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.

Updated October 24 2019. The Posters at a Glance is subject to change without notice.

Download the Posters at a Glance.

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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

Poster Presentation Floorplan

Key individual factors and characteristics relevant to substance use and addiction

1

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


2

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


3

Comparison of Use Trends in Two Cohorts of Pre-University Students Assessed at 15 year Intervals (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


4

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5

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

Truth and reconciliation and indigenous approaches to healing

6

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

Nora Bressette, Thunderbird Partnership Foundation


7

Developing Resources for Action: Advancing Collaboration on FASD Prevention in Indigenous Communities

Lindsay Wolfson, Centre of Excellence for Women's Health; Canada FASD Research Network
Nancy Poole, Centre of Excellence for Women's Health; Canada FASD Research Network
Marilyn Van Bibber, Nota Bene Consulting Group
Denise Lacerte, First Nations Health Authority
Bonnie Labounty, First Nations Health Authority
Alexa Norton, First Nations Health Authority

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

8

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


9

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


10

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
Ed Jess, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
Karen Mazurek, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta


11

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


12

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, Canadian Mental Health Association, National 


13

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


14

Harm Reduction as a Bridge Between Mental Health and Addiction Recovery

Mary Bartram, McGill University


15

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


16

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

Stephanie Demers, Grand River Hospital


17

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


18

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

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

Current trends, emerging issues and their implications to practice

19

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


20

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


21

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 


22

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 


23

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 


24

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 


25

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 


26

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, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Bruna Brands, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health


27

Analytic Results from a Multi-Site Drug Checking Pilot Project Using Liquid Chromatography and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry in Toronto, Ontario

Nazlee Maghsoudi, Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation; Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute; St. Michael’s Hospital; University of Toronto
Karen McDonald, Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation; Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute; St. Michael’s Hospital
Cristiana Stefan, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Dan Beriault, St. Michael's Hospital; University of Toronto
Tara Marie Watson, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Rhiannon Thomas, South Riverdale Community Health Centre
Sudha Sabanadesan, Toronto Public Health
Shaun Hopkins, Toronto Public Health
Dan Werb, Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation; Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute; St. Michael’s Hospital; University of Toronto; University of California San Diego


28

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


29

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


30

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


31

Post-Secondary Student Substance Use Survey: British Columbia'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    


32

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


33

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


34

Implementing a Nightlife Harm Reduction Intervention in Your Community 

Julie-Soleil Meeson, AIDQ
Lori Kufner, Trip Toronto
Chloe Sage, ANKORS


35

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

Amina Moustaqim-Barrette, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control 
Tara Elton-Marshall, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Pamela Leece, Public Health Ontario 
Carole Morissette, Regional Public Health Branch of Montreal
Katherine Rittenbach, Alberta Health Services
Jane Buxton, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control 
 


36

Cannabis and the Workplace: Managing the Safety Impact of Legalization

Shana Wolch, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Justine Linder, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Dan Demers, CannAmm
Ben Ratelband, McCarthy Tétrault LLP 


37

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


38

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


39

Emerging Knowledge Exchange Practices and Principles 

Marika Sandrelli, Fraser Health
Deborah Ross, British Columbia Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Jason Curran, Interior Health British Columbia  
Mark Goheen, Fraser Health 


40

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


41

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


42

Applying Basic Neuroscience to Addiction Recovery — In My Lived Experience 

Ryan Evans, Client Advisory Council of Champlain


43

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, Colombo South Teaching Hospital
Sugandhika Suresh, University of Sri Jayewardenepura


44

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
Zoe Sinkins, McMaster University
Christa Orchard, University of Toronto
Sudaba Popal, Volunteer
Nimish Mittal, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network
Sara Macdonald, Institute for Work and Health
Siobhan Cardoso, Institute for Work and Health
Andrea Furlan, Institute for Work and Health

Meaningful ways of addressing stigma

46

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


47

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


48

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 

Determinants and consequences of substance use and addiction

49

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


50

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


51

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


52

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


53

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


54

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

Molonga Simon, Sahmyook University 

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

55

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


56

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
Liah Rahman, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research
Karen Demaline, 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


57

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
Maryellen Gibson, University of Saskatchewan


58

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


59

Integrating Trauma-informed Relational Work in Addiction Treatment

Bonnie Lee, University of Lethbridge
Jessica Bastardo Gaelzer, University of Lethbridge


60

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


61

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


62

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


63

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


64

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


65

Wilderness Therapy as a Catalyst for Youth Resilience 

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


66

Rapid Access to Opioid Agonist Therapy No Matter Where You Live: The Alberta Virtual Opioid Dependency Approach

Nathaniel Day, Alberta Health Services; Virtual Opioid Dependency Program
Jane Yi, Alberta Health Services
Katherine Rittenback, Alberta Health Services; University of Alberta
 

The Continuum of Care

67

Alberta Injectable Opioid Agonist Treatment Community Program: Changing Lives 

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


68

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
Samuel Ileka-Priouzeau, Health Canada 
Kahina Abdesselam, Health Canada 
Stephen Cule, Health Canada


69

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


70

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
Natasha Y. Sheikhan, Dalla Lana School of Public Health


71

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


72

Live-in Treatment Standards for Addictions Services 

Amanda Perri,  Thunderbird Partnership Foundation 


73

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


74

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


75

Safe Supply Now 

Frank Crichlow, Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs 
Natasha Touesnard, Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs 
Hawkfeather Peterson, Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs


76

Access and Retention in Addiction Treatment Programs: The Experiences of People Who Use Substances (PWUS) Living in Atlantic Canada 

Lois Jackson, Dalhousie University
Cindy MacIsaac, Direction 180
Holly Mathias, Dalhousie University
Atlantic COAST Study Team Members, Dalhousie University
 


77

Opioid Agonist Treatment and Risk of Mortality During an Opioid Overdose Public Health Emergency: A Population-based Retrospective Cohort Study 

Lindsay Pearce, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Jeong Min, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Micah Piske, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Charlie Zhou, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Fahmida Homayra, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Amanda Slaunwhite, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
Michael Irvine, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
Gina McGowan, British Columbia Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions
Bohdan Nosyk, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS; Simon Fraser University

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

78

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


79

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


80

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

Bradley Por, McGill University


89

Drug Policy for Indigenous People

Carol Hopkins, Thunderbird Partnership Foundation


90

Homeless and Addicted: Stories and Observations from the Front Lines in Anytown, B.C.

Michael Morden, City of Maple Ridge 
Hilary Kim Morden, Simon Fraser University


Considerations for at-risk or marginalized populations

81

The Improving Treatment Together (ITT) Project: Methodology and Lessons Learned So Far

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


82

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 


83

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


84

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


85

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


86

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

Jimmy Langlois, Université Laval


87

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

Meriem Benlamri, Frayme 


88

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

Health promotion, prevention and early identification

91

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

Jill Robinson, University of British Columbia
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


96

Intramural Participation and Substance Use among Canadian High School Students in the COMPASS Study 

Gillian Williams, University of Waterloo; Public Health Agency of Canada
Katie Burns, University of Waterloo
Kate Battista, University of Waterloo
Ying Jiang, Public Health Agency of Canada
Margaret De Groh, Public Health Agency of Canada
Scott Leatherdale, University of Waterloo

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