Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Medical Education develops, supports and coordinates learning activities for physicians in practice. It is an integral part of the continuum of medical education that begins with the undergraduate program, extends through postgraduate programs and continues through life-long learning activities for licensed physicians.

Various Continuing Medical Education and Faculty Development activities are offered by the Department and are run by our CME and FD offices.

Our Continuing Medical Education office consists of:
Andrew Wiens MD FRCPC, Director of CME

Our Faculty Development office consists of:
Clare Gray MD FRCPC, Promotion Coach

Please visit the Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

We are a member of the Council of Psychiatric Continuing Education (COPCE).

Awards and Recognitions Page

Mental Health Matters: uOttawa Lecture Series (University Grand Rounds) and Culture and Psychiatry are two initiatives that the Department has implemented to provide further education on topics surrounding psychiatry. Below you will find information on each initiative

Mental Health Matters: uOttawa Lecture Series

Mental Health Matters: uOttawa Lecture Series (previously "University Rounds") are held bi-weekly on Wednesdays (September to June) from 12:00 - 1:00 PM and are hosted by the Department of Psychiatry through the support of its Continuing Medical Education office in collaboration starting in 2017 with the Institute for Mental Health Research (IMHR) in order to provide both clinical and research perspectives to the presented topics.

These presentations are held in the Associates' Auditorium at The Royal and are video conferenced via the Ontario Telehealth Network (OTN) to all Eastern Ontario hospitals through the Ontario Telemedicine Network, and are an accrediated group learning activity under section 1 activity for the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Topics are on areas of interest and relevance to psychiatry and other fields dealing with mental health disorders and issues. We welcome a multi-disciplinary audience to our series.

For a list of upcoming Mental Health Matters: uOttawa Lecture Series please visit our uCal tab for more information

Culture and Psychiatry

Cultural Psychiatry is concerned with understanding the cultural context of mental disorders, health equity and cultural competence in services with diverse populations including migrants, ethnocultural/racialized populations and indigenous persons. The Culture and Psychiatry Initiative aims to provide a forum for resident and continuing education, inform curriculum design and explore research opportunities. It hopes to develop new partnerships with departmental programs, divisions, community members and agencies and serve as a resource for culturally informed mental health practice.

For a list of upcoming Culture and Psychiatry Seminars please visit our uCal tab for more information

Review Course

E.K. Koranyi Review Course in Psychiatry
January 7th to 11th, 2018
Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON
Course Program Details


The E.K. Koranyi Review Course in Psychiatry is a yearly, intensive review of psychiatry, meant to help Canadian Psychiatry Residents prepare for their Royal College Exams, as well as provide an update for practicing psychiatrists, featuring 23 lectures over 5 days. A syllabus will be provided each day, including all handouts will be available for each registered attendee. Colour PDFs of the presentations and audio recordings will also be available to participants. Breakfast is PROVIDED ONLY ON THE FIRST DAY. Breakfast (Tuesday to Friday) and Lunch (all week) are NOT PROVIDED. There are many restaurants within walking distance of the Shaw Centre and fast food counters can also be found at the adjacent Rideau Centre shopping mall. Travel and accommodation expenses are the responsibility of the participant and will not be covered by the Office of CPD.


To register for the EK Koranyi Review Course in Psychiatry, please visit and login or create your account. Once you are logged in, click on Programs and search for "EK Koranyi". To complete your registration, click on the event name, then click register now and follow the instructions on your screen.

Early Bird Deadline: Register before November 30th, 2018 and save!

  • Resident Early Bird Rate: $830
  • Resident Standard Rate: $880
  • Physician Early Bird Rate: $1,100
  • Physician Standard Rate: $1,270


A block of rooms has been set aside at each of the properties below. Both hotels are within a 5 minute walk of the Shaw Centre and are located in the heart of Ottawa’s Byward Market.

Les Suites Hotel Ottawa (room rates starting at $129/night)

Relax in the home-like comfort of a condominium-sized suite with one or two bedrooms. All hotel suites feature 2 TV’s with HD channels, fully equipped kitchens and ensuite laundry facilities. Other features include a heated indoor pool and 24-hour gym. Stay connected with complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, free local calls and voice mail messaging. To book your accommodations, please call 613-232-2000 or 1-800-267-1989 and quote the group code “EKRC2018”. Rooms must be booked prior to November 24, 2017 to ensure that you receive the quoted rate

The Novotel Ottawa Hotel (room rates starting at $129/night)

The Novotel Ottawa Hotel is a trendy full-service 4-star hotel set in the heart of downtown Ottawa. Located just steps to the Byward Market and the Rideau Canal, a short walk to the Parliament and across the street from the Rideau Shopping Centre. The Novotel Ottawa is perfectly situated across from the Shaw Centre and the University of Ottawa is a short walk from the hotel. Other hotel features include complimentary high-speed internet, indoor pool and fitness centre. To book your accommodations, please call 613-230-3033 and quote the group code “552201” or “EK Koranyi Review Course”. Rooms must be booked prior to December 7, 2017 to ensure that you receive the quoted rate.


Please contact for additional information.


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