Recovery Outcomes Institute

The Virtual Format has turned our 4th Annual Conference into the international addiction recovery event of the year! People from around the world have registered.   

Be part of the addiction crisis solution in your community.. build on people’s strengths to overcome addiction.

Let’s build Recovery Capital in people, communities and healthcare systems.  

The Recovery Outcomes Insititute invites you to register using this $25 off Registration Code.

HOST CITY VANCOUVER  Pacific Standard Time Zone 8 am to 5 pm

Recovery Capital Virtual Conference September 4th 2020.  

Use Promo Code  ROIdiscount for $25 off your registration 

REGISTER HERE

Full Speaker Program

 


NAADAC Approved Education Provider

  • The Association for Addiction Professional
  • 5.5 Hours Continuing Education Units

About the Conference

While webinars on zoom have taken over your work-life, the Recovery Capital Conference is NOT that experience.

We are using State of the Art Conference Software:

✔️ Striking up conversations with people in the hallway with commonalities
✔️Participating in a raffle prize
✔️Networking opportunities for possible partnerships
✔️Online Meet-ups that occur before, during, and after the event
✔️Ask representatives at exhibitor booths about their services
✔️High-Quality Streaming
✔️Professional Sound Stage
✔️Interactive Q&A to create storyboards

Virtual Conference Speakers 

   

Recovery Capital Virtual Conference September 4th 2020.

Soon registered attendees will receive a code to sign up for access to the Conference Software and let your conference experience begin.

Mental health and addiction Conference “Building Recovery Capital Virtual Conference” will feature expert speakers presenting on prevention, treatment, workplace wellness, and more.

This one-day Recovery Capital Virtual Conference will include:

  • Expert Speakers presenting on Assessing and how to build Recovery Capital, the Science of Recovery,  and other related topics.
  • Earn CEUs
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Full Conference Experience

Thank you to our Sponsors and Partners

Recovery Capital Virtual Conference September 4th 2020.

Use Promo Code  ROIdiscount for $25 off your registration 

REGISTER HERE

Full Speaker Program

What is Recovery Capital? 

Recovery Capital is a focus on the development of social capital (healthy and stable relationships), material capital (finances and accommodation), human capital (mental and physical health, skills, and employment) and cultural capital (values, beliefs, and attitudes).

Let’s help build individuals, workplaces and communities recovery capital so together we can overcome addiction and mental health issues.

Click here to learn more about – What is Recovery Capital?

What people are saying about last year’s Recovery Capital Conference

“This is an exciting area of Addiction Medicine”

“The venue was perfect because even though we were indoors all day you didn’t feel like you hadn’t seen the outside”

“The conference was amazing and the only feedback I have is for the people who didn’t come and didn’t come on purpose. We all need to open our minds and collaborate on fighting addiction and mental health. Only then came true progress be made”

“Amazing networking that was happening, conversations so passionate and important they could not be at the session on time! I also loved that although the event was sponsored by private industry the speakers did not hold back their perspectives on same. This was also profound. This conference was amazing and I think this focus on recovery capital is the sea change or paradigm shift our system needs”

Whole Person Recovery: A user-centred systems approach to problem drug use.

Recovery Capital Informaiton
Photo Credit – Broome, Steve & Daddow, Rebecca. (2010).

About the Recovery Capital Conference

There are many conferences about addiction,  this conference focuses on evidence-based addiction recovery solutions. Leading the change in care for mental health and addiction, the Recovery Capital Conference will feature leading international researchers, clinicians, and policymakers.

Who Should Register for the Recovery Capital Virtual Conference? 

Physicians, Occupational Health Leaders, Human Resources Managers, Health Care Policy Makers, Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Interventionists, Residential Treatment Centre Management and Clinical Teams, Students, Union Leaders, Community Leaders, Disability Management Coordinators, Professional Regulatory Bodies, Insurance Carriers, Labour Relations Specialists, Employee Assistance Program providers, Labour Lawyers, Safety Committee Members, Union Representatives, Nurses, RNs, Social Workers, people with lived and living experience and families.

Continuing Educations Units

Approved for CE Units

The Conference Registration Packages include attendance, Continuing Education Credits and provide opportunities to create localized strategies on how to build Recovery Capital.

