CCSA’s Issues of Substance Conference

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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 takes place November 25–27, 2019, in the Westin Ottawa Hotel and is part of National Addictions Awareness Week. 

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, policy and decision makers, and people with direct or indirect, lived or living experience with substance use or a substance use disorder for 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!

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Welcome to CCSA’s Issues of Substance Conference Website

This site provides you with complete information about our three-day conference to be held again this November. Explore it n…

Registration Now Open

You can now register for CCSA’s Issues of Substance 2019 conference. Register now to reserve your spot in Ottawa this Novemb…

Additions to the FAQ Section

CCSA has added questions and answers on registration, the mobile app, the exhibit hall and more to the FAQ section of CCSA’s…

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Keynote Speakers

Stephanie Lake

University of British Columbia

Ian Culbert

Executive Director
Canadian Public Health Association

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