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Save the date: Parents’ Luncheon and PO/PPO AGM on May 8

unnamedWith spring coming it’s time for the Parents’ Organization/Prep Parents’ Organization luncheon. Save the date of Friday, May 8. Please mark your calendars, talk about it with your fellow parents and we look forward to gathering at the beautiful Estates of Sunnybrook.

This year is especially exciting as we welcome Dr. Peter Szatmari ’70, one of the foremost researchers in child and youth mental health in Canada. His talk will be on “the crisis in youth mental health.”

Mental health challenges in children and youth are more prevalent than ever. With so many so-called therapists and healers out there, how can you recognize the signs of distress in your chlld, navigate the mental-health care system and ensure you’re getting “evidence-based,” accountable service? Dr. Szatmari will discuss the crisis in children and youth mental health, and highlight reasons why the system may not be equipped to meet their needs. He’ll point our promising developments, both locally and internationally to address this gap. This is sure to be an informative and rewarding session with an expert in his field

Itinerary:

9:30 a.m. PO/PPO Committee Meeting
11:30 a.m. Registration and Seating
12:00 p.m. Luncheon
1 p.m. (approx.) keynote speech with Q&A
Tickets: $65
Dress: Business attire
Please indicate any food allergy or restriction. Vegetarian option available.

We’re sorry, but registration has now closed.

RSVP before May 3

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Barbara Bottini at bb.bottini@gmail.com

Biography

Dr. Peter Szatmari is one of the foremost researchers in child and youth mental health in Canada. He holds the combined position of Chief, Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and is the Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.He also holds the Patsie and Jamie Anderson Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health at the University of Toronto.
He has worked in the field of adolescent depression, attention deficit disorder, suicide prevention, eating disorders and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for over 30 years. Dr. Szatmari’s group has published extensively on leading-edge research in all these areas. They’ve also worked extensively with the Autism Genome Project, the world’s largest research project on identifying genes associated with risk for autism. He is the founding Director of the Canadian Autism Intervention Research network, which promotes a patient-oriented approach to early intervention in ASD.