Learn ways to better support your loved one and yourself from experts in the field of schizophrenia.
Our online educational speakers forum provides SSA family members and caregivers with the opportunity to hear doctors and other experts speak on important topics related to schizophrenia.
Because the program is run online with the presenter on live video chat, you can attend from wherever you are as long as you have an internet connection.
Questions will be taken throughout the forum. You can participate through instant messaging, via microphone, or with full video chat. You're free to choose whatever format feels most comfortable to you.
Schizophrenia and the Brain
This webinar will introduce the structure and function of the human brain, and provide evidence that schizophrenia is brain disorder. Throughout the discussion, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about schizophrenia, neuroscience and the brain.
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019
Educational Speaker: Lisa Buchy
Dr. Lisa Buchy holds a PhD in Neuroscience from McGill University, where she used brain imaging to gain an understanding of the brain systems that may be affected in people with psychosis. She carried out her postdoctoral research at the University of Calgary, conducting randomized controlled trials that combined brain imaging and cognition training in people with schizophrenia.
Dr. Buchy has worked as a Clinical Case Manager for the Fraser Health ACCESS mental health team in Surrey and currently works in Medical Affairs. Dr. Buchy earned 25 research grants and awards and has published 40 articles in scientific journals. She has a passion for community outreach and knowledge translation, and has delivered numerous seminars, workshops, and webinars to people with lived experience, caretakers, corporations and the public on the neuroscience of mental health. Dr. Buchy is also a first degree relative of a loved one living with schizophrenia. In her free time, Dr. Buchy enjoys combining her love of the outdoors with her passion for mental health awareness, including participating in the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta’s Open Minds Walk & Run in past years.
Online Programming is funded by: