Research Day Chair's Message

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Trainees,

On behalf of the Department of Psychiatry Research Day Committee, I am delighted to announce:

Department of Psychiatry Research Day
Thursday, June 17, 2021, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Online via Zoom.

Plenary submission deadline has been extended to March 19, 2021
Abstract submission deadline is March 29, 2021
It is more important than ever to come together as a community to recognize and showcase the outstanding research work carried out in our Department. This event is an annual tradition, occurring this year for the 47th time, which aims to support the training of the next generation of psychiatry researchers. Our virtual agenda this year will provide opportunities for researchers at all levels to share their work.

This year, we are transitioning to a name for the day that reflects and can more clearly communicate the content and purpose of the day to a wide audience. We are grateful to Dr. Harvey Stancer for sharing his name and mission with this event for many years.

This year’s Trevor Young Lecture in Psychiatry Research Keynote Presentation will be delivered by Dr. Yasmin Hurd on “Cannabis: Neurobiological Insights to its Psychiatric Risk and Therapeutic Potential.” Dr. Hurd is the Ward-Coleman Chair of Translational Neuroscience and the Director of the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai in New York. Her multidisciplinary research investigates the neurobiology underlying addiction disorders and related psychiatric illnesses. This will be an exciting opportunity to hear about translational research with tremendous clinical and policy relevance.

We look forward to seeing you at Department of Psychiatry Research Day 2021!


Nicole Kozloff, MD, SM, FRCPC
Chair, Department of Psychiatry Research Day
Associate Director and Clinician-Scientist, Slaight Family Centre for Youth in Transition
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto