7:45am - 3:45pm
Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa -100 Harbour Rd. Victoria, BC

Registration Information

Registration Costs:

- Healthcare Professional: $150.00

- Family Member: $75.00

- Person with lived experience/Student $40.00

Register here



Early Psychosis Pathways of Care: are they working?

Friday, November 29th, 2019

 Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa - 100 Harbour Rd. Victoria, BC

A one day symposium for Psychiatrists, General

Practitioners, Mental Health Care Workers, Policy Makers, Administrators, Students, Family

Members and People with Lived Experience

See the program and register on-line at islandpsychosisconference.com


Early Psychosis Pathways of Care: are they working?

November 29, 2019

Register and pay online at www.islandpsychosisconference.com

by credit card, OR submit a cheque payable to “MHRP South Island” and note “Conference” in the memo section. If paying by cheque, please print & mail on-line registration receipt, and send with cheque to: MHRP South Island, 941 Kings Rd., Victoria, V8T 1W7. If unable to register on-line, please complete below and submit by fax (250-388-4391) or send by mail with payment.


Please choose one workshop in Session One, and one workshop in Session Two.

Physician oriented workshops are listed with asterisks although all may attend

 SESSION ONE: 1:15-2:15

1.  Early Intervention in Psychosis to Youth Mental Health transformation : Dr. Ashok Malla *

2. How to Help those who Use Cannabis  Dr. Sam Chang *

3. Privacy and Youth  - Gerrit Clements JD; Amy Schactman (Foundry) *

4. Hospital Community Transitions – Carol Toal SW, Carina Di Menna (MHRP family counsellor) Tracey Nigro (MHSU residential) , John  (Person with lived experience/PWLE)

SESSION TWO: 2:45-3:45

1. Access to help and support: Community perspective

2. Peer Support Island updates and Cannabis and Psychosis: Exploring the link through a youth engagement approach to support informed decision making Hazel Meredith, Catherine Willinksy, and PWLE

3. What do we need to do to achieve outcomes in Early Psychosis Intervention   Dr. Tom Ehmann, Dr. Dan Boston *

4. Advances in neuroscience in psychosis research. How can Person Oriented Research (POR) drive research forward?  Dr. Hector Caruncho *

Organizing Committee:  Dr. Satish Shrikhande, Dr. Richard Williams, Dr. Jason Coupland, Dr. Walter Chow, Dr. Chris Galanos, David Butler, Hazel Meredith. This conference was co-developed with Island Health Department of Psychiatry, Schizophrenia Services and Mental Health Recovery Partners Society, South Vancouver Island), and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.