Department of Psychiatry

Fellowship Workshop Series

About the workshop: These monthly workshop series features exceptional clinician scientists presenting on a wide-range of subjects, and provides a unique forum for fellows to learn, get better acquainted with each other, and share ideas to foster collaborations.  This workshop series will also address important transitions and milestones in the career development in clinical practice, education and research. 

Next Seminar: 

The upcoming fellowship workshop on Monday September 9 2019 which will be delivered by Dr. Bruce Pollock. The title of his talk will be  "The Challenge of Clinical Pharmacology in the Elderly"

As the Vice President of Research and inaugural Director of CAMH’s Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Dr. Pollock has led an expansion of CAMH’s research enterprise. He leads a team of more than 200 scientists and 500 research staff committed to making discoveries to improve the quality of life for people served by CAMH and beyond, through brain science, clinical research, and social and epidemiological research. Dr. Pollock is also Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Pollock earned his MD from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Toronto, and his PhD in pharmacology from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is a practicing geriatric psychiatrist and served as the President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Pollock's research includes clinical studies examining neurochemical selectivity, pharmacometrics and effects of conventional or newly derived agents for the treatment of depression and the behavioral disturbances of dementia. He has published over 350 peer-reviewed publications and is listed by ISI as among the 1% most cited authors in geriatric psychiatry.

His research has been recognized by the Distinguished Investigator Award of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, the Jack Weinberg Memorial Award for excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association, the Award for Research in Geriatric Psychiatry by the American College of Psychiatrists, and the 2014 William B. Abrams Award in Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology from the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. In 2017, he was awarded the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (CAGP) Award for Outstanding Contributions in Geriatric Psychiatry and in 2019 was selected as the inaugural Peter and Shelagh Godsoe Endowed Chair in Late-Life Mental Health at the University of Toronto.

The workshop will take place at the following time and location:

Monday, September 9, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (Light breakfast will be served), CAMH, 101 Stokes Street, Room 1123

These special seminars are being organized for your benefit. It is important that you actively participate, as the seminars are selected to benefit your fellowship and future professional development. The seminars are seeing conducted by the world-renowned academic leaders and I would request that you make every possible effort to attend them. Please let me know if there are any obstacles for your attendance. Also, kindly note that YOUR ATTENDANCE IN MANDATORY, will be documented and taken into account for assessment of the successful fellowship completion. It will be included in the recommendation to PGME regarding your graduation and certificate for successful completion of your fellowship.