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  • 18th AGRI Gambling Studies Conference: Blurred Lines in Gambling Research

    March 28-30, 2019

    The theme of the 2019 conference is Blurred Lines. Presentations will explore the blurring of gaming and gambling; the blurring of the focus on harms versus addiction; the blurring of treatment, harm reduction, and prevention; and the blurring of traditional face-to-face treatment and self-directed online interventions. Sessions will be relevant to researchers, treatment providers, policy makers, and industry staff.

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    Website: https://abgamblinginstitute.ca/events/2019-conference

    March 28-30, 2019, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada,

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  • The ASAM 50th Annual Conference - Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science

    April 4-7, 2019

    Fun, Fab, and Fifty! Don’t miss this special 50th Anniversary of the ASAM Annual Conference! The ASAM Annual Conference is the nation’s premiere event showcasing best practices and the latest science, research, and innovations in addiction medicine. Do you want to learn more? This 50th Annual Conference will offer more high-quality education, more posters, more awards, more fun activities, and more pre-conference offerings. There will also be a 50th Annual Conference special celebration – the Fun, Fab, and Fifty Shindig party on Saturday night! Join over 2,300 colleagues in Orlando for these incredible experiences!

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    Website: https://www.eventscribe.com/2019/ASAM/main.asp

    April 4-7, 2019, Hilton Orlando , 6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando, Florida, US

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  • Opioid Controversies: The Crisis—Causes and Solutions

    April 4, 2019

    Twenty-Fifth Annual - Thomas A Pitts Memorial Lectureship In Medical Ethics

    SESSION I: Opioids and Chronic Pain
    SESSION II: Should Opioid Prescriptions Be Limited By Policy?
    SESSION III: Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug for Opioids?
    SESSION IV: Is Litigation the Way to Combat the Opioid Crisis?

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    Website: https://education.musc.edu/leadership/provost/programs/key-centers/human-values/thomas-pitts-lectureship

    April 4, 2019, Medical University of South Carolina, 30 Courtenay Drive, Charleston, South Carolina, USA

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  • 26th Harm Reduction International Conference (HR19)

    April 28 - May 1, 2019

    For international visitors, this conference will be a unique opportunity to learn about the benefits and lessons learned from Portugal’s progressive approach to drug policy and harm reduction, which included the decriminalisation of the possession and use of all drugs. Since 2001, the country has shown us that decriminalisation partnered with harm reduction can reduce HIV and overdose rates and increase access to vital health and social services. The approach has also highlighted the gaps in this policy-first approach and the need to include people who use drugs in policy making and other decisions about their health and rights.

    Held once every two years in a different country around the world, the Harm Reduction International Conference is the only global meeting for knowledge-sharing, networking, and discussion of best practices in the field of harm reduction. The last conference in Montreal in 2017 was attended by more than 1000 delegates from over 70 countries, including medical and policy experts, harm reduction practitioners, campaigners, and people who use drugs.

    Registration now open!

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    Website: https://www.hri.global/hr19conference

    April 28 - May 1, 2019, Alfândega Porto Congress Centre, Porto, Portugal

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  • 20th Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference

    May 10-11, 2019

    The Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference aims to advance collaborative practice in mental health care in primary care and community settings. Our scope includes intra- and interprofessional collaboration, as well as collaboration with clients and caregivers. We value multiple forms of knowledge and ‘evidence’ including scientific knowledge, pragmatic knowledge of front line healthcare providers and administrators, and experiential knowledge of people using mental health services, and throughout the conference we seek to promote dialogue between these different perspectives.

    This year our conference theme addresses concurrent disorders and working collaboratively to enhance care for people living with mental health challenges & addictions . A concurrent disorder is defined as having both a mental health issue and an addiction issue at the same time. Traditionally our health systems have separated mental illness and addiction and therefore two treatment streams have emerged. We now recognize that these two “streams” are intimately tied together and we need to address our clients and families in a holistic way seamlessly collaborating across disciplines, organizations and cultures. North America is facing an opioid crisis and more than ever, we need to work together to understand the underpinnings of concurrent disorders and their impacts on patients, families and communities, create collaborative health care systems and embrace innovation. We invite you to submit an abstract and attend the conference to share the work you and your team have been doing in collaborative care.

