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CAGP-CCSMH 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting

October 14 - October 15

CAGP-CCSMH Annual Scientific Meeting

The CAGP-CCSMH 2022 Scientific Planning Committee is excited to announce that early-bird conference registration is now open for the 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM)!


This year’s meeting will be held in Montréal, Québec, at Delta Hotels by Marriott Montréal from October 14-15. We hope you are as thrilled as we are to be heading to Montréal — a vibrant, charismatic, and welcoming city known for its exquisite architecture and first-rate dining. It’s the perfect setting for an exciting return to in-person learning, sharing, and networking with colleagues from across the country!  


The 2022 ASM will focus on the theme “Human Rights and the Law: Legal, Ethical and Moral Responsibilities in Seniors’ Mental Health.” As we move into a post-pandemic era, knowing the devastating effects that COVID-19 has had on the mental health of seniors, discussing the ethical and legal issues in the organization of mental health care for seniors is all the more relevant.


This year also marks the 20th anniversary of CCSMH! Join us in celebrating 20 years of the Coalition’s hard work and dedication to promoting seniors’ mental health by connecting people, ideas, and resources. Every year, CCSMH and CAGP recognize the efforts of individuals and organizations committed to improving the mental health of older adults through two awards, the CAGP/CCSMH Seniors’ Mental Health Outstanding Care and Integrative Practice Award and the CAGP/CCSMH Vision Award. The 2022 recipients will be announced and presented their awards at the ASM. We hope you will join us in celebrating their contributions.


The top priority of CAGP-CCSMH is to create a safe environment to resume our in-person learning. Please be assured that we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely to ensure that our face-to-face meeting is safe and positive. The CAGP-CCSMH ASM Committee and Board of Directors request that all attendees wear a medical-grade mask throughout the ASM and follow the COVID-19 Policy found here.  Updates will be provided as they become available.




ASM Learning ObjectivesAt the end of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Understand national and international efforts to address ageism, mental health, and human rights of older adults;
  • Facilitate discussions about legal and ethical challenges related to seniors’ mental health; and
  • Appraise and balance the value of recent advances in research and clinical care of older adults with mental health issues.

To view a draft program, please click here.

ASM Speaker Highlights

We’re thrilled to announce one of this year’s plenary speakers, Dr. Lillian Thorpe, who will be presenting on MAID in Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Thorpe is a geriatric psychiatrist with the Saskatchewan Health Authority and is a professor in the Departments of Community Health & Epidemiology and Psychiatry at the University of Saskatchewan. She is a member of the (former) Saskatoon Health Region committee which developed the MAID policy and has been involved with approximately 700 assessments and/or clinical MAID provisions throughout the province since 2016.

For more information on our keynote and plenary speakers as it becomes available, please click here.

Stay tuned for details on this year’s exciting social events! Details to come.


Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry
Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health