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9th Annual Addiction Day and Scientific Conference – May 26th, 2017

The vision of the Addiction Day Conference and Networking Fair is to increase public awareness of addiction and mental health problems, and to enhance knowledge, competencies and treatment care. Through a combination of diverse presentations, workshops and networking opportunities, we hope to bring together healthcare professionals from across the care continuum for a day of learning and discussion.

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9th Annual Addiction Day Networking Fair

In recognition of the many different organizations that promote and provide recovery-oriented services to clients and families in Alberta, we are pleased to continue our tradition of an Annual Networking Fair during our Addiction Day Conference.

Detoxification, opioid dependency programs, residential/inpatient, outpatient, and community services are an integral component of effective treatment. The Addiction Day Networking Fair would like to highlight these exceptional services that span our addiction and mental health care continuum.


May 26th, 2017            Addiction Day Networking Fair Display Booth Rates:

  • Not-for-profit             $150
  • Vendor                         $300
  • Private treatment/pharmaceutical $1000

9th Annual Addiction Day Conference & Networking Fair Tuition

May 26th, 2017            Addiction Day Conference (physician)                                                              $250.00

May 26th, 2017            Addiction Day Conference (non-physician)                                                      $175.00

May 26th, 2017            Addiction Day Conference (student/resident)                                                 $75.00


9th Annual Addiction Day will be held on the beautiful University of Calgary campus, in MacEwan Hall.


Chris Cull

Opioid Recovery

Dr. Peter Butt, MD, CCFP, FCFP

SBIRT & Low Risk Drinking Guidelines

Dr. Sam Chang, MD, FRCPC

Addiction & Youth

Dr. John Pereira, MD CCFP

Medical Marijuana for Pain

Dr. John Gill, MD, FRCPC, FACP

Addiction & Infectious Diseases

Dr. Robert Tanguay, MD, FRCPC, ISAM (C)

Chronic Opioid Treatment in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

Dr. Deborah Dobson, PhD

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Fundamentals

Dr. Lana Potts, MD

Opioid Use and Indigenous Communities

Dr. Ronald Lim, MD, CCFP, FASAM, ABAM(D)

Review and Development of a National Clinical Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Guidelines



Dr. Ann Crabtree, BSc, BED, MD

Review of CDC Guidelines for Opioids

Dr. David Hodgins, PhD

A Taste of Motivational Interviewing for Practitioners

Dr. Christy Sutherland, MD

An Overview of Harm Reduction: Supervised Consumption, and Injectable Opioids

Dr. Sudie Back, Ph.D

The Intersection of Substance Use Disorders and PTSD: Overview and Advances in Treatment

Capri Rasmussen (Aventa Treatment) and Janine Copeland (CARE Program)

Women & Addiction: A Local Perspective

Dr. Kathryn Fitch, MD LMCC FRCPC

DBT Mining the Split: Tools that Strengthen Teams and Enrich Treatment in Adversity

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