1,275 health care professionals attended PsychedUp so far. This is what they had to say….

“The best psych course I have attended - concise, practical info and Dr McIntosh is a phenomenal and engaging speaker - Thank you”.
Angela Thermann
Family Physician, BC.

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“Excellent presentation as usual. Dr. McIntosh is a great psychopharmacologist; and she is so brilliant on stage. Her assistant Charbel is also excellent at organizing everything. I would definitely recommend the PsychedUp CME Program to any health care provider”.
Jean-Marie Ribeyre
Psychiatrist, ON.

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“Probably the best conference I have attended regarding mental health. I very highly recommend it. It is very relevant to any health care provider involved in mental health”.
Marie-Pierre Lamarche
Pharmacist, ON.

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“The best conference I ever attended”.
Hanna Pytlak
Psychiatrist, ON.

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“very useful for family medicine”.
Peter Marr
Family Physician, BC.

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“One of the best CMEs I have attended. Hugely clinically relevant. Dr. McIntosh is highly engaging as well as brilliant. Up to date. Lots of opportunity to ask questions. A great learning event”.
Marion Perpick-Breton
Psychiatrist, AB.

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“This was a most enjoyable, practical, learning experience full of compassionate, patient-centered, clinical wisdom. Not a dull moment!”.
Carol Lavallee
Psychiatrist, NS.

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“Excellent CME with very usable information and lots of clinical pearls. I would highly recommend this to colleagues”.
Jacqueline Atkinson
Nurse Practitioner, NS.

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“One of the best, if not the best, CME events I have attended...ever! Presentation provides valuable information that is immediately actionable in clinical practice. I will be going back for more”.
Satu Repo-Hendsbee
Psychiatrist, ON.

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“This was a very Educational, Stimulating & Inspirational CME program, done by a Highly Educated, Experienced, knowledgeable, Wise, Dynamic Super Fantastic Speaker! Dr Diane McIntosh! I would recommend these PsychedUp CME Programs for All Health Professionals: from Psychiatrists, Family Physicians, Nurses, Psychologists, Therapists , Students and others”.
Chakrabarty Laxmanrao Pole
Psychiatrist, BC.

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“The PsychedUp presentations continue to exceed my expectations for CME. I have attended several, and am always engaged from Dr. McIntosh's opening comments, right to her closures. She has the gift of being able to combine her vast knowledge and experience with some lovely humor, which contributes to her being such an excellent teacher. Furthermore, she is consistently and graciously available for questioning during the breaks and at the end of the day. Even if a topic has been covered in a previous PsychedUp, Dr. McIntosh always manages to vary, and add to, it. I continue to attend because I continue to learn. Charbel's helpfulness, warmth, and enthusiasm adds to the welcoming, supportive atmosphere. I can't wait for Dr. McIntosh's new book to be released”.
Marion Perpick-Breton  
Psychiatrist, AB.

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“Amazing day spent learning some great tips. Practice changer for me”.
Neera Aggarwal
Family Physician, ON.

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“Efficiently organized and succinctly presented psychopharmocology update”.
Chantal Whelan
Psychiatrist, ON.

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“This one day of psychiatric training was great investment of time for my CPD. The overview of older medication and new medication was very helpful. The speaker (Dr McIntosh) is excellent communicator. On top of the formal program, she often describe her personal clinical experience and this give me confidence that she knows what she is talking about”.
Robert Chalifour
GP, ON.

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“Diane is a dynamic and entertaining speaker with a wealth of experience and a practical real world approach to the problems that challenge physicians when caring for their patients with mental illness”.
Heather Langille
Family Physician, ON.

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“This was a clear and very accessible distillation of experience and knowledge. It makes the diagnosis and management of mental health conditions seem less daunting”.
Katharine Carson 
Family Physician, ON.

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“Very good program, highly recommended to family doctors”.
Abu Dieh Anwar 
Family Physician, ON.

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“Fantastic review of mental health topics and their treatment!!!”.
Marie Claire Boivin
Family Physician, ON.

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“Practical review of depression and anxiety disorders”.
Radka Lenz
Psychiatrist, ON.

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“Very practical, very relevant for family medicine, Dr McIntosh very approachable and encouraged group interaction, good booklet to accompany talk. I appreciated the lists (eg meds generally prescribed, as well as the ones you personally edited out, which was very helpful). Case studies were very good and relevant, personal anecdotes very useful. I appreciate knowing min and especially max dosages you use”.
Suze Donaldson  
Family Physician, BC.

