Physician workshop: Training and New Models of Health Care

Sat, Oct 1, 2:00 – 5:00pm

In this workshop, Dr. Valorie Masuda will share her knowledge and experience regarding physician training in psychedelic assisted therapies, collaborations / new models of health care, such as physician-therapist teams and group therapies, as well as the pros and cons of the SAP program and ways to approach it. There will also be time allocated for open discussions and Q&As.

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PPF will be applying for CME credits for this workshop.

 

Workshop Facilitator

Valorie Masuda, MD

Dr. Valorie Masuda is a palliative care physician and general practitioner in oncology working in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island.  Certified in psychedelic medicine through the California Institute of Integral Studies, Valorie was also trained through Therapsil and the Roots to Thrive program. She has been working in the psychedelic space since 2020 using psilocybin-assisted therapy for palliative patients, navigating the Section 56 Exemption and later, the Special Access Program to support patients with distress secondary to their serious cancer diagnosis.  So far, 17 patients have been supported through the Roots to Thrive psilocybin-assisted therapy program. In addition, Valorie has been supporting patients with both independent and group psilocybin-assisted therapy, and is currently working in the Cowichan Valley supporting palliative patients at home, in hospice and hospital, as well as working in the community oncology clinic. Valorie’s other interests include sustainable food production, and playing music including the viola in two community orchestras.

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