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Call for Proposals: 2017 EPION Conference

Deadline February 16, 2017

About EPION:

For the past 12 years, EPION (formerly the Ontario Working Group on Early Psychosis Intervention) has been the voice of Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) services in Ontario. This network unites over 50 programs delivering service in more than 70 communities across the province. The network facilitates collaboration between EPI sites, particularly emerging sites in need of training and established sites with resources and expertise. EPION is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. For more information, visit or join our online community space at

About the conference:

What does “success” in Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) services mean to you? Join us for a 2 day conference where we will explore different ways to define and understand success.

Mississauga, Ontario
May 16 & 17, 2017
Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel and Suites, 5875 Airport Road

  • Connect with your colleagues from across Ontario and beyond to share and learn about innovations in EPI practice that help bring us closer to our visions of success as clinicians, program managers, persons with lived experience of psychosis and family members
  • Find out about the learning and successes for programs that have implemented new practices, including those inspired by EPION’s recent think tanks on Education and Outreach, Family Work, Metabolic Monitoring, Psychological Therapies, Knowledge Exchange, Evaluation and Monitoring, and Psychosis and Cannabis
  • Understand the latest data and evidence emerging within EPI and what it means for clinical practice and how we understand success in this field  

What information do we need with your proposal?

  • Presenter name and credentials (E.g. MSW, MD FRCPC etc.)
  • Job title, Organization, and contact info
  • Co-presenter info (if applicable)
  • Brief bio for presenter (140 words max)
  • Title of presentation
  • Learning objectives
  • Brief summary of content (max 275 words)
  • How topic relates to the conference themes (What success in Early Psychosis Intervention look like; Innovations in approaches and service delivery that contributes to success; Learning and successes from implementing new initiatives, including those inspired by recent EPION think tanks)
  • Recommended audience(s) (e.g. front line clinicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, researchers, individuals with lived experiences, family members, etc)
  • Preferred format (Oral presentation-30 minutes including Q and A; Poster presentation; Workshop-60 minutes, hands on/participatory format; Panel Discussion (e.g. with a moderator and up to 3 discussants)

For more information, visit​.
Submit an abstract online here, by February 16, 2017: