Training: Addictions Summer School – Sherbrooke University

The Sherbrooke University (Longueuil Campus) addiction research studies programs and the Institut universitaire sur les dépendances are co-organizing an Addiction Research Summer School. This will be a unique opportunity to bring together the various actors involved in the addiction research field, graduate students, and researchers to reflect on the methodological challenges and their solutions. The topics addressed on the summer school will be relevant for both students and researchers (contemporary issues and advanced knowledge development in addiction research).


This Summer School focuses on the development of advanced knowledge on the specificities of addiction research, mainly on structural and methodological issues and possible solutions. The speakers’ will present their current research projects on substance abuse, gambling, addiction (with and without substance use), and the recovery of those who have an addiction problem or are at risk of becoming addicted.

When: June 18 to 21, 2018

Where: Longueuil campus of Sherbrooke University

Click here to see the promotional pamphlet (French only).

For more information, visit the Sherbrooke University website (French only).  

1st Franco-Quebec Days “Mental Health and Pain”

These first Franco-Quebec days will be an opportunity to discuss various subjects and compare practices with lead experts.


  • Autism
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • The biological and psychological components of pain
  • Complex psychiatric cases such as “suicide and pain”, “borderline personality” …

Date: May 26-27, 2017

Where: Campus Longueuil (University of Sherbrooke) SALLE AGORA – 3rd floor 150, Place Charles-Le Moyne – Longueuil

See the poster.
Online registration.

2nd Quebec-Maritimes node Annual Symposium: “Regroupements de recherche en dépendances au Québec: convergences et synergies”

We are pleased to invite you to the CRISM Quebec-Maritimes node’s second annual symposium: Regroupements de recherche en dépendances au Québec: convergences et synergies.
This event will be an excellent opportunity to bring all our members, as well as collaborators, together to discuss the potential of our research network. This year, we are excited to join forces the Institut Universitaire en Dépendances which will be holding its scientific symposium the following day, also at the CRCHUM. This will be a unique opportunity to learn more about the current unfurling of addiction research in Quebec.
The event is free, but registration is required. Click here to register. A lunch will be served and we invite you to stay with us for the evening cocktail. The full program will follow.
To view the program and to register to the Institut Universitaire en Dépendances’ symposium, click here

When?: September 27, 2017

Issues of Substance Conference 2017 – Addiction Matters​

Issues of Substance (IOS) is Canada’s only national conference that brings together addiction workers, healthcare professionals, researchers, policy makers and knowledge brokers from across the country. This premier learning event provides an unparalleled opportunity to share new developments and best practices, and to get practical training related to prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery. IOS is also a forum for showcasing new research and knowledge mobilization efforts in the addiction field. The theme for IOS 2017 is Addiction Matters.

For more information.

Online registration.

Date: November 13–15, 2017

Where: Calgary, Alberta

2017 CSAM Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference – Niagara Falls, ON

Addiction: The Changing Landscape
The Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (La societe medicale canadienne sur l’addiction) kindly invites you to their Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference October 19 through October 21 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This year’s meeting will build on last year’s conference, by highlighting new research findings, socio-political ideas and treatment approaches to addiction. “Addiction: The Changing Landscape” is this year’s theme as it reflects evolving shifts in addiction issues in Canada.
Click here for more information.