Laurence J. Kirmayer, MD, FRCPC, FCAHS, FRSC

James McGill Professor & Director, Social & Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal

Laurence J. Kirmayer, MD, FRCPC, FCAHS, FRSC is James McGill Professor and Director, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University. He is Editor-in-Chief of Transcultural Psychiatry, and directs the McGill Global Mental Health Program and the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit at the Department of Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital in Montreal where he conducts research on mental health services for immigrants and refugees, mental health promotion for Indigenous Peoples, and the anthropology and philosophy of psychiatry.

His past research includes studies on the development and evaluation of a cultural consultation service in mental health, pathways and barriers to mental health care for immigrants, somatization in primary care, Inuit concepts of mental health and illness, risk and protective factors for suicide, Indigenous concepts of resilience, and culturally based mental health promotion for First Nations youth. He held a CIHR Senior Investigator Award for a research program entitled “The integration of culture in psychiatric theory and practice,” which included studies on the relevance of cultural formulation in psychiatric consultation and a cross-national comparative study of models of mental health care for multicultural societies.

Dr Kirmayer founded and directs the annual Summer Program in Social and Cultural Psychiatry at McGill. He is also founder and director of the Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research. He co-edited the volumes, Understanding Trauma: Integrating Biological, Clinical and Cultural Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2007), Healing Traditions: The Mental Health of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada (University of British Columbia Press, 2008); Cultural Consultation: Encountering the Other in Mental Health Care, (Springer, 2014) and , Re-Visioning Psychiatry: Cultural Phenomenology, Critical Neuroscience, and Global Mental Health (Cambridge, 2015).

  • May 2018
    Registration Opens. Early bird fee $200.00; Students $100.
  • Oct. 1, 2018
    Registration fee increases to $225.00; registrations become non-refundable.
  • November 16, 2018
    Conference
 
This Grey Nuns Hospital Grand Rounds event is approved for 5 hours as an Accredited Group Learning Activity under Section 1 of the Framework of CPD options for the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
 

Agenda

Auditorium, Grey Nuns Community HospitalNovember 16, 2018
7:30 AM

Registration / Breakfast

8:30 AM

Introductions – Dr. Jan Banasch

9:00 AM

Lecture 1: Re-Visioning Psychiatry
Integrating Culture & Context in theory/practice

10:15 AM

Coffee Break

10:45 AM

Lecture 2: Cultural Safety & Structural Competence

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Lecture 3: Cultural Based Mental Health Promotion for Indigenous Youth

2:15 PM

Question & Answer "Meet the Professor"

Contact & Registration

1100 Youville Drive West Northwest Edmonton, AB T6L 5X8

For further information, contact:

Sharon Reimer at 780-735-7145 or
email [email protected]

Please note: No refunds after October 1, 2018.

 

History of the Feldman Lecture - 1983-2017

2017

Philip (Phil) Cowen, M.D.

2016

David Nutt, M.D.

2015

Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D.

2014

Kay Redfield Jamison

2013

Baroness Susan Greenfield

2012

Stephen Michael Stahl, M.D., Ph.D.

2011

Dr. Arya Sharma

2010

Dr. Martin Seligman

2009

Dr. Kenneth Kendler

2008

Arthur Caplan, PhD

2007

Christine A. Padesky, PhD

2006

Dr. John W. Newcomer

2005

Lt.-Gen. Romeo Dallaire

2004

Dr. Roger D. Weiss

2002

Dr. Shitij Kapur

2001

Dr. Harold Sackheim

2000

Dr. Heidi L. Heard

1999

Dr. Michael F. Myers

1998

Dr. Glen Gabbard

1997

Dr. Norman Sartorius

1996

Dr. Philip Seeman

1995

Dr. Sheldon Preskorn

1994

Dr. Robert M. Post

1993

Dr. C.B. Nemeroff

1992

Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk

1991

Dr. Marie Asberg

1990

Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D.

1989

Professor Sir Martin Roth

1988

Dr. Harold Mersky

1987

Cancelled

1986

Dr. Hagop S. Akiskal, M.D.

1985

Dr. David Sheehan

1984

Dr. Heinz Lehmann

1983

Dr. Paul E. Garfinkel, M.D., F.R.C.P. (C)