Fundamentals of Addiction

October 3, 2021
Online
10:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Standard Rate: $100
Student Rate: $75

* Free for students who register for the CSAM-SMCA 2021 Scientific Conference.

Presented by seven leading Canadian practitioners, the CSAM-SMCA Fundamentals of Addiction Course provides early-career clinicians and students with a solid foundation for continued learning in addictions care and treatment. The course covers biopsychosocial approaches to addiction as well as assessment, diagnosis, brief intervention and referral to treatment. Hear relevant, practical 45-minute presentations on the most commonly used substances including alcohol, sedatives, cannabis, opioids and stimulants, and get a short introduction to concurrent disorders.

Your Instructors

Dr. Selene Etches

Dr. Ronald Fraser

Dr. John Fraser

Dr. John Fraser

Dr. David Crockford

Dr. David Crockford

Dr. Jennifer Brasch

Melanie Willows

Dr. Melanie Willows

David Martell

Dr. David Martell

2021 Fundamentals of Addiction Schedule

(all times EST, schedule is subject to change)

Block 1

10:00 a.m. — 10:10 a.m.

Welcome
Dr. Melanie Willows and Dr. Ron Fraser

10:10 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.

Biopsychosocial Approaches to Addiction
Dr. Ron Fraser

11:00 a.m. — 11:45 a.m.

Assessment and Diagnosis: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to
Treatment
Dr. Dave Martell

11:45 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
Lunch

Block 2

12:30 p.m. — 1:15 p.m.

Alcohol
Dr. Melanie Willows

1:15 p.m. — 1:45 p.m.

Sedatives
Dr. Ron Fraser

1:45 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.

Cannabis
Dr. Selene Etches

2:30 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Q&A with Block 1 and 2 speakers
3:00 p.m. — 3:15 p.m.
Break

Block 3

3:15 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Opioids
Dr. John Fraser

4:00 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.

Stimulants
Dr. Dave Crockford

4:30 p.m. — 5:15 p.m.

Concurrent Disorders
Dr. Jennifer Brasch

5:15 p.m. — 5:45 p.m.
Q&A with Block 3 speakers
5:45 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Wrap Up & Evaluation

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