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CCSA Events

Sep 2 2020

Recovery Capital Conference of Canada

Date: September 2, 2020 - September 30, 2020
Location: Multiple locations across Canada

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Apr 21 2020

5th Annual Joint SALIS/AMHL Conference

Date: April 21, 2020 - April 24, 2020
Location: St. Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists (SALIS) and the Association of Mental Health Librarians (AMHL) cordially invite you to the 5th Annual Joint SALIS/AMHL Conference & the 42nd Annual SALIS International Conference to be held in Washington, DC from April 21-24, 2020.

Our theme for this year, Capital Ideas: Revolutionary Solutions for Unconventional Times, reflects the changes in the library and information fields, including the need to continue integrating multi-disciplinary solutions to current local, national and international efforts that improve population health. We are putting together an exciting program of revolutionary knowledge and topics that will guide you in this new decade.

Confirmed program sessions include Digital Lending and Copyright by Michelle M. Wu, Associate Dean for Library Services and Professor of Law at George Washington University and and an update on the SALIS Collection: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs.

Registration is now open!


Apr 22 2020

9th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD

Date: April 22, 2020 - April 25, 2020
Location: The Hyatt Regency Vancouver, 655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7 Canada

Review Respond and Relate: Integrating Research, Policy and Practice Around the World

Although there have been thousands of published articles on FASD, there still remains limited research specifically on adolescents and adults with FASD. As individuals diagnosed with FASD continue to age, the “need to know” across a broad spectrum of areas continues to be critically important for identifying clinically relevant research questions and directions.

Continuing on the work of eight previous conferences, there remains a clear need to examine relevant global research, programs and policies. What can we learn from practice based evidence? What does existing or emerging research tell us? Are the results transferable from country to country and/or from laboratory to real life? Are there clinical implications of results from any of these areas of which we should be aware? What are the changes in our thinking, practice and directions that will be required to improve outcomes? What are the implications for the future? This interactive conference will provide an opportunity to be at the forefront of addressing these relevant global issues.


Apr 28 2020

Public Health 2020

Date: April 28, 2020 - April 30, 2020
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Public Health 2020 is the national conference where public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees come together to strengthen efforts to improve health and well-being, to share the latest research and information, to promote best practices and to advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research.

Anyone who is interested in improving the health and well-being of the entire population should be attending this conference. Public Health 2020 is the meeting place for a wide range of disciplines and sectors, at various career stages, all striving for a common goal. The conference may be of particular interest to: academics and researchers; students/trainees; policy-makers, administrators and managers; health promotion workers; front-line public health workers; media; people working in urban, rural, remote and small communities and anyone with an interest in public health.


Jun 4 2020

"Changing Practice, Changing Policy" BC Substance Use Conference 2020

Date: June 4, 2020 - June 6, 2020
Location: JW Marriott Parq Vancouver Hotel, 39 Smithe Street, Vancouver

We are in the midst of a longstanding crisis of drug-related harms. The scope of this crisis has only become wider and the devastation more acute in recent years, notably sparking the declaration of a public health emergency in 2016. One thing that has become obvious in the midst of this crisis is that it will take the ongoing and effective collaboration of a variety of stakeholders in order to bring about urgently needed changes across the entire continuum of care.

We welcome everyone including addiction medicine clinicians, other health care providers, researchers, people with lived experience, families impacted by substance use, and policymakers — from all across the province and beyond — we will strategize ways that we can finally bring about effective policies, interventions, and solutions. Also you will have ample time to connect and learn from new colleagues, as well as cement relationships with familiar friends and allies from all across our province and country.

Come to share ideas, learn from others, build new paradigms for practice, and contribute to the ongoing improvement of the public health and health care systems.


Jun 19 2020

2020 NIDA International Forum

Date: June 19, 2020 - June 21, 2020
Location: Hollywood, Florida

The NIDA International Forum fosters international cooperative research and the exchange of scientific information by drug abuse researchers. Held each June in conjunction with the annual scientific meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), the Forum highlights the range and quality of drug abuse and addiction research conducted around the world.

The Forum features a research symposium, a poster session, and network-building activities highlighting NIDA-supported and other international research on drug abuse. This unique scientific meeting allows participants to network with talented colleagues, learn about drug abuse research and policy issues in other countries, and discuss NIDA-supported fellowships and other programs that can support international collaborations.

For the 2020 meeting, abstracts will be given priority that address any aspect of cannabis or cannabinoids, including but not limited to routes of administration, prevalence, neurobiology, drugged driving, potential therapeutic benefits, harms, and policy analyses. Other topics of interest include linkages between HIV/AIDS and drug use, smoking during pregnancy, and use, abuse, or addiction to amphetamine-type stimulants, inhalants, new psychoactive substances, or opioids.

A limited number of NIDA International Forum Travel Awards will be available for individuals whose abstracts are accepted for presentation at the poster session.

Abstract submissions and travel award requests are due by January 6, 2020.


Jun 24 2020

International Gambling Conference 2020

Date: June 24, 2020 - June 26, 2020
Location: Auckland University of Technology (AUT), 2 Governor Fitzroy Place, Auckland

This well-established biennial event is one of the leading international conferences on harmful gambling attracting delegates from New Zealand and around the world. Be at the forefront of changes in the gambling landscape and be part of a conference featuring compelling workshops and international keynotes.

The conference aims to enhance the skills of the providers who work in this sector, sharing knowledge about the latest research, public health interventions and treatment techniques, and encouraging national and international collaborations. The conference receives no funding or support from the gambling industry.


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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