street, Toronto
Attend this symposium to learn:
- About the need for early, regular metabolic monitoring and lifestyle approaches to preserve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of individuals with psychosis;
- How weight gain and metabolic abnormalities develop in youth starting antipsychotic medications;
- Lifestyle and skills interventions that can help reduce weight gain in people starting antipsychotic medication;
- Strategies to improve collaboration with primary care providers;
- Neutraceutical approaches that improve the metabolic status of individuals with psychosis.
Who should attend? Psychiatrists, nurses, front-line mental health professionals and advocates including social workers, family doctors, patients and families involved with early psychosis intervention.
Speakers and topics
- Dr. Jackie Curtis aand Dr. David Shiers: Introduction to the HeAL Declaration.
- Dr. Christoph Correll: Antipsychotic-related risk for weight gain and metabolic abnormalities during development.
- Dr. Katherine Samaras: Young people with schizophrenia: A high-risk group for diabetes: opportunities for prevention and early intervention from an endocrinological perspective.
- Dr. Philip Ward: Early lifestyle intervention attentuates antipsychotic-induced weight gain in first episode psychosis
- Dr. David Shiers and Dr. Sharman Robertson: Materials and strategies for liasing with primary care.
- Dr. Tony Cohn: A neutraceutical approach to metabolic management.
Speakers will be followed by an interactive session aimed at developing tailored approaches to metabolic management for EPI programs across Ontario.