CCSA’s Issues of Substance Conference

Mental Health Commission of Canada Named National Partner for CCSA’s Issues of Substance Conference

June 24, 2019

CCSA is proud to announce that the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has signed on as a national partner for CCSA’s Issues of Substance conference to be held at the Westin Ottawa from November 25–27, 2019.

At this year’s conference, the intersection of mental illness and addiction will take centre stage with an entire morning devoted to the topic – including plenary, concurrent and poster sessions highlighting recent research and work done in the field. 

“We’re thrilled to have such a supportive partnership with MHCC for the CCSA’s Issues of Substance conference,” said CCSA CEO Rita Notarandrea. “This is a great networking opportunity among the participants attending to facilitate greater collaboration in these two fields given the intersection of our work. The research presented at the conference, along with the partnerships and ideas that germinate here, will help support Canadians affected by substance use and mental health issues.” 

MHCC will also be securing the keynote speaker for the plenary session scheduled for Tuesday, November 26. That announcement will happen within the coming weeks.     

“For far too long, the health sector has been working in silos when it comes to addiction and mental health,” said MHCC president and CEO Louise Bradley. “If we want to provide the best care, and have the best opportunity for good treatment outcomes, we have to acknowledge the co-relation between addition and mental illness — and, of course, the social determinants of health underlying both.”

CCSA’s Issues of Substance is the only national addiction conference in Canada that brings together addiction workers, healthcare professionals, researchers, policy makers, knowledge brokers, and people with lived and living experience with substance use from across the country.

The complete exciting lineup for CCSA’s Issues of Substance 2019 will be available in July. Early bird registration for the event is currently open. 

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