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Building a two row ideology with western medicine and indigenous knowledge
Tuesday, February 20, noon to 1 pm., 
Webinar, St. Michael's Hospital
, Toronto The presenters will discuss their path to advocate for health equity for indigenous populations as well as the concept of building a Two Row Ideology bridge and establish sustainable collaboration/partnership between western medicine and indigenous knowledge keepers. With presenters Anna Banerji and Michele-Elise Burnett.
 

Brain Circuits and Human Behaviour: What can go wrong and what can we do about it?
CAMH Addiction Rounds
Friday, February 23
, 9 to 10 am., Bell Gateway Building
Learning objectives:
1. To learn about common brain circuit conditions, and how these can be linked to dysfunction in key brain areas
2. To learn about emerging forms of neuromodulation in psychiatry
3. To learn about the challenges of direct-to-brain forms of neuromodulation
Presenter: Dr. Nir Lipsman - Over the last 10 years, Dr. Lipsman has helped develop several Phase 1 to Phase 3 clinical trials of deep brain stimulation (DBS) and MR-guided focused ultrasound (FUS) in novel indications, including the world’s first trial of DBS in chronic anorexia nervosa, and among the first published experiences of FUS for essential tremor.

 

Integrating Physical and Mental Health: People, Programs and Populations 
NMH Mini Symposia Series/Psychiatry Research Day 
Friday, March 9, 8:45 am. to 1:15 pm. 
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, Toronto
Speakers: Dr. Isobel Heyman, Great Ormond Street Hospital; Dr. Bonnie Zima, UCLA Center for Health Services and Society, David Geffen School of Medicine; Dr. Jennifer Stinson, The Hospital for Sick Children; Dr. Hana Saab, The Hospital for Sick Children; Dr. Christopher Kowalski, CAMH, The Hospital for Sick Children.
 

American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) 2018 Conference 
March 10 to 14, New York, New York

The conference theme, Advancing & Integrating Specialized Addiction Treatment & Recovery, focuses on realizing the goals of Medication Assisted Treatment in a Comprehensive Hub setting.  AATOD has a history of providing an outstanding conference experience filled with state-of-the-art training and cutting edge information for medication assisted treatment providers, policy makers, peers and advocates. 
 

CMHA National Bottom Line Conference  
March 13–14
Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

The conference brings together business leaders, policy-makers, researchers, and workers to improve mental health in Canadian workplaces. It provides an opportunity to share real experiences and successes while working towards the common goal of transforming Canadian workplaces into psychologically safe and supportive places where everyone can work safely and thrive.
 

Fifth Biennial Rainbow Health Ontario Conference: Because LGBTQ2S Health Matters
March 21-24, Sudbury
, Ontario
This conference will focus on building partnerships in health and social services to promote the health of Ontario’s diverse LGBTQ2S populations, including those in northern and rural areas. In our programming, we have emphasized an intersectional approach to health and well-being, streamed according to 7 themes: clinical practice; public policy, activism and human rights; community support and development; professional education and training; research; organization and systems change; and ethics and law. Additionally, we’ve encouraged content that focuses on Indigenous, Francophone, rural and northern, racialized, and newcomer LGBTQ2S needs and access.

 

The ASAM 49th Annual Conference  
April 12-15, San Diego

The ASAM 49th Annual Conference is the nation’s premiere conference on the latest science, research, best practices and innovations in addiction medicine.
 

SMART 2018 - Summit for Mood and Anxiety Resources and Treatment in the Community
Saturday, April 14, Faculty Club, University of Toronto

Please join us for this full-day, interdisciplinary summit designed for primary care health professionals, academics and policymakers with the aim of developing partnerships and collaborations in the community for the management and treatment of depressive disorders.Hosted by CAMH, with the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development. 
 

8th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD
April 18-21, Vancouver, BC

Review, Respond and Relate – Integrating Research, Policy and Practice Around the World
Although there have been thousands of published articles in FASD in general, there has been limited research specifically on adolescents and adults with FASD or on individuals across the lifespan. As those individuals diagnosed with FASD continue to age, the “need to know” across a broad spectrum of areas is becoming critically important for identifying clinically relevant research questions and directions.

 

What Does “Culture” Mean? Evolving Definitions in Mental Health Service, Training, and Research
April 19 to 21, San Diego, California

This annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture critically explores the implicit (or explicit) definitions of culture that are being used in current mental health research and practice. To what extent are process-based definitions of culture replacing or coexisting alongside more static group background-based definitions?
 

CMHA National Conference on Peer Support
May 6, 2018-8
Calgary, Alberta

For three days in May, peer supporters, non-profit leaders, health care providers, health system leaders, thinkers and innovators will connect and share ideas, research, promising practices, successful programs, and tools to grow and strengthen peer support. 

 

6th annual Waypoint Research Institute Conference – Momentum: Research Realized
May 14 through 16, Barrie
, Ontario
This conference focuses on health promotion, knowledge translation, implementation, and other emerging and inspiring research relevant to the mental health and addictions sector.
 

6th Annual Addictions and Mental Health (AMHO) Conference
May 27-29, 2018
Toronto

Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) represents over 220 addiction and mental health organizations in Ontario. As the collective voice of our members, we provide leadership and engage partners to build a comprehensive and accessible system of addiction and mental health care, and improve the well-being of individuals, families and communities in Ontario.
 

2nd Annual Conference of the Research Society on Marijuana (RSMj)
July 28-30
Fort Collins, Colorado

Keynote speakers are Drs. Susan Weiss and Marcel Bonn-Miller.

 

2018 CSAM Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference: Connecting Addiction Treatment Providers
October 25-27
Vancouver, BC

The 2018 CSAM meeting will offer an opportunity for researchers, clinicians, and educators to learn, meet and exchange idea, and for the treatment community to meet and collaborate.