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Biography: Dr. Brendan AdamsBrendan Adams

Dr. Brendan Adams is an occupational physician from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from University of Toronto, and his M.D. from University of Calgary. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine. He has been in practice for more than 30 years. He is certified by the Canadian College of Family Practice as well as the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine. He is a certified addiction physician, American Board of Addiction Medicine, and belongs to both the American and Canadian Societies of Addiction Medicine. He travels extensively teaching Addiction Medicine across North America.

He consults with both labour and management groups concerning disability, occupational medicine and addictions. Licenced as an instrument rated commercial pilot, his particular areas of interest are aviation and addiction medicine, and he is the assistant medical director, flight operations, WestJet, Medical Consultant, Flight Operations Jazz as well as the medical consultant for a variety of professional airline pilots’ alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs including ALPA Canada. He is also the Medical Consultant for the addictions recovery program of the Calgary Police Service. 


Panel 1

Understanding Mental, Physical and Substance Abuse Disorders


Panel 2

Tools, Programs and Best Practices.

Panel 3

Prevention, Implementation and Measuring Success.

Panel 4

Rights, Regulations and Roles.

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