Improving Mental Health Transitions Consensus Development Conference

Improving Mental Health Transitions: Key People

 Speakers | Jury | Scientific Committee | Planning Committee
 

Scientific Chair

Roger Bland, CM, MB, ChB, FRCPC, FRCPsych
Chair, Scientific Committee; Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

 

 

Speakers

  • Carol Adair, MSc, PhD
    Researcher, Psychiatric Epidemiologist and Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta
  • Tim Aubry, BA, MA, PhD
    Chairholder, Faculty of Social Sciences Research Chair in Community Mental Health and Homelessness; Professor, School of Psychology and Senior Researcher, Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services, University of Ottawa, Ontario
  • Thomas Becker, Dr. Med.
    Medical Director and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry II, Ulm University, Germany
  • Dan Cohen, MD, PhD
    Professor, Department of Chronic Psychiatry, Mental Health Care Organisation North-Holland North, Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
  • Giovanni de Girolamo, MD, PhD
    Head, IRCCS Unit of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Evaluation, Italy
  • Philippa A. Garety, MA, MPhil, MA (Ed), PhD, FBPsS
    Professor of Clinical Psychology; Clinical Director, Psychosis Clinical Academic Group (CAG), South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
  • Linda Gask, MSc, PhD, FRCPsych, FRCGP
    Professor Emerita of Primary Care Psychiatry, National Primary Care Research and Development Centre (NPCRDC), University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Elliot Goldner, MD, FRC(P), MHSc
    Professor, Centre for Applied Research for Mental Health and Addiction (CARMHA), Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Heinz Katschnig, MD
    Professor Emeritus and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of Vienna; CEO, IMEHPS.research, Vienna, Austria
  • Sara Lapsley, BA, MA (Candidate)
    Counsellor and Group Clinician, Forensic Psychiatric Hospital; Peer Researcher with the Collaborative Research Team to Study Psychosocial Issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD), British Columbia
  • Eric Latimer, PhD
    Researcher, Douglas Institute and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Quebec
  • Antonio Lora, MD
    Director, Department of Mental Health, Lecco General Hospital, Lecco, Italy
  • Steve Lurie, BA, MSW, MM
    Executive Director, Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto Branch, Ontario
  • Orrin Lyseng
    Executive Director, Alberta Alliance for Mental Illness and Mental Health (AAMIMH), Edmonton, AB
  • Austin Mardon, PhD, CM, LLD (Hon)
    Assistant Adjunct Professor, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
  • Oliver Mason, DPhil, DClinPsy
    Senior Lecturer, Clinical Education and Health Psychology, University College London, United Kingdom
  • David McDaid, BSc, MSc, MSc
    Senior Research Fellow, Health Policy and Health Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom
  • Scott Patten, MD, FRCPC, PhD
    Professor, University of Calgary, Alberta
  • Thomas Joseph Raedler, MD
    Medical Director, Psychopharmacology Research Unit (PRU) and Associate Professor, University of Calgary, Alberta
  • Luis Salvador-Carulla, MD, PhD
    Professor, Disability and Mental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Howard Sapers
    Correctional Investigator of Canada, Office of the Correctional Investigator, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Jitender Sareen, MD, FRCPC
    Professor, Psychiatry, Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology and Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Director, Research and Assistant Head, Department of Psychiatry, Manitoba
  • The Honourable Justice Richard D. Schneider, BSc, MA, PhD, LLB, LLM, CPsych
    Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice; Chair of the Ontario Review Board; Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto, Ontario
  • Gerrit van der Leer
    Director, Mental Health and Substance Use Services, Ministry of Health Services, British Columbia
  • Richard Warner, MD, DPM
    Director, Colorado Recovery; Professor, Psychiatry, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Jury

Jury Chair

Alain Lesage, MD, FRCPC, MPhil, DFAPA
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Montreal; Clinician, Montreal University Mental Health Institute, Montreal, Quebec

