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Developmental Disabilities Clinical and Research Rounds

Our next presentation will be held on Wednesday June 14, 2017 at the Child and Parent Resource Institute, 600 Sanitorium Road, London Ontario, the Zarfas Hall, from 4pm-5pm.  

It will feature a presentation by Dr. Russell Schachar.  


Russell Schachar is a staff psychiatrist at the Hospital for Sick Children and senior scientist in the Research Institute at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. After graduating from medical school at the University of Toronto, he completed his residency in psychiatry at McMaster University after which he took up a post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, under the supervision of Professor Sir Michael Rutter. Returning to the Hospital for Sick Children, he established a clinical-research programme in neuropsychiatry specializing in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.


A flyer for this event can be found by clicking here.

This presentation will also be available for viewing as a webinar using zoom software.

Click here to join/register for the webinar;

For more information, and/or technological troubleshooting please contact Sarah O'Flanagan at, or 519.646.6100 x47694



Background Information

The Developmental Disabilities Program will host a series of Clinical and Basic Science Rounds on the second Wednesday of each month from 4-5pm at CPRI.  These rounds will also be live streamed using Zoom software. 

Each month we will alternate between a basic science/research presentation, and a clinical case presentation.  Our hope is to begin to bridge the gap that often exists between basic science and the bedside, and bring together researchers and clinicans to discuss the science and clinical presentations.

As mentioned, the series will be live streamed using Zoom software so you can attend the rounds from your office, home, or anywhere else using your mobile device or computer.  The presentations will also be available for viewing after the fact here on our website.  

Refreshments will be provided for those who attend in person at CPRI.

This series of rounds has been accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, as well as by the Canadian Psychological Association, and the College of Family Physicians.  

For more information, or to sign up for email alerts with information about these rounds, contact Sarah O'Flanagan.

Each session will also be recorded for viewing after the fact. 

You can view December's session below.

You can view November's session below.  

You can view September's session below.  

15th Annual Developmental Disabilities Spring CPD - March 29, 2017

The Developmental Disabilities Program hosted the 15th Annual Spring CPD on March 29, 2017 at the Windermere Manor.  

This year we welcomed Dr. Amer Burhan (Associate Professor and Chair - Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University), Dr. Michael Mak (Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry,  Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University) and Louis Busch, (BST, M. Ed., BCaBA. Behavioural Therapist, Forensic Rehabilitation Unit D, Complex Care & Recovery Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.  President, Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis,  Coordinator, Ontario Behaviour Analytic Community of Practice), to speak about Developmental Disabilities in the aging population, sleep disorders in the developmentally disabled population, and behaviour analysis for severe Pica (respectively).

The slides for these presentations can be viewed below.

Dr. Amer Burhan; Slides.


Dr. Michael Mak; Slides.  


Louis Busch; Slides.

Department of Psychiatry, Continuing Professional Development Mornings (Rounds).

The Developmental Disabilities Program hosted the September CPD.  This event was held on Thursday September 8, from 8:30am - 10:30am at the Victoria Hospital Auditorium (B2-119), and was broadcast via OTN to the Parkwood Institute, Mental Health Care Building, room F4-203, the Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care, and other community agencies. 

This year we welcomed Dr. Jessica Jones from Queens University, who gave a talk entitled "Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders". 

Dr. Jones has kindly agreed to share the slides from her presentation.  Those slides can be viewed here.

14th Annual Developmental Disabilities Spring CPD

The 14th Annual Developmental Disabilities Spring CPD was held on April 13, 2016.  This year we welcomed;

1. Heather Bailey - Occupational Therapist, who spoke about sensory issues in people with developmental disabilities.  View Heather's entire presentation below.


2.  Joan Gardiner - Speech Language Therapist, who spoke about communication disorders in people with developmental disabilties.

View Joan's entire presentation below.  

3.  Stephanie Gratton from Developmental Services Ontario, who spoke about navigating the DSO system.

View Stephanie's entire presentation below.