Register for the 2019 Issues of Substance conference

Join addictions workers, healthcare professionals, researchers, knowledge brokers, policy and decision makers, and people with lived or living experience of substance use disorders for presentations and interactive learning workshops at Canada's premier national conference for the addiction field, Issues of Substance. This year's conference is being held in Ottawa.

All registrants — with the exception of exhibit display staff — are entitled to:

  • Attend all sessions
  • Three continental breakfasts 
  • Two lunches
  • Break refreshments

Registration for the conference is now open. Don’t delay in reserving your spot for this November.

Early Bird

Registered and paid by Wednesday September 25, 2019

Early Bird Registration: $795

Early Bird Student Registration: $300


Registered and paid after Wednesday September 25, 2019

General Registration: $895

General Student Registration: $400​


To qualify for the student rate, students must provide proof of full-time registration as an undergraduate, Masters or doctoral student at a Canadian post-secondary institution in a program related to substance use, addiction or gambling. Please email a letter from your dean indicating your student status to IOS [at] goldenplanners [dot] ca.

Conference presenter registration

Please note that oral, workshop and poster presenters are required to pay registration fees and must do so by Friday, May 17, to secure their spot on the program.

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