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Please join us at the 16th Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists Scientific Meeting


THANK YOU to all those that joined us!! PRCP 2014 was a great success! We have had such great feedback about the event.

ANNOUNCING your 2014 Poster & Abstract Presenters……………..


Poster Winners:


Sayaka  Sato: ‘Effects of cognitive remediation and supported employment for people with severe mental illness in Japan: a randomised controlled trial’

Abstract Winner:

Jaswant Guzder: ‘Dream-a- World child project for promotion of resilience in garrison communities of inner city Kingston Jamaica’

Thank you to all that submitted their Posters and Oral Abstracts.


PRCP 2014 is offering free study tours to one of seven different Mental Health Facilities in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver following the conference.

The tours will leave The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver at 1:15pm Oct 7th, returning by 5:00pm.

Be sure to sign up soon, as this is first come, first served! There will be a maximum of 10 people per tour.

Sign up! Email: cpd.info@ubc.ca with your Full Name, Email and Tour you would like to join.

Tour Options:

Tour 1. Outpatient forensic & Forensic Hospital **FULL**
Tour 2. Acute Home Base Treatment and Assertive Community Treatment **FULL**
Tour 3. Burnaby Mental Health and Addiction Centre **FULL**
Tour 4. Needle exchange clinic & Strathcona Mental Health Team and Venture
Tour 5. North East Mental Health Team and Early Psychosis Team & Eating disorder outpatient team **FULL**
Tour 6. Geriatric Central Intake and GPOT
Tour 7. ISS (Immigrant Services Society) Tour





This is a friendly courtesy reminder to our delegates to book your Fairmont Hotel Vancouver room for the upcoming PRCP 2014 conference.prcphotel

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has graciously provided us with special rates of $219, current online rate is $299 (that’s an $80 savings/night!)

October is a very busy time in the city for conferences, it’s very much suggested to book now to ensure you are not disappointed and have to pay much more.
Please use the following special link or phone number to make your reservation to get this amazing deal!

Hotel special registration link: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/prcp

Hotel phone: 1-866 925 7719 (note “Scientific Meeting of the PRCP” conference)

Hotel Address:900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver , British Columbia, Canada, V6C 2W6


Check out some of Vancouver’s best:

Amazing Food Vancouver: http://bit.ly/1jPWss9

Huge trees & Canyon Bridges – Capilano Suspension Bridge park: http://www.capbridge.com/

Breathtaking views: Whistler Blackcomb Peak-to-Peak Gondola: http://bit.ly/1yoGUSH

Up for a Challenge?? The Grouse Grind:http://bit.ly/1kxcAUX

Explore our park in the city:Stanley Parkhttp://bit.ly/1oEC1E1

 We look forward to welcoming you to Vancouver!!!


Poster abstract submissions will be accepted until Aug 31st. (posted June 19, 2014).

The 2014 Conference brochure with preliminary agenda is now available (Download: the PRCP-2014-Brochure).

Registration is now OPEN! Click here* you must submit an email address with your registration as all registrants will only be contacted by email so please ensure that if you fax in your registration you include your email address *

The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) has offically confirmed that they are co-sponsoring this year’s PRCP! WPA Logo in Red

2014 Theme is: “Building Capacity in Mental Health During Challenging Economic Times”

Keynote Presenters! We are pleased to reveal our 2014 PRCP Keynote Presenters! They include:

  • Dr. David S. Goldbloom, FRCPC, Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada and a professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
  • Dr. Laurence Kirmayer, FRCPC, is James McGill Professor and Director, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University.
  • Dr. Francis G. Lu,  Luke & Grace Kim Endowed Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Director of Cultural Psychiatry, and Associate Chair for Medical Student Education in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis
  •  Dr. Vikram Patel, MSc MRCPsych PhD FmedSci, is a Professor of International Mental Health and Welcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK).
  • Dr. Norman Sartorius, MA, DPM, PhD, FRCPsych, President of the International Association for the Promotion of Mental Health Programmes and President of the Board of the Prize of Geneva Foundation.

For a full listing and their biographies, click here: PRCP 2014 KEYNOTE Bios

Book your hotel nights now!

Advance online hotel booking at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is now available. Visit the “Book your Hotel Rooms” button.

Closing Dinner Entertainment Delhi 2 Dublin  Guaranteed to get you dancing!

We are extremely fortunate to be able to have a famous Vancouver based band called Delhi 2 Dublin bring their uniquely Canadian and mixed cultural sounds to our stage!  Delhi 2 Dublin has played top festivals in Canada, the UK and the U.S. and, in 2011, expanded its horizons to include performances in the Pacific Rim and Europe. A new album and new international touring opportunities all signal that originality and evolution are all part of the Delhi 2 Dublin experience. Described by one magazine as the “United Nations of rock ‘n’ roll”, they have become one of Canada’s most buzzed-about bands. This year will only see them enhancing that reputation. After all…where else are you going to see a amazing fiddle player rocking out with a kilt-wearing Korean flanked by two bouncing Bhangra percussionists and a vocalist who looks like he would be at home in a Bollywood music video?!  Turn Up The Stereo is released August 28th 2012 in Canada and February 19th 2013 internationally.