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Academic Research Day

London Joint Mental Health Research Day

The 2018 Academic Research Day will take place on June 21, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton. This year, the Department of Psychiatry has joined with the Lawson Health Research Institute – Mental Health Group, Parkwood Institute Research – Mental Health Care, and Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care to host the London Joint Mental Health Research Day.

On behalf of the Joint Mental Health Research Day Planning Committee, we are pleased to announce the keynote speakers.

Dr. Tarek Rajji: Dr. Rajji is Deputy Physician-in-Chief of Clinical Research and Chief of the Adult Neurodevelopment and Geriatric Psychiatry Division at CAMH, as well as a Clinician Scientist in CAMH's Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute. He is also a Canada Research Chair in Neurostimulation for Cognitive Disorders, and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Heather Stuart: Dr. Stuart is a social epidemiologist specializing in psychiatric epidemiology and mental health services research. She is the Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair, and a Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences with cross appointments to the Department of Psychiatry and the School of Rehabilitation at Queen’s University.

Mr. Brett Batten: Mr. Batten is a former St. Joseph's forensic patient and is now a sought-after award-winning speaker and community advocate. Brett advocates for mental illness awareness especially when there is confusion surrounding individuals with mental illness coming into contact with the justice system.

This learning event will feature brief oral and and poster presentations from faculty, clinicians, researchers, trainees, students and community partners from Western University’s Department of Psychiatry, the Lawson Health Research Institute - Mental Health Group, and Research and Innovation - St. Joseph's Health Care London Mental Health Care Programs.


To register for this event, please visit our registration page.

We look forward to you joining us for this event.


If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Cecile.

The program for Academic Research Day 2017, including abstracts for each presentation, can be found here.