July 9-12 2007, Stanhope, Prince Edward Island (PEI)
The fifth National Summer Institute (NSI) on Addictions sold out, drawing just over 80 participants from across Canada to Stanhope Beach Resort, PEI. This beautiful location set the stage for this year's theme, Supporting Success
, providing a unique and supportive environment for sharing information, ideas and best practices across disciplines. The fifth anniversary of the Institute gave the participants the opportunity to share in the successes of the Institute since its inception.
The Institute's agenda
kicked off the four-day event with an engaging presentation on Reconsidering Addiction Treatment: Implications from a Chronic Care Perspective by keynote speaker Dr. Thomas McLellan, Chief Executive Officer of the Treatment Research Institute in Pennsylvania and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. This year's Institute also featured presentations and workshops by leading clinicians, researchers and policy/program specialists, including:
- Lianne Calvert, Director, Workforce Development, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Update on National Framework Priority: Sustain Workforce Development
- Ginette Chouinard, Program Coordinator, Trauma & Addiction Treatment, Mamisarvik Healing Centre
Inuit Way of Healing from Trauma & Addictions
- Peter Coleridge, Senior Advisor, BC Mental Health and Addiction Services, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority
Knowledge Exchange: From Concept to Implementation
- Carolyn Franklin, Senior Advisor, National Framework Secretariat, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and Other Drugs and Substances in Canada
- Brian Grant, Ph.D., Director General, Addictions Research Centre, Correctional Service Canada
5 years of Learning: The National Summer Institute on Addictions
Supporting Success by Meeting Specialized Needs
- Lorne Korman, Ph.D., Research Director, BC Provincial Youth Concurrent Disorders Program
Concurrent Anger and Addictions
- Tammy MacKenzie, Manager, Program Delivery, Pathways to Healthy Families, Jean Tweed Centre
Diane Smylie, Manager, Community Partnership, Pathways to Healthy Families, Jean Tweed Centre
Early Interventions & Outreach Models: Reaching Out to Pregnant & Parenting Women
- Thomas McLellan, Ph.D., CEO, Treatment Research Institute, and Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Re-Considering Addiction Treatment: How Can Treatment be More Accountable and Effective?
- Greg Purvis, Director, Addiction Services, Northern Nova Scotia
Building Strong Culture from Representative Core Values to Internal Branding
- Wayne Skinner, Deputy Clinical Director for Strategic Priorities, Addictions Program, Centre for Addictions and Mental Health
Partnering with Families Affected by Addiction & Mental Health Problems
- David Varis, Addictions Research Centre, Correctional Service Canada
Reflections and Lessons Learned: Developing a National Aboriginal Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Additional opportunities for participant interaction were provided in the form of a lecture series, a panel discussion on an addiction-focused documentary, and small group workshops. The participants in the facilitated small group workshop produced "Success Story Templates" and "Consensus Statements" to summarize their perspectives on promising and best practices in the addictions and mental health fields.
The success stories
and consensus statements
that were developed in the small group workshops are now available.
Event organizers from the Addictions Research Centre (ARC) of the Correctional Service Canada and the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) continue to work together to develop the 2007 NSI Summary Report.
We would like to gratefully acknowledge the Caron Treatment Center
for their generous sponsorship for this year's event as well the Canadian Executive Council on Addictions (CECA)
for their ongoing support of the Institute.