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. Please visit our Events page for upcoming 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gambling Disorder: Beating the Odds
Presenter: Dr. Jitender Gill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

Revisiting Suboxone: Alternative Induction Techniques
Presenter: Dr. Suhkpreet Klaire

Rebuilding Recovery Capital
Presenter: Jack Makolewski (SW)

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