September 13th and 14th, 2018.
Dr. Manuel Cardoso, Deputy General – Director of SICAD
Understanding the integrated approach of Portuguese drugs policy, Understanding decriminalization legal framework.
Dr. Jag Khalsa,
MS, Ph.D., Special Volunteer, NIDA/NIH; Retired as Chief, Medical Consequences, National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA
Ann Dowsett Johnston, bestselling author of Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol
Followed by a Lived Experience Panel on Building resilience with Recovery Capital moderated by Ann Dowsett Johnston, best-selling author
Dr. Julian M. Somers – Simon Fraser University
Over the past 10 years a series of studies in British Columbia have involved people experiencing complex addictions. This research has used a variety of methods: economic analyses; cohort studies; randomized controlled trials; qualitative interviews; and comparative outcome studies. Many of these studies have focused on integrated multi-agency interventions.
Dr. John Kelly – PhD. Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine at Harvard University
Describe the clinical course of addiction based on clinical scientific findings
Arthur C. Evans, Jr., PhD, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President, American Psychological Association
The notion of recovery-oriented systems of care has evolved. I will describe what a recovery-oriented system of care is and compare it to a traditional “black box” approach for mental health and addiction.
Andrew Freedman, Director Freedman & Koski
Evaluating the success of these legalization efforts has been almost as divisive as legalization itself, with some claiming that the sky has fallen and others claiming only upside. Freedman understands something that few else can.
Director of Policy Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.
Executive Director, Community Addictions Peer Support Association
This workshop will present a brief model of identifying four categories or quadrants of experience—the pluses and minuses of maintaining vs. relinquishing a habit.
Dr. Ray Baker, MD, Consultant in Recovery Medicine
Recovery coaching, the most important element in recovery oriented care requires a unique set of competencies delivered by trained paraprofessionals. This session will review required attitudes, knowledge and skills
Dr. Brian Rush, PhD, Scientist Emeritus, CAMH and Principal, VIRGO Planning and Evaluation Consultants Inc
Mary Bartram, PhD, RSW, Researcher and consultant
Recovery has long been a key concept in both the addiction and mental health sectors. But does the concept of recovery in addictions mean the same thing as in the mental health field?
Dr. Michele Pole PhD, with an Introduction by Hamish White
In this presentation, participants will gain an understanding of two disorders that co-occur at high rates, addiction and trauma disorders.
Dr. Jean-Pierre Chiasson, MD,
FASAM, CCSAM, MRO, Founder and Medical Director, Nouveau Depart, EHN Canada
Youth & Recovery Capital
Dr. Emily Alden Hennessy, MPhil, PhD
Adolescent recovery from substance use disorders is a complex and dynamic process requiring multiple individual and contextual resources.
Kristen Harper, Founder and CEO of Recovery Cube
Adolescent and emergent adults in recovery from substance use disorder are confronted with the challenge of protecting their new way of life everyday campuses.
Angie Hamilton, Families for Addiction Recovery (FAR)
We have a duty to protect addicted youth. Are we protecting them? What more can be done?
Christine Burych President, StarlingBrook Leadership
Panel discussion on Collaborative Case Management and Return to Work moderated by Paul Wittes, Director, Clinical Management, Morneau Shepell – panel to include:
- Jennifer Fodden, Team Lead, Clinical Support Programs, Morneau Shepell
- Michelle Harper, Director of Best Practices for Group Disability benefits, Manulife Financial
- Sol Sax MD FRCPC, Medical Director, GE Canada
- Edna Laming, RN, BA, COHN(C) , Senior Occupational Health Program Manager, GE Canada
- Chris Howe, Acting Captain, Niagara Fire Department
Dr. Hester Dunlap
Lead Psychologist, Trauma and Psychological Injury Program, Bellwood Health Services
Mind-Body Health Breaks – By Evonne Sullivan
Yoga Teacher – Mental Health and Addiction Recovery
Evonne Sullivan specializes in yoga, mindfulness & meditation for mental health and addiction recovery. She works with a variety of organizations, businesses and special events, as well as partnering with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health teaching for the mood & anxiety, trauma, concurrent disorders and medical withdrawal units. Through her Yoga for Wellness & Recovery program and EvonneSullivan.com she creates a supportive, trauma-informed environment for the mind-body health and healing of individuals, families, clinicians and professionals.