From Neuron to Neighbourhood: event profiles the impact of mental health and addiction research



    TORONTO, June 18 /CNW/ - Ever wonder about the 'why' behind mental health
and addiction? Who does the research in this area, which will affect one in
five Canadians at some point in their lives, and how does it help transform
lives?
    Find out at this 'user-friendly' event, hosted by one of Canada's leading
science broadcasters, Jay Ingram of the Discovery Channel Canada's Daily
Planet. Three award-winning CAMH scientists from very different areas of study
will engage you in an hour-long interactive conversation on topics ranging
from the synapse to the social.

    
    Date: Today - Thursday, June 18, 2009

    Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Location: CAMH Workman Theatre, 1001 Queen Street West, Toronto

    CAMH scientists explaining how research applies to clinical care and
    treatment are:

    Dr. Paula Goering, Section Head for Health Systems Research and
    Consulting Unit

    Dr. James L. Kennedy, Director, Neuroscience Research and Head of
    Neurogenetics Section

    Dr. Jeffrey Meyer Head, Neurochemical Imaging in Mood Disorders,
    Toronto PET Centre
    

    The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest
mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's
leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH
combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health
promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and
addiction issues.

    CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan
American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.





For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Kirk LeMessurier, CAMH Public
Affairs at (416) 595-6015 or kirk_lemessurier@camh.net


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