13th Annual Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference

13th Annual Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference

Hosted in Downtown Vancouver

Target Audience:

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

Course Format: Full day plenary with a pre-conference half-day workshop option available.
  • Sep 20, 2019
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
1133 W Hastings St
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We will be accepting a limited number of onsite registrations.

This popular annual conference features a wide range of topics presented by renowned speakers, covering a variety of pharmacological interventions in complex areas that affect people with mental health problems.




Key Speakers

Pierre Blier, MD, PhD.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Cellular & Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa; Endowed Chair in Mood Disorders Research, The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR)

Daniel Mueller, MD, PhD, MHS.

Head, Pharmacogenetics Research Clinic, Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, CAMH; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; Staff Psychiatrist, Mood and Anxiety Services, Toronto

Timothy Wilens, MD. 

Chief, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Co-Director, Center for Addiction Medicine, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Boston; Director, Substance Abuse Services in Pediatric Psychopharmacology;  Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Pre & Post Conference Options

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    Novel Pharmacological Approaches to the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
    Sep 19, 2019


    At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

    • Recognize various bridging strategies to buprenorphine/naloxone
    • Review injectable opioid agonist therapy
    • Review newer pharmacological agents (slow release oral morphine, buprenorphine implant, extended release injectable buprenorphine, etc.)
    • Evaluate patients with OUD and select appropriate therapy


    Nick Mathew, MD, FRCPC, MSc, ABPN (Addiction Psychiatry), ABAM. Addiction Division Lead, Surrey Memorial Hospital; Member, Pain Medicine Residency Training Committee; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UBC

    Tamara Mihic, BScPharm, PharmD, ACPR. Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Psychiatry, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver; Clinical Instructor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC

    Pouya Azar, MD, FRCPC. Complex Pain and Addiction Consult Service, Vancouver General Hospital; Medical Director, St. Paul’s Hospital Inner City Youth Program Group Home

    Mona Kwong, BScPharm, PharmD, MSc. Pharmacy Advisor, BC Centre on Substance Use; Clinical Pharmacist, Infinity Medical Specialists Clinic; Clinical Pharmacist and Manager, Pharmasave Howe Street; Clinical Instructor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC

    Sharon Vipler, MD, CCFP, ABAM. Regional Division Head, Fraser Health Addiction Services; Addictions Lead, Creekside Withdrawal Management Centre, Surrey BC; Addiction Medicine Consult Team, St. Paul’s Hospital


    Delegates: $109/$119

    Students/Residents: $59/$69


Early bird registration: Mon. Aug 19, 2019 | Add to calendar +

  By Aug 19 After Aug 19
& Onsite
Delegates $279 $299

Residents & Students*

$99 $109

*Proof of status required when checking in onsite.

Cancellations and Refunds


Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront
1133 West Hastings Street
Vancouver  British Columbia  V6E 3T3

Located in the heart of Coal Harbour, this upscale hotel is a 5-minute walk from the waterfront and Harbour Green Park. Offering floor-to-ceiling windows, the bright renovated rooms include flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffeemakers and free Wi-Fi. Club-level rooms provide access to a lounge with free continental breakfast and snacks; suites add separate living areas. Some rooms have balconies, and views of the city or the harbour. There is a bistro and bar serving steaks and seafood. Amenities include an indoor pool and a hot tub with waterfront views, plus a fitness centre.

We have secured a small number of rooms for our out-of-town attendees. Book early to confirm the group rate of $309/night + taxes. The cutoff date for reservations at this rate is Monday, August 19th.

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T: 1-844-337-3118
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