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Nov 23 2021

CCSA's Issues of Substance Conference

Date: November 23, 2021 - November 25, 2021
Location: Virtual

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Apr 15 2021

Youth vaping: What health care providers need to know about a rapidly evolving trend

Date: April 15, 2021
Location: Virtual

Presented by the Canadian Paediatric Society, this webinar features Dr. Nicholas Chadi, paediatrician and clinician investigator specializing in adolescent and addiction medicine, CHU Sainte-Justine in Montreal. Dr. Chadi is principal author of the new CPS guidance document on vaping.

Target audience: Paediatricians, family physicians, nurses/nurse practitioners, social workers, youth justice workers, school staff.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss the short- and long-term health effects of e- cigarettes and vaping among youth
  • Apply a youth-centered approach for screening and treatment of vaping and e-cigarette use
  • Describe the importance of reporting illness (and how to do so) This webinar will be presented in English, but the Q&A session will be in English and French.


Jun 2 2021

14th Annual Conference - International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP)

Date: June 2, 2021 - June 4, 2021
Location: Aguascalientes, Mexico

On behalf of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP), we would like to announce that our 14th Annual Conference, hosted by the Drug Policy Program of the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), will be held in Aguascalientes, Mexico. This annual event is of interest to academics in the field of drug policy, as well as policymakers and decision-makers interested in drugs and drug policy. The ISSDP is working in partnership with the IJDP, the official journal partner of the 14th annual conference.

The 14th ISSDP Scientific Committee looks forward to receiving proposals (deadline for Proposals - January 17th) in response to its call and will be more than happy to respond to inquiries from interested parties.


Nov 23 2021

CCSA's Issues of Substance Conference

Date: November 23, 2021 - November 25, 2021
Location: Virtual

CCSA’s Issues of Substance is the flagship event of the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA). The biennial event is Canada’s only national conference that brings together addiction workers, healthcare professionals, researchers, policy makers, knowledge brokers, and people with direct or indirect, lived or living experience with substance use or a substance use disorders from across the country.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CCSA is making the 2021 event entirely virtual to ensure the safety of our attendees and presenters. The conference will take place over three half days. This year’s event will still feature keynote presentations, concurrent sessions and poster presentations. The conference organizing and program committees are working diligently to bring attendees all the features they have come to expect at CCSA’s Issues of Substance, this year through a virtual offering. There may be a few new features we add too!

Stay tuned for more developments on the virtual program as the conference draws closer.


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