GBMH SUMMIT 2024

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GBMH SUMMIT 2024

November 20 – 22, 2024
Wednesday – Friday

The GBMH Summit is a triannual event that brings together professionals, caregivers, policymakers, and stakeholders to delve into interdisciplinary education, idea sharing, and awareness surrounding grief, bereavement, and mental health. Building on the success of our inaugural event in 2021, we are proud to continue our mission of providing a platform for critical conversations and impactful initiatives in the field of mental health support.


Secure your spot now as tickets are limited, and enjoy discounted early bird pricing!

2nd Grief, Bereavement & Mental Health Summit

Some topics/themes that we will explore include:

  • Clinical training for physicians, counselors and health practitioners and volunteers in the grief and bereavement space (pending CME, CE and CEC accreditation)
  • Compassionate Communities, how it services as a vehicle in supporting those grieving and bereaved
  • Research and innovate practises in the grief, bereavement and mental health space
  • International policy and frameworks around community led and integrated grief and bereavement
  • Panel discussions from individuals with lived experiences, health care providers, policy leaders, funders and community organizations on gaps and opportunities, etc.

Event Highlights:

  • Three Specialized Streams: Delve into dedicated tracks for Patients and Caregivers, Interdisciplinary Care Teams, and Funders & Policymakers. Each stream focuses on tailored discussions and presentations aimed at enhancing support and understanding across these vital areas.
  • Keynote Sessions: Hear from leading experts who will provide enlightening perspectives and innovative approaches in key plenary sessions that address the central themes of grief, bereavement, and mental health.
  • Interactive Workshops and Sessions: Participate in a variety of sessions designed to foster practical skills, share cutting-edge research, and explore collaborative solutions to the challenges faced by those dealing with grief and bereavement.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with peers, meet industry leaders, and engage with companies and organizations during the summit. Networking is facilitated through both structured and informal settings, ensuring attendees can form valuable connections.
  • Gala Night: Conclude your summit experience with a celebratory evening featuring a live performance by the award-winning Indigenous band, Twin Flames. This gala provides an excellent opportunity to relax, network, and enjoy great food and music in a festive atmosphere.

 

Registration Period

Early Bird Registration

May 29, 2024 – July 10, 2024

Regular Registration

July 11, 2024 – October 30, 2024

Ticket Structure

Ticket Name Description Price
Early Bird Combo  This combo package offers the best value, including full access to the summit for all three days, along with admission to the Gala night. This is the only ticket that combines the Summit and Gala together, and is very limited! This ticket does not include training. $450
Training Add-on (Clinical) Tailored for professionals like social workers, clinicians, and physicians, this ticket provides access to specialized clinical training sessions on Day 1, that are pending accreditation. The training duration is six hours. $200
Training Add-on (Non-Clinical) Ideal for volunteers and non-clinical staff, this ticket offers access to a total of six hours of training sessions focused on providing support and improving non-medical care techniques. $100

Venue

Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport
3099 Corvette Way, Richmond, BC V6X 4K3

Accommodation

Accommodation is available at the Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport or River Rock Casino Resort for a group rate of $189/night. For hotel bookings, please call to book and identify yourself as part of the Grief, Bereavement and Mental Health Summit (GBMH) Group. Group booking rate will be available until October 21, 2024 and rooms are limited so we advise you to book early. Accommodation is not included in the ticket price.

Speakers

Christopher Hall

Christopher Hall

Chief Executive Officer
Grief Australia

Corey Mackenzie

Corey Mackenzie

Director, New Initiatives
SE First Nations, Inuit and Métis Program

Joshua Black

Joshua Black

Doctor, Bereavement Initiative Manager
BC Centre for Palliative Care

Louisa Jewell

Louisa Jewell

Founder
Canadian Positive Psychology Association

Lucy Hone

Lucy Hone

Founder
Coping with Loss

Miguel Fontes

Miguel Fontes

Director
PROMUNDO

Pam Bilusack

Pam Bilusack

Executive Director
BC Bereavement Helpline / BC Victims of Homicide

Pablita Thomas

Pablita Thomas

Executive Director
BC Hospice Palliative Care Association

Sponsorship Opportunities

Carrying out an event this size depends on the generosity of partners like you. Download our sponsorship package (PDF) to learn more.

Additional Opportunities (Can be purchased individually)

Event Opportunities
Exhibitor Only
Maximize your brand’s exposure during our exhibitionary time, where attendees mingle with sponsors. You’ll have a dedicated space for two of your representatives to connect directly with attendees.
$1500
Networking Sponsor
Fuel conversations by sponsoring our networking times. Your brand will be displayed and company verbally recognized as attendees mix and mingle.
$2000
Name Badges
Put your brand front and center by sponsoring the Name Badges at our event. Every attendee will sport your logo throughout the summit.
$3000
A/V Sponsor
By sponsoring A/V, we’ll verbally recognize your company before each session begins and highlight your logo in our summit materials
$4000

Partner Sponsors

Thank you to our partner sponsors!

Have Questions?

Have questions? Contact us at events@bchpca.org.

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