Lighting the Path: WFSAD 2007 International Conference
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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 in Action

September 27-30
The Delta Chelsea Hotel
33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto

To 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 Training College.

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 health systems.
  • 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" (2001).


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