CCSA’s Issues of Substance Conference

Conference Program Committee

CCSA’s Issues of Substance 2021 conference Program Committee leads the development of the scientific program for the conference. The program committee assists CCSA by:

  • Advising on the conference theme;
  • Reviewing and scoring submitted abstracts;
  • Providing recommendations for keynote speakers; and
  • Serving as poster judges and moderators for conference sessions.

The conference could not take place without the commitment and tireless efforts of the Program Committee members. CCSA would like to thank the members for their contributions.

Pam Kent
(Chair, Program Committee)   

Krista Benes
Mental Health Commission of Canada

Jes Besharah
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Jane A. Buxton
Chair, Royal College Public Health and Preventive Medicine Specialty Committee
Kim Corace
Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
Frank Crichlow
Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs
Chris Cull
Inspire by Example
Daniel Dacombe
Addictions Foundation of Manitoba
Colleen Dell
University of Saskatchewan
Jill Fairbank
Anna Goodman
Anne Elizabeth Lapointe
La Maison Jean Lapointe
Opal McInnis
Mental Health and Addictions, Department of Health, Government of Nunavut
Shawna Meister
Deb Meness 
Thunderbird Partnership Foundation
Charlotte Merasty
LLEAFF — Families and Friends Working Group
Michael Nurse
LLEAFF — Living Experience Working Group
Rand Teed
LLEAFF — Lived Experience Working Group
Sherry Stewart
Dalhousie University
John Weekes
Homewood Research Institute
Lindsay Yarrow
Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
  Barbie Toll


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