 

 

Recovery Capital Continuing Education

Addiction and Mental Health Continuing Education

Each attendee will receive a Certificate of Attendance to offer their own certification association.  Don’t see your certification body here, let us know.

 


  • The Association for Addiction Professional
  • 5.5 Hours Continuing Education Units

 


  • Canadian Addiction Counsellor Certification Federation
  • 5.5 Hours Continuing Education Units

 


  • British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors
  • Members can record their attendance at this event as professional development within the BCACC’s Continuing Competency Program

  • Medical Psychotherapy Association of Canada
  • 5.5 hours Continuing Education Units

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada
  • 5.5 hours Continuing Education Units

  • Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board
  • 5.5 hours Continuing Education Units

More CEUs

As more Continuing Education information is provided by various certification bodies it will be made available on the Recovery Capital Conference of Canada website.

We are currently waiting for

How do I get my CEUS

Certificates will be emailed after proof of attending the conferences.

This one-day Recovery Capital Virtual Conference will include:

  • Expert Speakers presenting on Assessing and how to build Recovery Capital, the Science of Recovery,  and other related topics.
  • Earn CEUs
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Full Conference Experience

Click here for the Full Speaker’s Program

Thank you to our Sponsors and Partners

Recovery Capital Virtual Conference September 4th 2020.

    CLICK HERE   

 

 

How to use Whova

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CONFERENCE SOFTWARE WHOVA APP

Get Whova Now

Steps to accessing the conference

From a desktop computer

  1. Click on the blue-button above – Get Whova now
  2. Once you are on the download page, click on the black button – Go To Web App
  3. Create an account… If you do not have a Whova account, click on create an account, use the email you used to register for the conference.  If you do have a Whova account, log in using your credentials and the RCC Conference will be added to your profile 
  4. It is suggested you watch the conference on a desktop and use your smartphone for chats and networking.

Whova makes virtual events highly interactive, fun, and productive before, during, and after the event. The mobile and web applications are easy to use and also provide live Q&A, live poll, virtual sponsor booth and virtual exhibit hall, a discussion board, virtual meet-ups, meeting-matches, gamification, and various attendee networking features.

The Recovery Capital Conference Committee is pleased to offer you a full conference experience.

We Recommend you watch the conference on a desktop computer and interact with attendees using your smartphone.

Your guide to a full conference experience

 

A video from another conference to show how to use WHOVA

How to Sign in to Whova


  1. Enter the email address you used for event registration or use your social media account.
    To get automatically logged in to your event, please make sure to use the email you used when registering the event.
  2. Create a password and type in your name
  3. Edit your profile. Other attendees will see this and network with you. So make it look good 🙂
  4. The app will take you to your event page automatically if the organizers have updated the app with your registration information
If your event doesn’t show up automatically, search for it. Then, click the join button on the bottom of the event description page, and enter the event invitation code the organizers sent you. Or, request a new code and wait until the organizers approve your request.


If your event has live streaming for sessions, we suggest that you use Chrome browser for the web app. Some streaming software may have compatibility issues with other browsers.

  1. Get the webapp link for your event from the event organizer and open the page. The link looks like “https://whova.com/portal/webapp/xxxx/”
  2. Click “Sign up here” if you don’t have an account yet, and fill in your email and password.
    Please make sure to use the email you used when registering the event. Otherwise it won’t allow you to join the event.
  3. It automatically takes you to the event main page.

View the agenda and plan your schedule


  1. Find the Agenda tab at the bottom of the screen. You should see a list of sessions for that day.
  2. You can move through different days by selecting the date you want to view on the calendar at the top of the agenda
  3. Browse or search for sessions on the top bar.
  4. Once you find the session you want to access, tap on it.
  5. If the session is live, it will begin playing immediately upon entering. Otherwise, a message will indicate the scheduled start time.
  6. If the session hasn’t occurred yet, you can click Add to My Agenda to put the session on your own personal agenda and set a reminder.

  1. Find the Agenda tab on the side of the screen. You should see a list of sessions for that day.
  2. You can move through different days but selecting the date you want to view on the calendar at the top of the agenda
  3. Browse or search for sessions on the top bar.
  4. Once you find the session you want to access, tap on it.
  5. If the session is live, it will begin playing immediately upon entering. Otherwise, a message will indicate the scheduled start time.
  6. If the session hasn’t occurred yet, you can click Add to My Agenda to put the session on your own personal agenda.

