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  • 2019 North American Cannabis Summit

    The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) is proud to support the 2019 North American Cannabis Summit, which will be held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, California, from January 28–30. CCSA will co-host the event in partnership with Advocates for Human Potential, the University of California — Office of the President and UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs.

    The summit will bring together le​ading representatives from public health, research, regulatory agencies, law enforcement and community-based organizations to discuss relevant policy, regulatory and governance issues identified by governments at the forefront of cannabis decriminalization and legalization. It is a unique opportunity to explore a wide array of science-based perspectives on the decriminalization and legalization of canna​bis across the continent.

    To register, please visit the 2019 North American Cannabis Summit website.

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  • National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW)
    November 26–December 2, 2018

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  • Issues of Substance Conference 2017

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Issues of Substance (IOS) is Canada's only national conference that brings together addiction workers, healthcare professionals, researchers, policy makers and knowledge brokers from across the country. This premier learning event provides an unparalleled opportunity to share new developments and best practices, and to get practical training related to prevention, treatment and recovery. IOS is also a forum for showcasing new research and knowledge mobilization efforts in the addiction field.

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Upcoming Events

  • 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference - Enlightened Alcohol Policy for the 21st Century

    November 20-21, 2018

    SHAAP (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems) and Eurocare (The European Alcohol Policy Alliance) are the organisers of the 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference (8EAPC), which will be hosted at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Scotland, on 20th and 21st November 2018. This is the eighth in a series of very successful European Alcohol Policy Conferences (Warsaw 2004, Helsinki 2006, Barcelona 2008, Brussels 2010, Stockholm 2012, Brussels 2014 and Ljubljana 2016).

    Through the prism of humanist and rationalist views from the Scottish and European Enlightenment, which emphasised evidence-based scientific principles, the 8EAPC presentations will re-assert the importance of enlightened policies to bring practical benefits for the individual and society as a whole.

    We are expecting around 300 delegates, and presentations will be made by Government ministers and officials, representatives from the World Health Organization, the European Commission and leading NGOs, as well as top academics and authors.

    The venue for the event, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE), was at the very centre of the 18th Century Scottish Enlightenment and continues to promote innovation in Public Health, in Scotland and at international level.

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    Website: https://8eapc.eu/

    November 20-21, 2018, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland,

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  • 2019 North American Cannabis Summit

    January 28-30, 2019

    The 2019 North American Cannabis Summit is an objective forum to address public health, science, and health equity in this time of expanding cannabis decriminalization, medical use, and legalization of recreational use.

    The 2017 National Cannabis Summit, held in Denver, Colorado, was the first forum in the U.S. to convene a cross-state discussion of policy, regulatory, and governance issues related to cannabis legalization. We believe that continuing the conversation is important to establishing a public health and best practice approach to oversight and regulation of the emerging legal cannabis markets. We are excited to hold the 2019 Summit in California, a state at the forefront of cannabis decriminalization and legalization.

    The 2019 North American Cannabis Summit will broaden our discussions to encompass the experience of not only U.S. state and local governments but that of Canada and Mexico as well. We will expand our scope to include relevant topics in the realm of public health, science, and health equity. Grounded in balanced and objective science-based perspectives, the 2019 Summit will not include an exhibit hall and has no ties to the cannabis indistry.

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    Website: http://northamericancannabissummit.org/

    January 28-30, 2019, Westin Bonaventure, 404 South Figueroa Street , Los Angeles, California, USA,

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  • 8th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

    March 6-9, 2019

    Research, Results and Relevance

    Integrating Research, Policy and Promising Practice Around the World

    This advanced level conference/meeting continues to bring together global experts from multiple disciplines to share international research. From the pure science, to prevention, diagnosis and intervention across the lifespan, the conference will address the implications of this research and promote scientific/community collaboration. It provides an opportunity to enhance understanding of the relationships between knowledge and research and critical actions related to FASD. First held in 1987, the conference brings together people passionate about this work in a stimulating environment where they can learn and forge new partnerships.

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    Website: http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/initiatives/fasd2019/

    March 6-9, 2019, The Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC , Canada

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