The BCCSU's What's New is a lunch-time lecture series featuring local and international experts, clinicians, and researchers who will deliver the latest research and information on novel, evidence-based addiction medicine topics.

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.

Upcoming What's New lectures can be found on the BCCSU Events page.

Past What's New Lectures
An archive of our past What's New lectures is available below for streaming online. Follow the link and sign-in to GoTo meeting (no prior login details are required) to view any of these lectures.

Something to Rave About: Substance Use and Harm Reduction in Festival and Club Settings
Presenter: Dr. Julia Zazoulina, Released: 2022

Chasing the Mu: High Dose Buprenorphine/Naloxone Post Overdose Reversal with Naloxone
Presenter: Trace Day, Released: 2022

An overview of opioid use disorder in pregnancy
Presenter: Dr. Cheryl Gascoyne, Released: 2022

GHB Overview and Management
Presenter: Dr. William Mak, Released: 2022

An Update to Treatment of Stimulant Use Disorder
Presenter: Dr. Tony Zhao, Released: 2021

Under One Roof: Integration of Infectious Diseases Care for People with Substance Use Disorder
Presenter: Dr. Geneviève Kerkerian, Released: 2021

Emerging Modalities; an exploration of Interoception
Presenter: Megan Ross, Released: 2021

Nurse OAT Prescribing
Presenter: Bruce Lange, Released: 2021

Surgery and Substances: Perioperative Care of the Substance Use Patient
Presenter: Dr. Agnes Crnic, Released: 2021

Addictions Medicine Consult Services (AMCS): A Review of Services and Defining the Social Work Role
Presenter: Elaine Ho, Released: 2021

Too old to quit? Alcohol Use Disorder in Older Adults
Presenter: Dr. Allison Hudson, Released: 2021

Sublocade Update: A Nursing Perspective
Presenter: Stefani Human, Released: 2021

Emerging Buprenorphine Based Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder
Presenter: Dr. Daljeet Mahal, Released: 2021

What's New is Old: Cytisine for Smoking Cessation
Presenter: Dr. Nathan Stefani, Released: 2021

Peer Priorities: An Examination of Peer Involvement in Health Care
Presenter: Jessica Mensinger, Released: 2021

Time to let the dogma out: cardiac disease and safety on beta- blocker in stimulant use disorder
Presenter: Dr. Tyler Wilson, Released: 2021

Reframing the PICCture: The Use of PICC Lines in People Who Inject Drugs: Addressing Stigma, Safety and Harm Reduction
Presenter: Dr. Victoria Weaver, Released: 2021

Sleep and Substance Use
Presenter: Ellery Cleveland , Released: 2021

Spirituality in Addictions Medicine: What to believe in?
Presenter: Dr. Tosh Mizzau, Released: 2021

Overview of Managed Alcohol Program
Presenter: Simran Riarh, Released: 2021

Integrating Hepatitis C into the Care of People who use Drugs: An Essential Tool for Every Clinician
Presenter: Patty Wilson, Released: 2021

Scattered Minds: ADHD and Substance Use
Presenter: Dr. Charles Boissonneault, Released 2021

Drug Decriminalization and Legal Regulation
Presenter: Megan Woolner, Released 2021

Examining Secure Care: How Can We Support Youth After Serious Overdose?
Presenter: Hella Lee, Released: 2021

Outpatient Alcohol Withdrawal Management Literature Update & Guideline Review
Presenter: Dr. Britt Bailey, Released: 2021

Gabapentin - The Potential for Misuse and Missed Life
Presenter: Lukas Hestvik, Released 2021

Ketamine Assisted Therapy: A Trippy Treatment for Addictions
Presenter: Benny Bloomfield, Released: 2021

In a Haze: Vaping Updates on Harm Reduction and Legislation
Presenter: Dr. Andrea Ratzlaff, Released: 2020

Stimulant Use in Pregnancy: A 2020 Update
Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Ng, Released: 2020

Time to Quit? A Review of Smoking Cessation Interventions & Their Impacts on Substance Use Outcomes in Addictions Treatment
Presenter: Christine Deziel, Released: 2020

Safer Supply: A Review of Research and Current Practice
Presenter: Alanna Mulholland, Released: 2020

Stimulants and Psychosis: Induced vs Indefinite
Presenter: Dr. Christine MacCauley, Released: 2020

Atypical Overdose Presentations
Presenter: Tim Gauthier, Released: 2020

Nootropics: Keeping up to Speed
Presenter: Dr. Ethan Reiner, Released: 2020

Cannabis Use in Pregnancy - A Focused Update
Presenter: Dr. Carolyn Marchand, Released: 2020

Navigating Cannabis Harm Reduction in Post-Legalization Canada
Presenter: Dr. Justin Koh, Released: 2020

Returning to Land, Returning to Wellness: Land based healing in practice
Presenter: Ainslie Cook (SW), Released: 2020

Fitness Fanatic: Anabolic Steroids
Presenter: Dr. Abhinav Joshi (VIHA), Released: 2020

