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  • 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.

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    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.

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

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

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  • Journée conférence sur LES JEUNES et la SANTÉ MENTALE

    October 22, 2018

    Chaque année, des centaines de professionnels des écoles, des policiers, des intervenants des organismes communautaires, des éducateurs spécialisés, des psychoéducateurs, des professionnels des CIUSSS et des Centres jeunesse, des médiateurs familiaux, des travailleurs sociaux et de rue et plusieurs autres professionnels encore assistent fidèlement à ces journées sur les jeunes et la santé mentale. Ces journées s’adressent à toutes celles et ceux qui travaillent de près ou de loin avec les jeunes.

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    Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/inscription-apparence-journee-conference-sur-les-jeunes-et-la-sante-mentale-22-octobre-2018-48819309870

    October 22, 2018, Musée de la Civilisation à Québec, 85, rue Dalhousie, Québec, QC,

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  • 2018 CSAM Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference

    October 25-28, 2018

    Crisis, Controversy and Change

    Conference committee began planning shortly after our successful annual conference in Niagara Falls in 2017. We have invited a broad array of plenary speakers and will be providing multiple symposia within four separate tracks as well as poster sessions and social events. 2018 will feature an all-day symposium on addictions for members of the Nursing Profession. The Fundamentals, CSAM’s day-long course of sequential presentations on screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of alcohol and substance use disorders will be offered following the main course on October 28. This year’s theme, “Crisis, Controversy and Change” speaks to the issues that will be we are currently facing and that will be explored at the conference. The conference will act as a venue for researchers, educators and clinicians from different disciplines to meet, present their research, exchange ideas and collaborate on future courses. The CSAM Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented as well as awards recognizing the best posters. Additionally, this year CSAM will grant four bursaries to assist students whose abstracts are chosen for presentation within symposia.

    Registration is now open!

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    Website: https://www.csam-smca.org/2018-csasm-annual-meeting-and-scientific-conference/

    October 25-28, 2018, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6C 2W6

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  • 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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  • 26th Harm Reduction International Conference (HR19)

    April 28 - May 1, 2019

    For international visitors, this conference will be a unique opportunity to learn about the benefits and lessons learned from Portugal’s progressive approach to drug policy and harm reduction, which included the decriminalisation of the possession and use of all drugs. Since 2001, the country has shown us that decriminalisation partnered with harm reduction can reduce HIV and overdose rates and increase access to vital health and social services. The approach has also highlighted the gaps in this policy-first approach and the need to include people who use drugs in policy making and other decisions about their health and rights.

    Held once every two years in a different country around the world, the Harm Reduction International Conference is the only global meeting for knowledge-sharing, networking, and discussion of best practices in the field of harm reduction. The last conference in Montreal in 2017 was attended by more than 1000 delegates from over 70 countries, including medical and policy experts, harm reduction practitioners, campaigners, and people who use drugs.

    Registration now open!

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    Website: https://www.hri.global/hr19conference

    April 28 - May 1, 2019, Alfândega Porto Congress Centre, Porto, Portugal

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  • 9th International Conference on Addictive Disorders and Alcoholism

    June 17-18, 2019

    Addiction Summit 2019 aims to bring together leading Prestigious Academic Institutions, Healthcare, Healthcare Business Independent Consultants, Post-Doc Researchers and Academicians, including Nobel Laureates to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Health Informatics. We are truly honoured to welcome world-renowned faculty to innovate, educate & investigate our attendees.

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    Website: https://alcoholism-addiction.conferenceseries.com

    June 17-18, 2019, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • 22nd International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety Conference

    August 18-21, 2019

    This conference brings together delegates drawn from the areas of public health and safety, traffic, and transport psychology, public health, law, medicine, economics, law enforcement, public policy, education, pharmacology, toxicology, forensic science, human factors, and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation.

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    Website: http://t2019.org/

    August 18-21, 2019, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada,

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