BC Schizophrenia Society Call for International Conference Committee – October 12 – 14, 2018


The British Columbia Schizophrenia Society (BCSS) invites you to join with us to create a dynamic experience for International Conference delegates focused on serious mental illness.

Conference Overview

The Conference will offer several streams, and include CME credits.

In the medical research stream attendees will hear from internationally known researchers, focused on areas such as neural plasticity; genetics, neuropsychiatry/ neuropsychology; psychopharmacology; cannabis; and cognitive remediation.

The lived experience stream will include perspectives from the individual with a diagnosis and from the lived family experience. This stream will address recovery; DBT; CBT; freedom of information; family peer supporters; discharge and the continuum of care; housing; and emerging evidence-based therapies.

Child and youth mental health stream will focus on research, policy and practice. Presentations and workshops span post-natal health; trauma informed practice; youth peer interactions; early psychosis intervention; school based mental health programming; among other topics.

Children of Parents with Mental Illness (COPMI) stream topics will include tools and support for children, families, and parents; school resources; strategies to support justice involved parents; relational recovery; parenting and psychiatric rehab; professionals’ toolkit.

Other streams are possible and will be announced once our conference committee has reviewed submissions.

Please contact Ben at events@nullbcss.org to confirm your interest. A meeting date will be set once we have determined level of interest.