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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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  • U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse International Forum
    June 16–19, 2017

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CCSA is co-sponsoring the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Forum in 2017, taking place in Montreal, Quebec. The research symposium, poster session and network-building activities highlight the range of substance use research conducted around the world. Participants also have the opportunity to learn about NIDA fellowships and other programs that can support international collaborations. This year's theme is marijuana and driving, and the three-day forum will feature presentations about the latest research into this global public-health challenge.

    For CCSA's related research on the topic of drug impaired driving

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  • National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW)
    November 13-19, 2016

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Upcoming Events

  • 7th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

    March 1-4, 2017

    This advanced level conference continues to bring together 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.

    Location:

    Website: http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/FASD2017/default.asp

    March 1-4, 2017, 1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6G 2V4

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  • Problematic Substance Use and the Workplace

    March 2, 2017

    Join us for an in depth look at the state of problematic substance use and the best practices employers are using to address the issue. This intensive one-day event will look at the latest practices in this critical area. Topics currently under consideration include: Workplace substance use and related policy development; Quantifying the impact of problematic substance use; Medical marijuana and the workplace; Emerging drug patterns and trends; Drug testing in the workplace; Counseling for employees with substance use issues; Essentials of a comprehensive and effective workplace drug and alcohol policy; Risk management—ensuring you have the right level of oversight in place to match the risk; Training managers on identifying impairment and how to intervene; Human rights and other legal issues associated with problematic substance use; Encouraging employees to speak openly about problematic substance use in the workplace.

    Location:

    Website: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/17-0209/default.aspx

    March 2, 2017, Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville , 90 Bloor St E, Toronto, Ontario, Canada,

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  • AC Umbrella Project Knowledge Exchange: A Harm Reduction Strategy for Post-Secondary Institutions

    March 10, 2017

    The AC Umbrella Project, a Mental Health Innovation Fund project, has created a successful model that embodies best practices to provide substance use prevention, awareness, and early intervention to emerging adults within a post-secondary setting. 

    Location:

    Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-ac-umbrella-project-knowledge-exchange-conference-tickets-31644048200

    March 10, 2017, Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario

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