#TalkBD 11 – Memory, Thinking and Bipolar Disorder

Event Date: Friday, November 27th | 12pm PST | 3pm EST
#TalkBD 11 – Memory, Thinking and Bipolar Disorder
Thank you all for continuing to follow our #TalkBD webinar series. Our last online community gathering of 2020 will feature Dr. Trisha Chakrabarty and Dr. Ivan Torres, and will be about how memory, thinking, and bipolar disorder.
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Join us on November 27th for #TalkBD 11 – Memory, Thinking, and Bipolar Disorder! At this online community gathering, Dr. Ivan Torres and Dr. Trisha Chakrabarty will talk about how bipolar disorder affects cognition–that is, mental processes like learning, thinking, focusing and memory. They’ll also answer questions submitted by viewers.

We welcome people with BD and related conditions, healthcare providers, friends, and family to join us for the live online event!

Where to Join

Date and Time (North America): Friday, November 27th, 12-1pm PST, 3pm EST (Find what time this is for me)
Link to register: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QNO3zGu7SAyj0qgg4NHzkA
Link to watch as a livestream: TalkBD.live or our our Facebook page

The Presenters

A headshot of Dr. Ivan Torres.Dr. Ivan Torres

Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
Dr. Torres is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Psychiatry Department at UBC, and is affiliated with the BC Psychosis Program and the Mood Disorders Centre at UBC. In his primary clinical role he serves as a clinical neuropsychologist within the BC Psychosis Program at UBC Hospital. His research interests include the study of cognitive and executive functioning in severe psychiatric disorders including Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder.

A headshot of Dr. Trisha Chakrabarty.Dr. Trisha Chakrabarty

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
About Trisha
Dr. Chakrabarty is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia. Her research and clinical interests are in cognitive dsyfunction, virtual reality cognitive retraining, bipolarity, and psychotherapy approaches for mood disorders.

Victoria, a co-host to the online bipolar workshop, outside in front of a bush, smiling and looking up.Victoria Maxwell

Mental Health Educator, Speaker and Performer at Crazy For Life Co.
crestbd.ca/victoria / victoriamaxwell.com / @Victoria_BPP

Since being diagnosed with BD, psychosis, and anxiety, Victoria has become one of North America’s top speakers and educators on the lived experience of mental illness and recovery, dismantling stigma and returning to work after a psychiatric disorder. As a performer, her funny, powerful messages about mental wellness create lasting change in individuals and organizations. Watch Victoria in That’s Just Crazy Talk.

By sharing her story of mental illness and recovery she makes the uncomfortable comfortable, the confusing understandable. The Mental Health Commission of Canada named her keynote That’s Just Crazy Talk as one of the top anti-stigma interventions in the country. Learn more about her work with CREST.BD on That’s Just Crazy Talk here.

Erin outside smiling, at what looks to be the UBC campus.Dr. Erin Michalak

Professor, UBC Psychiatry
crestbd.ca/erin / @erin_michalak

Erin is the Founder and Network Lead of CREST.BD, and Professor at UBC Psychiatry. Her research in mental health, patient-oriented research and quality of life in bipolar disorder is globally recognized. Erin spearheaded the development of the first BD-specific quality of life scale, the QoL.BD. The QoL.BD has seen rapid uptake internationally and is now the gold-standard for BD quality of life assessments. Under Erin, CREST.BD also launched an online version of the QoL.BD, and the Bipolar Wellness Centre, a web portal of scientifically validated wellness strategies for BD. In 2018, she was awarded the CIHRGold Leaf Prize for Transformation in Patient Engagement.

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