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International Forensic Psychiatry Lecture Series

When COVID-19 cancelled many events in 2020, the Forensic Psychiatry Institute made a pandemic pivot and launched the International Forensic Psychiatry Lecture Series.

Hosted by McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, this weekly educational lecture series 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:

Mar. 23: Dr. Mark Kaggwa – Peer Mental Support Teams: A Unique Approach to Correctional Psychiatry in Low-Income Settings

Mar. 30: TBC

April 6: Dr. Yasin Hasan Balcioglu – An overview of the forensic psychiatry practice in Turkey: a challenging albeit promising system towards an advanced position

April 20: Off for the Risk and Recovery Forensic Conference

You can watch past lectures on the Recordings page.

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