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    Website: https://ubccpd.ca/course/CCMHC2019

    May 10-11, 2019, Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel , 7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond , British Columbia

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  • Waypoint Research Institute - 7th Annual Conference: Momentum Research Realized

    May 13-15, 2019

    This conference promotes theoretical, methodological, or practice-based research in mental health and addictions, that advances work in any of the following areas: Collaborations & Partnerships, Strategic Communications, Health Promotion, Knowledge Mobilization or Translation, Implementation Science, Emerging & Inspiring Research and Patient-Oriented Research. Call for Abstracts deadline is December 21, 2018.

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    Website: http://www.waypointcentre.ca/waypoint_research_institute/events/WRIConference/wri_conference_2019

    May 13-15, 2019, Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre, 20 Fairview Rd, Barrie, ON, Canada,

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  • Recognizing Knowledge to Reduce Crime and Injustice

    June 10-12, 2019

    The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå) hereby invites researchers, policymakers and practitioners to the Stockholm Criminology Symposium 2019.

    Call for Papers 2019 is now open. Following the research interest of the prize winners, Ruth Dreifuss and Peter Reuter, the main theme will be Research-Guided Drug Policies. There is also a general theme, Contemporary Criminology, that covers a broad range of subjects in the area of criminology.

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    Website: www.criminologysymposium.com

    June 10-12, 2019, Drottninggatan 71B, 111 36 , Stockholm, Sweden

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  • 9th International Conference on Addictive Disorders and Alcoholism

    June 17-18, 2019

    Addiction Summit 2019 aims to bring together leading Prestigious Academic Institutions, Healthcare, Healthcare Business Independent Consultants, Post-Doc Researchers and Academicians, including Nobel Laureates to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Health Informatics. We are truly honoured to welcome world-renowned faculty to innovate, educate & investigate our attendees.

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    Website: https://alcoholism-addiction.conferenceseries.com

    June 17-18, 2019, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • 22nd International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety Conference

    August 18-21, 2019

    This conference brings together delegates drawn from the areas of public health and safety, traffic, and transport psychology, public health, law, medicine, economics, law enforcement, public policy, education, pharmacology, toxicology, forensic science, human factors, and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation.

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    Website: http://t2019.org/

    August 18-21, 2019, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada,

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  • CCSA's 2019 Issues of Substance conference

    November 25-27, 2019

    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 concerns in Canada. They have a negative impact on individuals' relationships and responsibilities wit​hin communities, workplaces, volunteer organizations and educational institutions. 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, and policy and decision makers for presentations and interactive workshops at Canada's premier national conference on substance use and addiction.​

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    Website: http://www.ccsa.ca/Eng/newsevents/Issues-of-Substance-Conference/Pages/default.aspx

    November 25-27, 2019, The Westin Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Le congrès Questions de substance 2019 du CCDUS

    November 25-27, 2019

    Le congrès se tiendra à l'hôtel Westin Ottawa, du 25 au 27 novembre 2019, à l'occasion de la Semaine nationale de sensibilisation aux dépendances.

    Le thème de l'édition 2019 est Données et perspectives, compassion et action. Au Canada, la dépendance et l'usage de substances sont de graves problèmes aux effets négatifs sur les relations et responsabilités, que ce soit dans les​ communautés, les milieux de travail, les organismes bénévoles et les établissements d'enseignement. Ajoutons que l'usage de substances coûte à la société environ 38 milliards de dollars par année.

    Au Canada, le dossier de la dépendance et de l'usage de substances se complexifie. Il est plus que jamais essentiel de se renseigner et d'agir. Améliorer les résultats et le bien-être des Canadiens n'est pas facile. Pour y arriver, nous devons mettre en commun nos divers points de vue et collaborer pour vraiment changer les choses à l'avenir – pour une société canadienne en santé qui mise sur les données et la compassion pour transformer les approches concernant la dépendance et l'usage de substances.

    Soyez du principal congrès pancanadien sur les questions de substance et assistez, en compagnie de travailleurs en dépendance, de professionnels de la santé, de chercheurs, de responsables des politiques et de décideurs, à des exposés et à des ateliers d'apprentissage interactifs.​

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    Website: http://www.ccsa.ca/fra/newsevents/issues-of-substance-conference/pages/default.aspx

    November 25-27, 2019, The Westin Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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