Public health

IOTOD 2020 Virtual Conference


Virtual Summit 2020
Date: 24th and 25th September 2020

The Improving Outcomes in the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (IOTOD) team are delighted to announce that IOTOD 2020 is going virtual. In light of ongoing restrictions to travel and public gatherings and our commitment to the safety of our delegates, exhibitors and staff, this year’s conference will be delivered online.

COVID-19 and Alcohol

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How much are people drinking while staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Are Canadians drinking more alcohol than usual and, if so, are they doing it more often? This webinar explored alcohol use during the pandemic, drawing on the results of a survey and polls commissioned by CCSA in spring 2020. The presentation highlighted resources to assist in reducing risks related to alcohol use during COVID-19.


Applied Prevention Science International (APSI)- Upcoming Courses

The APSI Education Centre is running a series of summer courses. Find out more about the events below. Evidence-Based Prevention Interventions and Policies: New Tools for Prevention Professionals Sep 24, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT Sep 29, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT This course features one of the major outcomes from more than 30 years of prevention science. The term “evidence-based” has long been applied in the medical field and now is a

‘It’s everywhere’ – alcohol’s public face and private harm

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Alcohol Health Alliance UK

The Alcohol Health Alliance UK (AHA) is supporting the Commission on Alcohol Harm: An Inquiry into the Effects of Alcohol on Society.

The Commission was established to examine the current evidence on alcohol harm, recent trends in alcohol harm and the changes needed to reduce the harm caused by alcohol. 

Levamisol: Un Adulterante Tóxico Encontrado en Drogas Ilegales Que se Consumen en las Calles

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Colombo Plan, Fredric Rieder Family Foundation, JMJ Technologies

Alerta Global en Materia de Salud Pública

Los encargados del tratamiento por abuso de sustancias, los médicos clínicos, los extensionistas, las clínicas de salud pública, etc. deben conocer la información que se detalla a continuación. Un adulterante de drogas peligroso -el levamisol- aparece cada vez con mayor frecuencia en drogas ilegales como la cocaína en polvo y el crack, y en cierta medida en la heroína y el fentanilo.

World Suicide Prevention Day

Every year on the 10th of September organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide. Close to 800 000 people die by suicide every year. Furthermore, for each suicide, there are more than 20 suicide attempts. Each year has a different theme and focus, to bring to light a specific aspect of suicide prevention. This year, the theme for

Online Training- Families and Substance Use

Course: Families and substance use: the impact of hidden harm, trauma and protective factors An online training course, delivered via Zoom. The training will take place over two days and four separate sessions, lasting two and a half hours each. These will take place on: Monday 28th September : 9.30am - 12 noon Monday 28th September: 1.00pm - 3.30pm Tuesday 29th September: 9.30am - 12 noon Tuesday 29th September: 1.00pm - 3.30pm By the end