Access live streams and session videos


You can watch videos and livestreams directly through the agenda item. Once you’ve accessed the agenda item, click on one of the options beneath Virtual Access: either Live Stream or Recorded video.


We suggest you use the Chrome browser to join the session streaming. Some streaming software may have compatibility issues with other browsers.

  1. From the agenda list, click the session you want to watch the stream or video. There is a green camera icon for the sessions with streaming or video.
  2. If the streaming screen directly shows up, click “Proceed” to start watching the streaming. Otherwise click “View livestream” button to open a separate streaming page to watch.

Use session Q&A


  • Option 1: On the session detail page, tap the “Q&A” button; on the next page, view the existing questions, vote the questions you are interested in, or click “Ask a Question” to ask a new one
  • Option 2: On the event main page, tap “Session Q&A” button; find the session you want to ask questions, and tap into it.

  1. Option 1: You can access three tabs on the right hand side of the virtual session: Session Q&A, Chat, and Community. You can submit questions for the presenter through Session Q&A, participate in ongoing discussions with the other attendees viewing the session through Chat, and browse the Community Board function through Community
  2. Option 2: You can use this function through the “Session Q&A” tab on the left hand sidebar underneath Resources.

See who is attending the event


  1. Click the “Attendees” tab on the bottom of the screen to browse the attendee list.
  2. At the top of the page, you can search attendees by keywords such as company name or title. In their professional profiles, you can take notes or request contact information.
  3. To find people with common backgrounds and interests, click the Recommended tab on the top of the Attendees list to find Whova’s recommendations about people you may be interested in networking with. Click into each item to see attendees who came from the same city or have the same affiliations, educational background, or interests as you.
  4. Say Hi with one click or start a private chat by clicking the Message button. You can convert it to a private group chat by inviting more people.

  1. Click the “Attendees” tab on the left side of the screen under Main Navigation.
  2. At the top of the page, you can search attendees by keywords such as company name or title.
  3. To start a conversation, click Send Message to begin a chat.

Join discussion on the community board


  1. clicking the Community tab (on the bottom of the screen and on the left hand side on desktop)
  2. Create a new conversation topic, or tap the topic to join existing topics like “Meet-ups.”
  3. Click Follow directly next to the topics on the Community Board that you want to stay up to date with. To find the topics you’re following, choose between three tabs near the top of the page: All Topics, Followed, and New Topics.

  1. Click the Community tab on the side menu to the left of the screen
  2. Create a new conversation topic, or use existing topics like “Meet-ups.”
  3. Click Follow directly next to the topics on the Community Board that you want to stay up to date with. To find the topics you’re following, choose between three tabs near the top of the topics list section: All Topics, Followed, and New Topics.

Start or join a virtual meetup


  1. Go to the Community Board, and find the board for Meet-ups and Virtual Meets.
  2. Find the meet-up you are interested in, join directly, or tap into it to see more details, and then tap “Join”
You can also suggest a new meetup by tapping “Suggest a Meet”, and input the details. If you know someone will be interested, don’t forget to invite them as well. If you have a meeting link, you can copy-paste there. Otherwise you can use Whova’s virtual meet room, which allows up to 30 participants.

  1. Go to the Community Board, and find the board for Meet-ups and Virtual Meets.
  2. Find the meetup you are interested in, join directly, or click into it to see more details, and then click “RSVP”
  3. When the meetup starts, click “Join meeting room” to start chatting!
You can also suggest a new meetup by tapping “Suggest a Meet”, and input the details. If you have a meeting link, you can copy-paste there. Otherwise you can use Whova’s virtual meet room.

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NAADAC Approved Education Provider

The Virtual Format has now made our 4th Annual Conference an International Event, people from around the world have registered.  Be part of the solution in your community.. build on peoples strengths to overcome addiction.

HOST CITY VANCOUVER

Recovery Capital Virtual Conference September 4th 2020.

Use Promo Code  NAADAC for $25 off your registration 

REGISTER HERE

Full Speaker Program

About the Conference

While webinars on zoom have taken over your work-life, the Recovery Capital Conference is NOT that experience.

