We are in the midst of a longstanding crisis of drug-related harms. The scope of this crisis has only become wider and the devastation more acute in recent years, notably sparking the declaration of a public health emergency in 2016. One thing that has become obvious in the midst of this crisis is that it will take the ongoing and effective collaboration of a variety of stakeholders in order to bring about urgently needed changes across the entire continuum of care.
We welcome everyone including addiction medicine clinicians, other health care providers, researchers, people with lived and living experience, families impacted by substance use, and policymakers — from all across the province and beyond — we will strategize ways that we can finally bring about effective policies, interventions, and solutions. Also you will have ample time to connect and learn from new colleagues, as well as cement relationships with familiar friends and allies from all across our province and country.
Come to share ideas, learn from others, build new paradigms for practice, and contribute to the ongoing improvement of the public health and health care systems!
- Safe supply/decriminalization
- Current Emerging Drugs
- Recovery & Wellness
- Housing Trauma Informed Care
- Patient Centered Care
- Indigenous people and Substance Use
- Advocacy & Policy Change
- Alcohol Withdrawl & Relapse Prevention
- Research (Opportunities and Challenges)
- Innovations in Cannabis Research
- Pharmacotherapies (OUD, AUD)
- Return to Work-supporting employees/employers with SUD
- Rural Challenges
- Stimulant Use Disorders & Polysubstance Use
- Pregnancy and Substance Use Disorders
- Youth and Substance Use Disorders
- Self-care & Vicarious Trauma
- Chronic Pain & Addiction
- Families & caregivers in substance use