CCSA’s Issues of Substance Conference

Poster Presentations

Posters covering 11 different subthemes will be presented during CCSA’s Issues of Substance conference.

The lineup of poster presentations is presented below. Click on the respective subtheme for a listing of posters in that category. Please note that all poster presentation are in English unless otherwise stated. The numbering assigned to the posters is for reference only and is not meant to indicate the location on-site.

Authors whose names are in bold are presenting authors.

The Posters at a Glance is subject to change without notice.

Download the Posters at a Glance.

Legend

 

Posters presented in partnership with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

 

Posters presented in partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada

 

 


Posters will be available for viewing at six different times during the conference:


Poster Contest

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction is offering two $500 cash prizes for the best posters, one in the research category and one in the program, intervention or project category. There will also be two $500 cash prizes for the best student posters in each of these categories.

We will announce the winners of the poster competition prior to the closing plenary on Wednesday, November 27. 


Presentations

Current trends, emerging issues and their implications to practice

1

Characterizing the Prevalence and Content of Vaporizer Use in Youth in Western Canada 

Tatiana Sanchez, University of British Columbia
Marin Krank, University of British Columbia
Maya Pilin, University of British Columbia
Jill Robinson, University of British Columbia


2

A Snapshot of Cannabis Use and Associated and Perceived Harms among Canadian Students, Pre-legalization 

Sarah Konefal, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Matthew Young, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Sarah Wallingford, Ottawa Public Health


3

A Summary of the Results from the 2018 Canadian Cannabis Survey  

Matthew Dann, Health Canada 
Sailly Dave, Health Canada 
Lily Fang, Health Canada 
Julie Laroche, Health Canada 


4

The Canadian Drugs and Substances Early Warning System 

Stéphane Racine, Health Canada 
Sailly Dave, Health Canada
Kristyn Franklin, Health Canada 
Harlie Outhwaite, Health Canada 
Samuel Ileka-Priouzeau, Health Canada 
Julie Laroche, Health Canada 


5

Associations between Legal and Illegal Distribution of Prescription Medications in Canada 

Geoff Severtson, Denver Health and Hospital Authority 
Zachary Margolin, Denver Health and Hospital Authority 
Kevin Wogenstahl, Denver Health and Hospital Authority 
Janetta Iwanicki, Denver Health and Hospital Authority 
Maria Levi-Minzi, Nova Southeastern University 
Genevieve Martin, Nova Southeastern University 
Mance Buttram, Nova Southeastern University 
Richard Dart, Denver Health and Hospital Authority 


6

Street Prices of Prescription Opioids Diverted to the Illicit Market: Examining Trends Over Time in Ontario

Maria Levi-Minzi, Nova Southeastern University
Genevieve Martin, Nova Southeastern University 
Steven Kurtz, Nova Southeastern University
Mance Buttram, Nova Southeastern University 


7

Comparison of the Social Acceptability and Risk Perceptions of Cannabis Use among the Canadian Population 

Sailly Dave, Health Canada 
Matthew Dann, Health Canada 
Lily Fang, Health Canada 
Julie Laroche, Health Canada 


8

Perceiving Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis as Ordinary, Convenient, and Controllable Experiences: Views from Drivers in a Remedial Program 

Tara Marie Watson, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Robert E. Mann, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Christine M. Wickens, University of Toronto
Bruna Brands, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health


9

Burden of Poisoning-related Mortality and Apparent Opioid Related Deaths in Canada 2000–2016 

Heather Orpana, Public Health Agency of Canada
Diana George, Public Health Agency of Canada
Justin Lang, Public Health Agency of Canada
Jessica Halverson, Public Health Agency of Canada


10

Ethical Dilemmas of Fee-for-Service Canadian Family Physicians Who Provide Substance Use Disorders Care 

Janet Childerhose, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Sara Atif, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Jill Fairbank, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction


11

Barrières à la demande d’aide des conjoints de joueurs pathologiques : Une étude exploratoire (in French)

Francine Ferland, Centre de recherche CISSS-CA
Nadine Blanchette-Martin, Centre de recherche CISSS-CA
Émilie Godin, Centre de recherche CISSS-CA
Geneviève Fleury, Centre de recherche CISSS-CA
Alexina Périgny, Centre de recherche CISSS-CA
Isabelle Giroux, Université Laval


