2019 CSAM Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference

October 24, 2019 - October 27, 2019

All Day

1919 Upper Water Street , Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3J5

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Hello from Halifax!

The 31st annual Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Meeting and Scientific conference will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 24-27, 2019.  #CSAM2019

Building Bridges through Shared Learning/Créer des connections grâce à l’apprentissage partagé is our theme, connecting research and evidence-based treatments with presentations about current knowledge and skills in addictions care in Canada.

The Annual CSAM Conference (October 24-26) will feature:

  • Workshops on SMART Recovery, Pain & Addiction, ACT therapy, Buprenorphine prescribing and more
  • Best practices in addictions care
  • Keynote presentations by Dr. John Kelly, Andre Picard, Dr. Sherry Stewart and Dr. Phil Tibbo
  • New research findings on cannabis, the opioid epidemic, concurrent disorders and other current issues
  • Innovative strategies to collaborate and connect to begin developing a community of practice for addictions in the Maritimes.
  • 2 refreshment breaks and full lunch included each day
  • Opening reception Thursday evening included

The Fundamentals Course (October 26-27) has been newly revised and expanded to 1 ½ days and will feature presentations on the screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of alcohol and substance use disorders.

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Early bird pricing ends on August 31st.

Join us in Halifax to learn, meet and exchange ideas with researchers, educators and clinicians.

Jennifer Brasch MD and David Martell MD
Conference Co-Chairs for CSAM 2019


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Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
1919 Upper Water Street Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3J5
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Speaker Line Up:

  • Andre Picard
  • Sherry Stewart, PhD
  • Tom Horvath, PhD
  • Rob Tanguay, MD
  • Vincent Lam, MD
  • John F. Kelly, MD

Hepatitis C in Primary Care and Drug and Alcohol Settings Education Program

Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
This program is designed for addiction medicine specialists, OST prescribers, family physicians and other medical
staff working with people who inject drugs. Through online learning and a face-to-face workshop, delivered by local experts, participants will gain the skills to confidently manage hepatitis C in their setting. Learn More


Student Bursaries

CSAM has awarded 8 Student Bursaries for 2019.  Learn More


There will be a CSAM-SMCA Awards Dinner on Friday, Oct 25, 2019 6:30-9:30 (Dinner at 7 PM) at the Maritime Museum, 1675 Lower Water Street. Tickets are $110.00 plus tax and seats are limited.

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