Over 650 health care providers attend PsychedUp so far. Below are some testimonials…
“Thank you very much for this talk. I really enjoyed Dr. McIntosh's style of presentation. She is very engaging and knowledgeable. I learned so much about unipolar and bipolar disease. I do not feel as fearful of treating a manic or depressed episode within bipolar now. I found the presentation to be packed with useful information, and very time efficient. I am grateful to have notes to refer back to and I have used the SwitchRx website already many times to give me confidence on how to switch or taper anti-depressants. It is an excellent resource, especially when psychiatry consultation is not easy to access promptly. I intend to participate in future conferences”.
Family Physician, ON
“I am a few steps from retirement. Although much of what I heard today is familiar to me, there were many fresh bits of knowledge and methodology that makes me consider Dr. Diane McIntosh's presentation a five star update course in the clinical psychopharmacology of mood disorders. I recommend it strongly to practicing physicians, especially psychiatrists, family doctors and neurologists. The handouts are very useful. Congratulations, Dr. McIntosh!”
Daniel Costa, MD, PhD, FRCP
“It was great to have an engaging speaker present some of the most common psychiatric clinical scenarios we face in daily practice along with simple, easy to remember tips to better diagnose and treat our patients. I'm a relatively new family physician but the discussions during this event showed that seasoned physicians also greatly benefited from Dr. McIntosh's expertise, interactive presentation and humour. I look forward to the new material coming up in the next conference”.
Rodolfo Domínguez, MD, CCFP
Family Medicine, ON
“I find the PsychedUp conferences to be up to date and very clinically relevant. It is an opportunity to have interactive explorations of medication questions and a great review of medication approaches to psychiatric illness. Dr. McIntosh is an energetic and clear communicator, so the pace is fast and the focus placed on real life practise issues”.
Annette Stevens, MD FRCP(C)
“PsychedUp was an amazing conference. The information was delivered very effectively and engaged everyone who attended. I feel the information provided will greatly improve my clinical practice. I can’t wait to attend another PsychedUp event!”
Nurse Practitioner, ON
“This is the first conference that was oriented to those of us practicing psychiatry. There was not the usual parroting of guidelines. This conference took a critical look at guidelines which as practitioners, often do not match what we experience and patients demand. Given your background in pharmacology, I trusted your opinions more than I usually would. This was truly oriented to the practicing psychiatrists who actually practice in the real world.
I can't thank you enough... “
Eva Risling, MD, CCFP, FRCPC
“In the times of exponentially growing information about various psychiatric treatments, it is very important to have a systematic approach. That is exactly, what PsychedUp provides: The framework for systematic approach of multiple treatment modalities.
It was definitely helpful for me, as a general psychiatrist. I would highly recommend it to psychiatrists and family physicians alike”.
Victoria Dmitrieva, MD, FRCP(Ca)
“A great CME format. Dr. McIntosh and the Psychedup team have the rare combination of a wealth of detailed pharmacological knowledge and clinical experience, memorable delivery, and a passion for sharing with colleagues. I guarantee you will come out with some key clinical pearls that will change your practice and improve your ability to diagnosis and optimize mental health treatments in your patients. “
Anita Lee, MD
Family Physician, BC
" I am a family doctor and I really enjoy spending my day attending PsychedUp talks. The talks go deeper and beyond what I already know; it is about practical tips that are important in practice. I highly recommend these events."
Mitra Motamedi, MD
Family Physician, BC
You've all had the experience. Attending a conference, eager to learn, but by the forth slide you got lost in the stats and numbers. Psyched up is different. Dr Diane McIntosh is an engaging and knowledgeable speaker. She presents information in a practical way that makes learning fun. I have never seen so many audience members take part in discussions or asking questions. You will find PsychedUp valuable. You might not be so keen on mental health disorders, but you see it in your practice every day. You need to learn more about the treatment of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders and this is the way to do it.
Janus Steyn, MD
“PsychedUp was very fun, informative and very interactive.
What I liked the most is that Diane addressed the very practical issues of approaching the diagnosis and treatment of various psychiatric conditions down to the practical tips. It was extremely helpful. I will definitely attend the event in the future.
