Online Journal Club

Connect with Canadian addiction medicine colleagues and discuss recently released articles in addiction medicine

Under the leadership of Dr. Monty Ghosh and Dr. Ken Lee, the CSAM-SMCA Online Journal Club provides an opportunity for Canadian addiction medicine practitioners to discuss new research and emerging best practices in their chosen field.

Each month, two journal articles are selected and sent to participants via email. During the Online Journal Club Zoom meetings, each article is summarized by a presenter, followed by a discussion with the participants examining the study design, conclusions and potential application to clinical practice. Each hour-long session is facilitated by Dr. Ghosh and/or Dr. Lee.

The objective of the Journal Club is to raise awareness about emerging topics in addiction medicine, and to encourage connection, discussion and debate among colleagues across Canada. There is no cost to participate, and the Journal Club is open to anyone who is interested in or practicing addiction medicine, including those who are not members of CSAM-SMCA. We encourage trainee members and other participants to present articles at the sessions, please contact if you are interested in presenting.

Upcoming Dates

Fall 2022

September 08, 2022 @ 6:00 PM MST

Add to Calendar → 09/08/2022 06:00 PM 02/17/2022 07:00 PM America/Edmonton CSAM-SMCA 2022 Online Journal Club

October 13, 2022 @ 6:00 PM MST

Add to Calendar → 10/13/2022 06:00 PM 03/16/2022 07:00 PM America/Edmonton CSAM-SMCA 2022 Online Journal Club

November 10, 2022 @ 6:00 PM MST

Add to Calendar → 11/10/2022 06:00 PM 04/21/2022 07:00 PM America/Edmonton CSAM-SMCA 2022 Online Journal Club

Spring 2023

February 2023

March 2023

April 2023

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Monty Ghosh

Dr. Monty Ghosh

Internist and Addiction Specialist, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta
CSAM-SMCA Board of Directors — IT Liaison

Dr. Ken Lee

Medical Director, RAAM Clinic, London, Ontario
CSAM-SMCA Board of Directors — Ontario Regional Director

Articles Reviewed at Previous Online Journal Club Sessions

Harris M, Joseph K, Hoeppner B, et al. A Retrospective Cohort Study Examining the Utility of Perinatal Urine Toxicology Testing to Guide Breastfeeding Initiation. J Addict Med. 2021 Jul-Aug 01;15(4):311-317. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000761.

Download November 2021 Journal Club Slide Deck →

Lehmann K, Kuhn S, Baschirotto C, et al. Substitution treatment for opioid dependence with slow-release oral morphine: Retention rate, health status, and substance use after switching to morphine. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2021; Aug127:108350. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2021.108350.

Download September 2021 Journal Club Slide Deck  →

Fine DR, Lewis E, Weinstock K, et al. Office-Based Addiction Treatment Retention and Mortality Among People Experiencing Homelessness. JAMA Netw Open. 2021; Mar 1;4(3). doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.

Xu KY, Borodovsky JT, Presnall N, et al. Association Between Benzodiazepine or Z-Drug Prescriptions and Drug-Related Poisonings Among Patients Receiving Buprenorphine Maintenance: A Case-Crossover Analysis. Am J Psychiatry. 2021; Jul178(7):651-659. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2020.20081174.

Download April 2021 Journal Club Slide Deck →

Fluyau D, Revadigar N, Pierre CG. Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: Treatment of Substance Use Disorder in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Am J Addict. 2021 Mar;30(2):110-121. doi: 10.1111/ajad.13133.

Dennis BB, Sanger N, Bawor M, et al. A Call For Consensus In Defining Efficacy In Clinical Trials For Opioid Addiction: Combined Results From A Systematic Review And Qualitative Study In Patients Receiving Pharmacological Assisted Therapy For Opioid Use Disorder. Trials. 2020;21(20). doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3995-y.
PMCID: PMC6945391
PMID: 31907000

Download March 2021 Journal Club Slide Deck →

Trevedi MH, Walker R, Ling W, et. al. Bupropion And Naltrexone in Methamphetamine Use Disorder. N Engl J Med. 2021;384:140-153. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa2020214.

Herring AA, Vosooghi AA, & Luftig, PA. High-Dose Buprenorphine Induction in the Emergency Department for Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(7). doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.17128.

Englander H, King C, Nicolaidis C, et al. Predictors of Opioid and Alcohol Pharmacotherapy Initiation at Hospital Discharge Among Patients Seen By An Inpatient Addiction Consult Service. J Addict Med. 2020;Sep/Oct;14(5):415-422. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000611.

Download February 2021 Journal Club Slide Deck →

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