12

Post-Secondary Student Substance Use Survey: BC's Lower Mainland

Piotr Majkowski, Douglas College 
Marie-Pier Caron, Douglas College
Michael Ma, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Bethany Jeal, Kwantlen University of the Fraser Valley
Kory Langlois, Kwantlen Polytechnic University    


13

The Development of Regulatory Requirements to Manage Alcohol and Drug Use in Canada’s High Security Nuclear Facilities 

Aaron Derouin, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Lynda Hunter, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission


14

Cross-Border Diversion of Prescription Oxycodone Products Manufactured in Canada

K. Patrick May, Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
John Schwarz, Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
Janetta Iwanicki, Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center


15

Implementing a Nightlife Harm Reduction Intervention in Your Community 

Julie-Soleil Meeson, Élixir
Lori Kufner, Élixir
Chloe Sage, ANKORS


16

Examining the Parameters and Characterizing the Gaps in Knowledge of Naloxone Distribution across Canada 

Amina Moustaqim-Barrette, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control 
Katherine Rittenbach, University of Alberta 
Pamela Leece, Ontario Public Health 
Carole Morissette, Institut national de santé publique du Québec 
Jane Buxton, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control 


17

Cannabis and the Workplace: Managing the Safety Impact of Legalization

Shana Wolch, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Justine Linder, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Dan Demers, Certification Commission for Drug and Alcohol Program Professionals
Ben Ratelband, McCarthy Tétrault LLP 


18

Developing Equitable Approaches to Prevention, Harm Reduction and the Route of Administration: Aligning Cannabis, Tobacco Use and Vaping 

Lorraine Greaves, Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Natalie Hemsing, Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Nancy Poole, Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Andreea Catalina Brabete, Centre of Excellence for Women's Health


19

How Are Youth Using Cannabis? Updated Findings from the COMPASS Study 

Isabella Romano, University of Waterloo
Gillian Williams, University of Waterloo
Sarah Aleyan, University of Waterloo
Alexandra Butler, University of Waterloo
Scott Leatherdale, University of Waterloo


20

Emerging Knowledge Exchange Practices and Principles 

Marika Sandrelli, Fraser Health
Deborah Ross, British Columbia Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Jason Curran, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control 
Mark Goheen, Fraser Health 


21

Psychosocial Interventions in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: A Scoping Review 

Fadi Hammal, Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse Prairies
Myles Hanckok, Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse Prairies
Denise Adams, Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse Prairies
Alexandra Loverock, Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse Prairies
David Hodgins, University of Calgary
Cam Wild, Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse Prairies


22

Identification of Substance-Related research Priorities in Ontario

Farihah Ali, Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse
Tara Elton-Marshall, Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse


23

Applying Basic Neuroscience to Addiction Recovery — In My Lived Experience 

Ryan Evans, Client Advisory Council of Champlain


24

A Study on Consumption of Alcohol among Males in Two Agricultural Districts of Sri Lanka 

Ashoka Rajapaksha, Colombo South Teaching Hospital 
Thilini Bandara, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Gandhi Wijetunga, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Nagalingam Suresh, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Sugandhika Suresh, Colombo South Teaching Hospital


25

Cannabis and the Opioid Crisis: Scoping the Literature to Understand the Relationship Between Cannabis and Opioid Use and Related Benefits and Harms  

Nancy Carnide, Institute for Work and Health
Morgane Le Pouésard, Institute for Work and Health
Emma Irvin, Institute for Work and Health
Dwayne Van Eerd, Institute for Work and Health
Heather Johnston, Institute for Work and Health
Quenby Mahood, Institute for Work and Health
Maggie Tiong, Institute for Work and Health
Siobhan Cardoso, Institute for Work and Health
Andrea Furlan, Institute for Work and Health

Determinants and consequences of substance use and addiction

26

Determinants of Prescription Opioid Craving and Opioid-related Hedonic Feelings among
Patients with Chronic Pain Prescribed Opioid Therapy and Sex Differences

Leah Frimerman, McGill University
Catherine Fournier, McGill University
Amanda Sirois, McGill University
Katherine Scott, McGill University
Marc Martel, McGill University


27

An Overview of Cannabis-related Exposure Calls to Canadian Poison Centres: 2013 to 2017

Samuel Ileka-Priouzeau, Health Canada
Kahina Abdesselam, Health Canada
Jacob Miller, Health Canada
Julie Laroche, Health Canada


28

Trends of Alcohol Poisoning in Canada 

Marwa Ebrahim, Health Canada
Daniela Panait, Health Canada
Kahina Abdesselam, Health Canada
Jacob Miller, Health Canada
Samuel Ileka-Priouzeau, Health Canada
Lily Fang, Health Canada
Julie Laroche, Health Canada


29

The Prevalence of Non-medical Use of Prescription Opioids in Canada in 2017 

Janetta Iwanicki, Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
Joshua Black, Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
Patrick May, Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
Beth Sproule, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Richard Dart, Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center


30

Trouver la sécurité face à la concomitance de TUS et de négligence chez des pères de jeunes enfants: Perspective relationnelle sur la réadaptation (in French)

Guillaume Pelletier, Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Capitale-Nationale


31

Does Medical Presence Decrease the Perceived Risk of Substance-related Harm at Music Festivals? 

