Thursday, June 26, 2008

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD): Theory, Research and Treatment

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Mood Disorders Association of BC (MDA) Education Evening
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD): Theory, Research and Treatment
with Dr. Alex Chapman, Assist Prof Psychology, SFU
Thursday, July 17, 2008
7:00 pm
Sunrise Hall
1950 Windermere Street (at East 4th Ave.)
Vancouver, BC

Contact MDA for more information:

Borderline Personality Disorder is one of the most misunderstood psychiatric disorders, yet one of the most serious. 75% people with BPD attempt suicide; 8-10% die by suicide. Often people with BPD are not aware of what causes their ongoing instability of emotions that affect their relationships, their behaviour and their identity. They not only experience stigma from society, but also from health providers. Dr. Chapman’s goal is to present accurate, up-to-date information about the latest research, possible causes and treatments of BPD. He will challenge some common myths and explain why BPD is an understandable and treatable psychiatric disorder.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Studies on hearing loss looking for participants

Studies on hearing loss looking for participants
UBC’s School of Audiology and Speech Sciences is recruiting for participants for two studies on hearing loss.

The Adult Hearing Loss Study is looking for people between 19 – 69 years who have bilateral hearing loss. The study requires participants to sleep or quietly relax for a few hours while their brain waves are recorded. This is to help develop a new technique of hearing test, where brainwaves register hearing sensitivity. Participants will receive a $20 honorarium.

The second study looks at the auditory system of infants. One baby in every 1,000 is born with permanent hearing impairment. As the baby generally looks healthy, the hearing loss will not be suspected. Hearing screening can be done as early as the first 48 hours of life using a painless, safe, fast and ear-specific test while the baby sleeps, making early intervention possible.

The study involves recording the brainwaves of babies from 0 – 4 months old while the baby sleeps, along with a hearing screening. A copy will be given to the parents of those who participate in the study, along with a $20 honorarium.

Both studies are conducted by Prof. David. Stapells and audiologist and Post-doctoral Fellow Ieda Ishida of the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences. For more information, contact the Ishida at the HAPLAB at 604-822-7424 or

From: UBC This Week Jun. 5, 2008

1st World Conference of Women's Shelters--September 8-11, 2008

1st World Conference of Women's Shelters
Discovering the Common Core: Practical Frameworks for Change
Shaw Conference Centre,
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Sept 8-11, 2008

In 2008, the Alberta Council of Women's Shelters (ACWS) will host the 1st World Conference of Women's Shelters. This event will present a new opportunity for family violence workers in Alberta and around the world to learn from international experts and each other.

Too often, women's shelter work is overlooked in discussions on family violence, when in reality they are at the forefront of dealing with this issue. This will increase the capacity of shelters in Alberta, across Canada, and around the world to affect change in their organizations and their communities to better meet the needs of ethnocultural, multicultural and racial communities when dealing with family violence.

This will be a unique opportunity for individuals at the forefront of dealing with violence against women, to network, share and support one and other.

Help us extend an invitation to shelters around the world!

For more information:

Monday, June 23, 2008

Options for Sexual Health summer 2008 newsletter

Options for Sexual Health's summer 2008 newsletter, Facts of Life, is now available and is filled with great articles. In this issue:
Dating and the Single Parent
Raising Gender-healthy Children
Supporting Queer Youth, and
Talking to Your Daughter about Pregnancy Options

To subscribe to Facts of Life and for a wealth of additional information, visit the website:

Canadian Women's Health Network magazine Spring/Summer issue available

The Spring/Summer 2008 issue of the Canadian Women's Health Network magazine Network is available online. Articles include:

Editor's Note

Feeling the heat: Women's health in a changing climate

Evidence for caution: Women and statin use

The HPV vaccine, one year later

Charter challenge on drugs ads: A challenge in the wrong direction

Labels, laws and access to health care: How history affects health-care access for First Nations and M├ętis women

Cherchez la femme in minority francophone communities

Barbara Seaman (1935-2008): Pioneer in the women's health movement

Status positive: Supporting women immigrants and refugees with HIV/AIDS

'Women CARE' in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Highs & lows: Canadian perspectives on women and substance use

To read individual article or to download the complete issue in PDF format, visit: