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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. Through a combination of diverse presentations, workshops and networking opportunities, we hope to bring together healthcare professionals from across the care continuum for a day of learning and discussion. Presented by Alberta Health Services.

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.
 

The Health Equity Impact Assessment tool in Ontario Public Health Units
Wednesday, May 31, 12 to 12:30 pm.
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, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Guelph
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. 
 

Addressing Substance Use - Level 1 Champion Workshop - KFL&A Public Health
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Mental Health and Addiction Initiative
Thursday, June 15, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm., Kingston, Ontario

This free one-day workshop is for nurses and health professionals who want a fundamental understanding of how to work with clients who use substances.

 

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.

 

2017 Global Implementation Conference (GIC)
June 19, 20, & 21, Toronto
The theme of GIC 2017 is “Expanding Implementation Perspectives: Engaging Systems”. Specific conference program tracks related to this theme of Systems and Implementation are currently under development and will be announced soon.

Pluralism and Polarization: Cultural Dynamics of Extremism and Radicalization
June 20 - June 22, McGill Advanced Study Institute, Montreal

This international conference and workshop will bring together scholars from cultural psychiatry, psychology, political science, sociology and anthropology to consider the role of psychopathology, social dynamics, and cultural contexts on political radicalization to violent extremism. 

 

Bridging the Gap between Mental and Physical Health
An MP3C Course
Thursday, June 22, 1 to 4:30 pm, Trillium Health Partners, Toronto

This foundational module will provide participants with practice and evidence-based approaches to identifying, engaging and managing co-existing physical and mental health needs. Participants will develop an integrated approach to care for these patient issues and will obtain access to practice-ready toolkits to implement in their setting. 


Evidence and Models for Integrated Collaborative Care
An MP3C Course
Monday, July 10, 1 to 4:30 pm, Trillium Health Partners, Toronto

This foundational module will review the current evidence for integrated collaborative care, focusing on co-existing physical and mental health needs. Local models of integrated collaborative care will also be examined. Participants will gain skills, tools, and resources to propose a feasible model for implementation in their own practice setting. 
 

Addressing Substance Use Advanced (Level 2) Champion Workshop - Six Nations Health Services
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Mental Health and Addiction Initiative
Friday, July 15, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm., Hagersville, Ontario

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of advanced concepts in addiction, such as harm reduction and concurrent disorders. An in-depth look at sustaining implementation of best practices thorough the use of the RNAO Toolkit: Implementation of Best Practice Guidelines (2nd Edition) will be explored.

 

Patients and Families as Partners in Integrated Collaborative Care
An MP3C course
Monday, July 24, 1 to 4:30 pm, Trillium Health Partners, Toronto

This foundational module explores innovative, productive and practical approaches to involving patients and families in integrated collaborative care for people with mental and physical health needs. The module will create a unique opportunity to reflect on your practice and improve the engagement and activation of patients and families to be partners in their care. Strategies for collaboratively co-creating care plans and enhancing the therapeutic alliance will be examined. There will be a particular focus on the role of empathy and emotional self-regulations in creating productive partnerships.
 

Addressing Substance Use - Level 1 Champion Workshop - Southlake Regional Health Centre
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Mental Health and Addiction Initiative
Thursday, August 24, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm., Newmarket, Ontario

This free one-day workshop is for nurses and health professionals who want a fundamental understanding of how to work with clients who use substances.

 

The Canadian Academy of Child Psychiatry 37th Annual Conference
September 17-19, Ottawa, Ontario
The conference theme is Child and Adolescent Psychiatry across the Lifespan. The goal is to present new ideas about child and adolescent psychiatric practice from pregnancy into adulthood. Speakers will review lifespan aspects of psychopathology, psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.

 

2017 Mental Health for All “It takes a Nation” conference
September 18-20, Toronto

Change is in the air for mental health in Canada – you can feel it. But it will take the entire nation to harness those winds of change and make it real. Mental health transformation requires the whole of government and the whole of Canada to implement solutions to problems that are already well understood. We mean that transforming our mental health response isn’t just about Health. It’s about investments in housing through social infrastructure; it’s about a continuum of employment supports. It’s about promoting mental health in schools and in workplaces. And it is about addressing the needs and leveraging the strengths of our diverse population.
 

A Matter of Life: New Approaches to Care for Patients with Physical and Severe Mental Illness
MPA Annual Conference 2017
October 06, Toronto

Save the date! The event will be hosted by CAMH at the Chelsea Hotel and is open to everyone.

 

Addressing Substance Use Advanced (Level 2) Champion Workshop - Grey Bruce Health Unit
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Mental Health and Addiction Initiative
Friday, October 13, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm., Owen Sound, Ontario

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of advanced concepts in addiction, such as harm reduction and concurrent disorders. An in-depth look at sustaining implementation of best practices thorough the use of the RNAO Toolkit: Implementation of Best Practice Guidelines (2nd Edition) will be explored.
 

Addiction: the changing landscape
2017 CSAM Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference 
October 19 to October 21, Niagara Falls

The 2017 conference will address the many challenging issues in addiction medicine: the changing legislative landscape and rapidly evolving research on marijuana; the medical and public health crisis in the opiate epidemic; the potential re-emergence of tobacco addiction through electronic delivery devices (E-cigarettes and vaping), and other emergent issues in addictions.  

 

The 13th Annual CADDRA ADHD Conference 
October 27 - 29, Quebec City, QC.
 
This meeting will address many topics and issues of interest to you as a clinician or researcher working in the field of ADHD. The conference is preceded by the 4th Annual ADHD Research Day and ADHD Institute workshops on Friday, October 27. Please submit your presentation abstract for the Conference or Research Day (deadline April 30, 11.59 p.m. EST). 

 

Family Medicine Forum
College of Family Physicians of Canada
November 8-11,
Palais des congrès de Montréal, Montréal, QC
FMF focuses on providing four energizing days of practical, cutting-edge, and thought-provoking educational opportunities. It features impressive daily keynote presentations and a vast array of continuing professional development (CPD) sessions designed specifically for family physicians, researchers, and teachers.
 

Issues of Substance Conference (IOS) conference
Presented the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA)

November 13-15, Calgary, Alberta
Join addictions workers, healthcare professionals, researchers, knowledge brokers, policy and decision makers for presentations and interactive learning workshops at Canada's premier national conference for the addiction field.