New training program TEACH'es strategies to help people quit smoking

    TORONTO, June 25 /CNW/ - The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
(CAMH) is celebrating the opening of the state-of-the-art TEACH Learning
Centre in Toronto's Discovery District with an open house on June 26, 2007 at
5:30 pm at 175 College Street.
    While comparable programs exist in a few elite American hospitals, the
TEACH Project is the first of its kind in Canada, providing clinicians with
intensive professional education in effective smoking cessation care and
treatment. The new facility's multimedia capabilities enable training to be
provided through simulations, video- and web-conferencing, telepsychiatry, as
well as classroom-based instruction.

    WHAT: Ribbon cutting and open house for the launch of the TEACH Learning

    WHEN: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    WHERE: 175 College St, Toronto, 3rd Floor

    We also invite media to visit the TEACH Learning Centre on Wednesday,
    June 27, 2007 to observe training sessions in progress.


    Ribbon Cutting, Open House, Speakers, including:

    Dr. Paul Garfinkel, President and CEO, CAMH

    Jean Lam, Assistant Deputy Minister of Health Promotion

    Dr. Peter Selby, Clinical Director, Addictions Programs, CAMH

    Therapists who have received the training and clients who have quit
successfully will also be present.

    The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is one of the leading
addiction and mental health organizations in North America and Canada's
largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital. CAMH is a Pan American
Health Organization and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre, and is
fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. CAMH combines clinical care,
research, policy, education and health promotion to transform the lives of
people impacted by mental health and addiction issues.

For further information:

For further information: To attend or schedule an interview, please
contact Kirk LeMessurier, Manager, Public Affairs, CAMH at (416) 535-8501 ext.

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