Louise Bradley, president and CEO of the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), will be in Vancouver February 1-2 to give opening remarks at the 8th Annual E-Mental Health Conference, called New Generations, New Services: Shifting Mental Health to the Digital Age. Bradley is an internationally sought speaker, thought leader, and former front-line mental health practitioner.
Attracting numerous global experts on e-mental health technology, the event will foster the communication of best practices in this cutting-edge approach to health care, which is shortening wait times, hurdling time zones, and breaking down barriers caused by stigma.
Co-hosted by the MHCC and the University of British Columbia, the conference will feature keynote addresses from international experts Maree Teeson and Tom Insel.
8th Annual E-Mental Health Conference,
New Generations, New Services: Shifting Mental Health to the Digital Age
Mental Health Commission of Canada and the University of British Columbia
Feb. 1, 4-7 p.m.; Feb. 2, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Convention Centre West
Canada Place,Vancouver, B.C.
Louise Bradley, MS, RN, CHE, has dedicated her professional life to improving the mental health of Canadians. Ms. Bradley’s own personal experience with recovery has informed a leadership style that is both compassionate and courageous. Unwavering in her commitment to reimagining a recovery-oriented, person-centred mental health system, Ms. Bradley has influenced improved patient care through large-scale hospital administration and pioneered recovery within a forensics and corrections setting. In her current role as president and CEO of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Ms. Bradley oversaw the development of Canada’s first Mental Health Strategy, undertook the signature Opening Minds anti-stigma initiative, and created a globally recognized Knowledge Exchange Centre (complete bio here).
Maree Teesson, AC, FAAHMS, FASSA, is an Australian expert on mental health. She was named one of Australia’s top 100 women of influence in the innovation category and is director of the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use. She is also a principal research fellow at the at the University of Sydney and a professorial fellow at the University of New South Wales’s Black Dog Institute. She is an elected fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and an elected fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.
Tom Insel, MD, is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist and co-founder and president of Mindstrong Health. From 2002-2015, Dr. Insel served as director of the National Institute of Mental Health, the component of the National Institutes of Health committed to research on mental disorders. Previously, he was professor of psychiatry at Emory University in Atlanta and founding director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience. Most recently (2015-2017), he led the mental health team at Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences) in South San Francisco. Dr. Insel is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and has received numerous national and international awards, including honorary degrees in the U.S. and Europe.