We are using State of the Art Conference Software:

✔️ Striking up conversations with people in the hallway with commonalities
✔️Participating in a raffle prize
✔️Networking opportunities for possible partnerships
✔️Online Meet-ups that occur before, during, and after the event
✔️Ask representatives at exhibitor booths about their services
✔️High-Quality Streaming
✔️Professional Sound Stage
✔️Interactive Q&A to create storyboards

Virtual Conference Speakers 

Recovery Capital Virtual Conference September 4th 2020.

Use Promo Code  NAADAC for $25 off your registration 

REGISTER HERE

Full Speaker Program

Soon registered attendees will receive a code to sign up for access to the Conference Software and let your conference experience begin.

Mental health and addiction Conference “Building Recovery Capital Virtual Conference” will feature expert speakers presenting on prevention, treatment, workplace wellness, and more.

This one-day Recovery Capital Virtual Conference will include:

  • Expert Speakers presenting on Assessing and how to build Recovery Capital, the Science of Recovery,  and other related topics.
  • Earn CEUs
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Full Conference Experience

Thank you to our Sponsors and Partners

Recovery Capital Virtual Conference September 4th 2020.

Use Promo Code  NAADAC for $25 off your registration 

REGISTER HERE

Full Speaker Program

What is Recovery Capital? 

Recovery Capital is a focus on the development of social capital (healthy and stable relationships), material capital (finances and accommodation), human capital (mental and physical health, skills, and employment) and cultural capital (values, beliefs, and attitudes).

Let’s help build individuals, workplaces and communities recovery capital so together we can overcome addiction and mental health issues.

Click here to learn more about – What is Recovery Capital?

What people are saying about last year’s Recovery Capital Conference

“This is an exciting area of Addiction Medicine”

“The venue was perfect because even though we were indoors all day you didn’t feel like you hadn’t seen the outside”

“The conference was amazing and the only feedback I have is for the people who didn’t come and didn’t come on purpose. We all need to open our minds and collaborate on fighting addiction and mental health. Only then came true progress be made”

“Amazing networking that was happening, conversations so passionate and important they could not be at the session on time! I also loved that although the event was sponsored by private industry the speakers did not hold back their perspectives on same. This was also profound. This conference was amazing and I think this focus on recovery capital is the sea change or paradigm shift our system needs”

Whole Person Recovery: A user-centred systems approach to problem drug use.

Recovery Capital Informaiton
Photo Credit – Broome, Steve & Daddow, Rebecca. (2010).

About the Recovery Capital Conference

There are many conferences about addiction,  this conference focuses on evidence-based addiction recovery solutions. Leading the change in care for mental health and addiction, the Recovery Capital Conference will feature leading international researchers, clinicians, and policymakers. 

Who Should Register for the Recovery Capital Virtual Conference? 

Physicians, Occupational Health Leaders, Human Resources Managers, Health Care Policy Makers, Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Interventionists, Residential Treatment Centre Management and Clinical Teams, Students, Union Leaders, Community Leaders, Disability Management Coordinators, Professional Regulatory Bodies, Insurance Carriers, Labour Relations Specialists, Employee Assistance Program providers, Labour Lawyers, Safety Committee Members, Union Representatives, Nurses, RNs, Social Workers, people with lived and living experience and families.

Continuing Educations Units

Approved for CE Units

The Conference Registration Packages include attendance, Continuing Education Credits and provide opportunities to create localized strategies on how to build Recovery Capital.

 

 

 

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Details on how to access the full conference experience coming soon.

Recovery Management

Recovery Management

Substance use issues and addiction arise out of the intersectional personal, family, cultural and societal contexts and unfold in variable patterns and trajectories. These same forces generate heterogeneous recovery experiences. Recovery management challenges the historical story of revolving acute interventions to treat people with substance use disorders. This session will explore the implications of the wide diversity in recovery experiences and explored the design and conduct of treatment planning to utilize recovery management to support increased recovery capital for individuals, service providers and families.

