CME on the Run! Psychiatry

Target Audience:

Family Physicians, Psychiatrists

  • Apr 4, 2014
Vancouver General Hospital & Various Videoconference Sites
855 West 12 Avenue
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The set of 6 conferences starts this November 1, 2013 to June 6, 2014. Each program runs on a Friday afternoon from 1:00 pm to 5:00pm and includes great speakers, topics and learning materials. The sessions are low cost, high quality, accessible and accredited for up to 3.5 Mainpro-M1 study credits per day.

2013/2014 Dates & Themes

November 1, 2013 (Dermatology/Allergy)
January 24, 2014 (Prenatal/Pediatric/Adolescent)
February 21, 2014 (Internal Medicine)
April 4, 2014 (Psychiatry)
May 9, 2014 (Infectious Disease & Travel)
June 6, 2014 (MSK, Sport Meds, Rheumatology)


CME on the RUN! ~ Psychiatry
April 4, 2014, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Moderators: Dr. Bob Bluman & Dr. Fiona Duncan





Managing Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

·        To become familiar with screening tools and red flags for anxiety in this population

·        To become familiar with resources (including online) available for this population

·        To identify worrisome features that should prompt referral or medication

Dr. Emily Piper


Managing Resistant Depression: Medication Combinations to Optimize Treatment 

·        Become comfortable prescribing anti-depressants in combination with another anti-depressant or other medication to treat resistant depression

·        Become familiar with the indications for combining medication for treating resistant depression

·        Know what to look out for and how to manage potential side effects of medication combinations 

Dr. Ron Remick 


When and How to Discontinue Antidepressants

·        Recognize when it is appropriate to discontinue antidepressants (i.e. resolution of symptoms, patient desire, intolerable side effects)

·        Be able to safely discontinue antidepressants

·        Become familiar with and be able to manage symptoms that accompany discontinuation 

Dr. Ron Remick 


Safe Prescribing of Psychiatric Medications: Side Effects of Which you Need to be Aware 

·        Be able to identify important potential side effects of psychiatric medications

·        Be able to evaluate patients for side effects and become comfortable managing them

Dr. Dooley Goumeniouk 


Refreshment Break



Recognizing and Treating ADHD in Adults

·        Be able to use available tools to make the diagnosis

·        Become aware of and know how to access resources to treat your patient

·        Become familiar with treatment options and be able to prescribe them as indicated 

Dr. Margaret Weiss


Management of PTSD 

·        Be able to recognize possible PTSD in the office

·        Have an approach to confirm or rule out the diagnosis

·        Be able to apply appropriate treatment approaches, including medication when indicated

Dr. Douglas Cave


Opioid Addiction Management in the Office 

·        Be able to identify opioid addicted patients

·        Become familiar with resources to support management of your patients

·        Be able to apply and support specific treatment regimes in the office

Dr. Launette Rieb


Management of Personality Disorder

·        To be able to recognize PDs

·        To develop skills for how to manage PD patients in the office setting

·        To Become familiar with resources for managing patients with PD

Dr. George Hadjipavlou




Program Day Ends



One Day Onsite

Physicians and Allied Health Professionals

$89 - Online

$99 - Phone/Fax

Residents/Students $49 $49
Videoconference $59 $59

Conference Venue:

All sessions will be held at Vancouver General Hospital in the Paetzold Lecture Room. (899 W. 12th Ave.)

Parking: The CME on the RUN! Committee would like to offer you complimentary parking if required. Bring your parking ticket to the registration desk to receive a parking sticker. Please park at the Diamond Health Care Centre parkade located off Laurel Street.

Videoconference Sites for 2013/2014:

(Parking is not included at these locations)

Castlegar and District Health Centre - Education Room
709 - 10th St., Castlegar, BC V1N 2H7

Kelowna General Hospital – CAC 235
UBC SMP Clinical Academic Campus
2312 Pandosy St., Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T3

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (Education Room 2)
1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1

Kootenay Lake Hospital (Rm 416)
3 View St., Nelson, BC V1L 2B1

Lions Gate Hospital – Evengreen House Boardroom
231 E. 15th St., North Vancouver, BC V7L 2L7

Mission Memorial Hospital – Boardroom
7324 Hurd St., Mission, BC V2V 3H5

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital – Rm 2050
1200 Dufferin Crescent Nanaimo, BC V9S 2B7

Penticton Regional Hospital – Boardroom
550 Carmi Ave., Penticton, BC V2A 3G6

Port Hardy Hospital - Boardroom
9120 Granville St., Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0

Royal Columbian Hospital – Room 074
330 E. Columbia St., New Westminster, BC V3L 3W7

Royal Inland Hospital - Boardroom
311 Columbia St., Kamloops, BC V2C 2T1

Surrey Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgical Centre- Room 1004
9750 - 140 St., Surrey, BC

University Hospital of Northern BC – Room 5011
1475 Edmonton St., Prince George, BC V2M 1S2

Royal Jubilee Hospital - CA 125
1952 Bay St., Victoria, BC V8R 1J8

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