Torch Talks are informative sessions for the SMA community, hosted by the Parents' Guild

Topic: 20 Things You May Not Know About Digital Media

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Sheila Chipman Atrium
Presenter:Dr. Simon Trepel, MD FRCPC, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
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About the Presenter

Simon Trepel, MD FRCPC, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with more than a decade of experience assessing and treating kids and teens. Dr. Trepel graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine in 2001, and then completed his psychiatric residency in 2006. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba, teaching medical students, residents, psychiatrists, pediatricians and family doctors.

Dr. Trepel’s clinical practice is located at the Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Center. At MATC he is the consulting psychiatrist for the Interlake, Churchill and Thompson communities. He is also the consulting psychiatrist for the Youth Health Clinic, where he works closely with Pediatricians to help children and adolescents in Child and Family Services care.

Dr. Trepel is the cofounder and consulting psychiatrist for the Gender Dypshoria Assessment and Action for Youth (GDAAY) clinic and has been consulted by Vital Statistics as well as the provincial school division for his expertise in child and adolescent gender dysphoria. 

He has spoken to audiences on a range of topics over the years, including gender dsyphoria, digital media, attention deficit disorder, anxiety and neuroplasticity.

Dr. Trepel has a wonderful partner, 5 great kids ranging in ages from 11-21, and a 1-year old Siamese cat who could use a mild personality adjustment.

All parents, caregivers, students, alumnae, and community members are welcome to attend.


Past Torch Talks

2022: Disciplined vs Disordered Eating: How to promote nutritoin without triggering obsession
2021: Leaning In, Leaning On, Leaning Towards - A Real Talk for Unreal Times
2020: Addiction Among Us. Subtle Signs, Supports, and a Story of Resilience
2019: Challenges Facing Adolescent Girls
2018: Perspectives on Cultivating Wellbeing in Young Women
2017: Leading by Love - Raising Kids with Social Conscience
2016: The Teenage Brain