McGill Doctoral Nursing Colloquium Invited Speaker: Dr. Brett Thombs, PhD


Wilson Hall Wendy Patrick Room, 3506 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2A7, CA

McGill Doctoral Nursing Colloquium Invited Speaker

Sponsored by the Douglas Institute

Dr. Brett Thombs, PhD

William Dawson Scholar and Associate Professor

Department of Psychiatry, McGill University

Myths and Measures: The Ins and Outs of Depression and its Measurement


Researchers are increasingly aware of the importance of depression in medical settings. However, a number of common misconceptions about the role of depression in these settings, how to assess it, and the ethics of using depression questionnaires often limit the ability of researchers to effectively integrate depression assessments in research. This presentation will discuss these issues in the context of existing evidence on depression and its assessment.

Brief Bio:

Dr. Brett Thombs is a William Dawson Scholar and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. His research focuses on identifying and assessing key problems faced by patients with medical illness, evaluating mental health and behavioral intervention paradigms that may be used in medical settings, and to studying how research methods may influence the applicability of research to clinical settings.

A light lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP to fay.strohschein [at]

Contact Information

Fay J. Strohschein, RN, PhD(c)
Nursing Clinical Consultant, Jewish General Hospital
fay.strohschein [at]
Office Phone: 
514-340-8222 ext. 3864