Continuing Medical Education and Tools

For family physicians psychiatrists nurses nurse practicioners pharmacists

“The vast majority of psychiatric care is delivered by frontline health care professionals: family physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, nurse practitioners and pharmacists. Supporting them with the tools and resources to stay current with the latest evidence-based guidance is critical to improving outcomes for patients and increasing the competence - and confidence - of those providing that care.”

- Dr. Diane McIntosh

Diane is extensively involved in providing continuing medical education programs to colleagues nationally and internationally, with a focus on rational pharmacology and the neurobiology of mood and anxiety disorders and ADHD.

She co-founded PsychedUp and SwitchRx to support care providers in becoming competent and confident with mental illness, ultimately improving the quality of care and the treatment options available for people diagnosed with a mental illness. Resources are available for healthcare professionals or anyone who wants to “up their game” when diagnosing or treating mental illness.

Diane is extensively involved in providing continuing medical education programs to colleagues nationally and internationally, with a focus on rational pharmacology and the neurobiology of mood and anxiety disorders and ADHD.

She co-founded PsychedUp and SwitchRx to support care providers in becoming competent and confident with mental illness, ultimately improving the quality of care and the treatment options available for people diagnosed with a mental illness. Resources are available for healthcare professionals or anyone who wants to “up their game” when diagnosing or treating mental illness.

“The vast majority of psychiatric care is delivered by frontline health care professionals: family physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, nurse practitioners and pharmacists. Supporting them with the tools and resources to stay current with the latest evidence-based guidance is critical to improving outcomes for patients and increasing the competence - and confidence - of those providing that care.”

- Dr. Diane McIntosh

Diane is extensively involved in providing continuing medical education programs to colleagues nationally and internationally, with a focus on rational pharmacology and the neurobiology of mood and anxiety disorders and ADHD.

She co-founded PsychedUp and SwitchRx to support care providers in becoming competent and confident with mental illness, ultimately improving the quality of care and the treatment options available for people diagnosed with a mental illness. Resources are available for healthcare professionals or anyone who wants to “up their game” when diagnosing or treating mental illness.

PsychedUP CME

“I developed PsychedUp CME to make psychiatry continuing medical education clinically relevant, practical, engaging, and interactive.”

- Diane McIntosh

PsychedUp is an accredited continuing medical education program, designed to deepen your understanding and update your psychiatric diagnosing, prescribing, and medication counseling skills. Our goal? To help you be a more confident, rational prescriber or dispenser.

PsychedUp educational programs are developed and presented by Diane. Offered virtually, the programs are designed to be clinically relevant, practical, engaging, and interactive psychiatric education, focusing on diagnosis and treatment.

Topics include insomnia, cannabis and psychedelic medication in psychiatry, new developments in psychopharmacology, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, adult ADHD, epigenetics, and obesity management in psychiatry.

PsychedUp programs are accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 132 Mainpro+ credits and are accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 4.5 Group Learning Activity (Section 1) credits.

SwitchRx

SwitchRx is a free online medication switching tool, co-founded by Diane McIntosh and Dr. Ric Procyshyn, Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, UBC. SwitchRx tools provide healthcare professionals with the most current and useful information to guide their clinical practice when adjusting their patient’s psychotropic treatment regimens.

You’ll find tools specific to switching antipsychotics, antidepressants, and hypnoticsantidepressant medication combining strategies, and weight management. Features of SwitchRx include suggested tapering and titration schedules, clinical tips, detailed information on drug pharmacokinetics, and other precautions. Psychiatric scales and treatment guidelines for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, MDD, anxiety disorders, etc. are conveniently linked.