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Research Events

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences hosts an annual Research Day, which brings together faculty, staff and learners to discuss the broad scope of research work taking place within the Department and its clinical sites and laboratories. External speakers provide attendees with the opportunity to learn about research and clinical advances in the area of psychiatry and mental health. For more information, please contact ​Alison Kerkhof

2018 Research Day

May 2, 2018
Mohawk College

The 30
th Annual McMaster Psychiatry Research Day will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Mohawk College. The theme for the day will be "Risk and Resilience in Child & Youth Mental Health." See below for program, registration form, and call for abstracts.

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The Department organizes regular research seminars on topics identified as of interest to members. These seminars, which feature an expert presenter, are further aimed at fostering discussion with and learning from attendees through discussion of shared experiences (e.g., in preparation of tri-council grants).

Upcoming seminar(s):

  • None scheduled at the moment - please check back!

Past Seminar(s):

McMaster Health Sciences Venture Fair

Hosted by the McMaster Industry Liaison Office

Join us in kicking off Hamilton Health Innovation Week as top McMaster health science researchers pitch their novel ideas to venture capital investors! Learn how to succeed as an academic start-up and enjoy a networking lunch and roundtable session to have your questions answered by the investors themselves.  Afternoon reception to follow.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Information on keynote speaker, panelists, schedule and registration can be found here.

Visiting Speaker on Learning Health Systems

Hosted by the McMaster Autism Research Team (MacART)

On Thursday April 26th, we are privileged to have Dr. Charles Friedman, a world-renowned expert in Learning Health Systems from the University of Michigan, visiting Hamilton. 

His Keynote Address will take place at McMaster Innovation Park on the afternoon of April 26th; opening remarks will be at noon, followed by the Keynote Address and a panel discussion.

This event offers our community the opportunity to learn more about their role in creating a learning health system here in Hamilton – where data and experience are integrated with evidence, and that knowledge is put into practice. The result is higher quality, safer, more efficient care for patients.   

Please see the attached poster for details.  If you are interested in attending the Keynote Address and Panel, please RSVP by Friday April 13th to

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