Media advisory - U.S. drug policy expert to kick off Issues of Substance conference

    OTTAWA, Nov. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - A provocative keynote address by one of
today's leading thinkers on drug control policy will set the tone for
substance abuse and addictions professionals when they gather in Edmonton,
Alberta on Nov. 25-28 for the biennial Issues of Substance (IOS 2007)
conference presented by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) in
partnership with the Canadian Executive Council on Addictions, and supported
by the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission.
    On Monday, Nov. 26 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., Dr. Mark Kleiman, UCLA
professor of public policy, will challenge conventional ideas about drug
control policy in a keynote speech titled A New Course for Drug Policy: Beyond
Panic and Indifference.

    Following his speech, at 10:30 a.m., Dr. Kleiman and Michel Perron,
CCSA's Chief Executive Officer will be available for media interviews.

    To obtain more information or to register for the conference, visit IOS 2007 is already sold
out, with 950 delegates attending from across Canada and as far away as
Sydney, Australia.

    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.

    During the weeks of Nov. 19 and Nov. 26, CCSA will periodically issue
    news about IOS 2007. If you do not wish to receive this information,
    please reply to this message indicating that you want to be removed from
    our list.

For further information:

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

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