2023 Scientific Conference

October 19-21, 2023

Fairmont Empress Hotel and Victoria Conference Centre

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Caring in Crisis

The 2023 CSAM-SMCA Annual Scientific Conference brings Canada’s addiction medicine community together to share new research, ideas and guidance on best practice.

Fundamentals of Addiction

Get a solid foundation for continued learning in addictions care and treatment.

student bursaries

Student Bursaries

An opportunity to learn about and pursue a career in addiction medicine.

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CSAM-SMCA Conference attendees enjoy significant savings at the Fairmont Empress.

This Group Learning program has been certified by the National Office of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Saskatchewan Chapter for up to 21.25 Mainpro+ credits for the main 3-day program (Day 1: 8.75 /Day 2: 6.5 /Day 3: 6.0) and 8.0 for the Fundamentals day)

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. Up to 17.5 hours (Credits are automatically calculated) can be claimed for the main 3-day conference (Day 1: 6.5 hours/Day 2: 6.0 hours/ Day 3: 5.0 hours). Claiming your credits: Visit MAINPORT mainport.royalcollege.ca Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

Each physician should only claim those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.

The Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation – CACCF – has granted 29 CEUs for the 3-day CSAM-SMCA Conference and 8 CEUs for the Fundamentals Day course.

The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association has granted 8 CEC hours for the CSAM-SMCA 1-day Fundamentals course.

By the end of this conference, participants will be able to:

Describe current challenges faced in the field of addiction medicine in Canada

List the latest discoveries in clinical practice and research in addiction medicine

Integrate new best practice guidelines in addiction medicine into their clinical settings

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