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“Excellent review and recommendations. Thoroughly well presented and relevant”.
Gregory L. Phillips  
Family Physician, BC.

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“This is my third Psyched Up in Vancouver. Dr. Diane McIntosh is an excellent educator with so much knowledge to share! I feel so empowered and have so much more confidence after completing every session! I am looking forward to the next PsychedUp!!”.
Farzana Rayani  
Nurse Practitioner, BC.

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“Location is great. Length is good and the day of the week. Above all, The best CME on psychiatry I have ever been to. Lots of pearls”.
Wei-Ning Ho  
GP, BC.

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“It was a good course which gave practical advice on how to manage anxiety disorder in daily clinical practice. Really good presentation style!”.
Pardeep Kaur Dhillon  
Family Physician, BC.

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“Excellent summary of anxiety disorders with very helpful instructions on pharmacotherapy”.
Zlatin Daskarev  
GP, BC.

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“A fabulous concise review of Anxiety Disorders and Adult ADHD. Great for the family doctor and other health professionals to fine tune and, in a way, simplify what we hopefully already do!”.
Debbie Waldman  
Family Physician, BC.

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“Very engaging speaker on topic that occupies a lot of our energy and time in Family Practice. Would highly recommend to all Health Care Professionals”.
Fiona Coleman 
Family Physician, BC.

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“Information you need for daily practice and would not find anywhere else!”.
Maria Louise Van Zyl

Family Physician, BC.

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“The Anxiety Talk was Excellent and Comprehensive”.
Britt Bright
Psychiatrist, BC.

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“Excellent CME on Anxiety, Depression and ADHD, very informative and will impact how you practice medicine”.
Ramona Penner
Family Physician, BC.

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“It was an extremely engaging conference and I plan to implement the many things I learned from it into my practice”.
Sheridon Fraser
Registered Nurse, BC.

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“Helpful program giving good coverage of the area of anxiety disorders”.
Stefan Neszpor
Psychiatrist, BC.

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“Great evidence-based information balanced with practical advice and very entertaining!”.
Tessa Nicholl
Pharmacist, BC.

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“I attended the first ever PsychedUp and have used the pearls I used there in my practice since. And I now have more tools to add to my armament! Cannot recommend it more highly!”.
Anna Wolak

Family Physician, BC.

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“Excellent presentation and information - I love Diane’s passion for the work and for teaching”.
Sue Turgeon
Family Physician, BC.

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“Very practical evidence based presentation  ”.
Carla Ambrosini 
Pharmacist, BC.

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“Great course for a conservative prescriber like me!”.
Ankitkumar Vakil
Family Physician, AB.

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“Great course for a conservative prescriber like me!”.
Ankitkumar Vakil
Family Physician, AB.

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“Excellent program! Her energy and passion for what she does is definitely visible and therefore translates into being an excellent speak who we can learn from!”.
Shafeena Premji
Family Physician, AB.

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Dr. McIntosh is highly engaging as well as brilliant. ”.
Lana Fehr
Family Physician, AB.

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“So practical and helpful. Thank you so much. Psyched Up Rocks :)”.
Lana Fehr
Family Physician, AB.

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Diane's enthusiasm for treating the patient UNTIL they get well-keep pushing and don't settle.. is inspirational! The fact that the meds work, and that brain inflammation and dendritic demise, can be reversed.. The new science+her incredible passion for the future of mental health treatment is AWESOME”.
Kerryn Roberge
Family Physician, AB.

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“Dr McIntosh knows her stuff. Very dynamic and engaging speaker. Well delivered practical information ”.
Anton Nel
MD, AB.

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“Good experience and evidence-based info about new psychotropics; good length; liked fast pace. Suitable for both psychiatrists and FP/NPs”.
C. Suzanne Perkins

Psychiatrist, AB.

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“I am a nurse who works with people with MH challenges. I have loved ones and friends with MH challenges. This was among the best one day seminars that I have attended in 20+ years of nursing. Every GP and NP needs to attend this! Evidence based information that is applicable direct to practice. It has changed the way I view the treatment of certain disorders. I will now help to dispel myths instead of contributing to them. Thank you for a great day!”.
Suzanne Wade
Nurse, AB.

