Recognizing and Managing Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care during COVID-19

Tue, February 09, 2021

Hosted by Ontario Health

Please join Ontario Health for a webinar on Tuesday, February 9th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EST) as we hear from experts in the field and share resources about how to support patients presenting in primary care with symptoms of anxiety.


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Target Audience:

  • Health care providers working in primary care


  • Review the overlapping and distinguishing features between anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic and anxiety disorders
  • Highlight the key elements in delivering optimal care for individuals with anxiety disorders based on the quality standard
  • Introduce the resources currently available to support people living with an anxiety disorder


  • Randi E. McCabe, BSc, MA, PhD, Director of the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic, and Psychologist-in-Chief, Mental Health and Addictions Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Ontario Health Quality Standard Advisory Committee Co-Chair
  • Peggy Richter, MD, FRCP(C), Head of the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Ontario Health Quality Standard Advisory Committee Co-Chair
  • David Kaplan, MD, MSc, CCFP, Primary Care Physician, Chief of Clinical Quality at Ontario Health
  • Paul Kurdyak, MD, PhD, FRCPSC,Medical Lead for the Mental Health and Addictions Centre of Excellence


Looking for more resources to provide comprehensive care during covid-19? Click here