A successful Maritimes Symposium!

December 5, 2017 – Dalhousie University, Halifax NS

The CRISM Québec-Maritimes node held its first Maritimes Symposium/ Exchange Session, entitled “Collaborative Research & Implementation Science in Addiction Intervention,” on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Dalhousie University, Halifax. The event brought together over 80 students, researchers, policy-makers, service providers, advocates, and people with lived experience from Atlantic Canada to address current and future challenges in addiction intervention research, explore current collaborative research conducted at the core of CRISM, and exchange ideas on future initiatives by the CRISM Québec-Maritimes node. It also provided a valuable networking opportunity and set the stage for further collaboration in addiction intervention within Atlantic Canada.
We would like to thank our presenters for their time and contribution to our symposium. Their presentations were insightful and very well-received.

  • Dr. Robert Strang, MD- Chief Medical Officer of Health, Province of Nova Scotia
  • Dr. Branka Agic, MD, MHSc, PhD- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Ms. Tamar Meyer, MA- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Dr. Didier Jutras-Aswad, MD, MSc, FRCPC- Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal
  • Dr. Bruce Hollett, MD- Waterford Hospital
  • Dr. Duncan Webster, MD, MA, MSc, FRCPC- Saint John Regional Hospital
  • Dr. David Pilon, PhD- Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • Ms. Natasha Touesnard- HANDUP
  • HANDUP members: Mr. Cyril Hatfield, Ms. Gillian Mitts, Ms. Holly McDonald, Mr. Julien Carette, Ms. Natasha Pace, and Ms. Paulette Doyle


Thank you as well to all our poster presenters, and a heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Tristan Park and Ms. Kayla Joyce for being awarded the best poster abstract in the undergraduate and graduate student category respectively.
We are very grateful and would like to thank all our moderators, note-takers, and volunteers for their contribution and participation. Their efforts and commitment were important in facilitating our symposium and exchange session.
Finally, thank you to those who attended our symposium/ exchange session. Your presence helped make this event a great success, and your contribution during the exchange session is vital for our node’s growth and development in the upcoming years. We hope you found the event both informative and worthwhile!
If you haven’t done so already, please fill out the post-symposium survey to let us know what you thought about the event!

We hope to see you at our next event!

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