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Mar 22 2021

Webinar | Reducing Substance Use Stigma: The Role of First Responders

Date: March 22, 2021
Location: Virtual

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Feb 24 2021

Defying Convention: Spotlighting Alternative Approaches to Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Services - Frayme Learning Institute 2021

Date: February 24, 2021 - February 26, 2021
Location: Virtual

This year, we’re all about challenging the status quo or what we think of as conventional approaches to providing YMHSU services and supports. The focus will be on providing a platform for the changemakers working to bring more equitable, youth friendly, accessible and innovative services to support youth and families in communities across Canada.

The 2021 Frayme Learning Institute will be delivered virtually. The program will allow participants to access workshops, sessions, exhibitors and networking events at their convenience in the comfort of their own home (really, how can you beat networking in pajamas?). Frayme is also working on a few surprise activities that will allow participants to network with presenters and each other in real-time, through immersive, interactive venues and spaces…


Mar 22 2021

Webinar | Reducing Substance Use Stigma: The Role of First Responders

Date: March 22, 2021
Location: Virtual

Save the date – coming soon!

Date: March 22, 2021
Time: 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., EST

Stigma is one of the biggest barriers people face when seeking and receiving care for substance use disorders. Direct service workers, including the law enforcement community, are often the first to respond to crisis situations with people experiencing substance-related harms, and they can play a major role in overcoming that stigma.

This webinar, targeted to members of the law enforcement community, will focus on reducing stigma by increasing awareness and understanding of:

  • Substance use and its relationship to mental health;
  • Stigma as a barrier for people seeking and accessing care;
  • The relationship between stigma and substance use;
  • Stigma’s impact on people who use substances, including law enforcement personnel, their families and communities.

Languages: English, with simultaneous interpretation available in French.

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.


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