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  • Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders in Residential Settings: What is the evidence and is it being used?
    Friday, May 26, 9 to 10 am.
    CAMH Addictions Rounds
    Presenter: Dr. Monique Moller

    Learning Objectives: Discuss options for treatment of patients with opioid use disorder in Ontario, including residential treatment programs; Review the “harm-reduction approach” and the evidence behind Methadone and Buprenorphine Maintenance therapies; Examine current practices of residential drug treatment facilities for treatment of opioid use disorders, and discuss the risks associated with deviating from the evidence.

  • 9th Annual Addiction Day: Scientific Conference & Networking Fair
    May 26, 7 am. to 4:30 pm. MDT, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

    The vision of the Addiction Day Conference and Networking Fair is to increase public awareness of addiction and mental health problems, and to enhance knowledge, competencies and treatment care. 

  • The Health Equity Impact Assessment tool in Ontario Public Health Units
    Wednesday, 31 May 2017 12 to 12:30
    This webinar presents the main findings from Catie Thomson and Dr. Ketan Shankardass’ research project on the use of the HEIA tool in Ontario Public Health Units (PHUs). The project surveyed PHUs across Ontario aiming to better understand the HEIA’s use, effectiveness and limitations in this setting.

  • Restoring Balance for Mental Wellbeing Using Traditional Healing Practices
    Friday, June 2, 9 to 10 am.
    CAMH Addictions Rounds
    Presenter: Diane Longboat

    Learning objectives: To learn about traditional Aboriginal philosophies of well-being - why is CAMH engaged in culturally responsive and trauma informed care? To learn about how Aboriginal Healing is integrated with hospital care pathways. To learn about how integrated care began at CAMH.

  • Lived experience with self-injury: Reflections on recovery, research, & resilience
    Thursday June 8, 7 to 9 pm. at CAMH

    Presenter: Stephen P. Lewis
    In this public lecture, Dr. Lewis will chronicle parts of his life story involving self-injury, depression, and suicidal thinking, including the impact these experiences had and the factors which ultimately contributed to his journey toward recovery. 

  • U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse International Forum 
    June 16–19, 2017, Montreal, PQ.
    Co-sponsored by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The research symposium, poster session and network-building activities highlight the range of substance use research conducted around the world. Participants also have the opportunity to learn about NIDA fellowships and other programs that can support international collaborations. This year's theme is marijuana and driving, and the three-day forum will feature presentations about the latest research into this global public-health challenge.

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