General Practitioner, BC
“Dr. McIntosh's PsychedUp training in Calgary was one of the most informative, clinically relevant, and enjoyable, CME events that I have attended in many years. Dr. McIntosh is amazingly knowledgeable, and presents the material in an organized and well-laid out manner. Her slides are to the point, capturing the essence of the content, and emailed out afterwards for easy storage and future reference. There was a good balance of didactic and interactive learning, and questions were taken both during the presentation, as appropriate, and generously during the breaks and at the end of the day. While coffee was served, certainly, it was not needed for the purpose of maintaining wakefulness - Dr. McIntosh has an easy going, warm, appropriately humorous, and all-in-all captivating manner so conducive to retaining both review and cutting edge psychiatric material. I was so happy to hear of the next PsychedUp event in Vancouver, and even happier that it will be extended over two days. I so look forward to attending, and will be bringing a young medical student all the way from Ontario, as it is well-worth the travel”.
Marion Perpick-Breton, M.Sc., Ph.D., M.D., F.R.C.P.(C.)
“Psyched Up CME is a fun and interactive way to update psychiatric knowledge. The presentation was both detailed and accessible and will definitely improve my clinical practice.
I recommend these excellent workshops to colleagues in primary care and psychiatric setting”.
“PsychedUp was very informative and enlightening. Exceeded my expectations! I have gone to many Continuing educational seminars and this is one of the best ones I have ever attended. The best educational seminar of the year! Dr Diane McIntosh is an inspirational speaker and very knowledgeable. Dr Ali Zentner is always very engaging and so passionate about her work. I am motivated to read and learn more about atypical antipsychotics, antidepressants and glial cells!!! I am already looking forward to next year’s event!!! Would recommend this event to everyone, a real eye opener!”
“Excellent presentation of the new Canadian CANMAT bipolar guidelines in a thought-provoking manner”
Peter Marr, MD
Family Physician, BC
“I had a top-notch experience at PsychedUp. The format of the conference was excellent. It was organized and efficient, but also comfortable and casual enough to encourage interaction between the audience and the speaker.
I learned a lot; Dr. McIntosh answered some of my own long-standing questions during her presentation.
I will certainly attend the next PsychedUp event in my area - well done. Thanks for putting on a great conference!”
Tara Loseth, R.Ph.
“The content was well developed, detailed, and relevant. The delivery was dynamic and engaging.
Eponymously named, PsychedUp indeed left me psyched up. A true highlight on my CME calendar. Thank you, Dr. McIntosh! “
Kelvin Chao, MD
General Practitioner, BC
“As a practitioner whose primary practice is based on clinical counselling utilizing nonpharmaceutical interventions (mindfulness-based interventions, CBT et al.), I found Dr. Diane McIntosh's wealth of knowledge in the neurology of DSM-5 disorders and her understanding of pharmacological treatment of these disorders to be an important body of knowledge to bring to bear on my practice. Her engaging evidence-based presentation of information is clear, precise and understandable.
There is no doubt in my mind that this seminar has broadened my perspective on the biopsychosocial approach to the treatment of mental health concerns”.
Sean Pritchard Ph.D., RPC, MCCP
Registered Professional Counselor, BC
“I attended the first ever last year and thought it was excellent. Dr. Diane McIntosh is an excellent speaker.
I would strongly recommend PsychedUp”.
Britt Bright, MD, LRCSI, FRCP(C)
“… Diane’s presentation in Ottawa was really great. The day went by so quickly. I could have taken another hour with her. Not always the case with other speakers”.
Jean-Marie M. Ribeyre, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Psychiatrist, Associate Professor, ON
“I am very glad that I attended PsychedUp. It was a most informative and engaging.
I got several pearls which I can use in my office. I would certainly recommend PsychedUp to my friends and I would attend another session.”
Mharukh Tamboli, MD
Family physician, ON
"One of the best teaching sessions I've attended in many years. Diane is well-organized, knowledgeable, experienced and a superb communicator”.
Stephen J. Hucker, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, ON
“One of the best psychiatry conferences I have attended. Dr McIntosh is an engaging speaker and she presents clinical pearl after clinical pearl”.
“…very useful and applicable information, loved your passion for your work, definitely changes how aggressively I will manage depression... Thank you for an excellent CME.”