Brendan Munn, Kelowna General Hospital
Sydney White, University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus
Alison Hutton, Newcastle University


32

Maternal Smoking during Pregnancy: A Review of the Effects of Maternal Tobacco Use on Fetal Brain Development 

Molonga Simon, Sahmyook University 

Key individual factors and characteristics relevant to substance use and addiction

33

The Role of Co-occurring Alcohol and Other Substance Use on Smoking Cessation Treatment Outcomes:
Results from an Ontario-wide Program in Primary Care and Addiction Settings 

Laurie Zawertailo, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Nadia Minian, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Sabrina Voci, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Peter Selby, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health



34

Personality Traits and Alcohol Abuse in Adolescents: Gender Difference

Simasadat Noorbakhsh, University of Montreal
Mohammad H. Afzali, University of Montreal
Patricia Conrod, University of Montreal


35

Comparaison des habitudes de consommation de deux cohortes d'étudiants pré-universitaires évaluées à 15 ans d'intervalle (in French)

Nadine Blanchette-Martin, Centre de recherche CISSS-CA
Joël Tremblay, Centre de recherche CISSS-CA
Rosalie Genois, Centre de recherche CISSS-CA
Francine Ferland, Centre de recherche CISSS-CA
Magali Dufour, Université du Québec à Montréal
Mathieu Goyette, Université de Sherbrooke
Pascal Garceau, Centre de recherche CISSS-CA


36

Integrating Sex, Gender and Gender-transformative Approaches to Substance Use Treatment, Prevention and Harm Reduction in Canada 

Lorraine Greaves, Centre of Excellence for Women's Health 
Nancy Poole, Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Natalie Hemsing, Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Rose Schmidt, Centre of Excellence for Women's Health


37

Assessing Motivation for Smoking Cessation and the Importance of Setting a Target Quit Date:
Findings from a Large-scale Smoking Cessation Program in Ontario, Canada 

Laurie Zawertailo, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Dolly Baliunas, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Anna Ivanova, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Peter Selby, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Legal, social and community responses to substance use- and addiction-related harms

38

Toward Equity-informed Responses to Prevent Stigma and Overdoses: A Scoping Review  

Bernie Pauly, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research
Bruce Wallace, University of Victoria
Sana Shahram, University of Victoria
Karen Urbanoski, University of Victoria
Rebecca Raworth, University of Victoria
Heather Strosher, University of Victoria


39

Evidence and Perspectives about Substance Use among Canadian Professionals

Niki Kiepek, Dalhousie University
Brenda Beagan, Dalhousie University
Jonathan Harris, Dalhousie University
San Patten, Dalhousie University
Christine Ausman, Dalhousie University


40

Sexuality and Harm Reduction “Underground”: Transgression and Creation of Legal Space in Queer and Music Venues 

Bradley Por, McGill University


41

Drug Policy for Indigenous People

Carol Hopkins, Thunderbird Partnership Foundation


Truth and reconciliation and indigenous approaches to healing

42

Measuring the Impact of Culture on Wellness: The Native Wellness Assessment

Nora Bressette, Thunderbird Partnership Foundation

Considerations for at-risk or marginalized populations

43

Current Substance Use Patterns among Canadian Federal Offenders 

Shanna Farrell MacDonald, Correctional Service of Canada
Angela Smeth, Correctional Service of Canada
Sarah Cram, Correctional Service of Canada
Dena Derkzen, Correctional Service of Canada 


44

What Is Nightlife Harm Reduction: Tiered Peer/Volunteer Model and Trainings 

Lori Kufner, Trip! Project, Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centres 


45

Using a Youth-led Approach for Integrated Knowledge Mobilization in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment: Why We Used this Approach and What We Learned 

Jill Fairbank, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Christina Katan, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction