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“This is the course to learn your psychopharmacology!”.
Sanjeev Bhatla
Family Physician, AB.

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“Excellent CME and very informative session”.
Harris Kottayil
MD, AB.

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“This was my first PsychedUp attendance - will definitely return! Comprehensive review, especially of new therapies”.
Cindy Le Roux
Family Physician, AB.

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“This is the second psyched up course I’ve taken. It was very reassuring the I knew the material so well the second time. I learned and retained the info very easily”.
Rachel Delacretaz
Family Physician, AB.

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“Practical. Great course”.
Lisa Stevenson
Family Physician, AB.

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“Dr. McIntosh knows her stuff, great show. Keep up this standard”.
Donald MacGougan
Psychiatrist, AB.

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“Excellent at highlighting important considerations in diagnosing and prescribing medications. Great speaker”.
Andrea Behie
Family Physician, AB.

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“very practical and detailed information on diagnosing mental disorders and prescribing medications”.
Jane Gainer
Psychiatrist, AB.

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“Wonderful, practical and evidence based program! I will definitely recommend to colleagues”.
Sarah Thompson
Psychiatrist, NS.

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“Diane is an excellent and engaging speaker who is so passionate and knowledgeable about her specialty. Very practical and practice changing. Highly recommended!”.
Joanne McGinn
Family Physician, NS.

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“Relaxed, congenial atmosphere. EXCELLENT registration staff.. great to chat with someone over 35! Brilliant delivery of hard-hitting personal opinion/experience(s) and unparalleled grasp of the literature. A privilege to have such easy access to state-of-the-art updates that change my framework for understanding mental illness and its treatment”.
Kevin Bourke
General Practitioner, NS.

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“The speaker was extremely knowledgeable, interesting and engaging”.
Tracy Price
Nurse Practitioner, NS.

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“As a primary care NP that sees clients with complex psychiatric conditions, the conference reinforced that I’m doing well, and provided me with a great overview on things I can improve on, in order to treat my clients with compassion and appropriate medication therapy”.
Kim Reilly
Nurse Practitioner, ON.

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“I just attended the PsychedUp CME in Halifax this past week. It was a great session and I Highly recommend it!! I look forward to attending the next one!!”.
Lynd M Bork
Pharmacist, NS.

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“I expect to be much more confident and organized in my approach to managing depression and prescribing medications”.
Lois MacGibbon
Family Physician, NS.

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“Excellent presentation. Information was presented in a logical and clear to understand format”.
Laurie Graham
Nurse Practitioner, NS.

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“PsychedUp demystifies management of mood disorders. Well organized, easy interaction with speaker”.
Julio C Bobadilla 
Family Physician, NS.

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“Excellent speaker with a wealth of experience conveyed succinctly in a well organised program. It will change my prescribing habits for the better”.
Louise Klipin
Psychiatrist, NS.

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“Outstanding course content, excellent presentation, practice oriented, very helpful!”.
Mehulkumar Shah
Family Physician, NS.

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“It was very informative and very engaging. As an entry level practitioner I feel better equipped to help patients manage their mental health issues as a result of this experience. I would highly recommend and would love to attend again in the future”.
Stacy Lillington 
Nurse Practitioner, NS.

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“Learning was intense with a jam packed day, but everything was information I can directly use in my day to day family practice. I would attend another session with no hesitation, and would highly recommend it to my residents and colleagues”.
Crystal Todd
Family Physician, NS.

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“As a pharmacist, it was truly amazing seeing how Dr. McIntosh linked my practice so eloquently with provincial family physicians and psychiatrists. I am the consultant pharmacist on monthly rounds with our house psychiatrist at a long term care site and definitely feel more comfortable in suggesting some of the newer atypical agents. Psychiatry is every health care practitioner’s responsibility, especially with the crisis in Nova Scotia and Dr. McIntosh provided the confidence today for all of us to take a prominent role”.
Kaitlyn Touesnard 
Pharmacist, NS.

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“Very informative, applicable and motivating. Energy was vibrant and kept me looking for more with an obvious goal in mind, keeping patients healthy without stigma!”.
Megan Glover
Nurse Practitioner, NS.

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“Loved the session! Dr. McIntosh is an engaging speaker who has a knack for taking complex information and presenting it in an accessible, clinically relevant manner. Her use of technology to enhance audience engagement is refreshing”.
Alexandra Manning
Psychiatry Resident, NS.

