10th Annual Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference Friday September 23rd


A wide range of interesting talks by great speakers, covering all sorts of pharmacological interventions in complex areas that affect people with mental health problems.


Advances in the Management of Complex and Comorbid Disorders.

Key Speakers

Christoph U. Correll, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Molecular Medicine, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Hempstead, New York, USA
Investigator, Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Medical Director, Recognition and Prevention (RAP) Program, The Zucker Hillside Hospital
Richard Ries, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, WA, USA
Director, Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program

Pre & Post Conference Options

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    Pre-Conference Workshop: Addictions Treatment: What You Really Need to Know
    Sep 22, 2016

    • Speakers

      Renee Bjarnson, BSc(Pharm), ACPR. Clinical Pharmacist, Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction
      Cheyenne Johnson, RN, MPH, CCRP. Clinical and Research Leader & Director, Addiction Nursing Fellowship, Urban Health Research Initiative, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
      Annabel Mead, MBBS, FAChAM, DABAM. Director, SPH Goldcorp Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program; Lead Physician, Heartwood Centre for Women; Addiction Medicine Consultant, SPH, VGH & UBC


      • Brief overview of current opioid/fentanyl crisis in BC
      • Managing withdrawal
      • Maintenance therapy with opioid agonists
      • Harm reduction and take home naloxone


      • Managing withdrawal
      • Medications for relapse prevention
      • Harm reduction strategies


      • Abrupt vs gradual smoking cessation
      • Varenicline and combination therapies
      • Pharmacare coverage for nicotine addiction treatments
      • Update on e-cigarettes


      Registration Fees


      By Aug 22: $109
      After Aug 22: $119


      By Aug 22: $59
      After Aug 22: $69

      $25 discount if you register for the full conference!