The Pinking of Drinking: The Rise of Alcohol Harm for Canadian Women
Presenter: Kelsey Antifaeff (SW), Released: 2020

Taking Action NOWS: Multimodal aproach to Neonatal Opiod Withdraw Syndrome (NOWS)
Presenter: Dr. Ashley Smith, Released: 2020

What’s new in Drug Policy: a look at decriminalization and arrest diversion programs (no recording available)
Presenter: Dr. Kelsey Roden (VIHA), Released: 2020

Opioid Agonist Treatment and Mental Health: Where do we go from here?
Presenter: Guido Thylmann (RPN), Released: 2020

Dual Crises: Thoughts on the intersection of Covid-19 and the Opioid Overdose Crises in BC
Presenter: Dr. Patricia Caddy (VIHA), Released: 2020

Prevention of Substance Use Disorders: Swimming Upstream
Presenter: Cammie Lewis (NP), Released: 2020

“Dying to Escape”: Integrated Care for Eating Disorders & Substance Use
Presenter: Elspeth Humphreys (SW), Released: 2020

Digital Detox: Review of Internet Gaming Disorder
Presenter: Dr. Lingsa Jia, Released: 2020

Unlocking The Realities Of Substance Use During Incarceration
Presenter: Dr. Allison Marmel, Released: 2020

Well, let’s talk: Substance Use and Depression in Health Professionals
Presenter: Maggie Tong (RN), Released: 2020

Vaping Associated Lung Injury: What we know so far
Presenter: Dr. Misha Bawa, Released: 2020

Rooming-in: Keeping substance using mothers and their babies together
Presenter: Patti Johnson (RN), Released: 2019

Gambling Disorder: Beating the Odds
Presenter: Dr. Jitender Gill, Released: 2019

The Intersection of Addiction and Narcissism: Implication for clinical practice
Presenter: Erika Mclaren (SW), Released: 2019

Substance Use and Sex: Relations in Need of Discussion
Presenter: Eric Eligh (RN), Released: 2019

'Don't Eat the Brown Acid': Reducing Harms of Recreational Substance Use at Mass Gathering Events
Presenter: Justina Doerksen (NP), Released: 2019

Alcohol Withdrawal Management and Relapse Prevention in Pregnancy
Presenter: Dr. Patrick Mcdonald, Released: 2019

The Relief That Binds You: Pain Induced By Opioid Use And Withdrawal
Presenter: Dr. Launette Rieb, Released: 2019

National Guidelines for Older Adults and the Pharmacist’s Role in Substance Use Disorder
Presenter: George Budd (Pharmacy), Released: 2019

Putting Canada on the MAP: an overview of managed alcohol programs in the treatment of alcohol use disorder
Presenter: Dr. Catherine Gray, Released: 2019

Toxic Brain Injury: A hidden epidemic within the opioid crisis
Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Plant (VIHA), Released: 2019

Adolescent Substance Use: Should we Consider an Ecological Perspective on Treatment?
Presenter: Melissa White (SW), Released: 2019

Long-Acting Medications for Substance Use Disorders
Presenter: Dr. Danny Lee, Released: 2019

Revisiting Mindfulness Interventions in Recovery
Presenter: Demian Young (SW), Released: 2019

The emergency department: low barrier access to care for patients who use drugs
Presenter: Dr. Anne Sutherland, Released: 2019

An Ethical Discussion of Life-Sustaining Treatment in Patients Who Inject Drugs
Presenter: Dr. Jessica Hann, Released: 2019

Intellectual Disabilities and Substance Use
Presenter: Nathanial Uhlman (SW), Released: 2019

Neurostimulation in the Treatment of Addictions
Presenter: Dr. Marlon Danilewitz, Released: 2019

Sugar, The Not So Sweet Addiction
Presenter: Claire Wilson (NP), Released: 2019

Drugs & The Mother Baby Dyad: Breastfeed, Substance Use and Treatment
Presenter: Dr. Rebecca Coish, Released: 2019

Harm Reduction: Doing What Works
Presenter: Susan Wright (RN), Released: 2019

Women & Substance Use: Gender Matters
Presenter: Kaye Robinson (SW), Released: 2018

Game Over! A Review of Gaming Disorder: A 'new' behavioral addiction
Presenter: Kevin Lorenz (RPN), Released: 2018

Adolescent Use of E-cigarettes: Emerging Trends
Presenter: Dr. Basia Hamata, Released: 2018

The link Between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Substance use Disorders: Considerations to improve health and social delivery to people with substance use disorders and their families
Presenter: Jen Funo (RN), Released: 2018

An update on "Designer Drugs": Synthetic Opiods, Cannabinoids and Cathinones
Presenter: Dr. Kate Colizza, Released: 2018

Revisiting Suboxone: Alternative Induction Techniques
Presenter: Dr. Suhkpreet Klaire, Released: 2018

Rebuilding Recovery Capital
Presenter: Jack Makolewski (SW), Released: 2018

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