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Using HEIA to advance health equity among LGBTQ people
April 25, noon to 12:30 pm., online webinar

This webinar will describe the new LGBTQ supplement of Ontario’s Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA), which will be launched soon.
In this webinar you will explore: health disparities and specific health needs among LGBTQ populations; approaches to policy and program design that take into account the needs of these communities; and how to use HEIA to identify and prevent unintended health equity impacts on LGBTQ populations. Presenters: Devon McFarlane and Susan Barrass.


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. 

Roots of Empathy 2018 Research Symposium
May 9th & 10th, One King West, Toronto

Join Roots of Empathy for two days of stimulating talks from the leading edge of psychology, neurology and sociology – all of which feed our understanding of children’s wellbeing and development. The keynote address is Cultivating social connection: Perspectives from contemplative neuroscience with Dr. Richard J. Davidson, Founder & Director of the Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research is broadly focused on the neural bases of emotion and emotional style and methods to promote human flourishing including meditation and related contemplative practices. Other presenters: Andy Meltzoff, Ryszard Praszkier, Christian Keysers, David Lätsch, Elina Marjamaki.

Com-HAC: The Community Health Advancement Conference
May 9, The Globe and Mail Centre, Toronto

Com-HAC is an interactive opportunity for community health professionals to learn, collaborate and be inspired by the possibilities created by innovative information management in the health sector and beyond. Join digital health experts and community health leaders at the day-long conference to explore the power of information and data in achieving better, more efficient and sustainable patient care. Presented in collaboration by Reconnect Community Health Services and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.


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.

Getting them hooked: Applying the psychology of curiosity, imagination and motivation to health professions education
Tuesday, May 16, noon to 1 pm., Webinar

Kosha Bramsfled,  Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation, U of T
This presentation introduces the psychology of curiosity and proposes that curiosity, coupled with imagination, can be the ‘spark’ that creates optimal motivation for information seeking, exploration, and learning in health professions contexts.
Learning objectives: experience the power of curiosity in sparking motivation; learn about psychological theory and research focused on the causes and consequences of curiosity, especially as applied to learning contexts;; discuss ideas for how to peak learner curiosity and imagination across a wide range of health professions education contexts.

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

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.

2018 Ontario Problem Gambling and Behavioural Addictions Forum
June 18 - 19, Ottawa Marriott Hotel

This forum brings together service providers from across Ontario to learn from leaders in the field about emerging trends and clinical best practices in problem gambling and behavioural addictions treatment. There is no fee for registration.
    - Highlights of this year’s event include: 
    - Technology Overuse: Helping Patients and Families to Reconnect and Unplug
    - Lived Experience Panel on Video Gaming
    - Hypersexuality
    - Navigating the Impact of Culture
    - Shame, Trauma, and Addiction
    - The Growth of Social Gaming
    - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia
    - Introduction to Problem Gambling and Behavioural Addictions


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.