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Provincial Mental Health and Substance Use Learning Rounds

Supporting staff, service providers, researchers and partners to better understand and address issues related to improving care for people with mental health and substance use needs.


These rounds are intended to be a forum that will:

  • Follow the evidence and ensure topics are informed by those we serve through ongoing engagement with people with lived/ living experience
  • Share current and emerging evidence that has the capacity to improve care and advance practice within mental health and substance use across the province
  • Identify and address system-level issues that are barriers to people with mental health and substance use issues having their needs met
  • Engage interdisciplinary teams across our provincial mental health and substance use system in learning together and facilitate knowledge exchange of mental health and substance use programs and practices across the province


 December 7 2023: Perspectives on Trauma- Informed Care; family, friends and care providers in the circle of care. Speakers: Dr. Linda Uyeda, MD, CCFP, Forensic Psychiatric Hospital; , Michelle VanNice, family partner; and Kayla Sankey,  patient partner.  

January 2024 - session details coming soon 

February 15 2024:  The role of genetics in psychosis; a closer look at the MAGERS (Metabolic and Genetic Explorations in Refractory Schizophrenia) Study .  Speakers: Dr. Robert Stowe, Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Neurology, University of British Columbia, and physician  Provincial Assessment Centre (BCMHSUS); Prescilla Carrion, MSc., Research Genetic Counsellor, University of British Columbia. 

How to attend

Learning rounds are hosted virtually on Zoom. Sessions occur Thursday from noon-1:00 p.m. PST

Join each session with this Zoom Meeting link

Meeting ID: 839 0319 7330

If you are not able to connect, you can dial in with the following number, using the same meeting ID: +1 778 907 2071

Previous rounds

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