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Virtual Care for Mental Health and Substance Use During COVID-19

June 26

Getting care early can support wellbeing and help prevent more serious mental health and substance use problems. In-person treatment may not be available to you, but virtual care is available to everyone in Canada right now. Check out the details on this infographic

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Deadline Extended!

June 16

There’s still time to present at ISAM-CSAM 2020! To encourage sharing new research findings, we have extended our poster submission deadline to August 1. This extension applies to everyone, so submit your electronic poster idea today!  More Details Here

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Breaking News: ISAM – CSAM 2020 is Now a Fully Virtual Event

May 22

The ISAM-CSAM 2020 conference will now be a fully virtual experience!   In light of Covid 19, the British Columbia government has restricted gatherings to less than 50 people. As such, a live event will not take place in Victoria. We recognize that virtual will increasingly become the norm and are prepared as well as enthusiastic about the […]

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Protected: ISAM-CSAM 2020 Bursaries

May 12

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ISAM-CSAM 2020 Student Bursaries

May 5

The Canadian Society for Addiction Medicine is offering up to 20 bursaries to students interested in the field of Addiction Medicine to join the virtual ISAM-CSAM 2020 Annual Scientific Conference. Each successful bursary applicant will receive a 1-year membership to CSAM, a 1-year subscription to the Canadian Journal of Addiction (CJA) and a full access […]

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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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2019 Student Bursary Award Winners

August 6

Eight students were awarded the CSAM-SMCA Student Bursary Award for the 2019 CSAM Scientific Meeting in Halifax NS. Claire Bodkin Tanya Hauck Emma Maelde Jacob ya Oyella Kim Lan St Pierre Karen Tang Emma Van Reekum Ashley Warnock Each bursary award included $1000 in funds towards transportation costs and a Superpass to attend the conference […]

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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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Student Bursaries for the 2019 CSAM Conference

May 28

CSAM now accepting applications for Student Bursaries The Canadian Society for Addiction Medicine is offering 8 bursaries to students interested in the field of Addictions Medicine to attend the CSAM 2019 Annual Scientific Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia October 24 to 27, 2019. Each bursary award will help to fund transportation and accommodation costs. Conference […]

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

May 26

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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