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International Forensic Psychiatry Lecture Series

Hosted by McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, the International Forensic Psychiatry Lecture Series is a weekly educational lecture series that provides engaging and innovative topics on forensic psychiatry. Talks are no longer than one hour and include a question-and-answer period. Attendees will have the flexibility to register for any topics that pique their interest.

General learning outcomes of the International Forensic Psychiatry Lecture Series include:

  1. A more sophisticated understanding of key forensic topics to eventually improve practice
  2. Enhanced international multidisciplinary collaboration

All learners, faculty, researchers, and individuals working in mental health and the law are welcome to attend, learn and collaborate!

Accredited Group Learning Activity

The International Forensic Psychiatry Lecture Series is an accredited group learning activity (section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA). Participants may earn one credit per hour of attendance at each session. The specific opinions and content of this event are not necessarily those of the CPA, and are the responsibility of the organizer(s) alone. Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. More information:

Upcoming Lectures

May 16: Dr. Birgit Vollm – Peer Support Work in Forensic Settings

May 23: Dr. Michael Norko – Insanity Acquittees as Persons in Complicated and Challenging Systems

May 30: Dr. Sergio Santana – The importance of Shame in Forensic Recovery

Jun 6: Dr. Jon Taylor – The Darkside of Desire. Working with harmful sexual interests

Jun 13: Dr. Bushra Khan – Gendered – Examining the Differential Perceptions of Women from Female Learners to Expert Witnesses

Jun 20: Dr. Thomas Schulze – Genetic research in forensic psychiatry: an interdisciplinary German perspective

Jun 27: Dr. Susan Hatters-Friedman – Women Behind Bars: Mental Illness, Pregnancy, and Mothering

Summer Holidays: July 4 – September 5th

Lectures resume September 12, 2024

Past Lectures

You can watch past lectures by registering for free on the Recordings page.

To see the full list lectures that are no longer available to watch, visit the Past Lectures page.