Speakers

Dr. Kenneth Fung

Dr. Kenneth Fung is a Staff Psychiatrist and Clinical Director of the Asian Initiative in Mental Health Program at the Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network. He is also Assistant Professor with Culture, Community, and Health Studies Program at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. He completed a two-year fellowship in Cultural Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and his Master thesis was on alexithymia among Chinese Canadians.

His primary research, teaching, and clinical interests include both cultural psychiatry and psychotherapy. He is the Block Coordinator of the Cultural Psychiatry Core Seminars for psychiatry residents at the University of Toronto, and is the seminar coordinator and a psychotherapy supervisor in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the University Health Network. He is currently conducting a research study with Dr. Mateusz Zurowski on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for chronic pain patients. He has been involved in community-based research projects related to immigrant and refugee mental health. He is psychiatric consultant to the Hong Fook Mental Health Association and is involved in various mental health promotion and education projects in the community. He also offers consultations at Mon Sheong Scarborough Long-Term Care Centre. He has been appointed as a member of Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network Mental Health and Addictions Advisory Council. He is the President of the Federation of Chinese American and Chinese Canadian Medical Societies.

Dr. Fung's keynote address is titled, Mental Health and Depression.


Dr. Sandeep (Sandy) Sehdev

Dr. Sehdev finished medical school at the University of Ottawa at age 22, did an internal medicine residency at the University of Western Ontario until 1989, and then completed an oncology fellowship at the Princess Margaret Hospital in 1991. Dr. Sehdev worked briefly in New York for two years before returning to Canada to work at the William Osler Health Systems --now one of Canada's largest community cancer clinics. He is the Director of Clinical Trials at the Centre and is in charge of continuing medical education for oncology. He was the Chief of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee for 5 years. His work includes clinical trials in many solid tumors, but his particular interests are in: patient and medical education, computer medicine, and advocacy. He is now the Director of the Cancer Advocacy Coalition of Canada. His current suffixes include: MD, ERCPC, BC (ABIM) and Assistant Professor (adjunct) at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON.

Dr. Sehdev's seminar is titled, Colorectal Cancer-Screening and Treatment.


Dr. David Wong

Dr. David Wong is the Clinical Director of the Liver Centre and the Education Director for Hepatology Education at the University of Toronto. Dr. Wong was trained at the University of Toronto. After completing his Gastroenterology training at McMaster University, Dr.

Wong worked as post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University 1994-1999, under the supervision of Dr. Bruce Walker, studying the cellular immune responses to hepatitis C infection. Dr. Wong's other interests include liver disease in HIV, the development of electronic clinical notes. He is the recipient of many teaching awards including the Lou Cole teaching award for Gastroenterology, the Wightman-Berris Academy award for teaching excellence, and the University Health Network Award for excellence in clinical teaching.

Dr. Wong's seminar is titled, Understanding Hepatitis: Types, Causes, Symptoms and Prevention.


Dr. Margaret Grant

Dr. Margaret Grant is a Geriatrician who specializes in Geriatric Medicine at the Trillium Health Partners- Credit Valley Hospital site. In addition to seeing patients, she has been the Program Director for Rehabilitation and Complex Continuing Care, Medical Director for the Geriatric Assessment Unit and Medical Director for the Rehabilitation Unit at Credit Valley Hospital. Dr. Grant worked with other health care professionals to start the first Falls Prevention Program at Credit Valley Hospital. She has interests in fall prevention, dementia and end of life planning for frail seniors. Dr. Grant enjoys teaching medical students, residents and nurses about Geriatric Medicine and hopes to inspire people to improve the quality of health care for seniors both in the community and in the hospital.

Dr.Grant's seminar is titled, Finding Balance – Preventing a Fall Before it Happens.


Jason Barr R.N. C.P.M.H.N.

For over 15 years, Jason has worked in various capacities in the mental health field, including front-line emergency department crisis intervention and community mental health. A strong advocate against the stigma of mental illness, he is currently the Manager for the Canadian Mental Health Association Halton Region Branch COAST Program, Crisis Safe Beds programs and Information and Referral program. The COAST program is a collaboration of the CMHA Halton Region Branch and the Halton Regional Police. He currently resides with his wife and two boys in Burlington Ontario Canada.

Mr. Barr's seminar is titled, An Overview of Programs and Services from the Canadian Mental Health Association.


Dan McGann

Dan completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at Wilfred Laurier University 1981. He worked in several different areas including Participation House Projects assisting chronically handicapped individuals move from hospitals to independent living. He spent 3 years working with psychotic and autistic youth at Thistletown Regional Centre in Toronto before beginning his Masters in Social Work in 1985. After completing his graduate studies in 1987 he worked for 5 years at The Hospital for Sick Children in many different areas of care but primarily on the Burns and Plastics Unit where he worked with many children, teens, and parents recovering from the trauma of a severe burn injury. In 1991 Dan then came to The Credit Valley Hospital where he worked in pediatrics and in the Child & Family clinic on the adolescent psychiatry team. In 2006 after Dan recovered from his own major depressive episode he began a run group therapy program out of the Child & Family Clinic. This is a unique approach to assisting teens struggling with depression, anxiety and other psychiatric disorders through a learn to run program. The teens run twice a week for twelve weeks concluding in a 5 or 10 km community race. That program has received much positive attention from the media and most recently from the Canadian College of Health Leaders from which Dan received the Quality of Life award in 2012. Dan has been at Credit Valley for 23 years until recently deciding to retire from his work there and pursue his now full time private practice in Streetsville. Dan continues however to coordinate the Teen Run Group Therapy Program for Credit Valley Hospital.

Mr.McGann's seminar is titled, Child and Youth Mental Health.


Master Yam

Master Yam has studied with many famous masters in China over the past 40 years. His speciality is on the various forms of Taoist medical and qi-gong techniques. He was an instructor at the Canadian College of Tradition Chinese Medicine, and has taught classes on the Chinese Meridian System, Meditation, Yuan-gong, and the Yang's Style Tai Chi in Mississauga and Etobicoke for the last twenty years. Master Yam is a dedicated individual, tireless in teaching the essence of Chinese healing arts to his students, so that they can one day be healers themselves, prevent disease and stay healthy.

Master Yam's seminar is titled, High Blood Pressure Relating to the Kidney and Spleen: Cause and Cure by Acupressure.


Patricia Muzzi

With a diploma in Culinary Arts, a background in Chemistry and Environmental/Occupational Health and Safety, Patricia fuses chemistry and cooking together to educate her clients about how the foods we eat affect the chemical balance in our brains. Her company, Mood Food Culinary’s mission is to provide unique, accessible and user-friendly classes and education workshops that empower participants to select and prepare healthy foods, which have a positive impact on mood and mental wellness. In addition to her private practice, Patricia is a much sought after lecturer and teacher. Since 2010, she has lead hundreds of culinary classes, educational workshops, team building events, keynote presentations/information sessions at numerous venues throughout the GTA, including: Whole Foods Market, Loblaw’s, and Longo’s. Food has always played a very important role in Patricia's life, not only as a positive influence on improved mental health, but also as a celebration of her upbringing and Italian heritage. She takes great pleasure in sharing her unique creations with community and clients!

Ms. Muzzi's seminar is titled, Mood Food.


Samuel Chan

Mr. Chan received his Baccalaureate of Chinese Medicine, and Master of Clinical Medicine (TCM) at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. In addition to that, he possesses a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hong Kong, and holds the titles of R.TCMP and R.Ac (Prov) of CTCMPAO. Mr. Chan is also a member of the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada

Mr. Chan's seminar is titled, Traditional Chinese Medicine towards Cancer.



Since 1999, more than 12,000 people have gained valuable knowledge and information from the Mississauga Healthy Living Expo. Seeking to educate and entertain its participants on the many facets of health, this year’s expo will feature more than 50 booths, 8 seminars, and a variety of performances and demonstrations (including free blood pressure tests and individualized Chinese medicine consultations)!

This year, we are happy to welcome the following guests: Her Worship Mayor Hazel McCallion; The Honourable Victor Oh, Member of the Senate of Canada; Bob Dechert, MP; Brad Butt, MP; Amrit Mangat, MPP; Wang Li, Vice Consul of the Chinese Consulate; Ron Starr, Councillor; Chris Fonseca, Councillor; and George Carlson, Councillor, among others. We hope you can join us too!

Free admission. Free parking. Free gifts. Free testing.


Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013
Time: 9am-5:30pm (opening ceremony at 10am)
Venue: Yee Hong Centre
Address: 5510 Mavis Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5V 2X5
(Mississauga Transit from Square One: Bus route 61 direction North)
(從Square One 乘61 North 巴士可到達)

Prizes to be won that day include: a global positioning system (GPS) courtesy of Amgen Canada; two tickets to the Toronto FC game on June 29th courtesy of the Toronto Football Club (TFC); A Keurig OfficePro gourmet coffee brewing system courtesy of Personal Service Coffee; menu card and spices from Egg Farmers of Ontario; 5 pairs of tickets to A Century of Chinese Cinema courtesy of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF); a year's supply of facial tissues courtesy of Kruger Products L.P, popcorn from Kernals...and many more!

CPB also wants to thank Loblaws for their generous donation of eco tote bags for all the expo's attendees.



Co-Organizers

CPB Mississauga News Credit Valley Hospital Foundation

Sponsors

Title Sponsor Venue Sponsor Media Sponsors
Amgen Yee Hong Rogers