The Making Gains conference program committee invites submissions for the Second Annual Making Gains conference to be held in Toronto in October 2004. The deadline ids February 20, 2004.
Making Gains 2004 is one of the leading mental health and addictions conferences in Canada, co-sponsored by the Ontario Federation of Mental Health and Addiction Programs, the Alcohol and Drug Recovery Association of Ontario, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario. This year the conference theme, "Making Gains in Mental Health and Addictions: Knowledge, Integration, Action," reflects the recent increased emphasis on applying new knowledge to our work and the increased efforts to meet the needs of the increasingly complex and diverse communities that we serve. These themes are an integral part of all of the sessions, recognizing that the core challenge with respect to diversity is incorporating it in everything that we do, from delivering service to creating excellent volunteer-run organizations.
Vsit http://www.makinggains.ca for complete details and the online submission process and more information about the Making Gains Conference.
Our CPHA-inspired series continues this week with "Exploring Contributions of Individual and Neighbourhood Characteristics to Health and Lifestyles in Hamilton, Ontario," by Susan Keller-Olaman of the McMaster Institute of Environment and Health. In her introduction she writes "Determinants of health have largely been studied at the national and international level. By examining relationships in these local populations, the present project extends our understanding of the determinants of health."
For more information on this series, you can read our introduction in the OHPE News and Summary section of OHPE 344.0 (http://www.ohpe.ca/ebulletin/ViewAnnouncements.cfm?ISSUE_ID=344).
If you have a resource or point of view to add to this article, let us know by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on our Letters to the Editor column can be found in our submission guidelines (http://www.ohpe.ca/ebulletin/submit.html).