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.
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
1133 W Hastings St
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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. Board Chair, College of Pharmacists of British Columbia; Clinical Pharmacist,  Infinity Medical Specialists Clinic, Vancouver

    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
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