Crisis, Controversy and Change/La Crise, la Controverse et le Changement
It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the 30th annual Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Meeting and Scientific conference to be held in Vancouver, BC October 25 through 28, 2018.
Conference committee began planning shortly after our successful annual conference in Niagara Falls in 2017. We have invited a broad array of plenary speakers and will be providing multiple symposia within four separate tracks as well as poster sessions and social events. 2018 will feature an all-day symposium on addictions for members of the Nursing Profession. The Fundamentals, CSAM’s day-long course of sequential presentations on screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of alcohol and substance use disorders will be offered following the main course on October 28. This year’s theme, “Crisis, Controversy and Change” speaks to the issues that will be we are currently facing and that will be explored at the conference. The conference will act as a venue for researchers, educators and clinicians from different disciplines to meet, present their research, exchange ideas and collaborate on future courses. The CSAM Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented as well as awards recognizing the best posters. Additionally, this year CSAM will grant four bursaries to assist students whose abstracts are chosen for presentation within symposia.
The venue and broad array of scientific and social offerings will make this year’s scientific conference an outstanding event. We sincerely hope to see you there and have the opportunity to speak with you personally.
Paul W. Sobey MD and Jenn Brasch MD
Conference Co-Chairs for CSAM 2018 and past Conference Co-Chairs for CSAM 2017
Vancouver is world renowned for its scenery, multi-cultural environment, and culinary offerings. Feature sites including Stanley Park, historic Gastown, Granville Island and Botanical gardens make it one of North America’s most sought-after destinations.
We are now accepting hotel reservations for our upcoming event. Through this website, Hotel Reservations you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations at any time and receive updated information about the event.
New for the 2018 Conference! Four Student Bursaries Available
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. For more information CLICK HERE
CSAM Nursing Symposium
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 about how to optimize health care service delivery to individuals with substance use disorders and their families. A detailed agenda will be posted in the coming weeks.
Nursing professionals are invited to submit academic abstracts for poster or oral presentation during the nursing symposium (please enter “nursing” in the Notes section during the submission process). One-day registration for the CSAM Nursing Symposium is available, for those unable to attend the full conference. To connect with the planning committee or for questions specific to the nursing symposium, please contact: email@example.com
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. With the advent of new, well-tolerated, short-course direct acting antiviral (DAA) HCV regimens with cure rates >95%, there is an opportunity to vastly improve the health outcomes of people living with HCV.
This course is designed for addiction medicine specialists, family physicians and other medical staff working with people who inject drugs. Through online learning and a face-to-face workshop, delivered by local experts, participants will gain the skills to confidently manage hepatitis C in their setting. MORE INFORMATION
Sponsor Exhibit Invite
2018 Information & application form for exhibiting at the 2018 CSAM-SMCA Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference in Vancouver BC Oct 25-27, 2018.
Call for Abstracts (Deadline extended until June 1st at midnight)
CSAM-SMCA invites you to submit an abstract for the 30th Annual Scientific Meeting October 25-27, 2018. We welcome abstracts on all aspects of addictions. This year, we intend to focus on opioid use disorder, cannabis–both medical and addiction, indigenous issues, and nursing & addiction care, however, we will consider abstracts about any aspect or type of addiction. Our conference needs your contributions to ensure we can address the breadth and depth of addictions in Canada at our educational event!
This year we have moved to an online submission process.
We will accept abstracts for different types of presentations:
Conference Inquiries: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The venue is the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, BC
Registration Now Open
Earlybird to August 31, 2018. Superpass includes three-day conference and one-day Fundamentals course.
Cancellation by August 15 – refund minus 10%
Cancellations by Sept 29 – refund minus 25%
No cancellations accepted after Sept 30, 2018
|Main Conference October 25 – 27, 2018|
|One Day Registration||$350 (any day of the main conference)|