“What’s New in Addiction Nursing?” [Volume 13]

Sugar, The Not So Sweet Addiction

Susan Wright
Addiction Nursing Fellow, BC Centre on Substance Use
February 6, 12pm – 1pm
St. Paul’s Hospital, Hurlburt Auditorium

This free series is geared towards the needs and interests of individuals operating in a healthcare or research setting, however, the public and other interested stakeholders are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Learning Objectives:
1) Identify the effects of sugar on brain function and reward pathways
2) Explore the complexities of food cravings and food related choice from a neurological & perspective breastfeeding
3) Investigate the crossover between substance addiction, food addiction and poorly & regulated food choices
4) Consider the need for dietary education changes and public health policy advocacy

A light lunch will be provided. We strongly encourage guests to RSVP as soon as possible to ensure sufficient food and space. (Please note that you will not need to bring your registration ticket(s) to the event.)


Can’t make it in person? Our lectures are now being streamed live! Register for the webcast here:

If you have any questions about event logistics, please contact Raman Jawanda at [email protected].

Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul’s Hospital

Hurlburt Auditorium is located on the 2nd floor of the Providence building.

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