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Psychiatry Department Rounds - John Deadman, Joseph Burley & Casimiro Cabrera Abreu

Date: Mar 7, 2018 Times: 09:00 - 10:00

Title: Studies of Hysteria and Search for a Paradigm
Presenters: John Deadman, Joseph Burley & Casimiro Cabrera Abreu
Date: ​March 7, 2018 / 9-10 am, West 5th site, Lower Auditorium

Notice - March 7th 2018

Brief Bio. John Deadman

Born in Hamilton but grew up in Burlington. University of Toronto, B.A., M.D., Dip. Psych. Royal College Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Fellow. Worked in the Ontario Mental Health Clinic service and then became Medical Director of the Whitby Psychiatric Hospital. Moved to the Ministry of Health, Ontario as a Consultant in Psychiatry. Then became Principle Program Advisor, Mental Health Division.

He came to McMaster and the Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital. He set up the Wellington Psychiatric Outreach Program and the Community Schizophrenia Service – both are still functioning as part of the community support network in Hamilton. He has remained active, providing part time coverage to several programs and is now located at the West 5th Campus in forensics and Community Psychiatry.

His main interest now is history. He is Chair of the Section on the History and Philosophy of Psychiatry at the Canadian Psychiatric Association, Archivist of the Ontario Psychiatric Association and a frequent presenter on these topics. He has just published a book on forensic psychiatry in Hamilton. He is a Distinguished Fellow of both the Canadian and American Psychiatric Associations.


Brief Bio. Joseph Burley

Dr Burley graduated from medicine in 1978 from McMaster University.  He trained in Family Medicine and graduated from Queens Family Medicine Program in 1980 and practiced family medicine for 5 years before training in psychiatry at Queens University and then doing a fellowship in Primary Care Psychiatry in Manchester U.K.

He worked as a full time academic primary care psychiatrist at Queens University (in the departments of psychiatry and family practice) and was responsible for teaching and program development of psychiatry in the department of Family Practice.

He also worked as a full time academic primary care psychiatrist at Dalhousie University (in the departments of Psychiatry and Family Practice) where he helped establish a program in Collaborative Mental Health Care with 6 group family practices and more than 50 family physicians.  While at Dalhousie he also worked as the Post Graduate Program Director in the Department of Psychiatry and developed a program in Shared Mental Health Care for the residents in the psychiatry program

Presently he does clinical work in several rural family practices and family health teams in South Eastern Ontario where he teaches both psychiatry and family practice residents.

More recently he has worked at Frontenac Community Mental Health Services in Kingston where he collaborated with the multidisciplinary mental health teams and facilitated collaboration with local family physicians.  He has offered Balint Groups to local family physician groups and facilitated the development of interprofessional community mental health teams in several rural areas.  His other areas of interest include: philosophy of psychiatry, moral issues in psychiatric practice, psychiatric diagnosis, somatic presentations of psychiatric illness, illness experience, the Dr. Patient relationship, mindfulness practice in mental health, healing and the ethics of care in mental health and illness.


Brief Bio. Casimiro Cabrera Abreu


Licentiate in Medicine and Surgery, 1982, Spain.


MSc Neurochemistry, 1986, IoP, University of London, England, UK.


MRCPsych, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1993, UK.


Currently working in the field of Affective Disorders. Clinical and Academic work. Interests in History of Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology.


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