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“I found PsychedUp to be an excellent review and update for primary care psychiatry!”.
Jason Reynolds
General Practitioner, NS.

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“I loved the way Diane approached every question; Very practical advice”.
Grazyna Hofner
Psychiatrist, NS.

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“Fantastic. Gives me lots more confidence with psychiatry in family medicine”.
Carol Thomson
Family Physician, NS.

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“It went beyond my expectations. I felt I could have listened to her for days. She was so practical, easy to understand and engaging. The hours flew by!”.
Christine Langley
Family Physician, NS.

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“The information provided was concise and clear. I will feel more confident in practice after this presentation”.
Eric Johnston
Nurse Practitioner, NS.

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“Although I have practiced Psychiatry for over 20 years, I always take away clinical pearls from these courses”.
Jodi Grenier
Psychiatrist, ON.

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“I would recommend this program to family physicians, psychiatrists and pharmacists as it would most informative, engaging, done by an excellent captivating speaker”.
Lauren Torbin
MD, ON.

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“Dr McIntosh's presentation on Anxiety Disorders and ADHD was highly informative. Relevant, complex information involving neuroanatomy and neurophysiology was presented in clear concise terms. I left with a clear sense of the practical application of the material to clinical practice”.
Kwame E. Badoe

Psychiatrist, ON.

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“Dr. McIntosh's expertise and vibrant, engaging presentation style inspires me to come back regularly to the PsychedUp events”.
Lucille Necas
Psychiatrist, ON.

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“It was an engaging, concise and very clinically relevant update and review that I think is particularly useful for primary care providers”.
Aisha James
Family Physician, ON.

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“Dr. McIntosh is an amazing speaker always keeping the audience engaged. She is extremely knowledgeable and you can see that she really enjoys teaching health care professionals to be the best they can for their patients/clients”.
Brenda Robichaud
Nurse Practitioner, ON.

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“PsychedUp (as well as SwitchRx) allows me to practice at the top of my scope as a family physician who has a focused practice in mental health”.
Lori Hasulo
Family Physician, ON.

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“This was my second attendance to PsychedUp and I will definitely attend it again for the next subjects coming along”.
Mandana Kamyar
Family Physician, ON.

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“This was a jam packed morning overflowing with practical advice not found in the text books . Pearls of wisdom shared by an experienced psychiatrist who understands the difficulties of treating these patients”.
Anna Da Silva
Family Physician, ON.

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“This is a clear concise refresher that gave me new insights and more confidence when making treatment decisions for my patients with anxiety and ADHD”.
James Warren McNally
Family Physician, ON.

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“Great! Lots of good takeaways for everyday clinical practice”.
Alexandra Blight
Nurse Practitioner, ON.

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“Dr McIntosh is an excellent presenter. She was able to provide great tips on choosing between various treatment options for common psychiatric conditions that I treat everyday. I highly recommend this presentation”.
Kristina Zubrinic
Nurse Practitioner, ON.

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“This session was an excellent consolidation of pathophysiology and practical drug information”.
Zoe Wong
Pharmacist, ON.

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“This was my first PsychedUp event and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The content was relevant and really well presented. Looking forward to learning more”.
Cheryl Morris
Pharmacist, ON.

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“Dr. Mcintosh's knowledge of psychopharmacology was extremely useful”.
Vidya Butamy
Psychiatrist, ON.

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“Amazing presenter!! Conveys information in an interesting, useful and practical way. I recommended PsychedUp to two of my Psychiatry colleagues that attended today and had the same positive experience. We're all planning to attend the next session and are looking forward to it. Thank you for such a helpful day”.
Sonia Cruickshanks
Psychiatrist, ON.

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“Excellent summary of a common topic in psychiatry with many clinical pearls”.
Kamran Bordbar
Psychiatrist, ON.

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“Dr.D.McIntosh is excellent educator and speaker”.
Helena Chekina
Psychiatrist, ON.

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“I'm a pharmacist psychiatrist and she is the best”.
Lynda Molleken,
Psychiatrist, ON.

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“Makes you think differently on medications and the approach”.
Maria Ganesathasan
Nurse Practitioner, ON.

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“PsychedUp was all it was hyped up to be! Thank you”.
Jennifer Pettigrew
Nurse Practitioner, ON.

