Presentations

Conference Presentations

Co-Author, Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): A Feasibility Study, London Joint Mental Health Research Day, Presenters: Vasudev, K. Ionson, E. L. Inam, S. Chaudhari, S. Ghodasara, S. & Vasudev, A. 2018 Jun 21, London, Ontario, Canada, Original Research Presentation, Hours: 1, Attendees: 100

Invited Lecturer, Sahaj Samadhi Meditation in late life depression: a randomized controlled trial, Consciousness Club, Presenters: Akshya Vasudev, 2018 Mar 3, London, Ontario, Canada, Original Research Presentation, Hours: 1, Attendees: 110

Co-Author, Sudarshan Kriya Yoga in PTSD: a pilot feasibility study, Consciousness Club, Presenters: Kamini Vasudev, 2018 Mar 3, London, Ontario, Canada, Original Research Presentation, Hours: 1, Attendees: 110

Presenter, Sahaj Samadhi Meditation in Late life depression, Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatryric Psychiatry, Presenters: Akshya Vasudev, 2017 Nov 5, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Original Research Presentation, Hours: 1, Attendees: 200

Co-Author, TELEPROM-G: Connecting community dwelling Depressed Seniors with Their Clinicians, Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatryric Psychiatry, Presenters: Amer Burhan, 2017 Nov 5, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Original Research Presentation, Hours: 1, Attendees: 200

Presenter, Sahaj Samadhi Meditation, a type of Automatic Self Transcending Meditation, improves symptoms of late-life depression, World Psychiatric Association, Presenters: Akshya Vasudev, 2017 Oct 11, Berlin, Berlin, Germany, Original Research Presentation, Hours: 1, Attendees: 10000

Co-Author, Surviving Psychopharmacology Training. A pilot iterative quality improvement program for psychiatry residents at Western University, Canada, Canadian Psychiatric Association, Presenters: Kamini Vasudev, Akshya Vasudev, Ira Glick, 2017 Sep 14, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Original Research Presentation, Attendees: 800

Supervisor, The implementation of a Gentle Persuasive Approach™ elearning curriculum among medical unit staff members in a large academic teaching hospital:  A program evaluation. Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, Presenters: Jacqueline Crandall and Laurie McKellar, 2017 May 4, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Original Research Presentation, Hours: 2

Supervisor, Implementing a standardized, coordinated, and sustainable process to respond to the needs of patients 65+ with responsive behaviours: A quality improvement Initiative, Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, Presenters: Jacqueline Crandall and Laurie McKellar, 2017 May 4, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Original Research Presentation, Hours: 2

Student Presentations

Supervisor, Alternative Treatments to LLD: The Effect of Meditation on Depressive Symptoms and Executive Functioning, Department of Psychology, Kings College, Presenters: Suzanne Blainey, Emily Ionson, Akshya Vasudev, 2019 Mar 25, London, Ontario, Canada, Original Research Presentation, Hours: 1, Attendees: 100

Supervisor, Sahaj Samadhi Meditation in late life depression: results from a randomized controlled trial, Western Meditation Research Society, Presenters: Ben Peckham, 2019 Feb 28, London, Ontario, Canada, Original Research Presentation, Hours: 1, Attendees: 10

Supervisor, A Feasibility (Pilot) Study of An Innovative Non-Pharmacological Intervention in At-Risk Youth, Canadian Mental Health Association Conference Titled Mental Health For All, Presenters: Aman Chauhan, Fatima Bukair, Cheryl Forchuk, Javeed Sukhera, Mark Speechley, Akshya Vasudev, 2018 Oct 22, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Original Research Presentation, Hours: 1, Attendees: 500

Supervisor, Pharmacological and Clinical Profile of Newer Atypical Antipsychotics as Treatments for Bipolar Disorder: A Systematic Review and Considerations for Use in Older Patients, Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry, Presenters: Sumit Chaudhari, Akshya Vasudev, 2018 Oct 12, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Original Research Presentation, Hours: 1, Attendees: 200

Supervisor, Identifying Psychosocial Aspects and Stressors in Parents of Children with Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Western University, Presenters: Prashanth Rajasekar, London Health Sciences Centre; Srinitya Gannavarapu*, Western University; Melanie Napier, London Health Sciences Centre; Andrew Mantulak, King’s University College—Western University; Narayan Prasad, London Health Sciences Centre; Akshya Vasudev, London Health Sciences Centre; Beth Potter, University of Ottawa; Chitra Prasad, London Health Sciences Centre, 2018 May 17, London, Ontario, Canada, Original Research Presentation, Hours: 1, Attendees: 150

