Media advisory - National substance abuse conference set for Edmonton, Nov. 25-28

    OTTAWA, Nov. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
(CCSA) will hold its biennial Issues of Substance (IOS 2007) conference at the
Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton from Nov.25 to 28.
    The theme of IOS 2007 is Shaping the Future. Participants from the
substance abuse and addictions field will look at innovative ways to bridge
the gap that divides research and policy from real-world practice. They will
also explore strategies for continued mobilization and collaboration around
priorities identified in the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms
Associated with Alcohol and Other Drugs and Substances in Canada (2005), and
around recommendations for a National Alcohol Strategy (2007).
    Media are invited to obtain more information and to register for the
conference IOS 2007 is
already sold out, with 950 delegates attending from across Canada and as far
away as Sydney, Australia.
    IOS 2007 is presented by CCSA in partnership with the Canadian Executive
Council on Addictions (CECA) and with the support of the Alberta Alcohol and
Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC).

    About CCSA (

    With a legislated mandate to reduce alcohol- and other drug-related
harms, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse provides leadership on national
priorities, fosters knowledge translation within the field, and creates
sustainable partnerships that maximize collective efforts. CCSA receives
funding support from Health Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Heather Wilcox, CCSA, (613) 235-4048, ext. 243,
Cell: (613) 291-9165,

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