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  • The ASAM 48th Annual Conference - Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science

    April 6-9, 2017

    The ASAM 48th Annual Conference is the nation’s premiere conference on the latest science, research, best practices and innovations in addiction medicine. The 2017 program includes more education offerings such as; seven concurrent sessions offerings at a time instead of six, three pre-conference courses instead of two. There will also be three Plenary Sessions that include the popular Opening Plenary Session and Policy Plenary Session and new this year the National Perspectives Plenary Session moderated by the ASAM president with leaders from national federal agencies. There will be other exciting changes to provide learning in a more interactive, casual and fun environment.

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    Website: http://www.asam.org/education/live-online-cme/the-asam-annual-conference

    April 6-9, 2017, Hilton New Orleans Riverside , Two Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA , United States,

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  • Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment: A Two-Day Workshop with Dr. William Miller

    April 27-28, 2017

    This workshop will provide helping professionals with an up-to-date research-based perspective on the treatment of substance use disorders, based on 40 years of research in addiction treatment outcomes – some of them surprising.  The workshop is based on the textbook Treating Addiction: A guide for professionals by Miller, Forcehimes and Zweben – a book that Dr. Miller says is “everything I wish I had known when I started out in the addiction field”.  Dr. Miller points out that scientific research findings often don’t make their way to the clinicians who are actually providing addiction treatment, so the textbook and this workshop are an attempt to bridge this gap.

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    Website: http://www.missionempowerment.ca/evidence-based-addiction-treatment.html

    April 27-28, 2017, BEST WESTERN PLUS The Arden Park Hotel, 552 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON

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  • 25th International Harm Reduction Conference

    May 14-17, 2017

    The conference will focus on four topics: innovative harm reduction services, new or ground-breaking research, effective or successful advocacy campaigns and key policy discussions or debates.

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    Website: https://www.hri.global/conference-2017

    May 14-17, 2017, Centre Mont-Royal, 2200 rue Mansfield, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3A 3R8

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  • 25e Conférence internationale sur la réduction des méfaits

    May 14-17, 2017

    La conférence aborde quatre sujets : des services innovants en réduction des méfaits, des recherches récentes et novatrices, des campagnes efficaces et réussies et des enjeux politiques clés du domaine.

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    Website: https://www.hri.global/conference-2017

    May 14-17, 2017, Centre Mont-Royal, 2200 rue Mansfield, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3A 3R8,

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  • WRI Conference 2017

    May 16-17, 2017

    Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Mental Health & Addictions

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    Website: http://www.waypointcentre.ca/research_academics/current_events/WRIConference/wri_conference_2017/

    May 16-17, 2017, Holiday Inn & Conference Centre, 20 Fairview Road , Barrie, ON, Canada,

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  • 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Dual Diagnosis

    May 18-19, 2017

    Dual Diagnosis conference will assemble illustrious speakers, Researchers, Nobel laureates, Neurologists, and Psychiatry researchers from both academic and health care professionals will join this event to discuss their views and research. The event will be organized by world addiction and psychiatry experts for conducting symposiums, B2B meetings, and workshops will also be conducted on the field of Dual Diagnosis therapy, Addiction Rehabilitation, Alcohol Rehabilitation, Addiction treatment, Dual Diagnosis treatment, Mental illness and, Psychiatric disorders.

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    Website: http://dualdiagnosis.conferenceseries.com/

    May 18-19, 2017, Munich, Munich, Bavaria, Germany,

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  • The Hungry Ghost: A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Addiction from Heroin to Workaholism with Dr. Gabor Maté

    May 27, 2017

    This workshop, based on the best-selling book In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts, draws on cutting-edge science to illuminate where and how addictions originate and what they have in common, whether the addiction is to drugs, alcohol, nicotine, or behavioural addictions such as shopping or sex. Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to explain the roots of addiction and to encourage us to develop a compassionate approach towards the addicted individual; one that stands the best chance of restoring him or her to wholeness and health.

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    Website: http://www.missionempowerment.ca/the-hungry-ghost.html

    May 27, 2017, BEST WESTERN PLUS The Arden Park Hotel, 552 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON

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  • 2017 NIDA International Forum

    June 16-19, 2017

    The research symposium, poster session, and network-building activities focus on the range and quality of drug abuse research conducted around the world. Participants meet talented colleagues and learn about drug abuse research and policy issues in other countries as well as the NIDA-supported fellowships and other programs that can support international collaborations.

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    Website: https://www.drugabuse.gov/international/2017-nida-international-forum

    June 16-19, 2017, Hôtel Bonaventure, Montreal, Canada

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  • Addiction Congress 2017

    August 29-31, 2017

    We are delighted to invite you all to attend and register for the “6th World Congress on Addiction Disorder & Addiction Therapy” which is going to be held during August 29-31, 2017. Our key points for the Addiction congress 2017 are: Alcoholism and Drug addiction | Addiction induced CNS, Brain disorders and mental illness | Dual diagnosis |Addiction Therapies, Recovery and Rehabilitation | Yoga and Retreat approaches| Addiction clinical studies|

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    Website: http://addictiontherapy.conferenceseries.com/europe/

    August 29-31, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

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  • 2017 Mental Health For All Committee - Call for Abstracts

    September 18-20, 2017

    It takes a nation.  This is the them for the 2017 Mental Health for All Conference.

    Change is in the air for mental health in Canada - you can feel it.  But it will take the entire nation to harness those winds of change and make it real.

    We are organizing our conference streams to align with Federal priorities included in mandate letters and to highlight and showcase how comprehensive and meaningful change can be accomplished when we put our minds together. Join us!!

    Abstracts will be accepted until February 24th, 2017

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    Website: http://www.innovative4you.com/MH4A2017CallforAbstracts.htm

    September 18-20, 2017, Hilton, Toronto

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  • CSAM XXVII Annual Meeting & Scientific Conference

    October 19-21, 2017

    The theme for the 2017 Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine conference is "Addiction: The Changing Landscape / Les dépendences : un paysage en changement" and will address a number of challenging issues in addiction medicine.

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    Website: http://www.csam-smca.org/

    October 19-21, 2017, Marriott Gateway on the Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada,

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  • Third International Symposium on Drug-Impaired Driving

    October 23, 2017

    This international symposium will put the spotlight on key developments relevant to road safety in recent years and highlight the implications of these developments for drug-impaired driving. The objective of the symposium is to bring together key stakeholders who have advanced the field to share their experiences and lessons learned and to develop next steps to effectively address drug-impaired driving. The symposium will offer participants the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the field, highlight new research and identify gaps still needing attention.

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    Website: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/meetings/2017/3rd-symposium-drug-impaired-driving

    October 23, 2017, Lisbon Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal

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  • Troisième Colloque international sur la drogue au volant

    October 23, 2017

    Ce colloque international fera la lumière sur les développements clés en matière de sécurité routière au cours des dernières années et soulignera les incidences de ces développements sur la drogue au volant. L’objectif du colloque est de rassembler les principaux intervenants qui ont fait progresser le domaine pour leur permettre de partager leurs expériences et leçons retenues et élaborer les prochaines étapes pour aborder de façon efficace la drogue au volant. Le colloque offrira aux participants l’occasion de se mettre au fait des derniers développements, de souligner les nouvelles recherches et de recenser les lacunes à aborder dans le domaine.

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    Website: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/meetings/2017/3rd-symposium-drug-impaired-driving

    October 23, 2017, Centre des congrès de Lisbonne, Lisbonne, Portugal

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  • Lisbon Addictions 2017

    October 24-26, 2017

    The Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies. Organised by the Portuguese General Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, the journal Addiction, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction and the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors.

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    Website: http://www.lisbonaddictions.eu/lisbon-addictions-2017

    October 24-26, 2017, Lisboa Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal,

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  • Issues of Substance 2017

    November 13-15, 2017

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Issues of Substance (IOS) is Canada’s only national conference that brings together addiction workers, healthcare professionals, researchers, policy makers and knowledge brokers from across the country. This premier learning event provides an unparalleled opportunity to share new developments and best practices, and to get practical training related to prevention, treatment and recovery. IOS is also a forum for showcasing new research and knowledge mobilization efforts in the addiction field. Call for Abstracts will open in December, 2016​​. To keep informed about our next conference in 2017, please contact us using the IOS Information Request form http://www.ccsa.ca/eng/newsevents/issues-of-substance-conference/pages/default.aspx) or follow us at @CCSACanada - #IOS2017.

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

    November 13-15, 2017, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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  • Questions de substance 2017

    November 13-15, 2017

    Questions de substance (QDS) est le seul congrès national du Canada à réunir des travailleurs en dépendance, des professionnels de la santé, des chercheurs, des décideurs et des courtiers du savoir de partout au pays. Ce grand rendez-vous d’apprentissage est une occasion exceptionnelle de parler de nouveaux développements et de pratiques exemplaires, et de suivre des ateliers pratiques sur la prévention de la dépendance, le traitement et le rétablissement. Le congrès met aussi en valeur les nouvelles recherches et les activités de mobilisation des connaissances du domaine. Un appel de résumés sera lancé en décembre 2016​​​​​. Pour connaître les derniers détails concernant notre prochain congrès en 2017, veuillez communiquer avec nous à l’aide du formulaire de demande de renseignements sur QDS, ou suivez-nous sur Twitter à @CCLTCanada – #IOS2017.

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

    November 13-15, 2017, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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