IHPME in collaboration with the McMaster Health Forum and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute are pleased to host a Seminar as part of the Partnership for Health System Strengthening’s program on Patient-Oriented Health Research & Innovation.
Counting what counts for children and their families: The selection and implementation of outcome measures in mental health research
Dr. Peter Szatmari
Chief of Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative
The Hospital for Sick Children and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Professor and Head of Division of Child and Youth Mental Health, University of Toronto
Patsy and Jamie Anderson Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health
Since March 2013, Dr. Peter Szatmari has held 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. This position includes being Chief of Psychiatry at SickKids. He is also Director of the Division of Child and Youth Mental Health at the University of Toronto. Dr. Szatmari holds the newly-endowed Patsy and Jamie Anderson Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health. He began his research career as one of the investigators working on the Ontario Child Health Study (OCHS), the first epidemiological study of psychiatric disorders in children and youth in North America. Dr. Szatmari has made significant contributions to the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) field in many areas including diagnosis, measurement, genetics and longitudinal development – all of which led to significant changes in our understanding of ASD as well as the classification of ASD in both DSM IV and 5. More recently, he has turned his attention to developing evidence based, patient oriented systems of care for children and youth and evaluating innovative models of care.
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