For a PDF version of the agenda, please click here: 2018 Schizophrenia Conference Brochure

7:45    Registration and Light Refreshments 

8:30    Introduction and Welcome

  • Dr. Satish Shrikhande, Psychiatrist, Island Health
  • Hazel Meredith, Executive Director, BCSS Victoria Branch

8:40    First episode psychosis – 10 years after |Dr. Bill Honer

9:35      Cannabis and Psychosis: | Dr. Katherine Aitchison

10:30  Health Break 

11:00      Psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery: Engaging Minds | Dr. Ian Dawe

12:00  Lunch with Accompaniment by Friends of Music featuring the “Eclectics”

1:15   Concurrent workshops – Session 1

 SESSION ONE:                     1:15-2:15pm

  1.  Engaging minds: Dr. Ian Dawe
  2.  Inpatient and Wellness Program Psychosocial approaches at Royal Jubilee Hospital: Karen Godwin and Jalna Rossi
  3. Update on treatment-resistant psychosis: Dr. Bill Honer
  4. Family Strategies and Perspectives in Caring for Loved Ones: Matt Beihn BCSS Victoria Family Counsellor and family member

2:15    Health Break  

2:45    Concurrent workshops – Session 2

SESSION TWO:                     2:45-3:45pm

  • Cannabis and psychosis on the frontlines:  Dr. Aitchison
  • Peer Support updates on Vancouver Island:  Hazel Meredith (BCSS Victoria), Don Fraser, Peer Supporter and Dr. Jason Coupland
  • Metabolic syndrome: My head is better but how about my heart?  Dr. Water Chow, GP
  • Taking care of patients with schizophrenia in family practice:  Dr. Chris Fraser

3:45    Adjourn