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
CSAM President and Conference Co-Chair
Vancouver is world renowned for its scenery, multi-cultural environment, and culinary offerings. Its proximity to Vancouver and features sites including Stanley Park, historic Gastown, Granville Island and Botanical gardens make it one of North American’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.
Call for Abstracts (opens March 17, 2018)
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)|