CCSA’s Issues of Substance Conference

Welcome to 
CCSA's Issues of Substance 2019

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction invites you to attend CCSA’s Issues of Substance 2019 conference. The three-day event — which regularly sells out — takes place November 25–27, 2019, at the Westin Ottawa Hotel and is part of National Addictions Awareness Week. 

This year, CCSA is pleased to have the Mental Health Commission of Canada as a national partner for our event. As part of their involvement, there will be a strong mental health and addiction focus in the conference program. 

The theme for this year’s conference is Evidence and Perspectives, Compassion and Action, reflecting the importance of relying on research and real-world experience as we identify sustainable solutions to meet the needs of Canadians suffering from substance use disorder.

The three-day event provides an unparalleled opportunity to share new research and best practices, and receive practical training related to substance use and addiction, prevention, treatment and recovery. It is also a unique opportunity for a broad cross-section of communities to meet. Come join us for plenary sessions, presentations, posters and interactive workshops at Canada's premier national conference on substance use and addiction!

To keep informed about CCSA’s Issues of Substance 2019, please follow the official twitter feed for the conference at @IOS_QDS


Registration for the conference is now open. Don’t delay in reserving your spot for this November!

What's new?

The Program for CCSA's Issues of Substance conference has been released!

The program committee for CCSA’s Issues of Substance is proud to present the conference program. Browse through the progr…

If I Were the Minister of Health: Best Advice for Addressing Substance Use and Addiction announced as Closing Plenary Session

A panel discussion providing expertise and advice to the new federal Minister of Health will headline the closing plenary se…

Opening Keynote Speaker for CCSA’s Issues of Substance Conference

Award-winning author Harold Johnson is the opening keynote speaker for CCSA’s Issues of Substance conference in Ottawa this …

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Keynote Speakers

Tom Stamatakis

President
Canadian Police Association

Stephanie Lake

University of British Columbia

Ian Culbert

Executive Director
Canadian Public Health Association

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