Media Advisory: Public Salon focuses on addiction and mental illnesses

BRAIN RESEARCH SHOULD DRIVE ADDICTION PUBLIC POLICY, SAYS GLOBAL CIVIC POLICY SOCIETY

Public Salon focuses on addiction and mental illnesses

Vancouver, BC – On Thursday, December 17 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Pan Pacific Hotel the Global Civic Policy Society will host its second Issue Speed Lunch. Academics, researchers and community leaders will give their insights into how to address the problems of addiction and mental illness which plague our city.

 

“In the next few months the world’s attention will focus on how Vancouver is handling social problems” said Global Civic Policy Society Founder Sam Sullivan. “It is important that research be the basis of our policies.”

WHAT: Global Civic Policy Society

Issue Speed Lunch – Addictions and Mental Illnesses

WHERE: Pan Pacific Hotel, Crystal Pavillion
300-999 Canada Place, Vancouver

WHEN: Thursday, December 17, 2009
12:00pm – 1:30pm

WHO:

  • Dr. Max Cynader, Founding Director of the Brain Research Centre
  • Judge Tom Gove
  • Professor Martin Andresen, Economist
  • Dr. Michael Krausz, Addictions Researcher
  • Dr. Bill MacEwan, Psychiatrist
  • Dr. Gabor Maté, Award-Winning Author

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For more information:

Lynn Zanatta
604-657-2752
lzanatta@globalcivic.org
http://www.globalcivic.org

About Global Civic Policy Society

The Global Civic Policy Society was initiated by former Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan. Its focus is policy without the politics. The Society held its first Issue Speed Lunch last month on the topic of Density and the Environment. The MC was Mike Harcourt and featured six academics and community leaders. It was attended by 250 leaders from various sectors of the community.

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