The conference will be held from April 14-17, 2024 at the Paradox Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, BC.


Pre-conference Seminar #1

Boot Camp on Forensic Clinical Sexology and New Thinking on Risk Assessment

Presenters: Drs. Brad Booth, Alberto Choy, Philip Klassen, Patrick Lussier

Patrick Lussier is Professor at the School of Social Work and Criminology at Université Laval, in Quebec City. He has been involved in research for over 20 years and has more than 170 publications on topics such as criminological theory of crime, risk assessment and risk management, criminal careers and offending trajectories, developmental criminology, and sexual offending over the life course.


Pre-conference Seminar #2

Staying out of Trouble on the Stand: Avoiding and Mitigating Legal Pitfalls in Forensic Psychiatry

Presenter: Katharine Byrick
Discussants: Drs. Philip Klassen, Rakesh Lamba, and more…

Katharine Byrick is a partner at BLG, where she has practiced exclusively in health law for over 20 years. Katharine provides strategic and practical legal advice and support to hospital leadership and front line staff on a wide range of issues, including mental health, issues dealing with challenging patient care situations and navigating the sometimes complicated legal framework for patient care


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


SOCIAL ACTIVITY (Tuesday, April 16) *** SOLD OUT ***

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On behalf of the CAPL 2024 Annual Conference organizing committee:

Julie Bérubé-Fortin, MD
Brad Booth, MD
Alberto Choy, MD
Padraig Darby, MD
Roland Jones, MD
Priya Khalsa, Medical student
Phil Klassen, MD
Rakesh Lamba, MD
Mario Moscovici, MD
Victoria Roth, MD
Chantal Goddard, Project Manager