2 0 1 8   W E S T E R N   C A N A D A

ADDICTION FORUM

New Options, New Challenges in Addiction Medicine

2 0 1 8   W E S T E R N   C A N A D A

ADDICTION FORUM

New Options, New Challenges in Addiction Medicine

The Western Canada Addiction Forum serves as an educational opportunity for those already in, or wishing to be in, the addictions field.  This forum is open to physicians and allied health professionals, including pharmacists, nurses and addiction counsellors, interested in expanding their knowledge of addiction and its related issues.

SPEAKERS

18

ATTENDEES

200

SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS

16

ABOUT WCAF

Our Mission:

To raise the standard of care through the intellectual and professional pursuit of knowledge and its dissemination to colleagues, patients, and the public at large on the  prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and the process of recovery.

Our Vision:

We will raise the standard of patient care by improving the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of individuals with substance use disorders and their families through an integrated system of treatment and recovery, encompassing all those who treat them, including clinic staff, counselors, social workers, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, administrators, and others.

Our Values:

Recovery: Recovery is achievable for all those that desire it with appropriate support and resources

Treatment:
Of the whole person in recovery, not just the substance use
Of patients and their families with respect, dignity, compassion, and fairness
Of colleagues with respect, dignity, and fairness.

Responsibility:
It is our responsibility to educate patients, their families, our non-addiction medicine colleagues, and the public on matters related to substance use and the comorbidities that occur with it, as well as recovery and how best to achieve it.

Teamwork: 
We recognize and empower our colleagues to embody the importance and value of teamwork.

  • SPEAKERS 

    18

  • Attendees 

    300

  • Sponsors

    12

SPEAKERS