 

 

Jury Members

  • Kathy J Aitchison, BA(Hons), BM, BCh, FRCPsych, PhD
    Alberta Centennial Addiction & Mental Health Research Chair; Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Medical Genetics, University of Alberta, Edmonton
  • Rupert Arcand
    Director, Yellowhead Tribal Community Corrections Society
  • André Delorme, MD, FRCPC
    Director of Mental Health Ministry of Health and Social Services, Quebec
  • David Goldbloom, OC, MD, FRCPC
    Senior Medical Adviser, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; Professor, University of Toronto, Ontario
  • Kaj Korvela, BA Art History, BA Fine Arts, BA Education
    Executive Director, Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorders Society (OBAD), Calgary, Alberta
  • Gloria Laird
    Wisdom Council, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Glenda M. MacQueen, PhD, MD, FRCPC
    Professor, Department of Psychiatry, and Vice Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary
  • John J. McSorley, MD, MB, MRCGP
    Family Physician, Airdrie, Alberta
  • Fay Orr
    Former Mental Health Patient Advocate; Executive Manager, Government of Alberta; Vice-chair of the Board of Directors, United Way, Alberta Capital Region, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Tom Shand
    Former Executive Director, Canadian Mental Health Association, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Michel Simard, MA
    Executive Director, Centre Le Havre De Trois Rivieres, Quebec
  • Sharon G. Sutherland
    Mental Illness/Health Advocate, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Helen-Maria Vasiliadis, MSc, PhD

Scientific Committee

Chair

Roger Bland, CM, MB, ChB, FRCPC, FRCPsych
Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Committee Members

  • Donald Addington, MBBS, MRCPsych, FRCPC
    Professor, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
  • Lorraine J. Breault, PhD
    Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
  • Pierre Chue, MB BCh, MRCPsych, FRCPC
    Clinical Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
  • Carolyn Dewa, PhD
    Health Systems Research and Consulting Unit, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON
  • Elliot Goldner, BSc, MHSc, MD, FRSPC
    Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
  • Alan Gordon, MB ChB, FRCPC
    Clinical Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
  • Fern Miller
    Director, Maternal-Child and Mental Health, Addiction and Mental Health Branch, Primary Health Care Division, Alberta Health, Edmonton, AB
  • Tonia Nicholls, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC-Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission (FPSC);
    BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, Vancouver, BC
  • Fay Orr
    Former Mental Health Patient Advocate;
    Executive Manager, Government of Alberta;
    Vice-chair of the Board of Directors, United Way, Alberta Capital Region, Edmonton, AB
  • Scott Patten, MD, FRCPC, PhD
    Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
  • Peter Silverstone, MB BF, MD, MRCPsych, FRCPC
    Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
  • Michael Trew, MD, FRCPC
    Addiction & Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB
  • Doug Urness, MD, LMCC, FRCPC
    Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, AB
  • Doug Watson
    Past President, Alberta Psychiatric Association, Calgary, AB
  • Patrick J. White, MB, BCh, BAO, DCH, Dip OBS, MRCPsych
    Clinical Professor, Psychiatry Department, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Planning Committee

Chair

Fern Miller
Director, Maternal-Child and Mental Health, Addiction and Mental Health Branch, Primary Health Care Division, Alberta Health, Edmonton, AB

Committee Members

  • Laurie Beverley
    Executive Director, Community Treatment and Supports, Addiction and Mental Health,
    Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, AB
  • Allison Hagen, CGA, MBA
    Director of Finance, Operations and Administration, Institute of Health Economics, Edmonton, AB
  • Sarah Parkinson
    Alberta Health, Edmonton, AB
  • Cathy Pryce, RN
    Addiction and Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services, AB
  • Helen Ramsey, MSc
    Project Manager, Institute of Health Economics, Edmonton, AB
  • Doug Vincent
    Director, Tertiary and Acute Care, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton,