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Become a member of CSAM - SMCA

Become a member of CSAM - SMCA

Access a large network of physicians and allied health professionals working in the field of Addiction Medicine, receive special registration rates for Annual National Conference and Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Day and an online notice for issues of the Canadian Journal of Addiction.

CSAM-SMCA membership does not entail an endorsement of the individual member’s opinion nor any organizational business interest.

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Joint Meeting: ISAM and CSAM-SMCA XXVII Annual Meeting & Scientific Conference 2016

We are excited to announce our 2016 joint conference with the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM). Our colleagues from Quebec are busily enlisting the local resources. One of our scientific tracks will highlight presentations in French – which should be of specific appeal to attendants who are Francophone. International plenary speakers, including Dr. Nora Volkow, Dr. Pedro Ruiz, Dr. Amine Benyamina, Dr. Kathleen Brady and Dr. Julie Bruneau have readily accepted our invitations. Others are being approached.

Please set aside the dates of October 20-22, 2016 and join us in beautiful Montreal.

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Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine October 23, 2016

We will be running the CSAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Course on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 post the CSAM-SMCA Annual meeting.

As in prior years, the Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine is a one-day program offered highlighting key topics (alcohol, nicotine, opioids, benzos, marijuana) in addiction medicine practice.

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Get the Latest Canadian Journal of Addiction

  • The Canadian Journal of Addiction: Volume 7, Number 1 – February 2016 (Special Edition: Opioid Issue)

    The Canadian Journal of Addiction: Volume 7, Number 1 – February 2016 (Special Edition: Opioid Issue)

    March 08, 2016

  • The Canadian Journal of Addiction: Volume 6, Number 3 – December 2015 (Special Edition: Prison Issue)

    The Canadian Journal of Addiction: Volume 6, Number 3 – December 2015 (Special Edition: Prison Issue)

    December 22, 2015

  • The Canadian Journal of Addiction: Volume 6, Number 2 – September 2015 (Special Edition: Summer/Fall Double Issue on Gambling)

    The Canadian Journal of Addiction: Volume 6, Number 2 – September 2015 (Special Edition: Summer/Fall Double Issue on Gambling)

    September 13, 2015


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    Addiction Medicine Recognized!

    May 2

    On March 14, 2016, Addiction Medicine was formally recognized as a new sub-specialty by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) under the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM).  This recognizes addiction as a preventable and treatable disease, helping to shed the stigma of misunderstanding that has long plagued it and provides a new career option […]

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    Dr. Sobey is a full-time addiction medicine physician who completed a fellowship in Addiction Medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland in 1999. He has been a CSAM member since 2008, the British Columbia representative to CSAM since 2010 and is the current President.

    Coming soon! CSAM “Top Posts of the Month” Newsletter

    April 14

    Keep up to date with CSAM-SMCA news reports, peer review articles, and top-trending posts shared with you by President Dr. Paul Sobey. Read Paul’s full biography here.  Watch for our monthly online newsletter!

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