46

Examination of the Characteristics, Institutional Behaviour and Post-release Success of Opioid Agonist Therapy Participants in Federal Canadian Corrections 

Shanna Farrell MacDonald, Correctional Service of Canada
Dena Derkzen, Correctional Service of Canada 


47

Pairs Aidants : Implication des jeunes en traitement dans l’accueil des nouvelles demandes d’aide (in French)

Gilles Cuillerier, Portage-Canada
Caroline Gélinas, Portage-Canada
Guillaume Potvin, Portage-Canada


48

The Leader in Me Awareness to Action: A Community Approach to a Youth-led Engagement Strategy 

Kerrianne Thompson, Durham Region Health Department
Diane Mullane, Durham Catholic District School Board 
Dan Hogan, Durham District School Board
Amy Rukaruck, Carea Community Health Centre
Angela Wanigasekera, Pinewood Centre of Lakeridge Health


49

Brief Interventions for Cannabis Use among Emerging Adults: A Systematic Review of Existing Studies and Protocol for a Novel Intervention 

Jillian Halladay, McMaster University
Catharine Munn, McMaster University


50

Navigating Drugs and Sex in Partying Communities

Lori Kufner, Trip! Project, Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centres


51

Accompagnement psychosocial de proximité auprès de personnes en situation de sevrage et désaffiliées du système formel de soins (in French)

Jimmy Langlois, Université Laval


52

Helping Survivors of Human Trafficking: An Online Training Program for Addiction Service Providers 

Michael Weymn, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Krystine Abel, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Emma Firsten-Kaufman, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health


53

International Scan of Integrated Youth Service Hubs: Understanding Models across Contexts 

Meriem Benlamri, Frayme 


54

Chaos to Calm: An Innovative Approach to Giving Young People Free Rapid Access to Dialect Behavioural Therapy Skills Through a Weekly Drop-in Group 

Michelle Harris, LOFT Community Services: Transitional Age Youth Program
Christine Uygur, LOFT Community Services: Transitional Age Youth Program

Meaningful ways of addressing stigma

55

Canada's International Efforts on Addressing Stigma 

Meheria Arya, Health Canada
Bobby Chauhan, Health Canada
Saeid Roushan, Health Canada
Kirsten Mattison, Health Canada
Michelle Boudreau, Health Canada


56

Stigma and the Ongoing Opioid Epidemic: Where It Comes from, How It Gets in the Way, and What We Can Do about It  

Stephanie Knaak, Mental Health Commission of Canada
Sue Mercer, Mental Health Commission of Canada
Romie Christie, Mental Health Commission of Canada
Mike Pietrus, Mental Health Commission of Canada
Heather Stuart, Queen’s University


57

Realizing the Potential of Lived Experience: Knowledge Sharing and Curricular Change Through Collaboration 

Barbara Fornssler, University of Saskatchewan
Brandi-Dawn Abele, Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs 

Innovative and novel approaches to service delivery
These posters are presented in partnership with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

58

PTSD-Diagnosed Veterans Combatting Problematic Substance Use with Psychiatric Service Dogs: What Community Pharmacists Should Know 

Anan Ahmed, University of Saskatchewan
Alicia Husband, University of Saskatchewan
Colleen Dell, University of Saskatchewan
Linzi Williamson, University of Saskatchewan


59

Evaluation of a Trauma-informed Yoga Intervention in an Inpatient Treatment Program for Women with Substance Use Disorder and Trauma 

Tashia Petker, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research
Christine Yanke, Womankind Addiction Service
Laurel Whalen, Womankind Addiction Service
Debbie Bang, Womankind Addiction Service
Deborah McGarth, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Holly Raymond, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
James MacKillop, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research


60

Researchers Training a Service Dog to Learn about Veterans’ Experiences with Problematic Opioid Use: A Patient-oriented Research Approach 

Darlene Chalmers, University of Regina
Colleen Dell, University of Saskatchewan
Linzi Williamson, University of Saskatchewan
Nell Rodgers, University of Saskatchewan
Alicia Husband, University of Saskatchewan
Ben Carey, University of Saskatchewan


61

Integrative Couple Treatment for Pathological Gamblers: A Randomized Controlled Trial (22 months Follow-up)

Joël Tremblay, Université du Quebec à Trois-Rivieres
Magali Dufour, Université du Québec à Montréal
Karine Bertrand, Université de Sherbrooke
Mariane St-Jacques, Université de Sherbrooke
Nadine Blanchette-Martin, CISSS de Chaudière-Appalaches
Francine Ferland, CIUSSS de la Capitale Nationale
Annie-Claude Savard, Université de Laval
Mélissa Côté, Université du Quebec à Trois-Rivieres


