About CSAM/SMCA


Our Society offers a resource of scientific and medical information about Addiction, for professionals and the general public. Definitions, Policy Statements, and networking are available to improve the understanding, assessment, treatment, prevention and research related to Addiction Medicine in Canada and around the world.
Bylaws adopted Nov 2011


Our Vision

The Society, which was formed in 1989, is a national organization of medical professionals and other scientists interested in the field of substance use disorders, has as its primary goals:

To advance the education of health professionals in the field of addiction medicine by developing and providing courses and conferences, conducting research and establishing clinical standards

To educate the public about the assessment, treatment and prevention of addiction by collecting, and disseminating information on that topic.

Amended May 2009

The first CMSAOD (Canadian Medical Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs) Board of Directors:
James Rankin, President
Paul Devenyi, Sec-Treasurer
Douglas Graham, BC
Alan Gilbert, AB
Henry Biem, SK
William Jacyk, MB
Joseph MacMillan, ON
Julie Bruneau and Juan Carlos Negrete, QC
Rolan Muise, NS
Thomas Cantwell, NL
Leo Killorn, PE
Allon Reddoch, Yukon
Terence Fellows, NWT
Dick Burden, C.A.F.
Peter Conley (Fed. Gov’t)