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31st Annual McMaster Psychiatry Research Day

Save the date: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Please visit back in the future for more information!

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 ​​Claudia Castellanos

Spotlight on Research - get to know the 2018 Research Day poster winners and projects!

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​Images from Research Day 2018

Research Seminars

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).

Next seminar:


Title:                             Integrating Research Into Your Other Professional Work

Dr. Ellen Lipman - Professor in the DPBN at McMaster University and currently Head, Academic Division of Child Psychiatry, and Chief of the Department of Child Psychiatry at McMaster Children’s Hospital. She is the Director of the Offord Centre for Child Studies. 
Dr. Karen Rowa - Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, and Psychologist at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.
Dr. Stelios Georgiades - Assistant Professor in the DPBN at McMaster University. He is also the Co-Director of the McMaster Autism Research Team, the Co-Founder of the Child Health Specialization in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc.) Program, and a Core Member of the Offord Centre for Child Studies.

Date:   Monday, November 19th, 2018,  3:00-4:30pm

Location:   SJH, West 5th Site, Level 2, Seminar Room 1

The Research Office in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences is pleased to present the next installment of the Research Seminar Series. The aim of this seminar is to allow a moderated discussion of the integration of research into other professional work, including clinical settings and administrative responsibilities. Participants are asked to submit one question that they would hope to see addressed in seminar discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

A limit of 25 seats are available, RSVP to Claudia Castellanos before November 15th to secure a seat.

Upcoming Seminar(s):

Upcoming Research Seminar dates for the 2018-19 academic year are listed below. ​Please check back closer to the dates for more information!

November 28th, 2018, 12-2pm (Upper Auditorium)

  • Academic Enrichment session for residents/learners
  • Topic: How to Write a Scientific Paper
  • Instructor: Dr. Khrista Boylan

January 21st, 2019,  3:00-4:30pm (Seminar Room 1)

  • Topic: Research Mentorship
  • Confirmed Panel Members: Drs. Michael Amlung, Magdalena Janus, Heather McNeely

Past Seminar(s):

Research & Scholarship Marketplace

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018


St. Joseph’s Hospital, West 5th Campus, Level 2, Lewis and Ruth Sherman Conference Area

 The Research and Education Offices of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences are pleased to present the inaugural Research & Scholarship Marketplace!

 The evening is focused on learner and faculty engagement, and is aimed at providing an opportunity to learn about current research being conducted in the Department, and at identifying new ways learners may become involved in these research activities. A formal Marketplace “meet and greet” will be followed by a casual dinner, providing space for conversation and collaboration between learners and potential research mentors.


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