Conference Committee

We are grateful to the addiction medicine leaders who have volunteered their time and talents to help us deliver a world-class learning and networking experience at the CSAM-SMCA 2024 Scientific Conference.

Jennifer Brasch

Jennifer Brasch

BSc, MD, FRCPC, FCPA​

Associate Professor

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University

Leadership Role at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Roles with CSAM-SMCA:​

Conference Chair
CSAM-SMCA Past President

Ron Fraser

Ron Fraser

BA (Hon), MD, CSPQ, FRCPC

Director, Personality Disorders Program, McGill University Health Centre

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University

Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University

Roles with CSAM-SMCA:

Co-Chair, Fundamentals of Addiction Course Member, Conference Committee

Erin Knight

Erin Knight

BSc (Hon), MD, CCFP(AM), CCSAM, CISAM

Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine, University of Manitoba

Program Director, Addiction Medicine Enhanced Skills Residency, Department of Family Medicine, University of Manitoba

Medical Director, Addiction Services, Health Sciences Centre

Medical Lead, Rapid Access to Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Hub, Shared Health Manitoba

Roles with CSAM-SMCA:​

President-elect
Co-Chair Policy Committee
Member, Standards Committee
Member, Conference Committee

Dr. Dave Martell

David Robert Martell​

BSc, MD, CCFP(AM), FCFP, CISAM, CCSAM​​

President, Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine

Physician Lead, Addiction Medicine, Nova Scotia Health

Roles with CSAM-SMCA:​

President

Jean-Paul Michael

Jean-Paul Michael​

BA (Hon), CSPQ, FRCPC

Addictions Case Manager, St. Michael’s Hospital

Co-host, Capitan Hooked: The Addiction Project

Roles with CSAM-SMCA:

Lived Experience Advisor
Member, Conference Committee

Ainko Ramanathan

Ainko Ramanathan​

MPharm, PharmD, RPh​​​

Community pharmacist (addictions) Hamilton, ON

University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy – Opioid use disorder lecturer

Trevor Oleniuk

Trevor Oleniuk

MD, LLB, BSc

Medical Student, University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine

Martin Potter

Martin Potter

MD (MT) M.Sc. CCMF, FCMF, CCSAM

Family Physician

Roles with CSAM-SMCA:

Board of Directors

Tosh Mizzau

Tosh Mizzau

BSc, BEd, MD, CCFP​​​

McMaster University Department of Family Medicine Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct)

Hamilton Health Sciences and St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton Department of Family Medicine – Associate Appointment

Zain Awadia

Zain Awadia

BHSc, MSc

McMaster University, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine – Medical Student

Rachel Foote

Rachel Foote

BSc(N), MD​​​

Internal Medicine Resident, Western University

Christopher Chu

Christopher Chu

BMSc

McMaster University, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine – Medical Student

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Abstract Reviewers

Our 2024 Abstract Reviewers include all members of the 2024 Conference Committee (found above) as well as the following individuals.

David Crockford

MD, FRCPC, DABPN, CCSAM, SLFAPA, DFCA

Clinical Professor, University of Calgary Department of Psychiatry

Roles with CSAM-SMCA:

CSAM-SMCA Board of Directors, Alberta/NWP Regional Director
Chair, CSAM-SMCA Standards Committee
Deputy Editor, Canadian Journal of Addiction
Member, CSAM Education Committee

Selene Etches

MD, FRCPC

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, IWK Health Centre 

Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University

Roles with CSAM-SMCA:

Board of Directors, Maritime Regional Director

Sharon Koivu

MD, MCFP, PC, AM

Addiction Physician 

Adjunct Professor Western University 

Roles with CSAM-SMCA:

CSAM-SMCA Board of Directors, Ontario 

Co-Chair CSAM-SMCA Advisory Committee

Kirsty Muller

RN, BN

Nurse Case Manager, Four Arrows Regional Health Authority OAT Program

Registered Nurse, RAAM Clinic Shared Health

Roles with CSAM-SMCA:

Board of Directors, Regional Director Manitoba
Co-Chair, Advocacy Committee

Brooke Noftle

BSc, BA, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Adjunct Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University 

Medical Director, St. Thomas RAAM Clinic/Clinic 217, St. Thomas, Ontario

Physician, Clinic 528, London, Ontario

Roles with CSAM-SMCA:

Board of Directors