Welcome to OPA's 100th Annual Conference

The 2020 OPA Annual Conference will take place
at the Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto

Conference Theme:

Celebrating Diversity

While we look to our future in psychiatry as an organization in the next 100 years, we honor and embrace enhanced diversity of perspective, of practice, and of representation to optimally serve the mental health needs of our province.


OPA Annual Conference Postponed 

Dear OPA members, friends and supporters,

As the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change rapidly, the OPA Council has made the decision to postpone our Annual Conference. This decision was made with the deepest concern for our attendees and everybody else involved in planning and executing such a complex event, especially in relation to their health and safety. This decision is in line with the policies currently being implemented by hospitals and by other health care organizations and with your feedback.

We are working with the Omni King Edward Hotel on rescheduling the Annual Conference and associated centennial celebrations for a later date. At this point, it is not realistic to move the program entirely online due to logistical challenges, including additional accreditation requirements.

We will be addressing details and actions resulting from this decision, including management of registration fees, as more information becomes available. Our Annual General Meeting will likely be held by electronic means and we will advise you on the date and the format of this event. Please stay tuned to our further communications.

We appreciate your understanding and your continued support of the OPA.


Invited Speakers

 


Anthony Bailey


Adam Ellis


Susan G. Lazar


Mary Hasbah Roessel


IN THEIR SHOES: SHARING PSYCHOTHERAPY STORIES

To coincide with the OPA's 100-year anniversary, a new exhibit called In Their Shoes: Sharing Psychotherapy Stories will be held during our Annual Conference at the Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto. The event will display shoes with a brief written story from the former owner about a positive long-term/intensive experience with psychotherapy. Following the event, the shoes will be donated to a charitable organization. We are currently seeking submissions from those with lived experience of healing through psychotherapy and would appreciate your support in facilitating the submissions. (Submission instructions are outlined below.) Please consider celebrating these mental health successes by participating in this initiative! 

The exhibit will also feature a special performance by the Canadian Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq. Tanya Tagaq is an improvisational singer, an avant-garde composer, and a bestselling author. A member of the Order of Canada, a Polaris Music Prize winner, a JUNO Award winner, and a recipient of multiple honorary doctorates, Tanya Tagaq is one of the country’s most original and distinguished artists. In its many forms, Tanya Tagaq’s art challenges static ideas of genre and culture and contends with themes of environmentalism, human rights, and post-colonial issues. http://tanyatagaq.com 

To learn more or find out how you can get involved please click here.


 


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