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Friday, November 24, 2017
Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel
90 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON M4W 1A7

DEADLINE: October 23, 2017 11:59PM (EDT)

On November 24, 2017, CSME and CAPDA will be hosting our first annual Medico-Legal Mental Health Summit in Toronto, Canada. The summit will include key note speakers along with a series of “TED” TYPE TALKS coupled with a POSTER SESSION. CSME | CAPDA membership is NOT required – anyone may submit their work for consideration and we encourage those to submit from allied health care professions (e.g., Neurology, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Support Worker, and so on).

TED TALKS are topical oral sessions that are arranged at the discretion of the CSME | CAPDA Program Committee. Each talk will be limited to 12 minutes for oral presentation with 3-minute audience discussion. A moderator will adhere to these time limits.

format has proven to be an effective and popular method for communication of clinical scientific information. Poster sessions will be designed to provide a more intimate forum for informal discussion than is permitted by regular TED TALKS presentations. Poster presenters are encouraged to stay close to their poster for the duration of the poster session (approximately 90 to 120 minutes). The size of the poster is to be a maximum of 4' x 4', including the banner. It is imperative that you do not exceed the 4' x 4' size! As a courtesy to your neighbor, we suggest that you measure your poster before you bring it to the conference: posters bigger than 4' x 4' will encroach into your neighbor's space! Please remember that, as is often the case, less is more. Use a font size that is readily readable from a distance of 4' to 6': include only the most important details concerning background, your hypothesis, methods, results, and conclusions. Try to utilize one or two figures to highlight results: figures are easier and quicker to follow than several pages of text or tables. Colleagues visiting your poster will probably appreciate a handout that is more detailed than your poster. Please try to bring 50-100 handouts. Posters are to be mounted with pushpins. Please bring an adequate supply of pushpins for your poster, as pins will not be available on site. Please remember to mount your poster in the numbered space that has been reserved for you. Posters should be put up shortly prior to the scheduled time for the poster session, and removed at the end of the session. You can print out a poster at any local STAPLES store. Posters are easily created using Power Point.

There is no limitation on the number of submissions, but authors are asked to use discretion because submitting multiple abstracts is likely to create scheduling problems.

Those interested in presenting a 12-minute TED TALK or a research/clinical POSTER are invited to submit a 200-word proposal to the CSME | CAPDA Program Committee by October 23, 2017 (11:59 PM EDT) by email

We encourage participants to submit proposals on all topics broadly defined within the scope of medical – legal issues as it pertains to mental health. Example topics might include:

  • Basic and applied clinical research as it pertains to medical legal issues in mental health (assessment and treatment)
  • Complex case studies related to, but not limited to, causation, pre-existing issues, chronic pain, substance abuse, long term disability, and so on.
  • Medical legal case law and its application to clinical practice.
  • Matters related to catastrophic impairment ratings (e.g., GOS-E pathways, AMA 6th methodology, and so on).
  • Comment on medical legal landscape and future challenges (e.g., Marshall report, costs related to examinations, and so on)
  • Matters related to clinical practice (e.g., release of raw data, College requirements, complaints process, record keeping, confidentiality and mandatory reporting, do’s and don’ts in legal proceedings and communications, preparing for arbitration and cross examination, underserviced clinical populations, psychometrics, and so on)

Please identify your preference for a TED TALK or POSTER Presentation and include your contact information with all submissions.

All submissions will be peer reviewed by the Program Committee. The Program Committee Chair will make the final decision on all submissions

All TED TALKS and POSTERS will be published in abstract format in the CSME Newsletter.

Abstracts will be published exactly as submitted. Please proofread carefully before finalizing your submission. Once the submission deadline has passed, we will be unable to accommodate any requests for corrections to typos or other entry errors made by the author during submission.

CSME |CAPDA CE credits will be awarded to summit participants as it pertains to their ongoing credentialing requirements (i.e., C-CAT credentials and beyond).

Those selected to present a TED TALKS or a POSTER will be informed on, or about November 3, 2017.

Question regarding proposal submission?

CSME | CAPDA Program Committee:

Dr. Konstantine K. Zakzanis, CSME Vice President, Program Chair
Dr. Avi Orner, CSME President
Dr. Jeremy Frank, CAPDA President


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