Presenter, Newer Atypical Antipsychotics in Late life bipolar disorder, Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatryric Psychiatry, Presenters: Samir Chaudhari, 2017 Nov 5, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Original Research Presentation, Hours: 1, Attendees: 200

Supervisor, Pharmacological and Clinical Profile of Newer Atypical Antipsychotics as Treatments for Bipolar Disorder: Implications for Use in Older Patients. Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry, Presenters: Sumit Chaudhari, Rickinder Sethi, Akshya Vasudev, 2017 Nov 4, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Original Research Presentation, Hours: 4, Attendees: 150

Supervisor, The Effect of Mood and Cognition on the Mobility Performance of Older Adults, Geriatric Medicine Research Day, Western University, Presenters: Anish S. Naidu, Amer M. Burhan, Emily Ionson, Alanna Black, Akshya Vasudev, Manuel Montero-Odasso, 2017 Jun 17, London, Ontario, Canada, Original Research Presentation, Hours: 1, Attendees: 100

Co-Author, TELEPROM-G: A Study Evaluating Access and Care Delivery of Telehealth Services among Community-Based Seniors, CFN Annual National Conference, Toronto: 23 - 24 April 2017, Presenters: Boniface Harerimana, Cheryl Forchuk, Akshya Vasudev, 2017 Apr 23, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Original Research Presentation, Hours: 0.5, Attendees: 250

Co-Author, The Effect of Mood and Cognition on the Mobility Performance of Older Adults, Parkwood Institute of Research, Presenters: Anish S. Naidu, Amer M. Burhan, Emily Ionson, Alanna Black, Akshya Vasudev, Manuel Montero-Odasso, 2017 Apr 22, London, Ontario, Canada, Original Research Presentation, Hours: 1, Attendees: 50

Supervisor, Sahaj Samadhi, a type of Automatic Self Transcending Meditation (ASTM), Improves Symptoms of Late-Life Depression, Lawson Health Research Institute, Presenters: Ionson E, Newman RI,  Maldeniya P, Burhan AM, Wetmore S, Vasudev A, 2017 Mar 28, London, Ontario, Canada, Original Research Presentation, Hours: 3, Attendees: 200

Supervisor, Automatic self-transcending meditation improves heart rate variability in late-life depression, Lawson Health Research Institute, Presenters: Limbachia J, Ionson E, Maldeniya P, Newman IR, Wetmore S, Burhan A, Vasudev A, 2017 Mar 28, London, Ontario, Canada, Original Research Presentation, Hours: 3, Attendees: 200

Co-Author, Thinking, Feeling and Moving: The Effect of Mood and Cognition on the Mobility Performance of Older Adults, Lawson Health Research Institute, Presenters: Anish S. Naidu, Amer M. Burhan, Emily Ionson, Alanna Black, Akshya Vasudev, Manuel Montero-Odasso, 2017 Mar 28, London, Ontario, Canada, Original Research Presentation, Hours: 3, Attendees: 200

Supervisor, Sahaj Samadhi Meditation Improves Melancholia in Late Life Depression, Lawson Health Research Institute, Presenters: Chauhan A, Newman RI, Maldeniya P, Burhan AM, Wetmore S, Vasudev A, 2017 Mar 28, London, Ontario, Canada, Original Research Presentation, Hours: 3, Attendees: 200

Symposia

Panelist, Sahaj Samadhi Meditation in late life depression: results from a randomized controlled trial, American Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry, Presenters: Ben Peckham, Sophia Escobar, Michael Lifshitz, Soham Rej. Chair: Akshya Vasudev, 2019 Mar 4, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, Original Research Presentation, Hours: 1, Attendees: 800

Panelist, Mind-Body Interventions in the Treatment of Late-Life Depression and Anxiety, Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry, Presenters: Zoe Thomas, MD, FRCPC 
Angela Potes, MSc, Phd Candidate
Akshya Vasudev, MBBS, MD, MRCPsych, PG Cert Med Edu
Soham Rej MD, MSc (Symposium Chair), 2017 Nov 8, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Scientific Presentation, Hours: 4, Attendees: 100

Panelist, Mind-Body Interventions for Late-Life Mental Health and Cognition, American Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry, Presenters: Akshya Vasudev, Helen Lavretsky, Soham Rej, Gabriela Torres Plates, 2017 Mar 24, Dallas, Texas, United States, Scientific Presentation, Hours: 4, Attendees: 500