Thursday, 5 June 2008

Free SAD Education Event June 28 2008

Do you experience the winter blues? Are you considering using light therapy? Do you experience symptoms of ADHD? Would you like to learn more about self-management strategies for depression?

Join us for a free public seminar on
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and light therapy!

UBC Robson Square, Saturday June 28th 2008 4 – 6 pm


The 20th annual meeting of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (www.sltbr.org) will be held at UBC Robson Square (www.robsonsquare.ubc.ca) on June 26-28th 2008.

This international meeting will feature cutting-edge information on circadian rhythms and psychiatric disorders including sessions on “Bodyclocks and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder”, “Antidepressants, Light and Bodyclocks”, “Prevention of Seasonal Affective Disorder”, “Light Therapy: New and Future Applications”, and more!

As part of the conference, there will be a free public education event on Saturday June 27th at UBC Robson Square between 4 and 6 pm entitled: ‘Update on SAD and hot topics from the 2008 SLTBR meeting’. Audience members will have the chance to hear from international experts in SAD, light therapy and related disorders. Speakers will include:

• Dr. Namni Goel, University of Pennsylvania, providing ‘Highlights of the 2008 SLTBR meeting’
• Dr. Raymond Lam, University of British Columbia, providing an overview of ‘SAD and light therapy’
• Dr. Robert Levitan, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, President, SLTBR, talking on ‘Bodyclocks and ADHD’
• Dr. Erin Michalak, University of British Columbia, talking on ‘Self-management strategies for depression’

Prepare yourself for the winter of 2008-2009 and take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn more about SAD and related conditions from leading research experts. Various light therapy devices will be on display by corporate members of SLTBR.

No registration is required. Please contact Loretta Musselwhite at the Mood Disorders Centre in the Department of Psychiatry at UBC for further information: musselwh@exchange.ubc.ca