CCSA’s Issues of Substance Conference

Call for Late Breaking Abstracts

Back by popular demand, we are pleased to announce the call for late-breaking abstracts for CCSA’s Issues of Substance 2019 conference. First introduced at the Issues of Substance conference in 2017, this call ensures that those who attend the conference will have access to presentations featuring current, novel and leading edge evidence.

What We Are Looking For
For this call, we are seeking presentations that address current and topical issues. This could include the use and impact of substances (including alcohol, opioids, cannabis, stimulants and so on) and other licit and illicit drugs or drugs of evolving legal status (e.g., novel psychoactive substances, e-cigarettes, etc.), as well as research on and evaluations of programs and initiatives. We also encourage abstracts focusing on the intersections between mental health and substance use as well as behavioural addictions.

Presentations need to:

  • Feature new or novel findings in the substance use and addiction field that have never been published or presented previously;
  • Have had no preliminary data available when the general call for abstracts closed in February 2019; and
  • Consider sex and gender as part of their work.

Review the Call for Late-breaking Abstracts  for a full outline of the program and details on preparing a submission.

Application Period
We will accept submissions from 9:00 a.m. EDT July 26, 2019, until 11:59 p.m. EDT on August 30, 2019.

How to Submit Your Abstract
Abstracts should be 200 words or less in English or French. You can submit your abstract through the CCSA abstract portal.  Upon successful submission of your abstract, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from CCSA acknowledging your submission.    

Applicants can submit only one late-breaking abstract as primary author and the primary presenter must be one of the co-authors listed on the abstract. The submission of a late-breaking abstract does not count towards the limit of two abstracts that an author can submit to the general call for abstracts for CCSA’s Issues of Substance 2019 conference.

If you have any questions about the late-breaking abstracts program, please contact


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