Another successful Waypoint Research Institute Conference in the books
Another successful Waypoint Research Institute Conference in the books

Described by one of the participants as “excellent - good diversity of presenters”, the 4th annual Waypoint Research Institute conference in May was another huge success bringing together researchers, clinicians and health care professionals from across Canada and the US. Research Conference

This year, 146 delegates attended and presented at Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Mental Health & Addictions, held at the Holiday Inn Barrie in partnership with the University of Toronto.

The conference featured two keynote speakers and nearly 60 concurrent sessions to choose from. The sessions were all aimed at exploring the topic of implementing evidence-based practices in mental health and addictions and looked at some of the challenges, strategies to overcome those challenges, as well as successes.
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“This is our fourth annual conference,” says Howard Barbaree, VP Research and Academics. “We really try to offer a breadth of sessions for people to choose from and I’m always pleased to see my Waypoint colleagues on the list of presenters.”

Highlighting the full two-day program were oral paper presentations and workshops presented by Waypoint’s Howard Barbaree, Jennifer Bazar, Alecia Dretzkat, Michelle Green, Elke Ham, Beth Hamer, Zoe Hilton, Barna Konkoly-Thege, Shari McKee, Jennifer Roters and Lauren Wright. 

“The conference wouldn’t be successful without the heart and soul of the organizing committee,” said Betty Valentine, Board Chair. “They should be commended for their commitment to keeping Waypoint on the map in the mental health research field.”Research Conference

Waypoint would also like to thank our sponsors and exhibitors: Canadian Association of Narcotics Anonymous, Canadian Institute of Health Information, CIHR Institute of Gender and Health, Evidence Exchange Network (CAMH), Greenspace Mental Health Ltd, Maya Chaddah Science Communications, National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (McMaster) and Shift Health. The addition of these partners made for a well-rounded experience for our delegates.