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“This is one of the best CME if I have attended in years. It presented concise, practical tips in a palatable format. As a family doctor I want practical knowledge that will address my patients concerns and help me manage complications. Dr. McIntosh is a phenomenal speaker who delivered relevant practice changing information. Thank you!”
Anne-Pascale Bartleman
Family Physician, ON.

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“Absolutely the best psychiatric CME for GPs, lots of pearls”.
Yu Li
General Practitioner, ON.

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“With a totally dynamic speaker who was a fountain of knowledge, this CME was absolutely fantastic! I came home with a pocket full of great clinical pearls that I can put into practice immediately. I highly recommend this program”.
Sonya Malone
Family Physician, ON.

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“This was a great learning experience and has enhanced my comfort level and knowledge of diagnosing and treating anxiety, depression, and especially bipolar disorder. The speaker was very engaging and worked through information at the perfect pace!”
Stephanie Collings
Nurse Practitioner, ON

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“Dr. Diane McIntosh is a down-to-earth practitioner with much clinical insight and experience to share. PsychedUp was very informative and I highly recommend it to all primary care providers”.
Sara Yoeun
Pharmacist, ON.

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“It was a great, well organized approach to psychopharmacology that was also thoroughly enjoyable”.
Stephen H. Pasternak
Neurologist, ON.

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“Diane is so knowledgeable, her experience, education and tips were very helpful to enhance my practice”.
Alicia Peltier
Nurse Practitioner, ON.

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“The reason I love this CME is that the approach is practical and real. Guidelines are guidelines but the person in front of you needs to be treated like a person. I love her approach which is common sense and practical”.
Kathryn Walker
Family Physician, ON.

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“PsychedUp has helped me become a better Nurse Practitioner. Thank you for such great information, that will most definitely help guide my clinical practice!”
Heather Kelly
Nurse Practitioner, ON.

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“I highly recommend this CME opportunity! It had great clinical relevance for discriminating diagnoses, and learning subtleties in pharmacotherapy in depression and bipolar disorder”.
Daryline Put
Family physician, QC.

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“As a community psychiatrist, I was inspired by both the content and the applicability of the PsychedUp CME to my day to day prescribing practices. Dr McIntosh is magical with her seamless ability to merge complex diagnostic and psychopharmacological concepts with relevant and practical day to day issues our patients present with in helping us to make the best treatment decisions possible in order to better the quality of the lives of our patients. I sincerely believe it is a “must attend” cme for all professionals working in the mental health field”.
Jennifer Payne
Psychiatrist, QC.

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“I attended a presentation of Dr. McIntosh, clearly the best speaker I have seen so far in 20 years.  Very clinical and practical.  Make sure you see her when she will present next”.
Marie-Andrée Ouimet
Psychiatrist, QC.

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“These Educational CME psychiatric lectures are just : Inspiring , Stimulating & Marvellous …..
The Content of the Program is: State of the art , very valuable , comprehensive and informative ! … and Dr Diane McIntosh makes the lectures very Interesting , stimulating & inspirational , and very easy to understand; with latest information on the topics of major psychiatric illnesses and latest medications and treatment modalities . She also gives all this valuable  information in the Handouts , created by her ; at no extra charge! 
I would strongly recommend Psyched Up course to all psychiatrists , residents , medical students , psychologists , nursing Staff & any other mental health professionals . 
Dr. Diane McIntosh and her "Psyched Up” CME Lectures are just Super Fantastic !!!“
Chakrabarty L. Pole
Psychiatrist, BC.

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“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”.
C.C.
Family Physician, ON.

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“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
Psychiatrist, ON.

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“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
Family Medicine, ON.

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“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 practice issues”.
Annette Stevens
Psychiatrist, BC.

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“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!”
Renee Bradley
Nurse Practitioner, ON.

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“Attending PsychedUp is a must. Not only does Dr. McIntosh convey complex topics in a way that’s easy to understand, her down-to-earth personality and approachability provides a comfortable learning environment to ask questions and discuss difficult cases. I highly recommend anyone looking to enhance their knowledge in psychiatry to participate in this seminar, it truly will make a difference to your practice”.
Saleema Bhaidani
PharmD, ON.

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“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
Psychiatrist, BC.

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“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
Psychiatrist, BC.

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“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
Family Physician, BC.

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“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
Family Physician, BC.

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“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
Psychiatrist, BC.

