Innovations in Mental Health Series: Doing Better for Children and Families
Monday, November 26, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)
Please join Dr. Ilse Treurnicht, CEO Mars Discovery District (MaRS) and Dr. Catherine Zahn, President and CEO of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) as they launch a new series focusing on innovations in mental health and addiction.
The first event in the series will feature Dr. Peter Szatmari, Chedoke Health Chair in Child Psychiatry at McMaster University in conversation with Dr. Zahn and Mary Jo Haddad, President and CEO of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) about innovation in children’s mental health
Dr. Szatmari has worked in the field of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) for over 30 years. He is Professor and Head, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, where he holds the Chedoke Health Chair in Child Psychiatry. He is Director of the Offord Centre of Child Studies, a research institute supported by McMaster University and McMaster Children’s Hospital and is a founding member of the Canadian Autism Intervention Research Network (CAIRN), a national network of parents, clinicians, policy makers and scientists dedicated to supporting a research agenda in early intervention in autism. He was editor of the journal Evidence Based Mental Health for five years.
Light refreshments at 5:30 p.m.
Program begins at 6:15 p.m.
Registration fee: $10.00
Support for speaker series provided by Roche
When & Where
MaRS Discovery District, Social Innovation Generation & Ashoka Canada present
MaRS (www.marsdd.com) is a large scale, mission driven innovation centre located in Toronto and networked across Ontario, focused on building Canada’s next generation of technology companies.
MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders in life sciences and health care, information, communications and entertainment technologies, cleantech, advanced materials and engineering, as well as innovative social purpose businesses.
Social Innovation Generation (SiG) (www.sigeneration.ca) is a collaborative partnership founded by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the University of Waterloo, the MaRS Discovery District, and the PLAN Institute. Our ultimate goal is to support whole system change through changing the broader economic, cultural and policy context in Canada to allow social innovations to flourish.
Ashoka (canada.ashoka.org) is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs – individuals with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Ashoka is redefining the global citizen sector by creating a system of collaborative entrepreneurship. Connecting the work of individual social entrepreneurs to business, academic and public sector partners, they create a network effect driving the sector forward and developing new solutions to global problems.