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6th annual Waypoint Research Institute Conference – Momentum: Research Realized
May 14 through 16, Barrie
, Ontario
This conference focuses on health promotion, knowledge translation, implementation, and other emerging and inspiring research relevant to the mental health and addictions sector.

Developmental pathways of ADHD from childhood to adulthood: Cognitive and neural markers
McCain Centre speaker Series Guest Lecture: Dr. Giorgia Michelinis
Tuesday, May 15, 4 to 5 pm. CAMH Queen Street

Learning Objectives: 
    - To become  familiar with the research literature on the pathways to persistence and remission of ADHD from childhood to adulthood
    - To learn about the findings from a follow-up study of ADHD patients, their unaffected siblings and neurotypical individuals
   - To better understand how neurocognitive research could shed light on the mechanisms underlying clinical improvement in ADHD
Dr. Michelinis is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, UK.
Space is limited. Please RSVP to


Getting them hooked: Applying the psychology of curiosity, imagination and motivation to health professions education
Tuesday, May 16, noon to 1 pm., Webinar

Kosha Bramsfled,  Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation, U of T
This presentation introduces the psychology of curiosity and proposes that curiosity, coupled with imagination, can be the ‘spark’ that creates optimal motivation for information seeking, exploration, and learning in health professions contexts.
Learning objectives: experience the power of curiosity in sparking motivation; learn about psychological theory and research focused on the causes and consequences of curiosity, especially as applied to learning contexts;; discuss ideas for how to peak learner curiosity and imagination across a wide range of health professions education contexts.

6th Annual Addictions and Mental Health (AMHO) Conference
May 27-29, 2018, Toronto

Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) represents over 220 addiction and mental health organizations in Ontario. As the collective voice of our members, we provide leadership and engage partners to build a comprehensive and accessible system of addiction and mental health care, and improve the well-being of individuals, families and communities in Ontario.

10th Annual Addiction Day
June 1, Calgary

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, the event will bring together healthcare professionals from across the care continuum for a day of learning and discussion.

New Directions for Adolescents and Young Adults with Depression: Conference
June 4, Hilton Toronto, 145 Richmond Street West

Learn about the latest and best practices in adolescent and young adult depression. This conference will help physicians, clinicians, program designers and policymakers understand the value of clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of adolescent and young adult depression; learn how to contextualize guidelines to their settings; and hear exciting updates about the latest research from international experts. Presented by the Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression at CAMH. Participants include Kathleen Merikangas, Joanna Henderson, Darren Courtney, Ian Goodyer, Emma McCann, Priya Watson, Daphne Korczak, Kate Stadelman and Raphael Kelvin.

Now We are Stronger Community Mental Health Conference
June 4 to June 5, Edmonton

CMHA, Alberta Division is hosting a conference designed to advance community mental health throughout the province of Alberta.Now We Are Stronger is two days of information exchange and dialogue that will advance the work in dynamic fields. It brings together the most creative and inspiring mental health thinkers and leaders in the field. It will feature keynote speakers, workshops, panels, presentations, training opportunities and exhibits.


2018 Ontario Problem Gambling and Behavioural Addictions Forum
June 18 - 19, Ottawa Marriott Hotel

This forum brings together service providers from across Ontario to learn from leaders in the field about emerging trends and clinical best practices in problem gambling and behavioural addictions treatment. There is no fee for registration.
    - Highlights of this year’s event include: 
    - Technology Overuse: Helping Patients and Families to Reconnect and Unplug
    - Lived Experience Panel on Video Gaming
    - Hypersexuality
    - Navigating the Impact of Culture
    - Shame, Trauma, and Addiction
    - The Growth of Social Gaming
    - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia
    - Introduction to Problem Gambling and Behavioural Addictions


2nd Annual Conference of the Research Society on Marijuana (RSMj)
July 28-30
Fort Collins, Colorado

Keynote speakers are Drs. Susan Weiss and Marcel Bonn-Miller.

Working Stronger Workplace Mental Health Conference
September 17 to 18, Edmonton

CMHA, Alberta Division is hosting a workplace conference designed to guide Alberta’s employers in achieving better mental health in the workplace. Working Stronger will be two days of networking, information exchange and dialogue that will advance efforts to support healthier workplaces across the province. It brings together the most creative and inspiring mental health thinkers and leaders in the field.

CMHA Mental Health for All Conference
October 22 to 24, Montreal

This CMHA conference will bring together leading thinkers, decision-makers, policymakers, service providers, and people with lived experience of mental health problems and illnesses, including substance use disorders, from across Canada. Together we will design a clear path forward to improve mental health and well-being in this country.


2018 CSAM Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference: Connecting Addiction Treatment Providers
October 25-27, Vancouver, BC

2018 will feature an all-day symposium on addictions for members of the Nursing Profession. The Fundamentals, CSAM’s day-long course of sequential presentations on screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of alcohol and substance use disorders will be offered on October 28. This year’s theme, “Crisis, Controversy and Change” speaks to the issues that will be we are currently facing and that will be explored at the conference. The conference will act as a venue for researchers, educators and clinicians from different disciplines to meet, present their research, exchange ideas and collaborate on future courses. 

CADDRA ADHD Conference
ADHD Research Day, November 9
Conference November 10 & 11, Calgary 

The CADDRA conference showcases the latest scientific, clinical and practical information on ADHD diagnosis, assessment and treatment in children, adolescents and adults.  Medical and health care professionals working in the field of ADHD will enhance their knowledge and skills by attending keynote talks, seminars and workshops during in the two-day meeting. The conference is preceded by ADHD Research Day.