12th Annual Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference

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Dr. Randall White will be co-chairing the 12th Annual Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference which will will take place on September 21st, 2018 at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, Vancouver. This popular annual conference features a wide range of topics presented by renowned speakers, with a focus on pharmacological interventions for people with mental health problems.

Key Speakers at the 12th Annual Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference

One of the keynote speakers will be Dr. Don Goff., an expert on schizophrenia from New York University.

12th Annual Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference Dr. Jon Goff

Some of Dr. Goff’s recent publications include:
1) “The Genetics of Endophenotypes of Neurofunction to Understand Schizophrenia (GENUS) consortium: A collaborative cognitive and neuroimaging genetics project.” Read it here.

2) “Association between catechol-O-methyltransferase genetic variation and functional connectivity in patients with first-episode schizophrenia.” Read it here.

3) “Association of Hippocampal Atrophy With Duration of Untreated Psychosis and Molecular Biomarkers During Initial Antipsychotic Treatment of First-Episode Psychosis.” Read it here.

Another highlight of the event will feature Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, the Regional Head of Psychiatry and Regional Program Medical Director for Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Healthcare. He is also a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia.

12th Annual Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference Dr. Lakshmi Yatham

Dr. Lakshmi Yatham’s presentation will cover the CANMAT & ISBD Guidelines for the Management of Bipolar Disorder. Read and learn more about the recent publication of the CANMAT bipolar disorder treatment guidelines here.

Join Dr. Randall White and many other experts this September for the 12th Annual Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference, and register today! 

2 thoughts on “12th Annual Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference

  1. Just started to read the guidelines for the management of bipolar disorder. The a Ute mania symptoms could have been describing my son! I wonder if he was misdiagnosed? His current diagnosis – at least the only one I have heard about – is schizoaffective disorder. Maybe worth having a second look? How could he go about asking for one? Would it help with his treatment? (He does hear voices most of the time, and he shows many of the negative sz symptoms.)
    Just thought it astounding how the mania symptoms fit him to a “t”.

    • I can’t diagnose someone without doing a complete examination and interview, but people with schizoaffective disorder have both psychosis that lingers as well as manic and/or depressive episodes. Even some people with just schizophrenia can have episodes of mania. Our diagnostic categories are sometimes not completely clear, I’m afraid.

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