SOCRA Greater Hamilton Chapter Meeting
Our concept of addictions continues to evolve. With the official introduction of 'behavioural addictions' into the DSM-5 and ICD-11, the question is being raised: where do we draw the line? Gambling, internet, gaming, food, sex, shopping... are these really all addictive?
Date: February 26, 2019
Time: 5:30 - 6:30
Location: David Braley Research Institute (Population Health Research Institute)
237 Barton Street East, Hamilton L8L 2X2
(Building behind the General Hospital, on Copeland Ave)
Presenter: Dr. Iris Balodis
Dr. Iris Balodis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and a member of the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research and Michael DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research. Her overall program of research covers different aspects of reward and stress processing across various at-risk groups including individuals with substance-based disorders, non-substance based disorders, as well as other disorders characterized by problems with impulse control.
1. Learn about the introduction and controversies surrounding the inclusion of non-substance-based addictions
2. Discuss critical and necessary elements in defining addiction
3. Learn about neurological studies pointing to both similar and different mechanisms across addictive disorders
SOCRA continuing education: 1 (for SOCRA members towards their therapeutic/operational area for recertification)
SOCRA members and non-members are welcome!