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Vancouver, B.C. April 24, 2017 – On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, healthcare professionals, policy makers, and government officials will gather in downtown Vancouver, B.C. for an engaging breakfast seminar entitled "Behind the Wall: Unique Challenges of Correctional Healthcare Workers."

Presentations by our three experts will explore addictions and the opioid crisis, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and some resiliency lessons learned from the military, as well as the various healthcare delivery models being employed in correctional facilities across Canada.

“Working as a healthcare provider in a correctional facility can be uniquely stressful,” said Scott Murray, Vice President Health Services at Calian. “Our aim by hosting this panel is to provide a forum for sharing our speakers' insights and expertise as well as initiating dialogue around how to better support correctional healthcare professionals by exploring both current delivery models and some lessons learned from the defence community and our other healthcare partners.”

Speakers include Dr. Bruce Monkhouse, Forensic Psychologist, who will speak to the challenges placed upon the B.C. correctional system by the opioid crisis; Dr. Rakesh Jetly, Meakin’s Chair of Military Mental Health at the Institute of Mental Health Research, who will share lessons learned from the military in the management of PTSD and resiliency training; and Dr. Nick Withers, Calian Medical Director at the Surrey Jail, who will offer a review and analysis of various healthcare delivery models available to the Canadian corrections industry through the lens of his experience with the Canadian military and the Surrey Jail.

Event Details:

What: ‘Behind the Wall: Unique Challenges of Correctional Healthcare Workers’
When: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 9:00 a.m.
Where: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, Tuscany Room, Lobby Level, 1133 W Hastings St, Vancouver B.C.

The event is open to the media however we ask that all media arrive no later than 8:30 a.m.

For advance media inquiries, please contact: On site media contact:

Jennifer Madigan Sharon Daly
Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs Director of Marketing
Syntax Strategic Calian Group Ltd.
Cell: (613) 884-0209 [email protected]
Office: (613) 470-8555 Cell: 613-809-5212

About Calian Health

Calian Health is one of Canada's largest national health services organizations with over 10 years of experience in the management of healthcare professionals and health programs, as well as the operation and management of primary care and occupational health clinics. With a network of over 1,500 healthcare professionals, Calian supports over six million patient visits per year at over 180 clinic locations across Canada

About Calian

Calian employs over 2,700 people with offices and projects that span Canada, U.S. and international markets. The company's capabilities are diverse with services delivered through two divisions. The Business and Technology Services (BTS) Division is headquartered in Ottawa and includes the provision of business and technology services to industry, public and government in the health, training, engineering and IT services domains. Calian's Systems Engineering Division (SED) located in Saskatoon plans, designs and implements complex communication systems for many of the world's space agencies and leading satellite manufacturers and operators. SED also provides contract manufacturing services for both private sector and military customers in North America.

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