2017 CSAM Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference – Niagara Falls, ON

October 19, 2017 - October 21, 2017

All Day

6755 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2G 3W7



The Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (La societe medicale canadienne sur l’addiction) welcomes you to our Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference October 19 through October 21 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Our 2017 conference will build on last year’s conference, our most successful so far, by highlighting new research findings, sociopolitical ideas and treatment approaches to addictions. “Addiction: The Changing Landscape” is this year’s theme as it reflects evolving shifts in addiction issues in Canada.  Our conference will address the many challenging issues in addiction medicine: the changing legislative landscape and rapidly evolving research on marijuana; the medical and public health crisis in the opiate epidemic; the potential re-emergence of tobacco addiction through electronic delivery devices (E-cigarettes and vaping), and other emergent issues in addictions.  Join us for the latest updates and reviews of current issues.

Niagara Falls will offer a venue for researchers, clinicians, and educators to learn, meet and exchange idea, and for the treatment community to meet and collaborate.  In addition to the three-day conference, CSAM-SMCA will offer a Fundamentals program on October 22nd to provide a comprehensive introduction to addictions for frontline clinicians.

Conference Schedule

Fundamentals – October 22, 2017

The Fundamentals course is a day-long course of sequential presentations on the screening, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of alcohol and substance use disorders. Specifically, alcohol, opioid, benzodiazepine, and stimulant use. abuse and dependence issues will be introduced and reviewed. We shall also return to our popular review of the ‘language of addictions medicine’ and the neurobiology of addictions. Additional topics relevant to the fundamental understandings of addiction medicine can also be included based on the requests of the attending audience. The topics that may be of interest in past years have included: Adolescent and Youth Addiction issues, Concurrent Disorders, Pain and Addiction, and other substances of abuse (MDMA, Ketamine, GHB, salvia etc.)

Fundamentals Program

The venue for the Annual Conference and Fundamentals is the: Marriott Gateway on the Falls in Niagara Falls ON.  Due to overwhelming response, the hotel rooms at the Marriott are sold out.

Overflow rooms are available at a special conference rate at the Raddison Hotel & Suites Fallsview located right beside the Marriott. – Hotel Information

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Event Registration

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