Vancouver 2018 Conference


8th Annual Conference (May 11-12, 2018)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Conference Theme: Innovations and Advances in CBT

Simon Fraser University-Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver BC, V6B 5K3

We are happy to share that CACBT's 8th Annual Conference will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia in May 11-12, 2018. We hope you will be able to join us. We have great speakers lined up and more information is posted below. Register today!






Poster Abstract Information

Public Talk

Program at a Glance 

Vancouver Pre-Conference Workshop Flyer

Message from Conference Chair



CONFERENCE information 


Vancouver Conference Flyer     |     Vancouver Conference Program

Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 9am - 4pm 
SFU Harbour Centre - Room: Segal Centre

Title:         CBT for OCD in Children
Presenter: Professor Martin Franklin (University of Pennsylvania)

In this workshop, Dr. Franklin will help practitioners gain fluency in the diagnosis of pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) including the use of evidence-based diagnostic interviews and questionnaires, and to develop a strong understanding of considerations needed for differential diagnosis and comorbid diagnoses. Attendees will also gain in-depth knowledge of the principles and session-by-session content of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP) for OCD and understand the relationship between OCD and related conditions such as Tourette Syndrome.

Further details on Pre-Conference Workshop


CACBT-ACTCC is now accepting submissions for posters and symposia (focusing either on research or clinical work) for our upcoming conference in Vancouver, B.C., on May 11-12, 2018.

  • Symposium and Oral Submissions are due by Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 5:00 pm, Pacific Time
  • Posters are due by Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm, Pacific Time

---> POSTER INFORMATION and POSTER SIZES (English and French)

Do you have additional questions? Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's):

Updated on: Oct. 8/17


Attention students and supervisors! We’re pleased to announce that CACBT will be awarding two $500 Student Travel Awards for student members attending the 2018 conference in Vancouver. Full-time students from health-related disciplines who submit a poster or symposium talk for presentation at the conference will be eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm, Pacific Time

Updated on: Oct. 8/17


Room blocks have been reserved exclusively for CACBT-ACTCC attendees at the following hotels:

1) Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites ($289-CAD/night plus applicable tax). The group rate is only available until April 18, 2018. Reserve today to ensure you receive this special rate as the prices will go up after the deadline and room availability is limited.

2) Ramada Ltd. Downtown Vancouver ($179/night for 1 queen bed or $199 for 2 double beds, plus applicable taxes). To book at this hotel, please follow these steps:

 - Call hotel's main number: 1-604-488-1088
 - Book your room and obtain group rate by letting them know you are   booking for "2018 CACBT Annual Conference"

Note: After April 18, the group rate may be available by contacting the hotel directly. The ‘CACBT 2018 Conference’ group block pricing is subject to availability and may not be honoured after the April 18th deadline. 


Learn more about things to do, places to visit and things to see in Vancouver, British Columbia

airfare discounts - westjet    

We are happy to confirm that for our upcoming CACBT Vancouver Conference, WestJet is able to offer 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus base fares* for travel between Vancouver, British Columbia and anywhere WestJet flies in North America. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed below. If you have questions about how to complete a booking with your discount codes, please check WestJet's frequently asked questions. Also refer to their changes/cancellations policies.

Book by: May 19, 2018

Travel from: May 3 – 19, 2018

Coupon code:


Promo code:*for call in reference only



International visitors to Canada (not US citizens or US permanent residents) must carry a valid passport and, if required, a visa.  Visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website for a complete listing of countries whose citizens require visas to enter Canada.

For visitors from the United Kingdom

British Citizens don’t usually need a visa to visit Canada for short periods, but you’ll need to get an Electronic Travel Authorisation before you travel (see below). If you have a different type of British nationality or intend to travel for a longer period, check entry requirements with the Canadian High Commission. When you arrive you will need to be able to show that you have enough funds available to support yourself during your stay, even if you’re staying with family and friends.

If you have any doubts about whether you’re eligible to enter Canada (eg if you have a criminal record or have been arrested even if it did not result in a conviction), or about visa matters generally, contact the Canadian High Commission before you travel.

Some unauthorised websites charge for submitting visa applications. These websites are not endorsed by or associated with the Canadian government. Be wary of such sites and businesses, particularly those that seek additional fees.

Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA)
Visitors travelling to Canada by air are now expected to get an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) to enter Canada.

If you’re visiting Canada you’ll need an eTA to board your flight unless you’re otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card). If you have British-Canadian dual nationality you won’t be able to apply for an eTA and you’ll need to present a valid Canadian passport to board your flight to Canada.

If you’re travelling by land or sea, you won’t need an eTA when you enter Canada. However, you must travel with acceptable travel documents and identification.

For more information about the eTA system, and to apply online, visit the official Canadian government website.


For information regarding exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Maureen Whittal, 2018 Conference Chair.

View Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

Updated on: April 2018