A Big Thank You to All Who Attended our 2024 UBC Psychiatry Research Day!

We wish to thank everyone who joined our annual Research Day both in person and on Zoom yesterday. We hope you found the program to be both interesting and engaging, and we look forward to welcoming you again at next year’s event!

We would also like to congratulate the award winners announced in the following categories:

Lightning Talk AM Session: Ms. Elizabeth Gregory
Lightning Talk PM Session: Dr. Tara Gaertner

Zeldowicz Poster Award for Basic/Translational Science: Mr. Parsa Tadayon
Zeldowicz Poster Award for Basic/Translational Science: Ms. Annika MacKenzie

Necia Elvin Memorial Prize for Schizophrenia Research: Dr. Reza Rafizadeh

Stay tuned for the Photo Gallery and Event Recordings to be posted soon!

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and has been approved by UBC CPD for up to 4 MOC Section 1 Group Learning credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity.

Those who are in remote locations and/or are not able to join in person may 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 92046 953122 then click ‘Join.’
Step 3: If you have the Zoom client click ‘Open Zoom Meetings,’ otherwise, click ‘join from your browser.’
Step 4: Enter Passcode 953122 then click ‘Join Meeting.’

  • Event Schedule
  • Zoom Login and Password
  • Slido Event Code for Q&A and Voting
  • List of Presentations and Lightning Talks
  • List of Posters and ePosters links

Annual Departmental Research Day
Thursday June 13, 2024

8.00am – 9.00am

Attendees Arriving at in-person venue Attendee Sign-In on Zoom

9.00am – 9.05am

Opening Remarks

9.05am – 9.15am

State of the Department Address

9.15am – 10.15am

Plenary Lecture: An early intervention strategy to minimise causes and consequences of adolescent substance misuse:  Five Year Outcomes of the Montreal CoVenture Trial

Dr. Patricia Conrod

10.15am – 11.00am

Break | Poster Viewing

11.00am – 12.00pm

Lightning Talks: Set A

12.00pm – 2.00pm

Lunch & Poster Viewing with Voting

2.00pm – 3.00pm

Lightning Talks: Set B

3.00pm – 3.30pm

Faculty Lecture 1: Prevalence of mental and substance use disorders in Canadian universities, and effectiveness of an app co-developed with end users: results of the Student e-mental health project

Dr. Daniel Vigo

3.30pm – 4.00pm

Faculty Lecture 2: Normative Brain Modeling and Mood Disorders

Dr. Ruiyang Ge

4.00pm – 4.30pm

Awards and Closing Remarks

Everyone who has submitted an abstract will be eligible to present an in-person poster, in addition to the ePoster on our Online ePoster Gallery (unless otherwise notified).

If you are interested, you MUST complete the online confirmation form by May 31st, 2024: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6D2jJXZEh9sSpjU.

  • To be eligible, you must attend Research Day in person (don’t forget to register!)
  • All arrangements for producing the physical poster, including printing costs, will be the responsibility of the Presenter and/or Supervisor.
  • Please prepare a poster that will fit within the dimensions of a standard poster board (UBC horizontal poster template is 48 inches x 36 inches)
  • Please ensure that you arrive at UBC Life Sciences Centre (2350 Health Sciences Mall) by 9:30am on Thursday June 13th to hang up your poster on your assigned poster board.
  • During the Poster Viewing periods during the Morning Break (10:30-11:00am) and the Lunch Break (12:00-2:00pm), please reserve some time to stand by and interact with visitors viewing your poster.

Everyone who has submitted an abstract will be eligible to present a ePoster on our Online ePoster Gallery (unless otherwise notified). Please submit your ePoster in Powerpoint format by Wednesday May 15th, 2024 (11:59pm) using the ePOSTER SUBMISSION FORM.

  • Must be submitted as a PowerPoint document.
  • Feel free to use the UBC poster templates: ePoster – Horizontal / ePoster – Vertical.
  • If you are adding an audio file, it should not exceed 2 minutes; also, ensurea Sound icon is clearly visible.
  • For instructions on how to add audio to your ePoster in Powerpoint, click here.
  • Submit your ePoster as a single PowerPoint file by Wednesday May 15th, 2024 (11:59pm).

At this time, we invite faculty, residents, fellows, students and trainees who wish to present their work on Research Day to submit their abstracts using the ONLINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM by Monday April 15, 2024 (11:59 PST).

  • A descriptive title
  • All authors and their affiliated institutions
  • Funding source (if applicable)
  • Must include the following elements: Research Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusions
  • The body of your abstract must NOT exceed 300 words

Abstract Submission Deadline

APRIL 15 – MAY 1:
Abstract Review & Lightning Talk /
Poster Selections

MAY 1 – MAY 15
Selected Lightning Talk / In-person
Poster Presenters Notified

MAY 15:
ePoster Submission Deadline

2023 UBC Psychiatry Research Day Highlights

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