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Modification in Opioid Agonist Therapy during COVID-19 pandemic

March 31

Please find below a brief summary of modifications in Opioid Agonist Therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic intended for medical students and primary care providers   Summary of OUD& COVID

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Federal Government economic measures to assist Canadians affected by COVID-19

March 30

The federal government has announced significant economic measures to support Canadians affected financially by the COVID-19 outbreak. The country’s 6 largest banks have also committed to helping Canadians get through these extraordinary times. Our friends at MD have put together  a roundup of the new measures, organized by their relevance to medical students and residents, practising physicians, […]

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Info on Addictions and Covid-19

March 20

CSAM-SMCA will be providing some updates as things develop. Please click on link on interest below: COVID-19 – Opioid Agonist Treatment Guidance – CAMH META PHI OMA Online Resources of support for people with substance use disorders CDSA Exemptions and Interpretive Guide for controlled substances Exemption en vertu de LRCDAS et guide d’interprétation pour les […]

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Calgary Doctor On Consumption Site Review Panel Says He’s Sorry it Fuelled Fears Around Sites’ Future

March 12

Dr. Robert Tanguay comments on the recent Government of Alberta Report “Impact: A socio-economic review of supervised consumption sites in Alberta”  Read his interview with CBC here.

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CSAM’s Response To The Recent Government of Alberta Report

March 12

You may or may not be aware the recent release of the Government of Alberta Report “Impact: A socio-economic review of supervised consumption sites in Alberta”  CSAM has been requested to respond to Petra Schulz the Founding Director, Moms Stop The Harm. See our response here >> CSAM Response Government of Alberta Report – March […]

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More hotel rooms for CSAM-SMCA 2019

October 5

Individuals may contact the Hollis DoubleTreedirectly at 902-429-7233 and mention block name “CSAM 2019” or group code “CSA” Guests may book onlinewith the following URL: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/dt/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=YHZHHDT&spec_plan=CDTCSA&arrival=20191023&departure=20191026&cid=OM Individual rooms must be guaranteed by a valid credit card for late arrival at the time of making the reservation(s) The hotel will honor this special rate for reservations received by October 11, 2019.

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CSAM-SMCA 2019 Awards Dinner

August 24

There will be a CSAM-SMCA Awards Dinner on Friday, Oct 25, 2019 6:30-9:30 at the Maritime Museum, 1675 Lower Water Street. Tickets are $110.00 plus tax and seats are limited and can be purchased under CSAM-SMCA 2019 Halifax (Learn More)  

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CSAM Members We Want Your Feedback!

August 1

The Comprehensive Review Committee (CRC) has been overseeing a strategy development process that has included stakeholder/opinion leader consultation, membership survey and a CRC retreat.  We are reaching out to the CSAM members for feedback on our draft Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Directions. A summary document will be emailed to you.  In addition, you may […]

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CMA Physician Workforce Survey 2019

March 12

CMA Physician Workforce Survey 2019.  Your input matters: The CMA is seeking your participation in an important study

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CSAM 2018 Student Bursary Award Winners

November 16

For the first time ever, we provided four educational bursaries to trainees to attend the conference.  Four students were awarded the CSAM-SMCA Student Bursary Award for the 2018 CSAM Scientific Meeting in Vancouver, BC.

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CSAM Endorses the OEMAC Position Statement on the Implications of Cannabis Use for Safety-Sensitive Work

November 5

The CSAM Board of Directors endorses the OEMAC Position Statement on the Implications of Cannabis Use for Safety-Sensitive Work OEMAC – Home

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OEMAC Position Statement on Cannabis and Safety-Sensitive Work

September 26

The Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada (OEMAC) is the largest national association of physicians with an interest in occupational and environmental medicine (OEM). OEMAC serves as a unified voice for OEM in Canada and as an evidence-based organization it upholds its members’ responsibility to ensure the health and safety of the working individual […]

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BCCSU Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program

September 13

BCCSU Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program – now accepting applications! The fellowship is a 1-year full-time fellowship in addiction medicine which is integrated in our interdisciplinary fellowship program, which includes addiction nursing, NP and social work fellowship streams.

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Four Students Awarded

July 3

Four students have been awarded the CSAM-SMCA Student Bursary Award for the 2018 CSAM Scientific Meeting in Vancouver, BC, October 25-28, 2018. Sara Ling Anees Bahji Matthew Downer Nikitah Singhal Each bursary award included $1000 in funds towards transportation costs and a Superpass to attend the conference and the Fundamentals Course. The purpose of the bursaries is to enable students interested […]

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OPA Addiction 101 Day

May 30

Dr. Wiplove Lamba introduces the first event from the OPA Section on Addiction Psychiatry. For this Addiction 101 Day, we have used the needs assessments to come up with

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Order of Canada Goes to Dr. Nady el-Guebaly!

May 16

Updated on March 16, 2018 – Dr. Nady el-Guebaly was appointed as Member of the Order of Canada for his leadership on addictions research and treatment, particularly for his efforts to have addictions treated as a mental health issue. Full Press Release Here

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Fellowship and Studentship Applications Now Open

April 30

The Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research is excited to announce that the application period is now open for Post Doctoral Fellowship and  Graduate Studentship Award applications for the 2018/19 academic year.

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CSAM Nursing Symposium at the 2018 CSAM Conference

April 27

In partnership with the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use, we are pleased to announce that the CSAM 2018 conference will feature an academic nursing symposium, aimed at engaging nurse researchers, educators, and clinicians. On Friday, October 26, 2018 nursing professionals will be invited to share academic research, participate in skills-building workshops and engage in interdisciplinary dialogue […]

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Corbella: Sheldon Chumir is ground zero in fighting the opioid crisis

April 5

Despite its shiny and sterile look, the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre is sometimes referred to as ground zero for gritty medicine in Calgary — and that’s a beautiful thing.

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Psychiatrist says marijuana use is not benign

February 12

Dr. Ronald Fraser said medical marijuana has legitimate uses, but cannabis has many negative effects. Watch CTV Video           Ronald Fraser MD, CSPQ, FRCPC CSAM Board Member at Large – 1st Term: 2015-2019 Ron Fraser MD, CSPQ, FRCPC Dr. Fraser received his medical degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia […]

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