MD, FRCPC, DPH, DPsych, DFASAM, DFAAAP, EFACP, DFCPA, CSAM (Certificant), ISAM (Certification), ABAM (Diplomate), C.M.
Canadian Journal of Addiction Editor-in-Chief/Board Member at Large – 2nd Term: 2013-2017
Dr. el-Guebaly’s introduction to mental health and addiction medicine dates back to 1969 during initial psychiatric training in the United Kingdom, followed by training in Canada and the United States. Addiction related work includes currently being Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Calgary, and the founding past Medical Director of the Calgary Health Region Addiction Centre and Program.
Dr. el-Guebaly was the past President of the Canadian Psychiatric Association and the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine, Founding Past President of the International Society of Addiction Medicine, its Executive Medical Director for another 6 years, and currently Chief Examiner of the International Certification Examination and Senior Editor of the Textbook of Addiction Treatment: International Perspectives (2nd edition, Springer Nature 2020).
Dr. el-Guebaly completed three 3-year terms as Board Chair of the Alberta Gaming Research Institute, and then Research Director of the Alberta Gambling Research Institute. He is the Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Addiction for the last 8 years. These interests have resulted in over 280 peer-reviewed papers, 80 chapters, 591 presentations, and 60 past and current grants totalling $7 million.
He is a member, of the Provincial Addiction Curricula and Experiential Skills Training for Alberta Health Services, and currently the ISAM-CSAM Conference Committee.