62

Integrating Trauma-informed Relational Work in Addiction Treatment

Bonnie Lee, University of Lethbridge
Tara Sheppard, University of Winnipeg 


63

Traditional and Psychedelic Medicine and the Treatment of Substance Use Challenges and Addiction: 
The Case of Ayahuasca and the Ayahuasca Treatment Outcome Project 

Brian Rush, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health


64

Implementing Innovations in Drug Checking 

Flora Pagan, University of Victoria
Ian Garber, University of Victoria
Rory Hills, University of Victoria
Ashley Larnder, University of Victoria
Thea van Roode, University of Victoria
Vici Piotr Burek, University of Victoria
Jenny Cartwright, University of Victoria
Dennis Hore, University of Victoria
Bruce Wallace, University of Victoria


65

How Companion Animals Support Recovery from Opioid Addiction: An Exploratory Study of Patients in a Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program 

Brynn Kosteniuk, University of Saskatchewan
Colleen Dell, University of Saskatchewan


66

Design and Implementation of a Multi-technology Platform for Drug Checking 

Rory Hills, University of Victoria
Jake Rothwell, University of Victoria
Deepak Kumar, University of Victoria
Belaid Moa, University of Victoria
Ian Garber, University of Victoria
Thea van Roode, University of Victoria
Flora Pagan, University of Victoria
Bruce Wallace, University of Victoria
Dennis Hore, University of Victoria


67

PAWSitive Support: The Development of a Canadian Prison-based Canine Assisted Learning Program in Response to Canada’s Opioid Crisis 

Darlene Chalmers, University of Regina
Colleen Dell, University of Saskatchewan


68

Wilderness Therapy as a Catalyst for Youth Resilience 

Laura Mills, Pine River Institute
Nevin Harper, Pine River Institute

The continuum of care

69

Alberta Injectable Opioid Agonist Treatment Community Program: Changing Lives 

Stacey Whitman, Alberta Health Services
Dianne Dyer, Alberta Health Services
Amy Woroniuk, Alberta Health Services


70

They Treated Us Like Shit Because We're Native 

Shelda Kastor, Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society
Tracey Draper, Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society


71

Peer Assistance at Supervised Consumption Sites: Potential to Increase Accessibility and Reduce Harms 

Graeme Simpson, Health Canada
Adam Doane, Health Canada
Alana Hendry, Health Canada
Merima Baljak, Health Canada
Caitlin Daine, Health Canada


72

An Environmental Scan of Social Work’s Response to the Overdose Crisis 

Jessica Kennedy, University of Victoria School of Social Work
Bruce Wallace, University of Victoria School of Social Work


73

Charting the Path: Findings and Opportunities from the Continuing Care Project

Matthew Hollingshead, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Dhaarna Tangri, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Stephanie Gloyn, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health


74

Project Engage: Comparing Treatment Providers' and Clients' Attitudes Towards Contingency Management 

Ashley Ethier, University of Calgary
David Hodgins, University of Calgary
Denise Adams, University of Alberta
Cam Wild, University of Alberta


75

Live-in Treatment Standards for Addictions Services 

Rachelle Maskell, Thunderbird Partnership Foundation 


76

Adverse Childhood Experience and Positive Uses of Social Media: A Tool for Recovery

Georgia McCusker, Regina Catholic School Division
Rand Teed, Drug Class/Rand Teed Consulting


77

PROFAN 2.0 : Un programme provincial de formation développé par une association de pairs pour la prévention et la prise en charge des surdoses d’opioïdes (in French)

Guillaume Tremblay, Méta d'Âme
Chantale Perron, Méta d'Âme
Michel Perreault, Institut universitaire en santé mentale Douglas


78

Substance-involved In-patients in Medical and Rehabilitation Settings (in English) 

Niki Kiepek, Dalhousie University
Stacey Freemantle, St. Joseph's Care Group
Kristen Jones-Bonofiglio, Lakehead University
Kristine Quaid, St. Joseph's Care Group
Mark Lavallee-Demers, Thunder Bay Regional Health Services Centre
Mandy Byerley-Vita, St. Joseph's Care Group


79

First Voice Advocacy and Expertise in Establishing the First Overdose Prevention Site in Atlantic Canada: The HANDUP Experience

