Depression in Adults: Presentations

Wed 15 Oct 2008 | Thurs 16 Oct 2008 | Fri 17 Oct 2008

Depression in Adults: How to Improve Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment – Final Program 


Wednesday, 15 October 2008

08:15 – 08:30

  • Opening Remarks
     

08:30 – 09:00

Question 1: What is depression and how common is it?

  • Depressive disorders, symptoms, prevalence, and incidence (1.8 MB)
    Scott B. Patten MD FRCPC PhD, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Departments of Community Health Sciences and Psychiatry, University of Calgary
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  • Panel Question and Answer
     

09:00 – 10:20

Question 2: What are the effects of depression for the individual, family, and society?

  • The perspective of the individual and families
    Shelagh Rogers, Broadcast Journalist, CBC Radio
  • Impact on mortality and morbidity including other diseases (93 KB, 105 KB)
    Eldon R. Smith OC MD FRCPC, Emeritus Professor, University of Calgary; Chair, Canadian Heart Health Strategy and Action Plan
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    Lauren Brown BScPharm MSc ACPR, PhD Candidate, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
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  • Impact on the workplace and society (1.9 MB)
    Zorianna Hyworon, Chief Executive Officer, InfoTech Inc.
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  • Economic impact and utilization of health services (207 KB)
    Philip Jacobs DPhil CMA, Director, Research Collaborations, Institute of Health Economics; Professor, Health Economics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta
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  • Panel Question and Answer
     

10:45 – 12:20

Question 3: What are the risk factors for depression, and how can prevention of these be improved?

  • Age, sex, race, and genetics (275 KB)
    Sidney H. Kennedy MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychiatrist-in-Chief, University Health Network, University of Toronto; Founding Chair, Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT)
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  • Adverse childhood experiences in relation to depression in adult ages (461 KB)
    Vincent Felitti MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California; Founding Chair of Preventative Medicine, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego
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  • Factors that cause different forms of stress and its relation to depression
    Sonia Lupien PhD, Scientific Director, Mental Health Research Centre, Fernand Sequin Hopital Louis-H Lafontaine, Université de Montréal
  • The abuse of alcohol and other substances (105 KB)
    Nady el-Guebaly MD DPsych DPH FRCPC, Professor and Head, Addiction Division, Department of Psychiatry, University of Calgary; Medical Director, Addiction Program & Centre, Alberta Health Services/Calgary Health Region
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  • Work related risk factors
    Mary Ann Baynton MSW RSW, Director, Mental Health Works, Canadian Mental Health Association; Ontario Program Director, Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace
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13:30 – 14:15

Question 4: What are the most appropriate ways for diagnosing depression?

  • Early detection, screening and other diagnostic methods (115 KB)
    David L. Streiner PhD CPsych, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; Assistant Vice President, Research Director, Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Baycrest
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  • Diagnosis and follow up from a family practitioner’s perspective (114 KB)
    June Bergman MD CCFP FCFP, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary
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  • Panel Question and Answer
     

14:15 – 16:50

Question 5: What are current treatments for depression and what evidence is available for their safety and effectiveness?

  • Pharmaceutical treatment: Benefits and risks
    Raymond W. Lam MD FRCPC, Professor and Head of the Division of Clinical Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia; Director, Mood Disorders Centre of Excellence, University of British Columbia Hospital, Vancouver
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  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (3.0 MB)
    Keith Dobson PhD, Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology, University of Calgary; Executive Director, Council of Canadian Departments of Psychology; President-Elect, Academy of Cognitive Therapy; President-Elect, International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy
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  • Psychotherapy (188 KB)
    Janet M. de Groot BMedSc MD FRCPC, Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Oncology and Associate Dean, Equity and Teacher-Learner Relations, University of Calgary
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  • Self-management (522 KB)
    Dan Bilsker PhD, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University; Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
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  • Panel Question and Answer
     


Thursday, 16 October 2008

08:30 – 09:45

Question 5: What are current treatments for depression and what evidence is available for their safety and effectiveness? (continued)

  • Electroconvulsive therapy (959 KB)
    Harold A. Sackeim PhD, Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Radiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University; Emeritus Chief, Department of Biological Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute
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  • Non-traditional forms of treatment of depression (457 KB)
    Raymond W. Lam MD FRCPC, Professor and Head of the Division of Clinical Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia; Director, Mood Disorders Centre of Excellence, University of British Columbia Hospital, Vancouver
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  • Healing practices in the Aboriginal community
    Leonard Bastien, Elder and Consultant, Native Multi Service Team, Calgary and Area Child and Family Services Authority
  • Panel Question and Answer
     

09:45 – 14:00

Question 6: What are the obstacles to effective management of depression and strategies to overcome them?

  • Stigma (548 KB)
    Patrick Corrigan PsyD, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Institute of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology
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  • Health care structure, financing and reimbursement systems
    A. Donald Milliken MB MSHA FRCPC, Advocacy Committee Chair and Past-President, Canadian Psychiatric Association; Affective Disorders Clinic, Victoria
  • Mental health literacy: Tools for individuals and family
    Thomas Ungar MD MEd CCFP FCFP FRCPC DABPN, Chief of Psychiatry, North York General Hospital
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  • Access to health care for people with depression (2.1 MB)
    David J. A. Dozois PhD CPsych, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Science, University of Western Ontario
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  • Waiting times and shortage of personnel
    Patrick J. White PhD, Clinical Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta; Regional Clinical Program Director, Mental Health, Alberta Health Services/Capital Health
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14:00 – 15:15

Question 7: What further research is needed in the field?

  • Biomedical (491 KB)
    Glen Baker PhD DSc, Professor and Vice-Chair (Research) and Director, Neurochemical Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta
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  • Clinical (226 KB)
    Sidney H. Kennedy MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychiatrist-in-Chief, University Health Network, University of Toronto; Founding Chair, Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT)
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  • Population Health (50 KB)
    Scott B. Patten MD FRCPC PhD, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Departments of Community Health Sciences and Psychiatry, University of Calgary
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  • Economics
    Philip Jacobs DPhil CMA, Director, Research Collaborations, Institute of Health Economics; Professor, Health Economics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta
  • Policy (203 KB)
    Angus H. Thompson PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research, University of Alberta; Research Associate, Institute of Health Economics
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  • Panel Question and Answer
     

15:15 – 16:00

  • Open discussion on all conference topics
     


Friday, 17 October 2008

09:00 – 11:30

  • Reading of the DRAFT Consensus Statement by Jury Chair
    Honourable Michael Kirby, Chair, Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • Open Discussion
  • Closing Remarks
    Honourable Michael Kirby, Chair, Mental Health Commission of Canada
    Egon Jonsson PhD, Executive Director and CEO, Institute of Health Economics
    Scott B. Patten MD FRCPC PhD, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Departments of Community Health Sciences and Psychiatry, University of Calgary
  • Media Conference