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Covid-19 and Forensic Psychiatry Webinar Series

Providing care in forensic mental health hospitals has been uniquely challenging in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CAMH and the University of Toronto, Forensic Division, in partnership with the National Forensic Mental Health Service in Dublin, will present a six-part webinar series that brings together leaders of the international forensic psychiatry community. 

Each week we will hear from speakers providing their regional perspectives and best practices on managing this pandemic in a secure hospital setting.

The webinar series is co-hosted by Associate Prof. Sandy Simpson, University of Toronto and Prof. Harry Kennedy, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

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Presentation A: Anatomy of a COVID-19 Outbreak and Presentation B: How will COVID-19 change Forensic Psychiatry?

Chair: Dr Sumeeta Chatterjee, CAMH and University of Toronto

Presentation A - Speakers

Presenter: Dr Sandy Simpson, Chief, Forensic Division, CAMH/ University of Toronto

Discussant: Dr Mary Davoren, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Objectives: To describe the patterns of organizational steps taken to reduce COVID outbreak risk and the key steps required to manage a COVID-19 outbreak in a secure setting.

Presentation B - Speakers

Presenter: Prof. Harry Kennedy, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Discussant: Dr Treena Wilkie, Deputy Physician-in-Chief, Associate Chief of Forensic Division, CAMH/University of Toronto

Objectives: To provide an overview of responses to COVID-19 in secure forensic settings and a helicopter view of the future in the light of the pandemic.