Thank you to all the attendees and participants of the 2023 UBC Psychiatry Research Day on Thursday June 8, 2023!

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Our annual Research Day provides an opportunity for Department members from across various sites, disciplines and experience levels to network, engage, and learn about all the exciting and innovative research taking place in our community and beyond.

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Event Information

WHEN: Thursday June 8, 2023 from 8:45am to 3:30pm

WHERE: West Atrium / Lecture Theatre 1 at UBC Life Sciences Centre (2350 Health Sciences Mall) on UBC Campus

FORMAT: In-Person / Zoom

VOTING & VIRTUAL Q&A: Slido Event Code #80996

Those who are in remote locations and/or are not able to join in person will now be able to attend all presentations virtually via Zoom! Please follow the instructions below:

Step 1: Open https://ubc.zoom.us/ and click on ‘Join a Meeting’.
Step 2: Enter the Zoom Meeting ID 96335 219366 then click ‘Join.’
Step 3: If you have the Zoom client click ‘Open Zoom Meetings,’ otherwise, click ‘join from your browser.’
Step 4: Enter the 219366 in the passcode field then click ‘Join Meeting.’

Event Program

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Learn more about our speakers: Dr. George Foussias
  Dr. Clare Beasley
  Dr. Joseph Tham


General Attendee Registration

If you are planning to attend the 2023 UBC Psychiatry Research Day either in person or via Zoom on Thursday June 8th, be sure to register by completing the online Attendee Registration Form by Sunday May 28, 2023! Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email (this may land in your Junk Mail folder).

*Please note that in-person attendees must pre-order their lunch option by May 28, 2023 using the Attendee Registration Form. Those who do not register will not be guaranteed to receive lunch.

** Unfortunately, lunch will only be provided for in-person attendees. The event cannot cover lunch for those attending via Zoom.

Presenting Your Research | ePosters and In-Person Posters


Those who have submitted an abstract by the deadline of April 15, 2023 will be eligible to present their research in the form of an ePoster in the Virtual ePoster Gallery (unless otherwise notified; all abstracts must undergo review).

ePOSTER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES | Deadline is Monday May 15, 2023

      • Your electronic poster must be in PowerPoint for presentation on the online poster gallery
      • ePoster Templates: UBC has developed a template for ePosters in PowerPoint format, which you are free to use. Simply add your text, images and graphs into these templates to create and customize your ePoster:
      • Adding an audio file to your ePoster:
        • Your audio file should not exceed 2 minutes
        • Ensure that a Sound icon is clearly visible in your ePoster
        • For instructions on how to add audio to your ePoster in Powerpoint, click here
      • Please submit your ePoster as a single Powerpoint file using the online ePOSTER SUBMISSION FORM by Monday May 15, 2023 (11:59pm).


Abstracts submitted by the deadline of April 15, 2023 will undergo selections for In-Person Posters, and presenters will be notified in early May.


      • If your poster is selected, you must attend Research Day in person
      • You must prepare a poster that will fit within the dimensions of a standard poster (UBC horizontal poster template is 48″ x 36″)
      • You must arrive by 8:15am on June 8th at the venue in order to hang your poster on the designated poster board.
      • Please make an effort to attend to your poster during the poster viewer sessions in the morning and during the noon-hour lunch break. 

Presenting Your Research | Lightning Talks


Abstracts submitted by the deadline of April 15, 2023 will undergo selections for Lightning Talks, and presenters will be notified in early May.


      • If you are selected for a Lightning Talk, you must attend Research Day in person 
      • You must prepare a short PowerPoint presentation that is approximately 3-4 minutes in duration, with 4 slides maximum (1 cover slide + 3 presentation slides).
      • A Q&A session will follow after all speakers in the set have presented.
      • Those selected for a Lightning Talk Presentation may also submit an ePoster if they choose, or may opt out.

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PM Session

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