Richmond Hospital to host annual Psychiatry Clinic Day

December 30, 2016 by  

The Richmond Hospital Department of Psychiatry will once again be holding its annual clinic day, and professionals with an interest in the field are invited to attend.

The focus for this year’s conference will be post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with a concentration on the latest research and advances in treatment of this condition.

Rachel Yehuda, PhD, who is the Director of Mental Health at PCC James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, New York will be this year’s guest speaker, and will be addressing the attendees.

A variety of topics will be covered, including how prevalent PTSD is in the community, how it is diagnosed, some of the biological systems involved, and treatment options. There will also be time for networking and discussion throughout the day. Presentation folders that contain further information about the day and the subjects that will be discussed can be prepared for each of those who have registered to take part.

Those who attend the workshop may be eligible to receive credit from the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The University of British Columbia (UBC) Division of Continuing Professional Development has given its approval to the program.

The event will be held in the Ralph Fisher Auditorium of the Richmond Hospital on March 31. Tickets are $189 each, and further details are available on the UBC website.