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“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”.
Elena Nelson
General Practitioner, BC.

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“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
Psychiatrist, AB.

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“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”.
Keren Mitchell
Nurse Practitioner, BC.

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“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!”
Lisa Mark
Pharmacist, BC.

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“Excellent presentation of the new Canadian CANMAT bipolar guidelines in a thought-provoking manner”.
Peter Marr
Family Physician, BC.

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“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
Pharmacist, BC.

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“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
General Practitioner, BC.

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“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
Registered Professional Counselor, BC.

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“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
Psychiatrist, BC.

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“… 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
Psychiatrist, ON.

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“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
Family physician, ON.

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"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
Psychiatrist, ON.

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“One of the best psychiatry conferences I have attended. Dr McIntosh is an engaging speaker and she presents clinical pearl after clinical pearl”. 
Brad Steeves
Pharmacist, AB.

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“…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
Family physician, ON.

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“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
Clinical Pharmacist, BC.

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“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
Pharmacist, ON.

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“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
Family physician, BC.

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“Very engaging, informative and adaptable! Bravo!!!”
Suzanne Kerr
Psychotherapist, ON.

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“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”.

Inessa McIntyre
Pharmacist, BC.

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We all have heard that one day seminars do not lead to behavioral change. Diane proves that wrong. The confidence you can get from Diane's approach to rational prescribing is downright inspiring”.
Psychiatrist, NS.

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Relevant and up to date content that was engaging and applicable to every day practice”.
Psychiatrist, NS.

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It is often a struggle to diagnose bipolar 2 but after this conference I have much more confidence”.
Family Physician, NS.

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I particularly appreciated the fact that Dr. McIntosh used "real life" clinical anecdotes to illustrate her/an approach to management as opposed to just citing guidelines. Engaging and expert speaker, interactive, concise, clinically relevant”.
Psychiatrist, NS.

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Great day full of useful and relevant information I can use in my clinical practice”.
Family Physician, ON.

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Great review for practicing psychiatrists!”.
Psychiatrist, ON.

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Good, practical evidence and clinically based recommendations”.
Psychiatrist, ON.

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Great concise, informational session which has made me more confident in psychopharmatherapy for anxiety”.
Family Physician, ON.

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Dr. McIntosh is a dynamic speaker and provides practical clinical pearls!”.
Pharmacist, ON.

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Engaging teaching, increased my confidence with prescribing for complicated patients”.
Psychiatrist, ON.

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Attending as a Mental Health and Psychiatric Nurse has provided understanding of the mode of action of various medications used in treating anxiety disorders”.
Nurse Practitioner, ON.

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“Thank you for a well organized and relevant to clinical practice CME.
Dr. McIntosh is an excellent speaker. I hope she will keep sharing her expertise; both, Doctors and Patients will benefit from it”.
Family Physician, ON.

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Psyched up teaches clinical effectiveness (as opposed to the theoretical clinical efficaciousness)”.
Psychiatrist, ON.

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Great presentation, very insightful, and overall the speaker is extremely knowledge and insightful. I would recommend this program to any health care provider”.
Nurse Practitioner, ON.

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Very enthusiastic presenter who speaks with confidence and is personable”.
Psychiatrist, ON.

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Great learning experience. Interactive, passionate presentation about anxiety and ADHD treatment options”.
Pharmacist, ON.

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Very practical advice - wish that psychiatry was taught this way in med school!”.
Family Physician, ON.

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Practical information with good explanation of neurobiology, for better enlightened clinical decision for patient care”.
Pharmacist, ON

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An excellent speaker that has changed my approach and confidence level to diagnose and treat mental health issues”.
Family Physician, ON.

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Amazing speaker, amazing information I loved the event over all”.
Nurse Practitioner, ON.

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Very well organized and Dr. McIntosh is a great presenter. Great aid to my daily practice”.
General Practitioner, NS.

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Excellent information on the decision making progress for prescribing for the covered topics”.
Pharmacist, NS.

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I truly enjoyed this conference and would recommend it to all my colleagues”.
Registered Nurse, ON.

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Dynamic and engaging presentation. Useful and practical clinical pearls”.
Family Physician, AB.

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Great practical, comprehensive clinical applicable information. Comprehensive succinct review of medications and guidelines”.
Family Physician, AB.

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Lots of practical information, high energy and engaged speaker”.
Psychiatrist, AB.

