Annual Conference

Join us in Vancouver – Oct. 18-21

Member Registration Non-member Registration

The annual conference is a key opportunity to explore new perspectives, reconnect with colleagues and learn from the passions of others in the field of psychiatry.

More than 1,000 psychiatrists, psychiatric trainees, and other health-care professionals will be in Vancouver to discover the latest breakthroughs in clinical practice and research, learn about new policy initiatives, gain competencies vital to modern psychiatric practice, and be inspired to create lasting positive changes in mental health.

Conference Features

Invited Speakers

Overall Learning Objectives

By attending the conference, participants should be able to take back to their practices:

  • New concepts
  • Reassurance of current practices
  • Research ideas
  • Educational ideas
  • Opportunities for further learning and collaboration

All sessions incorporate session-specific learning objectives, as well as opportunities for interaction which can lead to further collaborations and learning.


Conference registrants have the opportunity to earn continuing professional development credits in sections 1 and 3 of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Attendees who complete the accredited self-assessment program (available in September), participate in a preconference course, as well as attend all three days of the conference can earn up to 29.5 credits (i.e., 20.5 credits in section 1 and 9 credits in section 3). See the Accreditation page for more information.

Planning Committee

Dr. Michael Butterfield

Associate Chair
Dr. Marlon Danilewitz

Psychiatry Advisory Group

Dr. Donald E. Addington
Dr. Shabbir Amanullah
Dr. Alan Bates
Dr. Marie Claire Bourque
Dr. Gary Andrew Chaimowitz
Dr. Peter K.Y. Chan
Dr. Jonathan S. Davine
Dr. Sarah Hanafi

Dr. Raed Hawa
Dr. Jennifer Hensel
Dr. Harry Karlinsky
Dr. Diana Kljenak
Dr. Paul Kurdyak
Dr. Wiplove Lamba
Dr. Joanne MacDonald
Dr. David M. Magder

Dr. Alexander McGirr
Dr. Heather Milliken
Dr. Louis Morissette
Dr. Valerie Primeau
Dr. Ronald A. Remick
Dr. Margaret A. Richter
Dr. Kathleen Sheehan
Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam

Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos
Dr. John Teshima
Dr. Anupam Thakur
Dr. Philip Tibbo
Dr. Louis van Zyl
Dr. Carmen Wiebe