Roxana Chow, MD
Family physician, ON
Dr. McIntosh in the PsychedUp workshop provided the latest information on psychiatric diagnoses and treatments while incorporating current guidelines and clinical practice. The didactic presentation was engaging, informative, and provided very practical treatment strategies. The workshop was by far one of the most clinically relevant workshops I have attended in all my years of practice. Thank you Dr. McIntosh for all your passion in psychiatry.
Zaheen Rhemtulla, B.Sc.(pharm) RPh
Clinical Pharmacist, Psychiatric Hospital, BC
“PsychedUp was engaging, informative and refreshing! I came away feeling confident in my expanded knowledge of psychiatry, with many pearls that I will use in practice with confidence.
Thank you for such a wonderful event. Can't wait for the next one!”
Allison Tario, RPh
“PsychedUp was a very educational and practically useful day. I’ve already implemented some of the learnings to manage my mental health patients more confidently.”
Arthur Vasquez, MD
Family physician, BC
“Very engaging, informative and adaptable! Bravo!!!”
“PsychedUp was very practical and effectively covered a lot of material in a short period of time. I really appreciated all the clinical pearls that were shared and opportunities for interaction with the speaker. Heavy emphasis on pharmacotherapy was great, especially discussion surrounding newer agents. Would highly recommend my colleagues attend PsychedUp when it is next in town”.
BSc Pharmacy, BC
Below are some quotes we collected from the anonymous evaluation forms:
Dr McIntosh is an excellent and knowledgeable speaker. It was very organized, everything went on time, the polling system was good, the session felt very interactive, and I liked the 9-2 schedule.
Dr. McIntosh is well spoken. Answered questions on the spot. Interesting material. Text message technology is incredible!
Provided solid information that can be use in practice
Price and value for an excellent talk.
Concise, easy to understand, focus on clinical
interactive, excellent speaker…
Dr. McIntosh is an excellent, engaging and clear speaker. Lots of clinical pearls. Great to have the slides printed out.
Dr McIntosh was fantastic and I will look forward to hearing her speak again
….engaging presenter with lots of clinical experience
Very relevant to practice
Very well organized Timewise especially for travelers from outside of Toronto. The content and the way it was delivered was very intriguing interesting and kept my attention the entire day Excellent coverage of mood disorders
Clinically relevant case based material with a great speaker
Clear explanation of clinical practice and rational for drug selection
Clinical examples were great.
Excellent presenter, very practical and useful. Thank you:)
excellent speaker and handout layout
conise, practical, offered up many clinical pearls
the course was well organized
Excellent speaker, lots of questions, Interactive
stayed on time, dynamic, interesting speaker
Amazing speaker, lots of real life examples that are relatable
Very practical information - useful tips/strategies for managing everyday patients
Awesome teaching. Best CME ever
Detailed rationale for Tx, simplified clearly, lots of time for Q&A
It really was excellent. Very practical, will help me provide better care for my mentally ill patients
Amazing day. GREAT. Fantastic pearls...
It was very informative. Wish there was more time…
....overall, this was an EXCELLENT session! Very practical. Thank you
honestly it's one of the BEST teaching sessions I've been to....
Super Fantastic Presentations.
Perfect. LOVED IT. pure educational, not biased
Fantastic pearls. Very helpful tips for my psychiatric patients
Excellent workshop! very practical, maybe the best I've ever attended
You are awesome. Amazing. Speaker full of useful clinical advice! Worth the drive from London!
This was an excellent review. You are a gifted instructor lending to an ease in understanding…
The presenter was amazing! Very engaging and great to listen to and learn from. Very relevant topics and discussion that I can take into my practice.
Very clear, relevant info. To the point
Loved the clear explanation of the CANMAT depression algorithm and also the advantages of some of the new agents
Presentation was excellent. Content and applicability to practice
Engaging speaker. Practical pearls-lots. Not too long…
practical clinically relevant
Great practice pearls were shared as were online resources
Very up to date, practical and clinical information we could apply right away.
Excellent organization of presentation, knowledgeable clear presentation, good interaction with audience, up to date
Dr. McIntosh is a wonderful presenter. Also really liked the interactive piece with texting
logical explanation of treatment options and how to manage side effects
Very engaging! And the food was good too!
Excellent overview of clinical pearls
Very useful clinical experience
Good presentation, interactive, modern, good lunch
Great topics and presenter
Small group, with lots of time for audience participation and questions. Practical approach to everyday situations