Young and New Scientists Special Session: Promising Minds, ICADTS and the Impaired Driving Field Working Together
10:00 am – 3:00pm
We would like to invite everyone to attend a special session featuring young scientists and those new to the impaired driving field. The impaired driving field – as well as its connections with ICADTS and its members – is an area of challenge and real public impact, which changes fast to adapt to its ever-evolving reality. ICADTS is an independent nonprofit body whose only goal is to reduce mortality and morbidity due to misuse of alcohol and drugs by vehicle operators. Through its conferences and collaboration among its members, ICADTS serves as a hub for exchange of scientific information in the broad scope of fields related to the topic.
Young scientists and others new to the field are a special force of enthusiasm and creativity that ICADTS is always proud to host and help open opportunities for collaborative work and scientific development.
This special session was designed to help these new and young scientists learn about ICADTS, the field of drunk/drugged driving, and its many demands. It was also designed to showcase the interests and work of these new participants in many areas of research and practice covered by ICADTS.
At the end of this activity, we expect these new, energetic and passionate professionals will be on their way to a fruitful collaboration with the Council. We expect the more senior ICADTS members to provide mentorship and guidance as these new researchers embark in the field.
Drug Driving and the Legalization of Recreational Cannabis in Canada Workshop
11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Join us for a special workshop hosted by the City of Edmonton. Recreational cannabis became legal in Canada on October 17, 2018. This significant change in legislation has impacted policing and altered the landscape of impaired driving enforcement. Our invited speakers, Corporal Richard Nowak of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Constable Braydon Lawrence of the Edmonton Police Service will share their insights and lessons learned. This session will be of interest to law enforcement and all delegates alike. We encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear more about the impact of the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, less than one year in.