Program

The 50th Banff International Conference on Behavioural Science

Ideal Mental Health Services for Children and Youth: The Next 50 Years

March 18 to 21, 2018

Sunday, March 18

4:00-7:00 Registration, Professional Development Centre
5:30-7:30 Dinner

Monday, March 19

7:00-8:45 Breakfast
8:00-8:45 Registration
8:45-9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
 9:00-10:15 Address:

Evidence-Based Mental Health Services for Children and Youth: Past, Present and Future

Peter Szatmari, U. of Toronto, Sick Kids and Centre for Addictions and Mental Health

10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:45 Address:

The History and Future of Treatment for Children with ADHD and Other Disruptive Behaviour Disorders

William Pelham, Florida International University

11:45-1:30 Lunch
1:30-4:30 Workshops (Concurrent):

A. Integrating adolescent substance abuse treatment into behavioural health practice

Holly Waldron, Oregon Research Institute

B. Pre-empting student mental health challenges. Earlier identification and intervention: Joining the perspective of ECE’s and special education teachers

David Philpott and Jane Bertrand, Memorial University and Margaret & Wallace McCain Foundation

2:45-3:00 Coffee Break
4:45-5:45 Conversation and discussion with Szatmari, Pelham, Waldron, Philpott and Bertrand
5:30-7:30 Dinner
 7:45-9:00 Address:

Do We Need 50 More Years to Advance Treatments of Anxiety and Depression in Youth?

Anne Marie Albano, Columbia University Medical Center

9:00-10:00 Poster Session and Reception

Tuesday, March 20

7:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-12:00 Workshops (Concurrent):

C. Context and development in cognitive-behavioural treatment for anxiety in children and adolescents

Anne Marie Albano, Columbia University Medical Center

D. Social and emotional learning: Systems change for students and educators

Mark Greenberg and Christa Turksma, Pennsylvania State University, CREATE

10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:30-4:30 Workshops (Concurrent):

E.  Promoting well-being among Indigenous youth through strengths-based culturally-relevant mentoring

Claire Crooks and Mike Cywink, Western University

F. Contribution of e-health with families and youth to an ideal mental health system

Patrick McGrath, Dalhousie University

2:45-3:00 Coffee Break
4:45-5:45 Conversation and discussion with Albano, Greenberg, Turksma, Crooks, Cywink, and McGrath
6:00-7:00 Drinks before dinner
7:00-9:00 Banquet: Celebrating 50 Years of Banff Conferences

Wednesday, March 21

7:00-8:45 Breakfast
8:45-9:00 Welcome
 9:00-10:15 Address:

Building Positive School Communities and Resilient Students: Recent Science and Practical Strategies for Promoting Social and Emotional Learning in School 

Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, University of British Columbia

10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
 10:30-11:45 Address:

Transforming Children’s Lives Through Evidence-Based Parenting Support: Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead

Matthew Sanders, University of Queensland

11:45-1:30 Lunch
1:30-4:30 Workshops (Concurrent):

G: Research-policy partnerships in children’s mental health: Lessons from British Columbia

Nicole Catherine, Christine Schwartz, Charlotte Waddell, Simon Fraser University

H: Taking evidence-based parenting interventions to scale: Learnings from large-scale implementation of the Triple P system.

Matthew Sanders, University of Queensland

2:45-3:00 Coffee break
4:45-5:45 Conversation and discussion with Schonert-Reichl, Sanders, Catherine, Schwartz and Waddell
5:30-7:30 Dinner
 7:45-9:00 Address:

Improving Children’s Mental Health: The Policy Opportunities in Canada

Charlotte Waddell, Simon Fraser University

9:00-10:00 Concluding Discussion and Outstanding Poster and Winter Sports Awards