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Breakfast Symposium

  • 25 Sep 2013
  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Ottawa Convention Centre 55 Colonel By Drive Room 102 Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

The Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry would like to invite you to a thought-provoking Breakfast Symposium with guest speaker Kiran Rabheru on:

Geriatric Mood Disorders: Current Concepts

As a result of attending this breakfast presentation, participants will be able to:
  1. Highlight clinical factors that influence treatment resistance in geriatric mood disorders
  2. Gain better insight into emerging methods of understanding the pathophysiology of geriatric mood disorders
  3. Gain a better understanding of new therapeutic ways to optimize outcomes of geriatric mood disorders
Speaker Bio:
Kiran Rabheru, MD, CCFP, FRCPC, DABPN
Geriatric Psychiatrist, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON
Full Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa

Dr. Rabheru is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in geriatric psychiatry. He is a Full Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa, and a Geriatric Psychiatrist at the Ottawa Hospital where he serves as the Medical Director of both the Geriatric Psychiatry and ECT Services. He is Past President of the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (CAGP), and has been designated as a Founder of the subspecialty of Geriatric Psychiatry by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in October 2011. Dr. Rabheru received the 2012 CAGP Award for Outstanding Achievements for Geriatric Psychiatry in Canada.

He has published many peer-reviewed papers and is the co-author of Treating Dementia: Cognition & Beyond, and Dysfunctional Behavior in Dementia: A Clinician's Guide. He is currently an active participant on various scientific and academic advisory boards, serves as a referee for several scientific journals, and regularly participates at national and international scientific meetings.

Dr. Rabheru has a special interest in developing education programs for physicians andother caregivers. He is recognized internationally as an expert in ECT, for his scholasticcontributions to the development and teaching of a renowned national ECT course, andthe pioneering use of simulation to teach ECT administration. He also has special interestand expertise in the Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD), hascreated an innovative clinical tool to assess BPSD, and plays a key role in the planning ofnew strategies for health care delivery to the growing population of elderly patients.


Questions from the audience will be welcomed and time has been set aside at the end of the presentation for this.

Please note this event is open to healthcare practitioners only and is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from AstraZeneca. Spaces will be limited to 50 people so please RSVP by September 17, 2013.

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