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Great to have the handout. Concise, focused, practical information. Best to hear about the actual clinical experiences and applications...especially the realistic level of risk for the drug side effects”.
Family Physician, AB.

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Loved how it all about pharmacology, thank you for having it up to 2pm”.
Family Physician, AB.

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Diane is a very dynamic speaker that definitely has a wealth of knowledge about medications and brain circuitry. I am a psychiatrist and feel medication management is my forte. However, Diane's knowledge is amazing and has helped me feel confident in going forward with my current y clinical dilemmas!”.
Psychiatrist, AB.

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Best psychiatric conference that I have attended. Great meds review, speaker extremely engaging and knowledgeable”.
Family Physician, AB.

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Diane is a very engaging speaker. It is great to hear her opinions about drug use”.
Psychiatrist, AB.

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Dr. McIntosh is a triple threat - smart, practical and entertaining! One of the best CMEs I have attended! Excellent course on psychopharmacology!”.
Family Physician, AB.

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Well presented and very relevant to my daily clinic practice with good handouts”.
Family Physician, AB.

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Presenter was excellent and information was relevant to my practice”.
Family Physician, AB.

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Best psychiatric conference that I have attended. Great meds review, speaker extremely engaging and knowledgeable”.
Family Physician, AB.

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Excellent session. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic speaker. Well worth it. I liked the emails sent in advance to help prepare for the day. Handout is great”.
Family Physician, AB.

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Comfortable setting. Interesting info re antidepressants and how they work”.
Family Physician, AB.

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Practical. Applicable to practice information”.
Psychiatrist, AB.

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Very good speaker. Clear and concise answers to practice questions”.
Nurse Practitioner, AB.

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Great program. Very clinically relevant to my daily practice”.
Psychiatrist, AB.

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Diane is the key - she is extremely knowledgeable and her clinical pearls are invaluable”.
Family Physician, AB.

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The program is crammed full of valuable information from a very knowledgeable professional”.
Psychiatrist, AB.

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One of the best cont. ed I have attended”.
Pharmacist, AB.

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It was informative, new studies and recommendations to treatment options and plan for patients was explained clearly and concisely”.
Pharmacist, AB.

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An interactive and informative day I would recommend to all my colleagues”.
Pharmacist, AB.

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Even better than last year! Concise and pertinent information. Great handout. Best learning seminar of the year.  ”.
Pharmacist, BC.

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Extremely clinically relevant material shared by a clinician with an exceptionally high level of expertise”.
Psychiatrist, BC.

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Dr. McIntosh is an informative and engaging speaker”.
Psychiatrist, BC.

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This conference was concise, clinically relevant and highlighted pearls regarding management of anxiety and ADHD”.
Nurse Practitioner, BC.

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Highly knowledgeable and engaging speaker, providing very clear, practical, and balanced information”.
Psychiatrist, BC.

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Dr McIntosh is an excellent speaker, knowledgeable and engaging”.
Psychiatrist, BC.

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Dr. Diane McIntosh is a great speaker and made this learning seminar a wonderful experience”.
Pharmacist, BC.

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Diane is such an good speaker - very eloquent and articulates well. Her presentations are organized and easy to follow, especially with the help of the slide copies provided”.
Family Physician, BC.

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Below are some quotes we collected from the anonymous evaluation forms:

  • Fantastic and very rich presentation. Dr McIntosh is a very good speaker

  • information was presented in a clear, fun way with personal experience treating patients included

  • Concrete examples, good explanations. the messages were clear and concise, clinically oriented

  • Excellent speaker, well organized, family physician friendly content

  • Everything was excellent, vignettes, stories, loads of clinical pearls, extremely engaging presentation style

  • respect de l'horaire, dynamisme de la présentatrice, clarté des informations présentées

  • Clear and simple explanation, focus on clinical practice

  • Very easy to understand, clear explanations, very clinical

  • very well organized (time, location, break and food)

  • Concise, engaging, relevant information. Very good speaker and teacher. Excellent companion document

  • Organization, emails, dr McIntosh is awesome keeping public’s attention

  • Excellent speaker, lively and entertaining

  • excellent presentation, amazing speaker

  • Dr McIntosh knows how to be dynamic and capture our attention!

  • Dr. McIntosh is a great speaker

  • 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 Time-wise 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

  • concise, 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