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Policy Measures for Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis in Canada
RNAO webinar with Jean-François Crépault
Wednesday, March 22, 11 am to 12 pm.  
The federal government has pledged to introduce legislation to legalize cannabis in the spring of 2017. Prohibiting cannabis possession and criminalizing those who use it have failed to prevent or reduce cannabis-related harms. On the other hand, legalization with little regulation could result in increased use and harms. Finding the right balance of regulations and enforcing them is a key to ensuring that the legalization approach results in benefits for public health and safety, while protecting those who are vulnerable to cannabis-related harms.


4th International Medicine in Addiction (IMiA) Conference 2017
March 24, 2017 - March 26, 2017
International Convention Centre Sydney, NSW 
IMiA 2017 Conference will be co-convened by The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians and The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.


Action Table: Improving Mental Health Service Planning for IRER Populations
The Mental Health Commission of Canada
March 28 and 29
, Ottawa, Ontario
In efforts to see better co-ordination of policy, knowledge and accountability, the MHCC will convene an action table to improve mental health service planning for IRER populations. Attendance is open to individuals interested in improving mental health services for IRER populations, with priority given to people with lived experience and those already working to advance this work in different fields (mental health, settlement, education, government, etc.). 

Innovations in Translational Gender-Sensitive Medication Development for Tobacco Dependence
CAMH Addictions Research Seminar
Thursday, April 6
, 4 to 5:30 pm. 
Presenter: Sherry McKee, PhD
Learning Objectives: describe significant health disparities faced by women smokers; list factors associated with poor smoking cessation treatment response for women; liscuss options for gender-informed approaches for smoking cessation.


The ASAM 48th Annual Conference - Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science
April 06, 2017 - April 09, 2017
, New Orleans, Lousianna
The ASAM 48th Annual Conference is the nation's premiere conference on the latest science, research, best practices, and innovations in addiction medicine. 

Roots of Empathy 2017 Research Symposium
April 26-27, The Design Exchange, Toronto
Join RoE for two days of enlightening, stimulating and diverse talks on the latest from neuroscience, psychology and sociology. They’ll explore brain science, resilience, wellbeing and the roles of business, government, journalism and philanthropy in solving society’s problems. Speakers include Dr. Dan Siegel (keynote), Dr. Marco Iacoboni, Dr. Michael Ungar, Dr. Lise Eliot and more. 

Culture and Mental Health: Family Matters
Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture Annual Meeting
April 27-29, 2017, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The theme of the SSPC annual meeting is Culture and Mental Health: Family Matters. We are particularly interested in submissions based on how culture and family interact, especially to help define and pattern mental health, mental illness, and health care access and utilization.

Pri-Med Canada
Pri-Med Canada
May 10-13, 2017, 
International Centre - 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario
Pri-Med Canada (formerly Primary Care Today)in partnership with the University of Toronto’s Department of Family & Community Medicine (DFCM) delivers 3 full days of Continuing Medical Education. 

The Canadian Academy of Child Psychiatry 37th Annual Conference
September 17-19, 2017, 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.


Family Medicine Forum
College of Family Physicians of Canada
November 8-11, 2017
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.