Is ADHD Fake News?

September 16, 2020 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Online Webinar – Anymeeting, Vancouver BC

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can disrupt almost all aspects of an individual's life: work, school, home, relationships, finances and mental and physical health. The BC Pharmacy Association will be hosting a webinar on ADHD on September 16, 2020 with Dr. Diane McIntosh. Dr. McIntosh will be reviewing the latest evidence surrounding ADHD, treatment and management options as well as access to treatments.

Learning Objectives

After attending this session, participants will be better able to:

  • Review the etiology and evidence of ADHD throughout the lifespan
  • Discuss the importance of assessment, diagnosis and treatment
  • Examine the treatments available to control the symptoms of ADHD
  • Highlight the processes available to access treatment medications
  • Identify methods to manage side effects and medication interactions

About the Speaker: Dr. Diane Mcintosh

Dr. McIntosh obtained an undergraduate degree in pharmacy before completing her medical school training, two years of a pediatric residency and then an adult psychiatry residency. She is a clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia and has a community psychiatry practice.

Dr. McIntosh is extensively involved in providing continuing medical education programs to colleagues nationally and internationally, with a focus on rational pharmacology and the neurobiology of mood and anxiety disorders and ADHD. Every year, she delivers more than 200 lectures, always coming back to an essential, central theme: we must strive to improve the quality of care and the treatment options available for people diagnosed with a mental illness.

Dr. McIntosh is Chief Neuroscience Officer at TELUS – a Canadian communications and information technology company. She is responsible for optimizing all mental health- related products, services and innovations, leveraging TELUS’ world-leading technology to enable improved health outcomes for all Canadians.

Dr. McIntosh is the co-founder of SwitchRx, the online psychotropic switching tool for prescribers and pharmacists. She has her own continuing medical education program, PsychedUp, which was developed to encourage the appropriate, confident, rational prescribing of psychiatric medications. She has published blogs in Psychology Today and the Huffington Post Op-Eds for newspapers focusing on mental health issues. She is also the founder of We Do Matter, which advocates more compassionate care for psychiatric patients and their families.

Dr. McIntosh’s new book, This is Depression: A comprehensive and compassionate guide for those who want to understand depression, was launched on October 10, 2019 and quickly became an Amazon Canada bestseller. It is written for those who have depression, for those who love someone who is depressed, and for anyone who wants to better understand the disorder.


This program is non-accredited. Total learning hours is estimated at 1.0 hours.

Participants will receive a letter of participation after completion of the survey at the end of the webinar.

Registration Information

This event is complimentary to members. The fee for non-members is $50.

Registration closes an hour prior to the start of the webinar, at 5:00 PM. On the day of the webinar, you will receive a link to the webinar by email. The email will come from and could be in your junk folder.

Please Note: A BCPhA account is required to register for this event. If you do not have a login account or if you are unsure if you have a login, please fill out the Account Creation Form and a member of the BCPhA team will contact you. Accounts can be created free of charge with valid College registration.