Fundamentals of Addiction 2019

We are excited to announce that our CSAM-SMCA  Fundamentals course is being extended from one day to one and a half days.

At CSAM-SMCA 2019 Halifax, we will be offering an afternoon session on Saturday, Oct 26 and continue with an all-day session on Sunday, Oct 27.

Please see the program which will offer not only presentations on the screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of alcohol and substance use disorders, but also talks on alcohol, opioid, stimulants, gambling, Cannabis, and Tobacco & Nicotine. Treatments and approaches will be introduced and reviewed.

In this program, the participant will:

  • Examine the bio-psycho-social- spiritual model of addiction.
  • Review strategies to assist in screening for and diagnosing several common addictions.
  • Identify a range of potential treatment options including psychosocial treatment, community supports, detox and pharmacotherapy.

Registration information and more details to come in the following weeks.

Fundamentals of Addiction 2019 Program

DAY ONE:

Block 1 13:00-15:00

                13:00-14:00 – Biopsychosocial Approaches to Addiction – Dr. Launette Rieb

                14:00-15:00 – Assessment and Diagnosis; Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment – Dr. Dave Martell

Block 2 15:15-16:45

                15:15-15:30 – Video

                15:30-16:15 – Alcohol – Dr. Ronald Fraser

                16:15-16:45 – Panel Q&A (all afternoon speakers)

DAY TWO:

Block 3 8:30-10:00

                8:30-9:15 – Evidence-Based Psychosocial Treatments for Addictions – Dr. Wip Lamba

                9:15-10:00 – Concurrent Disorders – Dr. Jennifer Brasch

Block 4 10:15-11:45

                10:15-11:15 – Opioids – Dr. John Fraser

                11:15-11:45 – Panel Q&A (all morning speakers)

Block 5 13:00-14:30

                13:00-14:00 – Cannabis – Dr. Selene Etches

                14:00-14:30 – Tobacco and Nicotine – Dr. Zach Fraser

Block 6 14:45-16:30

                14:45-15:30 – Uppers and Downers: Stimulants and Sedatives – Dr. Sam Hickcox

                15:30-16:00 – Gambling – Dr. Ronald Fraser

                16:00-16:30 – Panel Q&A (all afternoon speakers)

Fundamentals of Addiction 2019 Program