The World Fellowship for Schizophrenia & Allied Disorders, the Schizophrenia
Society of Canada and the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario present:
The 2007 International Conference – Lighting the Path: Hope
The Delta Chelsea Hotel
33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto
mark the 25th anniversary of its founding, the World Fellowship for Schizophrenia
& Allied Disorders and its partners hosted the first International
Conference in Canada and launched two comprehensive programs in the Pre-conference
2007 International Conference –
Lighting the Path: Hope in Action (September 28-30)
The conference successfully brought together families, consumers, mental
health practitioners and community leaders to share ideas, research and
stories. Lighting the Path: Hope in Action was an extensive 3-day
programme focused on our shared dedication to deliver a brighter future
for those living with schizophrenia; promoting research and better treatment
solutions, and the action we must take to end discrimination.
Through this innovative conference attendees:
- Met top-notch science and research experts from across the globe to
share the latest scientific discoveries.
- Participated in plenary sessions and interactive workshops that address
family interventions, cultural attitudes, new medications and the role
of psychosocial rehabilitation.
- Built ongoing and inclusive networks of information and support.
This program meets the accreditation
criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been
accredited for up to 16.0 Mainpro-M1 credits.
Pre-conference Training College (September 27)
- Families as Partners in Care: “How to Formally
Include Families/Caregivers In your Mental Health Service” —
a course for mental health providers, administrators, family advocates,
policy-makers or those wishing to work with families in formal mental
- Reason to Hope: “An International Education
Course for Family Care Givers” — a course for international
families and family leaders, adapted from the Schizophrenia Society’s
Canadian “Strengthening Families Together” programme (2006)
and WFSAD's "Strengthening Families Through Empowerment Programme"
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