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International Geriatric Mental Health (I-GeMH) Rounds

Baycrest is partnering with the Canada International Scientific Exchange Program (CISEPO) and the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry to host an international education series, with the goal of:

• Sharing tools and resources between sites
• Highlighting how the practice of geriatric mental health differs across the world,   including its challenges
• Fostering a sense of connection between participants
• Emphasizing democratization of knowledge

Each expert led session will include a case. Advance questions are welcome and can be forwarded when you register through the link on the flyer.

Session topics for the 2023 series include:

January 27th, 2023          Let’s Connect: Developing Clinical Guidelines for Loneliness and Social Isolation among Older Adults (Dr. David Conn, MB, FRCPC) - SEE FLYER

Participants will receive a certificate of completion for attending the seminar(s). Please email us at to:

  • Join the I-GeMH network and receive information about our upcoming educational opportunities
  • If you have a tool or resource to share with our audience
  • If you or a colleague are interested in presenting

Interactive video conferenced sessions will be held live on Fridays between 8:00-9:00 am ET, where we hope to make recordings available.

Yours sincerely,

Cindy Grief, MD, FRCPC                                                    
Staff Geriatric Psychiatrist, Baycrest                                    
Associate Professor, University of Toronto                          
Department of Psychiatry                                                     
Division of Geriatric Psychiatry                                           
I-GeMH Co-Chair                                                                

Christopher Kitamura, MD, FRCPC
Staff Geriatric Psychiatrist, Baycrest
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Department of Psychiatry
Division of Geriatric Psychiatry
I-GeMH Co-Chair

Baycrest International Behavioural Neurology Videoconference Rounds

About these rounds:

  • Hosted by Baycrest
  • Coordinated by the Division of Neurology, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Chaired by Dr. Morris Freedman and Dr. Sandra Black
  • Held weekly during the academic year via Zoom
  • Provide a platform for knowledge transfer in cognitive brain health on a global scale

The videos are created with the support of::

  • Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation
  • Canadian Neurological Society
  • Peter A. Silverman Global eHealth Program (PASGeP)
  • Canada-International Scientific Exchange Program (CISEPO)

Registration is required through Baycrest's site: and is limited to those in the healthcare field.\

The next International Behavioural Neurology Videoconference Round will take place on

  • 19 October 2022:  Should Art be incorporated as an influencing factor of Cognitive Reserve?Should Art be incorporated as an influencing factor of Cognitive Reserve? Detailed flyer attached


 Detailed flyer attached

2020-2021 current archived Videoconference Rounds include:

  • May 2021: When Silence is Not Golden: Word Retrieval Problems in Aging by Regina Jokel, PhD
  • 7 April 2021: Is Art an Enhancer of Cognitive Reserve? From Neuro-archeology to Neuroimaging by Luis Fornazzari MD, FRCPC
  • 3 March 2021: Chasing Zebras: Rare but Reversible Cases of Dementia by Carolyn Orr BSc, MBChB, MRCP, PhD, FRACP 
  • 17 February 2021: Is it “Virtually” Possible? Dementia Care During the Pandemic and Beyond by Sara Mitchell MD, FRCPC, MPH
  • 3 February 2021: COVID-19, Neurological Manifestations and Dementia: Perspective from a Specialist Centre in India by Suvarna Alladi, MD
  • 13 January 2021: Preventing Dementia 2021 by Howard Chertkow MD, FRCPC, FCAHS
  • 16 September 2020: Double Trouble from Genes and Aging Based on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Studies by Ekaterina Rogaeva, PhD
  • 10 June 2020: Clock Drawing Test (CDT): Is it worth the time?! by Eslam Abdellah, MBBCh, MSC
  • 3 June 2020: Telephone Cognitive Assessment: Evidence Base and Application by Sivan Klil-Drori, MD
  • 27 May 2020: Tourette Syndrome – Practical Management Update by Elia Abi-Jaoude MSc, MD, PhD(C), FRCPC
  • 13 May 2020: Speech and Language Impairments as a Harbinger of a Neurodegenerative Disorder by Regina Jokel, PhD
  • 6 May 2020: Dementia in the Era of COVID-19 by Amos D. Korczyn MD, PhD
  • 29 April 2020: Neuropsychological Profile, Structural Volumes, and Functional Connectivity In Anorexia Nervosa presented by: Department of Clinical and Laboratory Research, Neurophysiology and Neuroimaging V. M. Bekhterev National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Neurology Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 8 April 2020: Functional Neuroimaging in Epilepsy Surgery Planning by Mary Pat McAndrews, PhD, CPsych
  • 25 March 2020: Inner Voices, Auditory Hallucinations and Brain Functions by Luis Fornazzari MD, FRCPC
  • 18 March 2020: Results of Neurological Study of Patients with Lymphoproliferative Diseases in Bashkortostan, Russia by Leila Akhmadeeva MD, PhD
  • 4 March 2020: Evaluating Impact of Interventions for Memory and Aging by Susan Vandermorris, PhD, C.Psych
  • 26 February 2020: Brain Oscillations in Stroke, Dementia, and Intervention by Jed A. Meltzer, PhD
  • 5 February 2020: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Review of Diagnosis and Management by Daniel Gorman, MD, FRCPC
  • 29 January 2020: Sleep Apnea – What You Need to Know by Brian J. Murray, MD, FRCPC, FAAN D, ABSM
  • 22 January 2020: Cogniciti’s Online Brain Health Assessment: Research and Applications by Angela Troyer PhD, CPsych
  • 15 January 2020: Wising Up: Designing a Course for the Future of Behavioral Neurology II by Peter J. Whitehouse MD, PhD
  • Plus additional topics from 2018 & 2019


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