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Register now for 22 May IPA Webinar! SUD in Older Adults: The Latest Buzz


Substance Use Disorder in Older Adults: The Latest Buzz

Wednesday, May 22nd at 8:00 AM CT (See this event in your local time)

Hello IPA colleagues,

With global population aging, and drug legalization happening in many countries, older adults are using recreational and prescribed drugs with the potential for harm at increasing rates. The morbidity and healthcare costs associated with substance use disorders (SUDs) in older adults is significant. The intersection of the stigma of addictions, ageism, and diagnostic overshadowing often leads to underdiagnosis and undertreatment of SUDs in older adults. This session will explore global patterns on substance use among older adults, strategies for diagnosis and treatment of SUDs in older adults, and share resources and tools for your clinical practice. We will also review some special populations, such as SUDs in people with dementia.

Prof. Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, PhDChair, IPA Webinar Series

Webinar Presenters-


Presenter: Dr. Christopher Kitamura

Dr. Kitamura is a geriatric psychiatrist at Baycrest in Toronto, Canada. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, at the University of Toronto. He is a Board Member of the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry and Chair of the Communications Committee. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of International Geriatric Mental Health Network (I-GeMH) and the Canadian Geriatric Substance Use Disorders Course for Geriatric Psychiatry Residents. He has presented widely on the topics of substance use disorders and sleep disorders in older adults.


Presenter: Marilyn White-Campbell

Marilyn White-Campbell is a Geriatric Addictions Specialist with Baycrest Behavioral Support Ontario. Marilyn was co-investigator with Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health which established 4 national clinical best practice guidelines for substance use disorder for older adults and co-chair for the Alcohol Working Group,  With 37 years of clinical experience she is recognized as a pioneer in the field of Geriatric Addictions.

IPA Webinar Series, Program Organizers:

Prof Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, PhDRadboud University

Nijmegen Medical CentreChair, IPA Webinar Task ForceThe Netherlands

Robert Madan MD FRCPCDeputy Chief of Staff, Baycrest,Canada Prof Maria I. Lapid, MDProfessor of PsychiatryMayo Clinic,United States

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Dr. Sujoy Mukherjee
Old Age Consultant Psychiatrist and Chair of MSNAP Accreditation Committee
Ms. Jemini Jethwa
MSNAP Programme Manager
The Royal College of Psychiatrists

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