EPION Conference 2017:
Building Success Together from Knowledge to Innovation
What does “success” in Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) services mean to you?
Conference: Tuesday May 16 + Wednesday May 17, 2017 8:30 to 16:30
Pre-Conference: Monday May 15, 10:00 to 16:30
Venue: Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel, 5875 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON L4V 1N1
Conference Overview (pdf)
Tuesday May 16, 2017 + Wednesday May 17, 2017: 8:30 to 16:30
Registration: $350 for both days, $225 for one day (includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments)
Join EPION for a two-day conference and explore different ways to define and understand success. During this conference you will:
Connect with your colleagues to share and learn about innovations in EPI practice that help bring us closer to our visions of success as clinicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, program managers, persons with lived experience of psychosis and family members.
Find out about the learnings and successes from programs that have implemented new practices, including those inspired by EPION’s recent think tanks on education and outreach, family work, metabolic monitoring, psychological therapies, knowledge exchange, evaluation and monitoring, and psychosis and cannabis.
Understand the latest data and evidence on EPI and what it means for clinical practice and how we understand success in this field.
Dr. George Foussias is a clinician, researcher, and head of the Virtual Reality and Behavioural Neuroscience Research Laboratory at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. His research focuses on advancing our understanding and treatment of motivational deficits, and related negative symptoms, seen in severe mental illnesses. Dr. Foussias is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Nev Jones is a researcher, advocate, and founder of the Lived Experience Research Network (LERN). Her research focuses on functional recovery and engagement within early intervention in psychosis services, transformative change in public mental health systems, and supported education. Dr. Jones is also an alumna of specialized early psychosis services and a committed advocate for systems change.
Dr. Philip Tibbo is a clinician, researcher, and President of the Canadian Consortium for Early Intervention in Psychosis (CCEIP). His research focuses on psychosis/schizophrenia in the areas of neuroimaging (MRS, DTI), genetics, and non-pharmacological treatment options for schizophrenia. Dr. Tibbo is also a Professor at Dalhousie University and Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta.
Plus: Workshops, poster presentations, panel discussions and oral presentations
Conference Overview (pdf)
Monday May 15, 2017: 10:00 to 16:30
Registration: $175 (includes lunch, refreshments, session materials, clinical tools)
EPION and the Canadian Consortium for Early Intervention in Psychosis (CCEIP) are partnering to offer a special pre-conference session for psychiatrists, psychologists, clinicians and program leadership.
The CCEIP has recently created clinical tools that address three gaps in early phase psychosis care: relapse risk assessment, monitoring of antipsychotic side effects, and decision support for selection of antipsychotics. This scientific conference will discuss the need, development, and finally review the tools themselves in an interactive manner. The aim is to have these point-of-care tools incorporated into everyday work flow, including EMR integration.
At the end of this day, participants will be able to:
Apply new clinical tools developed specifically for early phase psychosis intervention
Identify solutions to barriers related to the integration of clinical tools into everyday workflow.
Identify clients who would benefit from a documented formal assessment of:
- relapse risk
- appropriate antipsychotic therapy
- medication side effects
Register early for this session. Space is limited.
CCEIP is a national organization of clinicians and researchers working within early intervention psychosis programs across Canada, dedicated to improving the standards of care for early phase psychosis patients.
Updated April 25: Our room block at the Hilton Toronto Airport is now FULL.
There is no penalty for cancelling a subsidised registration up to and including May 5, 2017. After this date, your agency will be invoiced for any late cancellations. If travel has been subsidised, your agency will be responsible for paying any non-refundable bookings. General Registration can be refunded through Eventbrite.