Date: May 5, 2016

Time: 8:45 - 16:30

Location: Radisson Admiral Hotel - 249 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2N5

An EPION Think Tank

What are the best tools and strategies for assessing the performance of Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) programs against the Ontario EPI Program Standards? What monitoring should EPI programs perform to ensure quality service to clients and families? What information do LHINs require for system planning? Join your colleagues as we tackle these questions. Help develop strategies to respond to challenges and opportunities in evaluation, monitoring and quality improvement.

Who should attend?
  • LHIN Mental Health & Addictions Leads
    Identify how evaluation and monitoring within EPI can meet the information needs of LHINs and MOHLTC. Help identify province wide strategies for future evaluation and monitoring of EPI services.
  • EPI Program Managers and Staff
    Find out how other programs and LHINs are making use of monitoring and evaluative data. Explore approaches that can work for your program as well as for reporting at a systems level.
  • Persons with lived experiences and families connected to EPI programs
    What are the markers of a successful service? Bring your ideas about program monitoring and quality improvement to the table.
Keynote speakers

Dr. John Kane

Dr. John Kane is the Senior Vice President for Behavioral Health Services at Northwell Health in New Hyde Park, New York; Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at The Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks; and a Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry at The Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. Dr. Kane led the implementation and evaluation of NAVIGATE, a multidisciplinary, team based treatment approach for first episode psychosis in communities across the US.

Dr Donald-Addington

Dr. Donald Addington

Dr. Donald Addington is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Calgary and is active in research, education, clinical practice and administration. Research activities include health services research and knowledge synthesis with a focus on quality and outcome of schizophrenia and particularly First Episode Psychosis Services. His most recent activity has been the development of a Fidelity Scale for First Episode Psychosis Services.

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