CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Addictive Behaviors and Addictions Services: A Public Conversation

Join the conversation from the comfort of your own home. Panelists will provide brief summaries of the evidence addressing the questions above. Much of the café time will be devoted to discussion with audience members.

We will be answering questions such as: What are the complexities of the relationship between stress and substance use disorders?; Did alcohol or cannabis use increase during the pandemic and who was most susceptible?; How were behavioral addictions like problem gambling impacted during COVID-19?; How has addictions care had to adapt in response to the pandemic?

Virtual Panel:

Dr. Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, VP Research, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Dr. Simon Sherry, PhD, Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience and Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Private Practice Psychologist, CRUX Psychology

Dr. Igor Yakovenko, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience and Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Private Practice Psychologist, Jacqueline Milner-Clerk & Associates

Dr. Selene Etches, MD, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Medical Director of the IWK Concurrent Disorders Program, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University

Moderator:

Dr. Sherry Stewart, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Addictions & Mental Health, Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, and Community Health & Epidemiology, Dalhousie

Spaces are limited so please register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdeCqqj0sE9cxjDUJYww34Ltf5cDJXS1j​. Links will be sent to registrants in advance of the event.

Category

Health and Wellness

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 Zoom

Contact

Hillary Yuill - hillary.yuill@nshealth.ca - 902.473-7358