5th annual BC Substance Use Conference
The Challenge of Change
Registration is now open for the 5th annual BC Substance Use Conference.
This year's conference will be held April 20–22, 2023. To enable provincial-wide participation, we will be hosting a blended conference this year, with both virtual and in-person options for attendance. The in-person program will be held at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.
Conference dates and times:
- Thursday, April 20 from 5:30pm – 9:00pm
- Friday, April 21 from 9:00am – 4:30pm
- Saturday, April 22 from 9:00am – 2:15pm
The conference theme this year is The Challenge of Change. We hope this theme will empower conference attendees to better understand and adapt to the rapidly changing landscape within which we live and work.
In-person registration includes: access to all sessions, on-demand access to the recorded lectures (where the presenter has given their consent), online course materials, light refreshments on Thursday, and a light breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks on Friday and Saturday.
Live virtual registration includes: access to all sessions, on-demand access to the recorded lectures (where the presenter has given their consent), and online course materials.
We aim to provide low-barrier costs for our education and training events. If this cost is a barrier for you to attend, please contact [email protected]. Honoraria is available for those who need it for attending the conference; please indicate in your email if this is the case for you.
We will also be hosting limited in-person streaming of the virtual conference through regional conference sites. For more information on how and where to attend an in-person event please email Ashley Cole at [email protected].
Call for Award Nominations
Each year, annual awards are presented at the conference to recognize members of the community who have made significant contributions to substance use care in BC. We welcome nominations using the online link found here. Nominations will be closing on March 20.
Call for Abstracts
To showcase a broad range of important research being conducted, we are opening both oral and poster presentation opportunities to five key groups from across BC: BCCSU research teams, regional health authorities (RHA), other academic/research institutions, non-profit organizations, and community groups.
The deadline for abstract submissions has now passed.