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

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

July 5, 2019


A panel discussion providing expertise and advice to the new federal Minister of Health will headline the closing plenary session at CCSA’s Issues of Substance conference.

With the federal election happening just a month before CCSA’s Issues of Substance, there could potentially be a new mandate for the federal Minister of Health. If I Were the Minister of Health: Best Advice for Addressing Substance Use and Addiction  will feature a series of panelists presenting their insights on how the minister can improve care and address important issues related to addiction and mental health in the Canadian healthcare system.     

Featured panelists include:

  • Ian Culbert, Executive Director, Canadian Public Health Association
    He has almost 30 years’ experience in public health
  • Stephanie Lake , University of British Columbia
    She is the chair of the Vancouver chapter of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) and serves on CSSDP’s national board of directors.
  • Tom Stamatakis , President, Board of the Canadian Police Association
    He also serves as president of both the Vancouver Police Union and the British Columbia Police Association

Additional panelists as well as the moderator for the plenary will be announced at a future date.  

The closing plenary for CCSA’s Issues of Substance will take place on Wednesday, November 27 at 10:30 a.m.

Previously, CCSA announced Harold Johnson as a keynote speaker for the conference.  

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