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Webinar – Bipolar Disorder in Older Adults: Focus on Pharmacotherapy and Management
January 10, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
By the end of the presentation participants will:
1. Review the epidemiology, etiology and diagnosis of bipolar disorder in older adults.
2. Appreciate the current evidence-base for the pharmacological management of geriatric bipolar disorder
3. Learn an approach to safe and effective prescribing in geriatric bipolar disorder.
Dr. Robyn Waxman, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Robyn Waxman is a geriatric psychiatrist working at Ontario Shores centre for mental health sciences in Whitby. She provides care to both inpatient and outpatients with a wide range of mental health conditions. She is the medical head of the brain stimulation clinic which provides electroconvulsive therapy and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation. She is an assistant professor with both the University of Toronto and Queen’s University and regularly teaches the bipolar disorder curriculum. Her research interests are in the brain stimulation field for both treatment resistant depression and agitation in major neurocognitive disorders.