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

April 15

Hepatitis C in Primary Care and Drug and Alcohol Settings Education Program People who inject drugs (PWID) represent approximately 90% of newly acquired hepatitis C (HCV) infections. Clinicians working with PWID play an important role in reducing HCV-related morbidity and mortality through early diagnosis and treatment.

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Award of Excellence Goes to Dr Nichole Riese

April 14

Dr. Riese received the 2019 Award of Excellence from the Manitoba College of Family Physicians. She was given the award for her outstanding service in the area of Addictions.  Over the past 10 years, Dr. Riese has worked in a variety of settings providing care to patients struggling with addiction and mental health issues.  Her […]

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CSAM Online Journal Club Meeting 

April 14

There will be an online discussion on April 25th at 6:00 PM MDT to discuss this month’s Journal Club’s articles: The Current State of Pharmacological Treatments for Cannabis Use Disorder and Withdrawal Age-varying effects of cannabis use frequency and disorder on symptoms of psychosis, depression and anxiety in adolescents and adults Online Journal Club Meeting […]

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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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International Women’s Day 2019

March 8

Today is International Women’s Day 2019. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the work of the current women BOD members and women members of the general CSAM membership and the contribution they have made to addiction medicine in Canada. Most notably, I would like to recognize Dr. Melanie Willows, CSAM’s first woman […]

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Welcome to the newest CSAM Board of Director Dr Naved Ali

March 4

Naved Ali MD, CCFP, CSAM (Certificant), ABAM (Diplomate) Dr. Naved Ali MD was born in Edmonton, Alberta and received his MD from the University of Alberta in 1987. After obtaining his CCFP in 1989, he worked in full-service family practice, until eventually focusing on the area of Substance Use and Mental Health. He was certified […]

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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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New for the 2018 Conference! Four Student Bursaries Available

May 17

The Canadian Society for Addiction Medicine is offering 4 (four) bursaries to students interested in the field of Addictions Medicine to attend the 2018 CSAM Scientific Meeting in Vancouver, BC, October 25-28, 2018.

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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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HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative

April 4

NIH has launched the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative to speed scientific solutions to address the national opioid crisis.  NIH will significantly increase funding to bolster research on opioid misuse and addiction as well as pain with an investment of $1.1 billion in FY2018, made possible by the FY 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which provides […]

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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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News Release from Health Canada

November 1

The government of Canada committed to investing an additional $36.4M over five years in cannabis public education and awareness. This new investment is in addition to the initial $9.6M over five years for a comprehensive public education and awareness campaign and surveillance activities announced in Budget 2017, which brings total investment in public education, awareness, […]

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