CSAM 2018 Student Bursary Award Winners

November 16

For the first time ever, we provided four educational bursaries to trainees to attend the conference.  Four students were awarded the CSAM-SMCA Student Bursary Award for the 2018 CSAM Scientific Meeting in Vancouver, BC.

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CSAM Endorses the OEMAC Position Statement on the Implications of Cannabis Use for Safety-Sensitive Work

November 5

The CSAM Board of Directors endorses the OEMAC Position Statement on the Implications of Cannabis Use for Safety-Sensitive Work OEMAC – Home

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OEMAC Position Statement on Cannabis and Safety-Sensitive Work

September 26

The Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada (OEMAC) is the largest national association of physicians with an interest in occupational and environmental medicine (OEM). OEMAC serves as a unified voice for OEM in Canada and as an evidence-based organization it upholds its members’ responsibility to ensure the health and safety of the working individual […]

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BCCSU Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program

September 13

BCCSU Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program – now accepting applications! The fellowship is a 1-year full-time fellowship in addiction medicine which is integrated in our interdisciplinary fellowship program, which includes addiction nursing, NP and social work fellowship streams.

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Hepatitis C in Primary Care and Drug and Alcohol Settings Education Program

July 18

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 […]

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Four Students Awarded

July 3

Four students have been awarded the CSAM-SMCA Student Bursary Award for the 2018 CSAM Scientific Meeting in Vancouver, BC, October 25-28, 2018. Sara Ling Anees Bahji Matthew Downer Nikitah Singhal Each bursary award included $1000 in funds towards transportation costs and a Superpass to attend the conference and the Fundamentals Course. The purpose of the bursaries is to enable students interested […]

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OPA Addiction 101 Day

May 30

Dr. Wiplove Lamba introduces the first event from the OPA Section on Addiction Psychiatry. For this Addiction 101 Day, we have used the needs assessments to come up with

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New for the 2018 Conference! Four Student Bursaries Available

May 17

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.

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Order of Canada Goes to Dr. Nady el-Guebaly!

May 16

Updated on March 16, 2018 – Dr. Nady el-Guebaly was appointed as Member of the Order of Canada for his leadership on addictions research and treatment, particularly for his efforts to have addictions treated as a mental health issue. Full Press Release Here

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Fellowship and Studentship Applications Now Open

April 30

The Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research is excited to announce that the application period is now open for Post Doctoral Fellowship and  Graduate Studentship Award applications for the 2018/19 academic year.

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CSAM Nursing Symposium at the 2018 CSAM Conference

April 27

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 […]

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Corbella: Sheldon Chumir is ground zero in fighting the opioid crisis

April 5

Despite its shiny and sterile look, the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre is sometimes referred to as ground zero for gritty medicine in Calgary — and that’s a beautiful thing.

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HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative

April 4

NIH has launched the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative to speed scientific solutions to address the national opioid crisis.  NIH will significantly increase funding to bolster research on opioid misuse and addiction as well as pain with an investment of $1.1 billion in FY2018, made possible by the FY 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which provides […]

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Psychiatrist says marijuana use is not benign

February 12

Dr. Ronald Fraser said medical marijuana has legitimate uses, but cannabis has many negative effects. Watch CTV Video           Ronald Fraser MD, CSPQ, FRCPC CSAM Board Member at Large – 1st Term: 2015-2019 Ron Fraser MD, CSPQ, FRCPC Dr. Fraser received his medical degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia […]

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News Release from Health Canada

November 1

The government of Canada committed to investing an additional $36.4M over five years in cannabis public education and awareness. This new investment is in addition to the initial $9.6M over five years for a comprehensive public education and awareness campaign and surveillance activities announced in Budget 2017, which brings total investment in public education, awareness, […]

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National Addictions Awareness Week

September 7

Each year, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) joins organizations across the country in observing National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW). Led nationally by CCSA, NAAW highlights issues and solutions to help address alcohol- and other drug-related harm. It provides an opportunity for Canadians to learn more about prevention, to talk about treatment and recovery, […]

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Big News for the CSAM Canadian Journal of Addiction (CJA)

June 27

Newswise — June 26, 2017 – Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, is pleased to announce a new publishing partnership with the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM). Beginning with the December 2017 issue, Wolters Kluwer will publish the Canadian Journal of Addiction, the […]

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Public health guidelines aim to lower health risks of cannabis use

June 23

Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines, released today with the endorsement of key medical and public health organizations, provide 10 science-based recommendations to enable cannabis users to reduce their health risks. The guidelines, based on a scientific review by an international team of experts, are published in the American Journal of Public Health. The guidelines address […]

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WCAF – Western Canada Addiction Forum

April 21

The Western Canada Addiction Forum is an educational and networking opportunity for all those working in, or wishing to work in, the addictions field. This includes physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other allied health professionals.

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Federal legislation on legalizing marijuana unveiled

April 19

OTTAWA:  Adults 18 and older will be able to legally buy and cultivate small amounts of marijuana for personal use, while selling the drug to a minor will become a serious new criminal offence under the federal Liberal government’s proposed new legal-pot regime. A suite of legislation introduced Thursday would, once passed, establish a “strict […]

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