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Sep 4 2020

4th Annual Recovery Capital Virtual Conference of Canada

Date: September 4, 2020
Location: Virtual

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Aug 17 2020

The Effects of COVID-19 on the Illegal Drug Supply

Date: August 17, 2020
Location: Virtual

August 17, 2020, 1 p.m. –  2:30 p.m. EST

This webinar will explore how regulations put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are inadvertently contributing to an increasingly toxic illegal drug supply and how this shift has both increased health harms and created policy opportunities.. Presentations will highlight different perspectives, including systems-level epidemiology data, findings from a local drug checking program and experiences shared by people who use drugs.


  • Dr. Jane Buxton, Physician Epidemiologist and Harm Reduction Lead, BC Centre for Disease Control
  • Karen McDonald, Operations Manager, Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation
  • Matthew Bonn, Safe Supply and Drug Policy Consultant, Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs

Please note that this webinar will be presented in English.


Sep 4 2020

4th Annual Recovery Capital Virtual Conference of Canada

Date: September 4, 2020
Location: Virtual

Theme: Building Recovery Capital to Overcome Addiction

The mental health and addiction virtual conference, “Building Recovery Capital to Overcome Addiction,” will feature expert speakers presenting on substance use prevention and treatment, workplace wellness and more.

In response to COVID-19, what was planned as an in-person, five-city Recovery Capital Conference will instead be held as a virtual event. It will be filmed on a production stage and streamed as a virtual conference to respect physical distancing protocols.

As promised over the past three years, we will be launching Canada’s Recovery Capital Assessment and Recovery Planning Toolkit, called My Recovery Plan, during this year’s virtual conference.

Continuing education units (CEUs) will be offered for the conference.


Nov 12 2020

2020 CSAM Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference

Date: November 12, 2020 - November 14, 2020
Location: Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street, Victoria BC

The Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (La societe medicale canadienne sur l’addiction) invites you to Save the Dates to attend our joint Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference with the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) November 12-14, 2020 in Victoria BC.

The conference will feature keynote presentations plus numerous workshops, symposia and sessions focused on opioids, methamphetamine, cannabis, alcohol and more.

Abstract submission now open!


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