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ONCAIPS Conference: The Changing Landscape of Child and Adolescent Inpatient Units – What’s Going On?

September 28th to 29th 2023
ONCAIPS Conference

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

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The ONCAIPS network looks forward to hosting the annual conference September 28th to 29th, hosted at Ontario Shores.  The theme of the conference this year is The Changing Landscape of Child and Adolescent Inpatient Units – What’s Going On?  The goal of the conference is to open the conversation about how we are managing the complex presentations on our units.  While we consider what changes we can make, as a provincial network, to support the needs of youth admitted to our inpatient settings.

We invite you to come and learn more about the current trends on inpatient units from a provincial lens.  We will take a journey to hear about how community-based programs have responded to need to “move the needle”.  We will hear how they completed the work, the challenges faced when making the change, along with how measurement-based care is supporting the direction of treatment recommended by the clinical team.  

The ONCAIPS conference provides the opportunity to network with leaders and members of the interdisciplinary inpatient teams. We are excited to share and collaborate ideas to help strengthen the crucial work of child and adolescent inpatient units. For those unable to meet in person there will be a virtual option.

If you are interested in sharing your successes and/or recent research supporting child and adolescent inpatient care.  There will be an opportunity to showcase your work at the conference.  Please email @email if you are interested.

Event is a half-day on Thursday, September 28 and a full day on Friday, September 29. See the agenda

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences                       
700 Gordon Street, Whitby, Ontario  L1N 5S9
Building 5, Level 2 (Main Entrance - Green)
Park in Lot A, B, D or E. Parking payment machines are available at each entrance ($3.70 per hour /  $10.50 per day). Have your license plate handy.
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Conference Agenda

The agenda will be available in digital and print format.

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Hotel Accommodations 

Links include group rate for Ontario Shores                       
Residence Inn Whitby- 160 Consumers Drive, Whitby, Ontario L1N 9S3                       
3.6km 7min Drive

Hilton Garden Inn - 500 Beck Crescent, Ajax, Ontario L1Z 1C9                       
9.1km 14min Drive

What is the ONCAIPS Network?                   

The ONCAIPS Network primarily represents hospital-based, generic, child and adolescent inpatient psychiatric services in Ontario.  Most recently, there have been additions of non-hospital based services (Syl Apps, Maryvale) and specialty services (CAMH). Together, ONCAIPS has established a steering committee, maintains a directory of services and contact information, as well as hosts a web portal for all members. ONCAIPS serves as a valuable consultant for a number of provincial initiatives and hosts an annual conference aimed at sharing benchmarking data and enhancing public awareness of relevant issues.