Hot Topics in Mental Health 2018

Hot Topics in Mental Health 2018

Hosted by the UBC Department of Psychiatry

Target Audience:

Psychiatrists, psychologists, family physicians and other mental health care professionals

Course Format: Covering hot topics in a variety of delivery styles including small group and panel discussions
UBC Robson Square
800 Robson St.
Vancouver BC
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The UBC Department of Psychiatry and UBC CPD will provide a one day update for psychiatrists, psychologists, 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. A conference not to missed by those health care professionals working in mental health.

Comments from 2017 Conference:
   "One of the best single day CMEs I have attended in my 13 years in BC!" 
   "Well organized, enjoyed format, short talks, relevant, current topics."
   "New models of mental health care delivery - very optimistic, very inspiring."
   "Excellent expertise, workshops - relevant content, not found elsewhere."

This conference is organized without the assistance of any industry sponsorship.


Sat Jun 02

0730  Breakfast & Registration  
0750  Opening Remarks & Welcome  | Dr. Heather Robertson
0800  ADHD in Adults | Dr. Elisabeth Baerg-Hall
0835  Complex PTSD & Trauma | TBC
0910  Adjunctive Therapies for Depression | Dr. Wei-Yi Song
0945  MAID: The British Columbia Psychiatric Association Guidelines | Dr. Debra Miller
1020  Refreshment Break  
1040  Small Group Workshops I (choose 2)  
          A) ADHD in Adult Cases | Dr. Elizabeth Baerg-Hall   
          B) PTSD Cases | TBC
          C) Adjunctive Therapies for Depression Cases | Dr. Wei-Yi Song
          D) Health Effects of Medical Cannabis | Dr. James McCormack
          E) MAID Cases |  Dr. Debra Miller
1125  Travel to Next Workshop  
1130  Repeat of Small Group Workshops I    
1215  Lunch (provided)  
1315  Small Group Workshops II (choose 2)  
          F) Chronic pain, Opiate Use Disorders & Office Management | Dr. Mike Butterfield
          G) Borderline Personality Disorder and Practical Office Treatment Strategies | Dr. Carl Wiebe
          H) Women’s Mental Health: Fostering wellness, recovery, and prevention through transition, aging and resiliency | Dr. Heather Robertson & Sally Halliday MA, RCC, CCC
          I) Alcohol Misuse: Assessment & Treatment Strategies | Dr. Sharon Vipler
          J) Autism Spectrum Disorder: Office Diagnosis and Management | Dr. Tony Bailey
1400  Travel to Next Workshop  
1405  Repeat of Small Group Workshops II   
1450  Refreshment Break  
1510  Men's Mental Health | Dr. John Ogrodniczuk
1545  Physician Burnout & Resiliency | Dr. Kirstie Overhill
1620  Keeping it wet and wild! An approach to lubricants and topical hormone therapies in women of all ages | Drs. Miriam Driscoll & Shauna Correia
1655  Completion of Evaluations
1700  End of Conference  

Skills Gained

Participants will:

  • Examine common and challenging mental health conditions
  • Acquire evidence-based strategies to apply in practice
  • Participate in workshops with leading mental health experts


Early bird registration: Wed. Apr 18, 2018 | Add to calendar +

Save $10 by registering online! By Apr 18 Apr 19 - May 7 After May 7
Physicians $289 $299 $309
Allied Health $169 $189 $209
Residents/Students $79 $99 $119


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