Objectives

  • Describe how the recovery paradigm includes a transition from acute interventions to recovery management
  • Depict variations in identity reconstruction (i.e.: recovery-positive versus recovery neutral identities)
  • Identify professionally directed and personally directed recovery management including post-stabilization monitoring (recovery check-ups); stage-appropriate recovery education; recovery coaching; active linkage to communities of recovery; recovery community resource development; and, early intervention
  • Outline tools utilized for recovery management to enhance recovery capital

Registration Now Open

 

REGISTER TODAY  

About the Conference

This one-day Recovery Capital Virtual Conference will include:

  • Expert Speakers presenting on Assessing and how to build Recovery Capital, the Science of Recovery,  and other related topics.
  • Earn CEUs
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Full Conference Experience using the WHOVA App

REGISTER TODAY  

Full Speaker Program

Click here for the Full Speaker’s Program

Thank you to our Sponsors and Partners

Continuing Education Units

The New Science on Addiction Recovery

 

Dr. John Kelly
The New Science on Addiction Recovery

During the past 50 years, a great deal has been learned about how to provide acute care services for those suffering from addiction, but there has been relatively little emphasis on how best to help individuals attain and maintain remission and recovery over the long-term. Greater recognition of the persistence of post-acute withdrawal phenomena and increased sensitivity to biobehavioral stress had indicated a need for ongoing social and other support infrastructures to enhance coping and resilience and reduce relapse risk. This talk will review the scientific rationale for the need for ongoing recovery monitoring and management services and the recent evidence investigating novel recovery support services.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

  • describe two major biobehavioral deficits facing individuals beginning in early remission;
  • outline the milestones in the process of recovery;
  • specify 3 evidence-based recovery support services

References

Kelly JF, Humphreys K, Ferri M. Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step programs for alcohol use disorder. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD012880. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD012880.pub2

Kelly JF, Bergman BG, Hoeppner B, Vilsaint C, White WL. Prevalence and pathways of recovery from drug and alcohol problems in the United States population: Implications for practice, research, and policy. Drug Alcohol Depend 2017; 181:162-169.

Kelly JF, Greene MC, Bergman BG. Beyond abstinence: Changes in indices of quality of life with time in recovery in a nationally-representative sample of US adults. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 2018; 42(4):770-780.

Kelly JF, Fallah-Sohy N, Vilsaint C, Hoffman L, Stout R, Jason L, Cristello J, Hoeppner B. New kid on the block: An investigation of the physical, operational, personnel, and service characteristics of recovery community centers in the United States. J Subst Abuse Treat 2020; 111:1-10.

Kelly JF, White WL, editors. Addiction recovery management: Theory, research, and practice. New York: Springer (Humana) Press; 2011.

Bio

Dr. Kelly is the Elizabeth R. Spallin Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School-the first endowed professor in addiction medicine at Harvard. He is also the Founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Associate Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine (CAM) at MGH, and the Program Director of the Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS). Dr. Kelly is a former President of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Society of Addiction Psychology and is also a Fellow of the APA and a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has served as a consultant to U.S. federal agencies and non-federal institutions and foreign governments. His clinical and research work has focused on addiction treatment and the recovery process, mechanisms of behaviour change, and reducing stigma and discrimination among individuals suffering from addiction.

Registration Now Open

 

REGISTER TODAY  

About the Conference

Click here for the Full Speaker’s Program

This one-day Recovery Capital Virtual Conference will include:

  • Expert Speakers presenting on Assessing and how to build Recovery Capital, the Science of Recovery,  and other related topics.
  • Earn CEUs
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Full Conference Experience using the WHOVA App

REGISTER TODAY  

Full Speaker Program

Click here for the Full Speaker’s Program

Thank you to our Sponsors and Partners

Continuing Education Units

Recovery Capital; Definitions, science and the impact of COVID

Dr. David Best
Recovery Capital; Definitions, science and the impact of COVID

The presentation will provide an overview of the concept of recovery capital and its three component parts – personal, social and community capital. The paper will discuss the origins of recovery capital as a concept and its emergence as a measurement system and an organising framework. The presentation will then discuss the growing evidence base around recovery capital measurement and in particular the use of the REC-CAP measurement system and its translation to routine practice in both community and justice settings. The next section of the presentation will focus on community capital and how it can be nurtured using the example of the Recovery Cities initiative. The final section will discuss some key innovations around online groups and supports and how they have evolved in response to the COVID crisis.

Learning Objectives

  • A clear understanding of the origins of the concept of recovery capital and how this can be operationalised
  • An understanding of recovery capital measurement systems and how they can be used to support recovery growth and wellbeing
  • An understanding of the role of communities in supporting individual endeavours to sustain recovery

References 

Best, D. (2019) Pathways to desistance and recovery: The role of the social contagion of hope. Policy Press: Bristol.

