Educational Opportunities

  • Action Packed CBT: More Walk, Less Talk

    July 18, 2017

    Action Packed CBT: More Walk, Less Talk
    A new “Show Me” Workshop presented by
    Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D

    Ottawa – Oct 26-27
    Toronto – Oct 30-31
    Vancouver – Nov-8-9

    We know from educational research that lasting learning and change are more likely to result from active experience and doing than from book knowledge alone. The phrase, “action-packed CBT” describes a therapeutic approach that combines talk with active learning experiences embedded into each session. It is designed to make therapy more effective and to promote faster client change.

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  • Allergy and Clinical Immunology Update 2017

    June 30, 2017

    Date: Sat, Sep 23, 2017
    Location: SFU Segal Building, Vancouver BC
    Target audience: Family physicians, pediatricians residents & students
    Credits: Up to 7.25 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits
    Highlights: The robust agenda captures the most common allergy and immunology issues faced by family physicians in a clinical setting. Participants will hear from leaders in the field on such topics as food allergy, drug allergy, immunodeficiency, and asthma.

    Full details and registration

  • 11th Annual Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference

    June 22, 2017

    This popular annual conference covers a wide range of pharmacological interventions for patients with complex mental health issues. The 2017 theme is “Translating Knowledge into Practice”. In addition to the main conference, there is a Thursday half-day workshop “Anxiety & Insomnia: Safe Use of Benzodiazepines & Hypnotics”. Both days sell out, so be sure to register early! Visit the website for the full program and more information.

    Who Should Attend?
    Psychiatrists, primary care physicians, pharmacists, psychologists, nurses & social workers.

    Keynote Speakers
    “Update and Recent Advances in Psychopharmacology” – Dr. Stephen R Saklad, University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

    “Psychotropic Medications in Older Adults: Do They Do More Harm Than Good?” – Dr. Dallas Seitz, Queen’s University

    Date: Friday, September 22, 2017
    Location: Westin Wall Centre, Richmond BC
    Cost: $249 [by Aug 21]
    Accredited for:  5.75  Mainpro+ / MOC Section 1 / CCCEP
    Website/Program/Registration: http://ubccpd.ca/course/PPPC2017

    Contact:
    UBC CPD
    604-875-5101
    [email protected]

  • Recognizing and Responding to Adult Abuse

    January 4, 2017

    The Ministry of Health has developed a course on Recognizing and Responding to Adult Abuse. This easy to follow, eLearning training module was designed in collaboration with the health authorities and key stakeholders, and is intended to build awareness about recognizing, preventing and responding (including the duty to report, where relevant) to the abuse of adults.

    It covers key definitions and the different types of abuse, provides a scenario in a health care setting involving an adult with multiple vulnerabilities, and advises how to respond to suspected abuse and obtain more information.

    The course is available free through the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) LearningHub at: https://learninghub.phsa.ca/.

  • Consent to Health Care in BC: A Course for Health Care Providers

    January 4, 2017

    In collaboration with the health authorities and other key stakeholders, the Ministry of Health has developed Consent to Health Care in BC: A Course for Health Care Providers.

    This course, comprised of four learning modules (Background, Seeking Consent, Capability and Incapability, and Consent in a Residential Care Setting) is intended to guide health care providers (including staff of residential care facilities) in seeking valid consent from adults prior to delivering health care services.

    This course does not cover material relating to health care consent for minors (under the age of 19), the Adult Guardianship Act, or Part 3 of the Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act which has not yet been brought into force. The course is available at no cost through the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) LearningHub at: https://learninghub.phsa.ca/.

  • 15th Biennial Custody and Caring International Conference on the Nurse’s Role in the Criminal Justice System

    December 9, 2016

    Call for Abstracts NOW OPEN!

    15th Biennial Custody and Caring International Conference on the Nurse’s Role in the Criminal Justice System
    October 4-6, 2017
    Delta Bessborough Hotel
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

    A forum for highlighting innovations in practice, education, research, and policy development in the field of forensic mental health and correctional health care in Canada and throughout the world. Clinical issues and work life issues unique to nurses, health care professionals and other professionals working within forensic mental health and correctional environments will be featured.

    For more information and to submit an abstract:  www.custodyandcaring.usask.ca

  • 10th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry

    November 2, 2016

    10th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry
    Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport
    Northwood Park
    Dublin, Ireland

    October 26 – 28, 2017

    Submit an abstract
    Register

    On behalf of the scientific committee we invite psychiatrists, practitioners, psychiatric mental health nurses, psychologists, health scientists, educators, trainers, researchers, managers, and policymakers engaged in the prevention, management, research into violence and aggression in mental health and intellectual disability settings to submit an abstract and / or attend the 10th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry to be held in Dublin, Ireland 26-28 October 2017.

    In 2017 the congress will be held in Dublin – Ireland. Since the first European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry the meeting has expanded rapidly in terms of the number of scientific contributions and participants; the previous congress in Copenhagen in 2015 was attended by more than 600 participants from 36 countries.

    The 10th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry is co-organized by the European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group (EViPRG) & the European Network for Training in the Management of Aggression (ENTMA08), and is a World Psychiatric Association (WPA) co-sponsored meeting.

    The 10th European Congress on Violence will focus strongly on clinically relevant and practically useful interdisciplinary scientific and practical knowledge with regard to interventions aimed at treating and reducing violence and aggression. The overall congress theme: “Creating collaborative care: a multi-partnership approach” reflects our commitment to partnership working between clinicians, researchers, educators, service users and carers.

    Please submit your abstract electronically by the 1st of March 2017. Poster abstracts can be submitted till the 1st of August 2017.

    Approval of accreditation will be requested from the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) for the award of Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits, and from the International Council of Nurses (ICN) for the award of International Continuing Nursing Education Credits (ICNECs).

 

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