UPDATE! Note on Accreditation:
The Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry Online Course is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Geriatrics Society. Each participant may claim up to a maximum of three (3) hours per module for participation in the program; the maximum number of hours for the Geriatric Psychiatry Online course is 39 hours. You are responsible for logging your time spent on the program on an honour-system basis.
This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 39 Mainpro+ credits.
This Geriatric Psychiatry Online course will consolidate learning of geriatric psychiatry in an innovative, interactive, and fun manner. Our program is geared to physicians, health care professionals and residents who are interested in up-to-date learning about the psychiatric care of the elderly, and features interactive asynchronous online learning (sign on at your convenience). This 3-month course, comprised of 13 one-week modules, is led by expert faculty and covers a wide array of topics in geriatric psychiatry at an advanced level. The course will begin February 2018.
New this year, three course modules will feature an added bilingual component (with the option to have discussions en français), thanks to the facilitation of Dr. Jean-François Côté and Dr. Julie Thériault. We have also expanded our committee to ensure that the content and delivery are relevant to physicians and other health care providers beyond geriatric psychiatrists.
The course will be co-chaired by Dr. Mark Rapoport, CAGP President Dr. Dallas Seitz and Dr. Andrew Wiens. Faculty members include Dr. Andrea Moser, Dr. Rob Madan, Melissa Turzanski, Dr. Benoit Mulsant, Dr. Charles Reynolds, Dr. David Conn, Dr. David Tang-Wai, Dr. Keri-Leigh Cassidy, Dr. Laura Gage, Dr. Maria Hussain, Dr. Peter Chan, Dr. Marnin Heisel, Dr. Robyn Waxman, Dr. Simon Davies, Dr. Tarek Rajji, Dr. Carl Cohen and Dr. Michael Reinhardt.
The review course was developed with the technical and educational guidance of Dr. Marcus Law, Director of Technology Enabled Learning at the Centre for Faculty Development of the University of Toronto.
“Excellent review with helpful comprehensive references and good discussion from participants and facilitators.”
“Really appreciated the interactive nature. The facilitator prompted us by posting follow-up questions, answered questions by sharing his own clinical experience and by providing additional references. Helped engage us and maintain interest”
“Exceptional job in designing this course. It was very relevant, practical and applicable. It far exceeded my expectations. Having access to the country's experts in different areas was priceless. Well done!”
“Very well done! The course was well paced and the selected articles were informative. It was also good to be able to discuss issues with colleagues across the country.”
Testimonials from other Health Care Professionals:
“[I gained a] greater understanding of the unique impact psychiatric conditions have on assessment and treatment of older adults.” (Registered Nurse)
"I work in a rural practice with little specialist coverage and access to mental health counselling, support programs etc. This helped me become more confident in assessing and managing my elderly psychiatry patients. Often they don't have the capability to travel long distances to see a specialist.” (Registered Nurse)
“[I am] more confident to do counselling with families regarding the prognosis and the progression of dementia.” (Challenging Behaviour Resource Consultant - Nurse)“It provided me with up to date research and information on assessment and treatment of older adults. Given I do not have a medical background, and I am working in a medically focused field, it enhanced my confidence to better support the client's I work with. I feel it also improved my assessments to better reflect reliant and helpful information for our teams' geriatric psychiatrist to review.” (Psychiatric Nurse)
The Geriatric Psychiatry Online Course is entirely funded by registration fees and support of the CAGP.
We do not seek industry support.