Depression and Menopause

Menopause and Depression

September 3, 2020 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Online Webinar – Anymeeting, Vancouver BC

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) affects 11% of Canadians at some time in their lives. Combined with emotional changes from menopause, MDD could affect a patient's daily functions in all realms (work, home, school, social life). The BC Pharmacy Association will be hosting a webinar on menopause and depression on September 3, 2020 with Dr. Jayaraj Padmanabhan. Dr. Padmanabhan will be reviewing the latest evidence surrounding menopause and depression, the different types of treatment options and barriers to managing depression.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss priorities in treating Depression
  • Discuss treatment options for Depression in women with menopause
  • Discuss barriers to management of Depression in primary care and role of Pharmacist


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.

About the Speaker: Dr. Jayaraj Padmanabhan

Dr. Jayaraj Padmanabhan is the head of the Department for Mental Health at Delta Hospital and Delta Community mental health team.  He earned his medical degree in 2000 from India and his basic and higher specialist degree in psychiatry from UK in 2013.

Dr. Padmanabhan is a member of the Royal College of psychiatrists, UK and Canada. He was involved in clinical trials for patients with Parkinson’s disease and depression.  During the last few years in Canada, he has enhanced his interest with long acting injections for schizophrenia and bipolar illness.

He played a key role in community redesign for the mental health teams across Fraser Health. He also brought few innovative changes like the rapid access clinic & 7-day follow up clinic. He improved close working relationships with primary care and pharmacists. His areas of interest are around collaborative care model and adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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.