10th Annual Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference #CPDpppc

10th Annual Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference #CPDpppc

We have moved! This year we are hosting the conference in downtown Vancouver!

Target Audience:

Psychiatrists, Primary Care Physicians, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Nurses, and Social Workers

Course Format: Invited keynote presenters combined with small group workshops
UBC Robson Square
800 Robson St
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A wide range of interesting talks by great speakers, covering all sorts of pharmacological interventions in complex areas that affect people with mental health problems.


Advances in the Management of Complex and Comorbid Disorders

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Fri Sep 23

0730 Breakfast, Registration & Exhibits Open
0830 Opening Remarks
0845 Keynote: Management of Schizophrenia Throughout the Illness Course | Dr. Christoph U. Correll
0930 The Impact of Opioid & Alcohol Substance Use in the Fraser Health Region: A Public Health Perspective | Dr. Arlene King
1015 Health Break
1030 Treating Depression: What to Do When You're Stuck | Dr. Kathryn Fung
1115 New Therapies for Dementia | Dr. Ken Madden
1200 Lunch
1300 Concurrent Sessions I
A) Electrifying Outcomes While Preventing Harm: Clinical Issues in Combining ECT or rTMS with Pharmacotherapy | Dr. Peter Chan
Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Potential Therapeutic Effects of Cannabidiol: A Mental Health Perspective | Mr. Reza Rafizadeh
Treatment-Resistant Psychosis: Every Patient is a Case Study | Dr. Christoph U. Correll & Dr. Randall White
1345 Switching Sessions
1400 Concurrent Sessions II
Stump the Expert: Depression, Bipolar Disorder & Concurrent Substance Use Disorders | Dr. Richard Ries
Participants are encouraged to bring cases of concurrent mood and addictive disorders to discuss.
E) Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics: Limitations of the Product Monographs | Dr. Ric Procyshyn
F) Navigating the Hepatitis C Antiviral Armamentarium: A Cure For All? | Dr. Trana Hussaini 
1445 Health Break
Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Co-Morbid Alcohol/Drug Problems: Diagnostic and Treatment Issues | Dr. Richard Ries
1545 Closing Remarks
1600 Conference Ends


Key Speakers

Christoph U. Correll, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Molecular Medicine, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Hempstead, New York, USA
Investigator, Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Medical Director, Recognition and Prevention (RAP) Program, The Zucker Hillside Hospital

Richard Ries, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, WA, USA
Director, Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program

Pre & Post Conference Options

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    Pre-Conference Workshop: Addictions Treatment: What You Really Need to Know
    Sep 22, 2016
    800 Robson St
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada V6Z 2E7

    Sold Out! 
    The Addictions Treatment pre-confernece workshop is now sold out. Please contact cpd.info@ubc.ca or call 604.875.5101 to be added to a waiting list. 



    Renee Bjarnson, BSc(Pharm), ACPR. Clinical Pharmacist, Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction
    Cheyenne Johnson, RN, MPH, CCRP. Clinical and Research Leader & Director, Addiction Nursing Fellowship, Urban Health Research Initiative, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
    Annabel Mead, MBBS, FAChAM, DABAM. Director, SPH Goldcorp Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program; Lead Physician, Heartwood Centre for Women; Addiction Medicine Consultant, SPH, VGH & UBC 


    • Brief overview of current opioid/fentanyl crisis in BC
    • Managing withdrawal
    • Maintenance therapy with opioid agonists
    • Harm reduction and take home naloxone


    • Managing withdrawal
    • Medications for relapse prevention
    • Harm reduction strategies


    • Abrupt vs gradual smoking cessation
    • Varenicline and combination therapies
    • Pharmacare coverage for nicotine addiction treatments
    • Update on e-cigarettes 


    Registration Fees





    $25 discount if you register for the full conference!


Early bird registration: Mon. Aug 22, 2016 | Add to calendar +

Fri Sept 23

Delegates: $299 online

Residents/Students: $109 online

Sold Out! 
Please contact cpd.info@ubc.ca or call 604.875.5101 to be placed on a waiting list.

Thu Sept 22 | 12:30-16:00
Addictions Treatment: What you Really Need to Know

Delegates: $119 
Residents/Students: $69 

Apply $25 discount if you register for the workshop and full conference.

Cancellations and Refunds

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