Late Breaking Call of Abstracts Teaser

For the first time, CCSA is pleased to announce a call for late-breaking abstracts for the Issues of Substance 2017 conference to feature current, novel and leading edge evidence.

We are seeking presentations ten minutes in length that centre on current or novel findings that have never been published or presented previously, and for which no preliminary data was available at the time of the close of the general call for abstracts on February 3, 2017.

We will begin accepting submissions at 9:00 a.m. EDT July 31, 2017. The call will remain open until 11:59 p.m. EDT on August 28, 2017.

Individuals and organizations from disciplines associated with substance use and addiction, public health and gambling are encouraged to submit. Applicants can submit one abstract for a late-breaking oral presentation in either English of French.

Learn more about the call for late-breaking abstracts on the conference website.


In June 2017 we had the pleasure to launch the fourth number of our node’s newsletter, the eCRISM.


You can download the PDF file of the newsletter.


Meeting with the Federal Health Minister, the Honourable Jane Philpott

In October 2016, the four CRISM NPIs met with the Honourable Jane Philpott, Federal Health Minister, to discuss topics of mutual interest, including the current opioid crisis, cannabis legalization, and the role of the CRISM infrastructure in generating timely evidence to inform practice and policy.

You can download the Q&A style briefing note provided to Minister Philpott.

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1st Annual CRISM Quebec-Maritimes Node Meeting

September 26, 2016
CHUM Research Center Lecture Hall, 5th floor
900, St-Denis street, Montréal, Québec
H2X 0A9

You can access the speakers’ slides in .pdf format or watch the videos of the following speakers’ presentations: Julie Bruneau, Sherry Stewart, Didier Jutras-Aswad, Michel Perreault, Guy-Pierre Levesque, Jennifer Swansburg, Pascale Desaulniers, Mathieu Goyette and Jorge Flores-Aranda.

CRISM Maritimes Node Launch

The Quebec-Maritimes Node’s Nominated principal investigator, Dr Julie Bruneau, and Maritimes delegate, Dr Sherry Stewart, invited all Node co-applicants, knowledge users, and supporters to a launch meeting. Updates were provided and future visioning and planning shared.

You may read the meeting minutes and view the speakers presentations in .pdf format.