Best, D. & Colman, C. (eds)(2019) Strengths-based approaches to crime and substance use: From drugs and crime to desistance and recovery. Routledge: London.

Hamilton, S., Maslen, S., Best, D., Freeman, J., O’Donnell, M., Reibel, T., Mutch, R. & Watkins, R (2020) Putting ‘justice’ in recovery capital: Yarning about hopes and futures with young people in detention, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, https://doi.org/10.5204/ijcjsd.v9i2.1256 (early online)

Cano, I., Best, Edwards, M. & Lehman, J. (2017) Recovery capital pathways: Mapping the components of recovery wellbeing, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 181, 11-19.

Edwards, M., Soutar, J. & Best, D. (2018) Co-producing and re-connecting: a pilot study of recovery community engagement, Drugs and Alcohol Today, 18(1), 39-50.

Bio
Dr. Best is Professor of Criminology at the University of Derby and Honorary Professor of Regulation and Global Governance at The Australian National University. He is also chair of the Prisons Research Network of the British Society of Criminology. Trained as a psychologist and criminologist, he has worked in practice, research and policy in the areas of addiction recovery and rehabilitation of offenders. He has authored or co-edited seven books on addiction recovery and desistance from offending and has written more than 200 peer-reviewed journal publications and around 70 book chapters and technical reports. In 2019, he has produced a monograph entitled “Pathways to Desistance and Recovery: The role of the social contagion of hope” (Policy Press) and a co-edited volume entitled “Strength-based approaches to crime and substance use” (Routledge). His research interests include recovery pathways, recovery capital and its measurement, social identity theory and its implications for recovery, recovery and resistance, addiction treatment effectiveness particularly in prison settings, prison and community connections, and family experiences of addiction and recovery.

Registration Now Open

 

REGISTER TODAY  

About the Conference

This one-day Recovery Capital Virtual Conference will include:

  • Expert Speakers presenting on Assessing and how to build Recovery Capital, the Science of Recovery,  and other related topics.
  • Earn CEUs
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Full Conference Experience using the WHOVA App

REGISTER TODAY  

Full Speaker Program

Click here for the Full Speaker’s Program

Thank you to our Sponsors and Partners

Continuing Education Units

Surviving the tripartite of COVID, Psychological Injury, and Addiction

Dr. Charl Els – Surviving the tripartite of COVID, Psychological Injury, and Addiction

Trauma is ubiquitous and no-one is immune. The advent of COVID-19 marks the introduction of cumulative trauma for those already traumatized by other adverse life events. The impacts of the pandemic, social distancing, and quarantine as risk factors for psychological and moral trauma are outlined. Exposure to cumulative trauma may be associated with the development of a psychological and moral injury, with or without the diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Complications may follow, which include serious disruption in relationships, unemployment, financial hardship, substance abuse/addiction, as well as a suicide risk. Disruption of usual treatment services during widespread shutdowns has complicated an already precarious cycle. This session focuses on the impact of trauma on the development of addiction, against the backdrop of the complicating factor of a pandemic and the measures to curb its spread. This session will also outline the evidence-based interventions to optimize resilience, recovery and to achieve maximum medical improvement.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, participants will have an enhanced:

  • An understanding of the trajectory of trauma to psychological injury to addiction;
  • Appreciation of the psychological impact of the COVID pandemic;
  • Skills in achieving maximum medical improvement in psychological trauma comorbid with addiction.

References

Brooks SK, et al. The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: a rapid review of the evidence. Lancet 2020; 395: 912–20.

Calhoun LG, Tedeschi RG. Posttraumatic Growth in Clinical Practice, Taylor and Francis, 2013.

American Psychological Association. (2014). The Road to Resilience. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/road-resilience.aspx

Bio

Dr. Charl Els is a fellowship-trained Psychiatrist, Addiction Specialist, and Occupational Physician. Els serves as a Clinical Professor at both the Department of Psychiatry and as an adjunct professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He co-authored
several of the clinical practice guidelines of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, as well as for the Railway Association of Canada, and served on the Board of Directors for the Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada. Finally, Els serves on the Board of Directors of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH), the 2019 recipient of the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice.

