Meaning Conference, on prevention, treatment and recovery
of addiction, was held in Vancouver BC. The fourth INPM Meaning
Conference, it was widely attended, with participants from
all over the globe attending.
The event featured many notable speakers
G. Alan Marlatt, Ph.D., Stanton Peele, Ph.D., Linda Mercadante,
Ph.D., J. Scott Tonigan, Ph.D., Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D., George
Eman Vaillant, M.D., Jim Byrnes, Kenneth E. Hart, Ph.D., Gary
Nixon, LL.B., M.A., Ph.D., C.Psych., Francis F. Seeburger,
Ph.D., Mark Tyndall, MD, ScD, FRCPC, Jaak Panksepp, Ph.D.,
Alexander Batthyany, Ph.D., Dmitry Leontiev, Ph.D., Dr.Sc.,
Alan Parry, Ph.D.
Here are some comments we received regarding
the 2006 conference:
From Gordon Campbell, Premiere, Birtish
As Premier of the Province of
British Columbia, I am pleased to welcome everyone to Vancouver
and the Addiction, Meaning and Spirituality conference.
I am also pleased to extend a special welcome to everyone
who has travelled from within and out of the province to
be here. I understand that this year’s conference
will host renowned researchers and clinicians from all over
the world, providing a valuable opportunity for everyone
to meet, gain new knowledge and discuss important issues
on prevention, treatment and recovery of addiction.
I would like to recognize all
those from the International Network on Personal Meaning,
as well as the sponsors and volunteers, for their work in
coordinating this event. The agenda offers everyone access
to information on a variety of interesting topics and I
am sure there will be a lot of constructive discussions.
On behalf of the people of British
Columbia, welcome to Vancouver. I am sure the conference
will be a great success and beneficial to all who attend.
From Tony Clement, Minister of Health,
I am pleased to recognize the
International Network on Personal Meaning as it convenes
its 4th international conference, and I welcome all delegates
to Canada and Vancouver.
This Conference reminds us that
addiction – whether it involves alcohol, drugs and
other substances, or tobacco – has major consequences
and touches many lives on many levels. The impact of addiction
is indeed far reaching. It goes beyond the individual, affecting
families, communities, the public health and legal systems,
and the economy.
This Conference also reminds
us of the importance of dialogue and knowledge-sharing in
meeting our shared goal – helping people overcome
their struggles and live an addiction-free life.
Please accept my best wishes for
a productive and
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