The 27th CAPL Annual Conference will be held in person from May 7-10, 2023 at The Prince George Hotel in Halifax, NS.


We are thrilled to announce two superb presenters for our pre-conference seminars!

Pre-conference Seminar #1
Effects of Reducing and Ending the Use of Containment Procedures in Canadian and Pennsylvania Psychiatric Hospitals
Mr. Gregory Smith

Mr. Smith was at the forefront of a truly transformative process in restraint and seclusion reduction and elimination, in Pennsylvania. Hospital based clinicians face increasing pressure to reduce restraint and seclusion and will benefit from this pre-conference seminar.

Pre-conference Seminar #2
Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses in Forensic Mental Health – Updates, Methodological Challenges and Evidence Gaps
Dr. Seena Fazel

Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at University of Oxford, Dr. Fazel is one of the world’s most published authors on forensic topics, and a global leader in evidence synthesis. His insights into risk assessment and management can and should guide forensic clinicians’ practices.

For more information on the Pre-Conference Seminars, the Detailed Program and Registration please click HERE.


We are hosting our third annual mentorship lunch for residents and students on Monday May 8. We will be selecting a limited number of interested CAPL members from diverse geographic and practice profiles to spend time with the residents and students during lunch to provide a forum in which learners can ask about the nuts and bolts of clinical, academic and administrative practice. Please forward your expression of interest to Dr. Victoria Roth at, including your name, geographic location and practice profile by March 10, 2023.


We strongly recommend that you book your room as soon as possible as we have a limited number of rooms at our group rate. Please book on line HERE or by phone at 1-800-565-1567, providing the name of the group CAPL Annual Conference.

NOTE: If you want to arrive earlier than May 6 or leave later than May 12, please make your reservation by phone.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Chantal Goddard at