CCSA's 2019 Issues of Substance conference is heading to Ottawa, Ontario!
The Issues of Substance conference will take place at the Westin Ottawa from November 25-27, 2019, as part of National Addictions Awareness Week.
The theme for CCSA's IOS 2019 conference is
Evidence and Perspectives, Compassion and Action. Substance use and addiction are serious health concerns in Canada. They can have a negative impact on Canadians, their relationships, their families and their responsibilities in the community, in the workplace, volunteering or studying. In addition, substance use costs our society an estimated $38 billion per year.
The current landscape in the field of substance use and addiction in Canada is growing more complex. The need for research and action is greater than ever. The challenge of achieving better outcomes and improved wellbeing for all Canadians demands that we unite through sharing our diverse perspectives and collaborating to make a meaningful difference in shaping the future — a future that is defined by a healthier Canadian society where evidence and compassion transform approaches to addressing substance use and addiction.
Join addictions workers, healthcare professionals, researchers, knowledge brokers, policy and decision makers, and people with direct or indirect, lived or living experience with substance use or a substance use disorder for presentations, posters and interactive workshops at Canada's premier national conference on substance use and addiction.
CCSA's Issues of Substance Conference
November 25 – 27, 2019
The Westin Ottawa
Registration opens in March 2019
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