Registration Now Open

 

REGISTER TODAY  

About the Conference

This one-day Recovery Capital Virtual Conference will include:

  • Expert Speakers presenting on Assessing and how to build Recovery Capital, the Science of Recovery,  and other related topics.
  • Earn CEUs
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Full Conference Experience using the WHOVA App

REGISTER TODAY  

Full Speaker Program

Click here for the Full Speaker’s Program

Thank you to our Sponsors and Partners

Continuing Education Units

 

BIPOC Recovery Pathways

Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour Recovery Pathways:  Equity, Intersectionality, Inclusion

Panellists will discuss lived experience on the intersectionality, diversity and historical racism and prejudice encountered when accessing professional and peer-based recovery supports. BIPOC communities are historically less likely to have access to safe, quality healthcare for mental health and substance use-related traumas and challenges. All Canadians have shared responsibility to create a safe and respectful recovery-oriented environment for Black, Indigenous, and persons of colour.

It is important to foster foundational knowledge of the significance of Black, Indigenous and persons of colour experiences in seeking pathways to and of recovery.

Objectives Goals
The intent of this facilitated panel discussion is to instil hope, acknowledge the need to seek out, share and affirm the distinct histories of BIPOC recovery communities and unlearn dominant narratives of historical and contemporary roles in the cultural, social, political, legal, and economic life. The session’s goal is to shed light on the foundation of truth and knowledge required to effect real change.


Lived Experience Panel Moderator 

Todd Ware, a person with lived experience with addiction, recovery and healthcare.


Lived Experience Panel

Avis O’Brien (Nalaga / Kaaw Kuuna)

Avis is a Haida Kwakwaka’wakw land-based cultural empowerment facilitator who has been on the Red Road for 13 years. Her passion is working within Indigenous communities helping to diminish shame rooted in our colonial history and built strength, healing and wellness through a connection to land and culture. She does this through her business, Nalaga Designs.

 

 

 


Donovan Patrick Mahoney

Instagram.com/donovanpee

Donovan is a First Nations man from the Kwakwakuwak People, the Namgis Band in Alert Bay was born in Vancouver… Has been teaching Yoga, meditation and mindfulness in treatment centres and public studios In Vancouver and Thailand… He is also Well known for his photography and writing in the downtown Eastside.


Vindi Sekhon – Recovering from Substance Use Disorder

Vindi Sekhon is a Communication Specialist at Wildlife Rescue Association of BC. She completed her Business Management Diploma at SAIT College in Calgary, AB before pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication and minor in Marketing from Royal Roads University. Her experience in various corporate, non-profit, and small business organizations has allowed her to develop a versatile portfolio that allows her to step into tasks and challenges with ease of understanding various communication styles among people.

Vindi is proud to be in recovery and uses her experience as an Indo-Canadian woman to inspire men and women who face challenges to access the help they need.

In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, nature, and spending time with animals.


Kia Kadiri is a respected vocalist based in Vancouver.  For over 20 years her unique style has kept her in demand as a performer, instructor, facilitator and recording artist.  Kia has worked with organizations such as the Vancouver Biennale, Artstarts, Urban Ink and the City of Vancouver; teaching youth songwriting and the history of hip-hop culture.

 

 

 


My name is Kevin Parker

I started using substances when I was a young teenager

I ended up spending over 10 years on the downtown side east side and in and out of prisons for 14 years I found my way to recovery in 2009

Since then I’ve been on a recovery path and focus on helping others that want to recover.

 

 

 


 

My name is Todd

I am a child of Africville. I am a son, father, brother and I love my family as I define it.

I identify as a person in recovery and I put myself out there with transparency, humility and compassion and hold hope it will inspire others to do the same and ask for help.

I walk with people in recovery as it drives me to be better and to help others find their way back to what they truly value and love.

Being my best self has become about being a good helper to folks as they enter their recovery journey. I have built a way of being which has far exceeded anything I would have foreseen for myself, but it’s in my journey that I know…

No one needs to walk alone, the journey may always be travelled together.

In solidarity and service, Todd


 

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About the Conference

This one-day Recovery Capital Virtual Conference will include:

  • Expert Speakers presenting on Assessing and how to build Recovery Capital, the Science of Recovery,  and other related topics.
  • Earn CEUs
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Full Conference Experience using the WHOVA App

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