Regional Department of Psychiatry has arranged Regional rounds on July 2nd from 8.30 to 9.30 AM and two identical 3 hour workshops on July 2nd and 3rd to update our staff on changes in DSM.5. These rounds and workshops will be held at Paetzold auditorium at VGH and broadcast through videoconference to various sites and will be presented by Dr. Michael First from Columbia in New York, who has been involved closely in DSM and SCID development and has written several books in this area including an upcoming book on DSM.5. We will also have subsequent workshops at each COC in the fall and these will be run by Dr. Ian Forbes who has been trained on DSM.5.
In the meantime, to give you an idea of changes in diagnostic categories and criteria, I have attached a document that provides highlights of these changes.
We will send you more information on Regional rounds and workshops in the near future.
Dr. Lakshmi N. Yatham MBBS, FRCPC, MRCPsych (UK), MBA (Exec)
Professor of Psychiatry
Regional Head of Psychiatry
Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Healthcare
Regional Program Medical Director
Mental Health and Addictions, VCHA