Join the Issues of Substance Conference 2017

Interested in attending Canada’s only national conference that brings together addictions workers, healthcare professionals, researchers, policy makers and knowledge brokers from across the country? Join the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse in Calgary, Alberta, from November 13–15 for the 2017 Issues of Substance (IOS) Conference.

Registration is now open — save $100 with the early bird rate!

Register now!

This three-day event provides an unparalleled opportunity to share new research and best practices, and to receive practical training related to addictions prevention, treatment and recovery. A premier learning event, abstracts related to the following subthemes will be featured in the program:

  • Cannabis
  • Prescription drugs, including opioids
  • Stigma
  • Alcohol
  • Overdose prevention and management
  • Innovative and novel approaches to service delivery
  • Substance use and co-occurring issues and disorders
  • Indigenous approaches to addressing substance use and healing
  • Health promotion, substance use prevention and early identification
  • Public health approaches to substance use
  • Recovery, health and well-being
  • Sex- and gender-appropriate approaches to substance use
  • Drugs of evolving legal status
  • Innovative methods to bringing research to practice

Secure your spot! A limited number of participant subsidies are also available. For more information on the conference, please visit

Stayed tuned for the posting of the preliminary program in June!

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