Matthew Bonn, HANDUP


80

Safe Supply Now 

Jordan Westfall, Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs
David Mendes, Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs
Olympia Trypis, Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs

Intersections between mental health and substance use
These posters are presented in partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada

81

Specific Mindfulness Facets and Self-compassion Predict Drinking to Cope with
Depression in Undergraduate Women and Men with Problematic Consumption 

Melanie Wisener, McGill University
Bassam Khoury, McGill University


82

Longitudinal Cohort Survey of Substance Use and Mental Health Problems from Early to Late Adolescence in a School-based Sample 

Leanne Wilkins, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health — Child, Youth and Family
Lisa Hawke, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health — Child, Youth and Family
Elizabeth Brownlie, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health — Child, Youth and Family
Gloria Chaim, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health — Child, Youth and Family
Joanna Henderson, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health — Child, Youth and Family
Joseph Beitchman, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health — Child, Youth and Family
David Wolfe, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health — Child, Youth and Family
Brian Rush, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health — Child, Youth and Family


83

Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Effectiveness of Interventions to 
Improve Physician Benzodiazepine Prescribing Practices in Alberta, Canada 

Nikki Kain, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
Nigel Ashworth, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
Delaney Wiebe, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta


84

Drinking and Thinking: Do Alcohol and Depression Affect Ruminative Thought Valence in Social Anxiety?

Amanda Hagen, Dalhousie University
Marie-Eve Couture, Dalhousie University
Susan Battista, Dalhousie University
Sherry Stewart, Dalhousie University


85

Supporting Mental Health and Substance Use Concerns on Canadian Campuses Through the Development 
of the Standard on Psychological Health and Safety for Post-secondary Students 

Polly Leonard, Mental Health Commission of Canada
Greg Kyllo, Mental Health Commission of Canada 


86

A Scoping Review of Cannabis and Mental Health: A State of the Science 

Fiona Clement, University of Calgary
Scott Patten, University of Calgary
Rebecca Haines-Saah, University of Calgary
Caroline Corbett, University of Calgary
Christopher Canning, Mental Health Commission of Canada


87

Harm Reduction as a Bridge Between Mental Health and Addiction Recovery

Mary Bartram, McGill University


88

Development of a Concurrent Disorders Curriculum in British Columbia 

Kimberley Korf-Uzan, British Columbia Mental Health and Substance Use Services
Deborah Ross, British Columbia Mental Health and Substance Use Services
Sherry Mumford, British Columbia Mental Health and Substance Use Services


89

A Comprehensive Approach to Tobacco Interventions in Patients with Severe Addiction and Mental Health Issues 

Stephanie Demers, Grand River Hospital


90

Animal-assisted Therapy in a Canadian Psychiatric Prison: Addressing Problematic Substance Use and Mental Health 

Colleen Dell, University of Saskatchewan
Darlene Chalmers, University of Regina

Health promotion, prevention and early identification

91

An Analysis of the Economic Benefits of Substance Use Prevention Programs for Youth 

Maya Pilin, University of British Columbia
Sherry Hanna, University of British Columbia
Emma Mikkelsen, University of British Columbia
Marvin Krank, University of British Columbia


92

Strengthening Community Through Dialogue — Let's Talk Cannabis 

Dan Reist, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research
Kristina Jenei, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research
Z’Anne Harvey-Jansen, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research
Ron Beach, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research


93

Empowering the Next Generation of Healthcare Professionals with Knowledge, Skills, 
Tools, and Supports to Address Substance Use Issues in Canada 

Cynthia Baker, Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing 
Alexandra Wright, Canadian Association for Social Work Education 
Janet Cooper, Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada 


94

What Is the Impact of a Comprehensive Tobacco Control Intervention among 
Patients Receiving Inpatient Treatment for Substance Use Disorders? 

Isabella Romano, University of Waterloo
Jean Costello, Homewood Research Institute
Courtney Ropp, Homewood Research Institute
Yao Li, Homewood Research Institute
Sarah Sousa, Homewood Research Institute
Dominique Bruce, Homewood Health Centre
Don Roth, Homewood Health Centre
James MacKillop, Peter Boris Centre for Addiction Research
Brian Rush, Homewood Research Institute


95

Substance Use at Music Festivals: Interdisciplinary Research on Risks and Mitigation of Harms 

Brendan Munn, Kelowna General Hospital
Chloe Sage, AIDS Network Outreach & Support Society
Silvina Mema, University of British Columbia
Adam Lund, University of British Columbia
Sheila Turris, University of British Columbia

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