Bringing Cognitive Remediation To British Columbia: A One-Day Conference

Open to the Public
Dr. Alice Medalia, Dr. Christopher Bowie & Others


Bringing Cognitive Remediation to British Columbia

Saturday, October 14, 2017 |  8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Paetzhold Education Centre | Vancouver General Hospital 899 West 12 Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.

People living with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders often develop profound and disabling cognitive deficits. Even more than positive or negative symptoms, cognitive deficits can impair daily functioning and are a major factor in chronic disability and unemployment. (Hurford, 2011)

Cognitive remediation programs are not replacements for the medications that people with psychotic disorders usually need. Instead, cognitive remediation programs serve as an additional treatment to be used along with medication. Medications impact psychotic symptoms while cognitive remediation programs focus on the cognitive losses that are frequently a part of these illnesses.

Come learn more about these cognitive difficulties and about evidence-based cognitive remediation programs. Hear about an efficient strategy for training staff to deliver programs, and hear from people in B.C. working on related initiatives.    

Keynote speakers:

Dr. Alice Medalia (Director, Lieber Recovery Clinic, Columbia University)

Dr. Christopher Bowie (Director, Cognitive & Psychotic Disorders Lab, Queen’s University)

Dr. Medalia and Dr. Bowie are co-editors of the recently published anthology, Cognitive Remediation to Improve Functional Outcomes (Oxford University Press, 2016).

This conference will be of great interest to clinicians, families, consumers, mental health administrators and educators.

Conference Fees:

                           Professional, Clinician, Researcher, etc.                                 $100 + GST

                           Family Member                                                                       $50 + GST

For a full schedule, speaker bios and to register, visit