Dr. Mehta is the Medical Director of Psychiatry, Clinical Director of the Assertive Communicative Treatment Team and Clinical Lead of Electroconvulsive Therapy at Southlake Regional Health Centre.
He is the co –chair for the Diabetes Educator Section, Mental Health, Special Interest Group of the Canadian Diabetes Association.
He also sits on the board of directors for the Association of General Hospital Psychiatric Services and holds Certifications in Addiction Medicine, Obesity, ECT, r-TMS therapies, Crisis Negation and its Application to Mental Disorders, Understanding Stalking and Domestic Violence and Enhancing Skills in Clinical Case Formulation.
Dr. Mehta holds an appointment as adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
He has authored publications in peer reviewed journals as well as a chapter in the International Textbook of Diabetes. He has acted as a peer reviewer for reputed international peer reviewed journals.
Stigmatization of diabetes can lead to negative psychological outcomes, as well as poorer clinical outcomes. It is therefore imperative that those involved in diabetes care take a leading role in ensuring that people with diabetes are treated as people first, and use language carefully to engender positive relationships, reduce the stigma experienced, and improve confidence and self-care.
With his expertise in Diabetes and association with the Canadian Diabetes Association, Dr. Mehta will bring to the audience an awareness of the impact of stigma on self-management in Diabetes.
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