1st Annual Conference on Creativity and the Mind: Image, Fantasy & Healing

Queen’s University Department of Psychiatry
in association with
The Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Friday, April 24, 2015

Mental Health addresses the holistic concerns of human beings. Scientific discoveries in medicine and brain functioning have advanced our modern treatment of illness. A more recent focus goes beyond the scientific to encompass the humanistic and artistic perceptions of ourselves. This conference brings together artists, scientists, and therapists who have attempted to express the creative process as the foundation of a healthy mind.

Intended Audience: Artists, Art Historians, Scientists, Mental Health Professionals, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Family Doctors, Students and the General Public

Learning Objective: To present creative thinking and performance that deepens our understanding of human concerns and behavior.

For more information, contact Krista Robertson at (613) 548-5567 ext. 5931 or by email at [email protected]

Panelists:

David Goldbloom, OC, MD, FRCPC – Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
“The Madness of Creativity”

Gordon E. Smith, PhD – Vice Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science, Queen’s University
“The Healing Power of Music among the Mi’kmaw Communities on Cape Breton Island”

Allison Morehead, PhD – Assistant Professor of Art History, Queen’s University
“Edvard Munch, Madness, and Fin-de-siècle Psychiatry”

Lisa Brown, MSM, RN – Founder and Artistic Director of Workman Arts, Toronto
“The Intersection of Arts, Mental Illness and Recovery”

Christopher Manson, MFA – Documentary Photographer “Lifestyle Changes in Response to Illness”

Anne Koval, PhD – Independent Curator and Associate Professor of Art History, Mount Allison University
“The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet: The Imaginings of Ekphrastic Poetry”

Credits for Family Physicians:
This program meets the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited for up to 7 MAINPRO-M1 credits

Credits for Specialists:
This event 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 is approved by Queen's University (Maximum number of hours 7)

Credits for Others:
This is an accredited learning activity which provided up to 7 hours of Continuing Education

Registration Fees: Early Registration / After April 1, 2015:
Family Practitioners and Mental Health Professionals $120.00 / $140.00
General Public $80.00 / $90.00
Residents/Students $60.00 / $70.00