Hot Topics in Mental Health 2017

Hot Topics in Mental Health 2017

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Target Audience:

Family Physicians, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Mental Health Care Professionals, Residents and Students

Course Format: 1 day of plenary sessions and rotating small group workshops
UBC Robson Square
800 Robson Street
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The UBC Departments of Psychiatry and Family Practice  together with UBC CPD are providing a one day update for primary care physicians and other mental health care professionals on important psychiatric topics. All presentations will be very practical and relevant to daily medical practice.


Fri Jun 02

0730 Breakfast & Registration
0750 Opening Remarks & Welcome | Dr. Heather Robinson
0800 Innovative Models of Care
1) Online Psycotherapy | Dr. Christine Korol 
2) Group Medical Visits | Dr. Chris Gorman
3) New Model of Acute Ambulatory Care | Dr. Vijay Seethapathy
4) Future Direction of the Behavioural Health Consultant | Dr. Theo De Gagne & Dr. Joachim Sehrbrock 
0900 Bi-Polar: Assessment & Management | Dr. Lakshmi Yatham
0930 Medical Assistant  in Dying: Capacity Assessment
1000 Managing Insomnia Disorder in the post-CPSBC 2016 Guideline era | Dr. Jon Fleming
1030 Refreshment Break
1045 Small Group Workshops I
A) Innovative Models of Care | Dr. Chris Gorman, Dr. Christine Korol, Dr. Vijay Seethapathy, Dr. Theo De Gagne & Dr. Joachim Sehrbrock
B) Depression When First Line Treatment Doesn't Work | Dr. Edwin Tam
C) How to do Health Care, Personal Care, and Financial Capacity Assessments Competently | Dr. Peter Chan, Dr. Martha Donnelly & Dr. Jesse Sidhu
D) Neuropathic Pain & Medical Cannabis | Dr. Caroline MacCallum 
E) Dementia Stream A: New Ways to Assess Dementia | Dr. Phil Lee
    Dementia Steam B: An Approach to Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms for Physicians: A Toolkit | Dr. Carol Ward 
* Workshop E (Dementia Streams A&B) runs back to back from 10:45am-12:30pm and does not repeat. 

1130 Travel to Next Workshop
1145 Repeat of Small Group Workshops I *except workshop E
1230 Lunch (provided)
1330 Small Group Workshops II
F) Update on Somatoform Disorders | Dr. Andrew Howard
G) Overview of Major Depression and Bipolar Disorder in the Perinatal Period | Dr. Deirdre Ryan
H) Managing Insomnia Disorder in the Post-CPSBC 2016 Guideline era | Dr. Jon Fleming
I) Youth Depression | Dr. Susan Baer 
1415  Travel to Next Workshop
1430 Repeat of Small Group Workshops II
1515 Refreshment Break
1530 Culturally Informed Psychiatry with Indigenous People | Dr. Myles Blank
1600 Trauma/PTSD: Psychological and Physical Manifestations Relevant for a Family Doctor | Dr. Sheila Shoja
1630 Opiate Crisis a historic hot topic | Dr. ShaoHua Lu
1700 Closing Remarks & Competion of Evaluations 
1715 End of Conference 

Skills Gained

Participants will:

  • Examine common and challenging mental health conditions
  • Acquire evidence-based strategies to apply in practice


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