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Issues of Substance Conference

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Issues of Substance (IOS) is Canada’s only national conference that brings together addictions 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 addictions prevention, treatment and recovery. IOS is also a forum for showcasing new research and knowledge mobilization efforts in the addictions field.​​​​​

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​​Issues of Substance 2015: Addiction Matters​

November 16-18, 2015
Hilton Montreal Bonaventure​
900 Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest, Montréal, Québec

In IOS 2015 is delivered in partnership by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Mise sur toi.

Substance use and abuse, and problem gambling are serious health concerns in Canada. Substance abuse alone costs our society more than $40 billion per year. Both disorders can negatively impact lives and remove from our communities those who would otherwise be capable of caring for their children, working, volunteering or studying. The good news is that addiction to alcohol, drugs and gambling is preventable and treatable, and recovery is an attainable reality for many. It is therefore paramount that these issues remain high priorities on the public agenda.

Addiction matters. Together we can address it.

The 2015 Call for Abstracts is n​ow open!​

View the Call for Abstracts​. Deadline for submissions: January 30, 2015

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Conference Features​​

  • Keynote presentations

  • Concurrent information sessions

  • Workshops

  • Exhibits​

  • Poster presentations

  • ​Evening reception and entertainment, three breakfasts, two lunches, plus morning and afternoon breaks

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Continuing Education Units​

Associations and certification organizations will be listed as they approve the conference content for Continuing Education Units​ (CEUs). Stay tuned!

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Conference Subsidies

Learn more about conference subsidies​ for presenters and participants.​

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​Keep informed​​​

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