BCSS Victoria Invites You to the:


Victoria, BC


Friday, October 26, 2018

Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa, 100 Harbour Road, Victoria, BC

A one-day symposium of Psychiatrists, General Practitioners, Mental Health Care Workers, Students, Family Members and People with Lived Experience.

Overall Learning Objectives:

Consider the relationship between substance use and schizophrenia

Define the causes of relapse in schizophrenia

Describe the challenges and enablers in recovery

Plenary Speaker Learning Objectives:  

Dr. Bill Honer: Relapse Prevention in Schizophrenia and Advancements

  • Describe key assessments for schizophrenia and related disorders according to Canadian Practice Guidelines

  • Provide new evidence from a randomized clinical trial on the duration of treatment in first episode psychosis

  • Evaluate the importance of relapse prevention after the first episode of psychosis

Dr. Katherine Aitchison: Cannabis and Psychosis

  • Specify by how much cannabis increases the risk of becoming psychotic

  • Name risk factors for psychosis after cannabis consumption

  • Identify a gene associated with psychosis after cannabis consumption

 Dr. Ian Dawe: Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery: Engaging  

  • Review the evidence that contributes to social isolation of people with schizophrenia, psychosis and related mental health.

  • Describe interventions that show success in countering isolation

  • Identify the barriers and enablers to engagement


Healthcare Professionals $125.00
Family Members $  50.00
Persons with lived experience/Students $  30.00