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 2023 Scientific Conference.

Dr. Jennifer Brasch

Jennifer Brasch

BSc, MD, FRCPC, FCPA

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University

Roles with CSAM-SMCA:

Conference Chair
CSAM-SMCA Past President

Nicole Bootsman

BSc(Hons), BSP

Pharmacist Manager, Prescription Review Program/Opioid Agonist Therapy Program,
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan

Roles with CSAM-SMCA:

Saskatchewan Regional Director
Co-chair, Conference Committee
Co-Chair, Policy Committee
Member, Membership Committee

Caroline Ferris

Caroline Ferris

MD, CCFP(AM), FCFPC, DISAM

Physician Lead, Victoria Rapid Access Addiction Clinic

South Island Physician Lead, Addiction Medicine, Island Health Clinical

Assistant Professor, UBC Dept of Family Practice

Roles with CSAM-SMCA:

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

Addictions Case Manager, St. Michael’s Hospital

Co-host, Capitan Hooked: The Addiction Project

Roles with CSAM-SMCA:

Lived Experience Advisor
Member, Conference Committee

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:

Member-at-large, Board of Directors
Co-Chair, Education Committee
Co-Chair, Fundamentals of Addiction Course Member, Conference Committee

Dr. Rajat Thapa

Rajat Thapa

MD, PhD

Family Medicine R1 University of Calgary

Wiplove Lamba

Wiplove Lamba

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Abstract Reviewers

Erin Knight

MD, CCFP(AM), CCSAM

Program Director, Addiction Medicine Enhanced Skills Program, University of Manitoba

Medical Lead, Rapid Access to Addiction Medicine, Shared Health Manitoba

Medical Director, Addiction Services, Health Sciences Centre

Roles with CSAM-SMCA:

President-elect, Board of Directors 
Co-Chair, Policy 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

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

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

Matthew Lamont

MMed, PhD

Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador

Roles with CSAM-SMCA:

Board of Directors

Trevor Oleniuk

LLB, BSc

Medical Student at the University of Saskatchewan, Class of 2024

Roles with CSAM-SMCA:

Member, Conference Committee

Aceel Christina Hawa

BSc., MSc.

Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024

Roles with CSAM-SMCA:

Conference Trainee Representative

Raj Thapa

MD, PhD

Family Medicine R1 University of Calgary

Jean-Paul Michael
Nicole Bootsman
Wiplove Lamba
David Robert Martell
Ronald Fraser
Jennifer Brasch