SEM Conference + AGM: Just Because It’s In Their Head Doesn’t Mean It’s Not Real! Mental Health and Somatic Presentations: A Guide for the ED Clinician —

SEM Conference + AGM: Just Because It’s In Their Head Doesn’t Mean It’s Not Real! Mental Health and Somatic Presentations: A Guide for the ED Clinician —
Event on 2015-05-11 08:30:00



0800-0830 Registration/Continental Breakfast
0830-0835 Opening Remarks Dr. David Haughton
0835-0845 Quynh Doan MDCM – It May Be in Their Heads… But It’s Still in the ED
0845-0930 Tyler Black MD – Pediatric Mental Health Crises in the ED: Why What and How: Psychosocial Assessment, Medical Management and Risk Evaluation of Children and Youths with a Mental Health Complaint in the ED
0930-0945 Discussion period
0945-1030 Dzung Vo MD – They Feel It in Their Guts (Body) But Could It Also Be in Their Heads? How To Recognize Somatic Presentations and Alleviate Medical Interventions in the ED
1030-1045 Discussion period
1045-1100 Refreshment Break
1100-1145 Thadeus Pace PhD – Interventions That Target The Mind To Heal The Body’s Symptoms: Evidence Supporting Mindfulness and Cognitively–Based Compassion Training
1145-1200 Discussion period
1200-1230 Mark Sherman MDCM – BCALM and Other Resources for Physicians and Patients with Stress-Related or Chronic Symptoms in BC
1230-1245 Interactive practice
1245-1330 Lunch
1330-1530 Section of Emergency Medicine Annual General Meeting (optional)
1600          Adjournment

Dr. Dzung X Vo
earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Vo is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, at BC Children’s Hospital and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. His main clinical and research areas of interest are in stress and health, resilience, and mindfulness-based interventions with youth.

Dr. Tyler Black completed his Bachelor of Science with Honours in Pharmacology at the University of Alberta in 1999, and completed medical school at the same university in 2003. He completed residency training in Psychiatry at Dalhousie University and the University of British Columbia in 2008, and completed his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry subspecialty that same year. He works primarily at BC Children's Hospital on the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Emergency (CAPE) Unit where he is currently the clinical head. He is also a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Black's primary research and clinical interests include: emergency psychiatry, suicidology, violence and video games, and cross-cultural psychiatry.

Dr. Mark Sherman is a Family Physician in Victoria, BC and is the founder and Executive Director of the BC Association for Living Mindfully (BCALM). Dr. Sherman is a clinical instructor with UBC and is on the faculty of CBT Canada. Dr. Sherman uses mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy and meditation in his practice and has been facilitating groups in mindfulness based stress management for patients with mood disorders, persistent pain and chronic stress for over 7 years.

Dr. Thaddeus Pace studies biological mechanisms linking psychological stress to illness, and novel ways to combat stress to promote optimal health. Dr. Pace received his PhD in Neuroscience and Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder for his studies on brain regulation of the cortisol response to psychological stress. His current work at the University of Arizona explores endocrine and immune system changes in people who suffer from stress-related psychiatric illness including major depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. He has also studied changes in the stress response as a result of adverse early life experiences. Informed by this work, Dr. Pace investigates the effectiveness of novel contemplative interventions to optimize psychological, inflammatory, and endocrine responses to stress including Compassion Meditation (in collaboration with Emory's Dr. Lobsang Tenzin Negi). Dr. Pace's research is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health. He is also a 2012 Pop!Tech Science Fellow.

at VanDusen Botanical Garden
5151 Oak St
Vancouver, Canada

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