Secure your seat at Issues of Substance 2017

Join addiction workers, healthcare professionals, researchers, knowledge brokers, policy analysts and decision makers at the 2017 Issues of Substance (IOS) conference in Calgary from November 13–15.

Save $100 when you register before September 8, 2017.

Hosted by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, IOS is Canada's premier national conference for the substance use field. Register today and learn from a full slate of national and international speakers, workshops and panel discussions, including:

  • Nancy Mannix from the Palix Foundation is giving a presentation on behalf of the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative entitled, “Can One Story Change Everything to Improve Health and Well-being Outcomes?
  • CCSA is proud to present “Good Health as We Age: Perspectives on Substance Use and Aging,” an iPolitics Live panel that will be broadcast on the iPolitics Facebook feed. 
  • Dr. Jane Buxton from the BC Centre for Disease Control is leading a plenary session on the subject of “Coming to Grips with the Opioid Crisis.”
  • Closing the conference is “Happy Hour: Promoting a Culture of Moderation,” an anticipated plenary moderated by Anne Dowsett Johnson, author of Drink.

Review the Program at a Glance and Posters at a Glance and register at

CCSA is accepting late-breaking abstracts until midnight tonight. Submissions must be centred on current or novel findings that have never been published or presented elsewhere and for which no preliminary data was available when the general abstract call closed on February 3, 2017.

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