You know that medical education is the bedrock upon which excellent healthcare is built – it is vital. With kind support from Lundbeck Canada, Blenz HOpe Centre Cafe and CMHA, we have successfully moved the venue and grown our Mental Health Breakfast Meeting: thank you. This is a call for volunteer-speakers for our ongoing sponsored, spring 2016 programme, please.
To those for whom this is new – speakers may present educational material on a mental health-related topic of interest to a wide, multi-disciplinary audience within the VCH community. You may wish to present a matter upon which you have read deeply, or researched; you may have specific findings or a study you are interested in doing that you would like to describe; you might have attended a conference about which you would like to tell others; there may be a clinical case encountered which moved you or illustrates matters of importance or concern; or you could have a wider, cross-cutting theme which addresses a number of related issues, relevant to the mental-health professional community; etc. etc.
Your presentation should last around 40 minutes with time for questions from an audience over breakfast at The HOpe Centre, and possible video-link to partnered sites. I can help with formulating a topic/area, writing and preparing for the presentation and will be there to facilitate productive discussion. You will receive nominal payment of a $50 gift-card, with the real “win” being the opportunity to present to your peers and developing your personal repertoire for the future.
Please let us know if this is of interest to you; I look forward to hearing from you!
With best wishes,
DR APU T. CHAKRABORTY
BA MA [Cantab.] MB BS [Lond.] MRCPsych [UK] MSc DLSHTM PhD [Lond.] FRCPC
Medical Manager, Adult Community Mental Health Services, HOpe Centre, Lions Gate Hospital Vancouver Coastal Health
Site Director, Lions Gate Hospital
Postgraduate Education Programme, UBC Department of Psychiatry
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry University of British Columbia