YOU ARE INVITED: BC Concurrent Disorders Conference on March 12, 2021


Don’t forget to register for the B.C. Concurrent Disorders Conference on Friday March 12, 2021, hosted by BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services with the support of partners, including the UBC Addictions and Concurrent Disorders Group. This free, one-day virtual event is dedicated to health professionals interested in learning how to best treat the complex needs of individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

Overview of the agenda

The B.C. Concurrent Disorders Conference includes a full program of keynote speakers, panel discussions, and 14 workshops covering a variety of subjects. The agenda is made up of a diverse group of national and international speakers with a common focus on collaborating to improve care for people who live with complex concurrent disorders.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Integrated models of care in concurrent disorders
  • The role of patients and families in co-designing care
  • Person-centred and recovery-oriented care
  • Therapeutic and relational security
  • The role of trauma and adverse childhood events in mental illness and addiction
  • Building capacity care and treatment of concurrent disorders

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Brian Rush, Scientist Emeritus, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
  • Dr. Michael Farrell, Professor and Director University of New South Wales; National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

Tickets are limited. Register now!