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International Conference on Mental Health and Addictions

Objective/Aims of the Conference: This conference therefore invites you for ethical engagement meant to work closely with communities that continue to suffer from mental health and addictions before and after COVID-19, to start asking questions of how we need to create capacity building, mobilize knowledge, and take social responsibility and action toward preparing marginalized communities in a world of pandemic. We invite communities, governments, policy maker and scholars to tell their stories in ways that will help qualify our pandemic health indexing.

  1. How has COVID-19 affected marginalized communities in terms of mental health and addiction?
  2. How have health measures to curb COVID-19 helped or exacerbated mental health and addictions among marginalized communities?
  3. How can scientific measures to address pandemic embrace local knowledges, and capacities towards flattening the pandemic curves?
  4. How can the government and communities prepare for the new normal of world pandemics?

Deadline for submission: 31st December, 2023

Email your abstract to [email protected] 


  1. Climate change, pandemics, and mental health
  2. Social media and pandemics
  3. Intersectional pandemics and world valuation
  4. Pandemics and social anxieties
  5. Protocol and governmentality of pandemics and mental health and addictions
  6. Substance use and harm reduction in pandemics.
  7. Neoliberalism and profit intensification of pandemics
  8. Social justice in the age of pandemics
  9. Anti-racism and pandemics
  10. Agency and resiliency
  11. Schooling and education

Call for Abstracts

Keynote Speakers

Date: Apr 25 – 26 2024

Location: Online or in-person
Algoma University – Creekbank Site, 5110 Creekbank Road Mississauga, ON

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Apr 25 - 26 2024


In-Person or Online
Creekbank Site, 5110 Creekbank Road Mississauga, ON
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