BC Psychiatric Association Education Day & AGM

BC Psychiatric Association Education Day & AGM

Target Audience:

Members, Psychiatrists, residents & students

Course Format: lectures, panel discussions, abstract presentations
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
1180 West Hastings St
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Open to all member and non-member psychiatrists! We've developed a comprehensive agenda with BC Ombudsperson Jay Chalke presenting his report. This day is designed to engage, but we also look forward to networking time with our colleagues.

Register soon - registration link is below!


Saturday Nov 23

0730    Registration and breakfast
0800    Traditional Opening  
0815    Welcome | President of the BC Psychiatric Association | Dr. Alan Bates
0825    Welcome | President of the Canadian Psychiatric Association | Dr. Georgina Zahirney
0830    A Vision for UBC Psychiatry | Dr. Lakshmi Yatham
0855    Where do Psychiatrists Fit in the Future of Medicine in BC | Dr. Matthew Chow
0920    Digital Care in Psychiatry: Opportunities, Considerations, & the Path Forward | Dr. Kendall Ho
0945    Break
1000    Mental Health Act Panel (10min talk by each panel member, 15min discussion at tables, 25min questions/panel discussion):
  • BC Ombudsperson, Jay Chalke
  • Review Panels, Dale Pope, QC
  • Health Authority Response to the Ombudsperson's Report, Dr. JJ Sidhu
  • Use of the MHA with Older Adults, Dr. Peter Chan
  • Use of the MHA for Substance Use Disorder, Dr. Vijay Seethapathy

1130     Lunch
1215     AGM
1245     Scientific Abstracts:

  • 1245-1300 Pit Appointments:  Collaborative Appointments with a Psychiatrist, Family Doctor and Patient as an Alternative to Psychiatric Consultations | Dr. Marilyn Thorpe  
  • 1300-1315 Psychiatrist Burnout: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly | Dr. Chris Gorman
  • 1315-1330 Legalistic Storm Clouds Against the Treatment of People with the Most Serious Mental Illnesses | Dr. John Gray and Ms. Jane Duval
  • 1330-1345 Towards Competency-Based Medical Education in Neurostimulation | Dr. Nick Ainsworth

1345     Psychiatry Across the Nation: What Are We Missing in BC? | Dr. Wei-Yi Song
1410     Compass Mental Health - A New Provincial Outreach Service Supporting Care Providers of Children and Youth with Mental Health and Addiction Concerns | Dr. Carol-Ann Saari
1435     Ketamine for Acute Agitation | Dr. David Barbic
1455     Break
1510     Providing Access through Salary/Service contract: The Surrey UCRC | Dr. Marietta Van Den Berg
1535     Economics and Billing | Dr. Stephen Wiseman
1600     Awards & Closing Remarks
1620     Day ends


Members - Free

Non Members $150+GST

Cancellations and Refunds


Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
1180 West Hastings St
Vancouver  British Columbia  V6E 4R5

Discount room rates start at $205 per night and include complimentary internet in all guestrooms. Rates do not include taxes or parking. Deadline to book EXTENDED to October 31, 2019 using the 'BCPA Educational Update & AGM' Group Name or Group Code 'CCC-GFC7167' in order to get the conference rate. 

Tel: 1.604.697.0202 OR 1.800.663.1144 (GROUP CODE: CCC-GFC7167)
W: coasthotels.com 

GROUP NAME: BCPA Educational Update & AGM 

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