The annual B.C. Concurrent Disorders Conference, hosted by PHSA’s BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, is dedicated to advancing knowledge and building capacity among mental health and substance use professionals who treat people with complex concurrent disorders. A concurent disorder describes when a person has both a mental illness and a substance use problem.
The theme for 2022 was “Access, Quality & Capacity.” Attendees discussed, explore and learn from several national and international speakers working in concurrent disorders about how to improve the access, quality and capacity of B.C.'s mental health care system, in supporting the most vulnerable.
The 2022 conference included a full program of keynote speakers, panel discussions, and breakout sessions. You can access recorded sessions at the links below:
- Honourable Sheila Malcolmson, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions
- Vicky Stergiopoulos, MHSc, MD, FRCPC. Clinician Scientist & the Physician-in-Chief, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
- Andrew Slater, Chief Executive Officer, Whakarongorau Aotearoa, New Zealand Telehealth Services
- Matthew Chow, former president, Doctors of BC
- Michael Krausz, UBC-PHC Leadership Chair for Addiction Research at The University of British Columbia
- Tim Manning, Board Chair, Provincial Health Services Authority
- Victoria Maxwell, person with lived experience, BFA/BPP: Bachelor of Fine Arts/Bipolar Princess
Watch the workshop sessions from the 2021 BC Concurrent Disorders Conference: