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This event is part of an educational series for health care and support service providers caring for people living with, at risk for and affected by HIV.

Looking for more information about childhood adversity, trauma, PTSD & trauma-informed practice?

Understanding early adversity in childhood: Implications for later health -Jon Hunter MD FRCPC

Understanding the Complexity of PTSD in People Living with HIV -Elise Hall MD FRCPC

Trauma Informed Services panel discussion facilitated by Lena Soje, case manager & community outreach, Philip Aziz Centre
Panelists: Tony Black, manager, housing access and support services at Fred Victor Centre; Carolyn Lessard, program worker, concurrent disorder support services; Cristobal Lopez, program coordinator, community caseworker & group facilitator for St. Michael’s day withdrawal program.

Thursday December 5th – 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The 519 Church Street Community Centre

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Jon Hunter MD FRCPC is the Sam and Judy Pencer and Family Chair in Applied General Psychiatry; Head, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Sinai Health System & Professor, University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry. He is also Head of Psychosocial Services in the Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre. His clinical practice centers on the psychiatric care of cancer patients, with particular emphasis placed on psychotherapeutic interventions. He has a longstanding interest in the way people’s personalities interact with the world around them, for instance, when dealing with illness.

Elise Hall MD FRCPC completed medical school and psychiatry residency at McMaster University. Following residency, she did a fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her clinical and research work has been on women’s health and HIV psychiatry with a particular interest in access to care for marginalized female populations. Her fellowship allowed for additional training in trauma focused work. Currently she is working in consultation/liaison psychiatry at St. Michael’s Hospital, is a lecturer at the University of Toronto and consultant psychiatrist and mental health series chair at Casey House.

Mental health series chairs: Elise Hall, consultation/liaison psychiatry, St. Michael’s Hospital, lecturer, University of Toronto; Maureen Mahan, education development coordinator, Casey House