Issues Of Substance Conference 2017: Call For Abstracts

Call for Abstracts: Issues of Substance Conference 2017 “Addiction Matters”

The Canadian Center on Substance Abuse (CCSA) has announced the Call for Abstracts for their Issues of Substance conference 2017. Abstracts must be submitted no later than January 27, 2017, as detailed below.

Presentation Formats and Themes

The organizers are seeking presentations, posters and workshops on policies, programs, and frameworks that include evidence-informed practices, emerging research and innovative knowledge exchange strategies. Abstracts are welcomed on all substances, including alcohol, and licit and illicit drugs, and on gambling. Although all abstracts will be considered, we are looking for submissions that support the following subthemes:

  • Innovative and novel approaches to service delivery (e.g., technology-assisted therapy, mobile apps, therapy animals)
  • Substance use and co-occurring issues/disorders (e.g., mental health, suicide, trauma, family violence, intimate partner violence, chronic pain, FASD)
  • Responsible and problem gambling
  • Overdose prevention and management
  • Cannabis (e.g., policy development and implications, medical use, etc.)
  • Prescription drugs, including opioids
  • Indigenous approaches to addressing substance use and healing
  • Health promotion, substance use prevention and early identification
  • Alcohol
  • Public health approaches to substance use across the continuum of care (e.g., managed alcohol programs)
  • Recovery, health and well-being Specific populations (e.g., youth, incarcerated persons, older adults, people who are homeless, new Canadians)
  • Sex- and gender-appropriate approaches to substance use Drugs of evolving legal status (e.g., novel psychoactive substances, e-cigarettes)
  • Innovative methods to bringing research to practice
  • Stigma

Abstract submission deadline

Applicants must submit their abstracts by January 27, 2017. Abstracts should be 250 words or less in English or French and apply to one of the above formats.

Source Website: CCSA