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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. 
 

Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment: A Two-Day Workshop with Dr. William Miller
April 27-28, Stratford, ON
This workshop will provide helping professionals with an up-to-date research-based perspective on the treatment of substance use disorders, based on 40 years of research in addiction treatment outcomes – some of them surprising.  The workshop is based on the textbook Treating Addiction: A guide for professionals by Miller, Forcehimes and Zweben.


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. 

 

Using Brain Stimulation to Learn About Substance Use Disorders in Schizophrenia
CAMH Addiction Rounds
Friday, April 28
, 9 to 10 am. 
Presenter: Mera Barr
Learning Objectives: what is the difference between brain stimulation as a probe versus treatment; the advantage of measuring mechanisms from the frontal brain region; to understand the potential of brain stimulation for substance use disorders.

 

Brain, Mind and Body: Trauma, Neurobiology and the Healing Relationship
April 28-29, University of Western Ontario, London
Featuring Paul Frewen, Colonel Rakesh Jetly, Ruth Lanius, Margaret McKinnon, Allan Shore, Tina Stromsted, Ed Tick, Bessel van der Kolk and Margaret Wilkinson. 
 

23rd Annual McGill Summer Program in Social and Cultural Psychiatry
May 1 - June 22, McGill University, Montreal, PQ
Courses: Cultural Psychiatry, Psychiatric Epidemiology, Research Methods in Social and Cultural Psychiatry
Workshops: Working with Culture, The McGill Illness Narrative Interview, Global Mental Health, Indigenous Mental Health Research; Culture, Mind and Brain.

 

Integrating mental health and diabetes management: A collaborative care approach
May 2, 2017 12:30-1:30
The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto
MPA (Child, Youth and Family) Grand Rounds with Dr. Ian Zenlea, Deepy Sur and Sheryl Parks. The relationship between type 1 diabetes and mental health disorders, current gaps in care and an integrated collaborative care model for treatment. 

 

Compulsive Sexual Behaviors: DSM-5 and ICD-11 Considerations and Mindfulness-Based Approaches in Clinical Practice
Friday, May 5, 9 to 10 am.
CAMH Addictions Rounds
Preesenters: Gretchne R. Blycker and Marc N. Potenza

Understand the process by which hypersexual disorder was considered for, but excluded from, DSM-5; Understand how compulsive sexual behaviors are being considered for ICD-11; Understand how mindfulness-based approaches can be helpful in the treatment of individuals with compulsive sexual behaviors.

 

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. 

Diversity and Equity in Mental Health and Addictions Conference 2017: Dialogues on Trauma: Meaning Making and Community Building
Friday May 12, 8 am to 5 pm., Toronto
Organized by Hong Fook Mental Health Foundation
Identifying diverse perspectives of trauma; strategies to strengthen community connections; clinical skills to work with diverse communities; reflective practice; recognizing the role of race and identity.
 

2017 PAS Spring Conference and CADDRA ADHD Institute Workshops
12-13 May, Saskatoon, SK
The Psychology Association of Sasketchewan (PAS) and CADDRA invite you to attend the 
2017 PAS Spring Conference and CADDRA ADHD Institute Workshops 
May 12: Dr. Bill Pelham presents on ADHD Theory and Practice 
May 13: CADDRA ADHD Institute Introductory and Advanced Workshops.
 

25th Harm Reduction International Conference
May 14 - 17, Montréal, Canada

HR17 will be 2017’s largest international harm reduction event. It will bring together those at the heart of the harm reduction response – from practitioners and peers to advocates and researchers – for four packed days of presentations, workshops, panel discussions, films, exhibitions, networking events and more.

 

Sparking Conversations: Turning the Tide on the Opioid Crisis
Wednesday, May 24, 2 to  4:30 pm, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.
Hear the evidence and join the conversation about action and responses to the overdose emergency. Led by a diverse panel of experts, this event will cover a broad range of topics, from the impact of the crisis on Vancouver Island to the role of stigma, the changing service landscape, the power of peer and family support, and the case for compelling innovation in the way we view and treat addiction.
 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.