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Integrated care for gender dysphoric, gender non-binary, & transgender children into adulthood

Date: Thursday, April 19 & Friday, April 20, 2018
Location: Weather Watch Room, 5th floor Dixon Building, NSHA QEII HSC-VG site

See the conference schedule [PDF - 335KB]

See the conference program [PDF - 360KB]


Contact Ms. Debi Follett (Debi.Follett@iwk.nshealth.ca; 902-470-8087) to obtain your registration package.

Registration closes on April 6, 2018.

Undergraduate Contests

2018 COUPE Best Paper Contest for Medical Students

The COUPE “Best Paper Award for Medical Students” is designed to recognize a student in undergraduate medical training who demonstrates an enhanced level of understanding and interest in mental health.
• Furthermore, this prize is intended to reward a student who takes the time and effort (during an extremely busy year!) to investigate a specific issue relevant to mental health, either within psychiatry or another area of medicine.
• Finally, this prize is intended to reward the student who best demonstrates an advanced level of scholarship expected at the senior stages of undergraduate medical education.

Essays will be submitted via e-mail to the chair of the Psychiatry Undergraduate Education Committee Dr. Cheryl Murphy at murphyc@dal.ca. Submissions will not be accepted after Midnight, Friday, March 30, 2018. (Paper submissions will not be accepted)

Please see the contest poster for full details [PDF - 51KB]

2018 Dr. Susan Bradley Scholarship Award

The Susan Bradley Scholarship Fund is now receiving applications for a summer student placement for 2018.  Please pass on the information attached regarding this important Student Scholarship to all first and second year medical students.

The Susan Bradley Scholarship was established for first and second year medical students with an interest in gaining a better understanding and appreciation of child and adolescent psychiatry. The recipient will spend a minimum of 10 weeks and up to 14 weeks during the summer of 2018 (May to August) gaining clinical experience in child & adolescent psychiatry primarily at either the Hospital for Sick Children or the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.  The recipient of the scholarship receives a $5000.00 stipend. Opportunities to explore research interests in child & adolescent psychiatry are available to those students with an interest in research.   

The University of Toronto's Divisional Undergraduate Committee will select up to two students from among the applications received by the deadline.  This scholarship is available to all Canadian medical students.  We encourage all interested first or second year medical students to submit their applications to Comfort Thompson (Comfort.Thompson@camh.ca) no later than Monday February 20, 2018.  

Please see the contest poster for full details [PDF - 94KB]
Fill out the application form [PDF - 114KB]