For a PDF version of the agenda, please click here: 2017 Schizophrenia Conference Brochure

745    Registration and Light Refreshments 

830    Introduction and Welcome:  

Dr. Andrea Bardell & Dr. Satish Shrikhande  Co-Chairs

Hazel Meredith Executive Director, BCSS Victoria Branch


840    Peer Support’s Role in Early Psychosis & Transition-aged Youth | Dr. Tom Hastings

Director, Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Program, Halton Healthcare; Lead Psychiatrist, Halton Region Early Intervention in Psychosis Program; Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McMaster University; Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto


935    Early Intervention Services For Psychosis In Canada: Improving Clinical Care And Outcomes | Dr. Phil Tibbo

Professor, Dr Paul Janssen Chair in Psychotic Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University; Director, Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program, Nova Scotia Health Authority; President, Canadian Consortium for Early Intervention in Psychiatry

1030  Health Break 

1100  Expanding Our Understanding of Recovery: What We Have Learned the Last 25 Years | Dr. Chris Summerville

Schizophrenia Society of Canada and Schizophrenia Society of Manitoba CEO

1200  Lunch with Accompaniment by Friends of Music

130    Concurrent workshops – Session 1

230    Health Break  

300    Concurrent workshops – Session 2

400    Adjourn


Accredited by UBC CPD

Accreditation statement:

The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians.  This course has been reviewed and approved by the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development.  This Group Learning course meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 5.0 Mainpro+ credits. This course is an Accredited Group Learning Activity eligible for up to 5.0 MOC Section 1 credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.

Co-Development Statement:

This program was co-developed with Island Health Department of Psychiatry, Schizophrenia Services and BC Schizophrenia Society Victoria Branch (BCSS Victoria) and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.