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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

  • Stimulus Conference 2018

    October 3-5, 2018

    We are in the midst of an unprecedented overdose crisis, impending legalization of cannabis, a sexually transmitted infection epidemic, and a wide range of drug policy challenges.

    Our capacity and learning needs are ever expanding, and yet it has been more than 10 years since experts in the field of drug policy last met on the national scale to connect and share best practices.

    This three-day event at Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton will include people who use drugs, nurses, social workers, physicians, corrections staff, front-line workers, people involved in sex work, researchers, and other key people from across Canada.

    Stimulus 2018 will include varied activities including, workshops, plenaries, panels, oral presentations, photography, poster presentations, spoken word, art showing, book reading, community tours, as well as a film festival.

    Location:

    Website: https://stimulusconference.ca/drugs-policy-practice-canada-2/

    October 3-5, 2018, Shaw Conference Centre , 9797 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

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  • NAADAC's 2018 Annual Conference: Shoot for the Stars

    October 5-9, 2018

    Don’t miss five days of education, training, networking, and capacity-building with thought leaders in the addiction profession! The conference will feature full-day pre- and postconference sessions, a two-day SAP training, daily keynote speakers and breakout sessions, onsite bookstores, onsite NCC AP testing, an Awards Lunch, an Exhibit Hall, and exciting evening activities!

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    Website: https://www.naadac.org/annualconference

    October 5-9, 2018, The Westin Galleria Houston, 5060 West Alabama, Houston, TX, USA

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  • The Mental Health for All (MH4A) CMHA National Conference

    October 22-24, 2018

    The Mental Health for All (MH4A) Conference plays a unique role in uniting the people and ideas that exemplify mental health in Canada. Now in its third year, the MH4A Conference is an important place of convergence, where service providers, front-line workers, researchers, funders, policy makers and people with lived experience of mental health problems and illnesses come together to set the agenda.

    The theme of this year’s conference is “Ahead by a century: the shape of things to come”. Together we will envision the future of mental health in Canada, moving “upstream” to ensure that we are promoting mental health, and preventing mental illness before it can take hold.

    Location:

    Website: https://conference.cmha.ca/

    October 22-24, 2018, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, 900 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Montréal, Quebec

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