Opportunities for Learners
The CSAM-SMCA Scientific Conference provides learners with an unmatched opportunity to connect with Canada’s thriving addiction medicine community and learn first-hand from some of the world’s leading thinkers, researchers and practitioners.
From our exclusive Mentor Lunch to select sessions that are designed with a focus on educating those new to the addiction medicine field, the 2022 Scientific Conference provides an unrivalled opportunity for learners to further their expertise.
Come connect with leaders in the addiction medicine community at our annual Mentor Lunch! The event takes place Nov. 4 at noon and is open to learners and early-career professionals. Take advantage of this valuable opportunity to network and connect with established professionals in the field! Click here for an updated list of mentors.
Friday, November 4, 2022
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Delta Bessborough Hotel
Fundamentals of Addiction
Presented by seven leading Canadian practitioners, the CSAM-SMCA Fundamentals of Addiction Course provides learners with a solid foundation for continued education in addictions care and treatment. The course covers biopsychosocial approaches to addiction as well as assessment, diagnosis, brief intervention and referral to treatment. Hear relevant, practical 45-minute presentations on the most commonly used substances including alcohol, sedatives, cannabis, opioids and stimulants, and get a short introduction to concurrent disorders.
The Fundamentals of Addiction Course is not included in your conference registration fee. If you have already registered for the conference, you can sign up for the Fundamentals of Addiction Course by selecting “Optional Events” on the conference registration page. If you have not yet registered for the conference, you will have the opportunity to sign up for the Fundamentals of Addiction Course when you do so.
Sunday, November 6, 2022
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Delta Bessborough Hotel
Education Sessions for Trainees
In addition to dedicated opportunities developed exclusively for trainees, the 2022 Scientific Conference hosts a range of workshops and symposia designed to further the knowledge and skill sets of those new to the field of addiction medicine. The following are some excellent options for those new to addiction medicine:
- Substance Use and Psychotic Disorders: Diagnosis and Management
- Working with Youth Who Use Substances
- SBIR: A Brief Alcohol Use Assessment Tool for Primary Care Providers
- Still Naively Hopeful, and You Can Be Too! Again!: First-Year-In-Practice Learnings
- Substance Use Related Care: Nurse and Nurse Practitioner Resources and Lessons Learned
- Birds of a Feather: Concurrent Substance Use Disorders and Personality Disorders
- Comorbid Adult ADHD and Substance Use Disorders: Clinical Approaches
- Stories of Lived Experience: A Trainee-Guided Discussion
An Evening with the Modernist Masters at Remai Modern
Join us this fall to reconnect with your colleagues and peers at a semi-formal gala event at the spectacular Remai Modern Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art! Featured in the New York Times, this extraordinary Canadian museum sits on the banks of the majestic South Saskatchewan River and boasts an exceptional collection of works by modernist masters like Pablo Picasso and beloved Canadian icon Emily Carr. The evening will feature a three-course meal by Hearth, ranked among Canada’s Top 100 restaurants and celebrated for its embrace of local ingredients and unpretentious prairie cooking.
The gala event is complimentary for conference attendees, but seating is limited and registration is required. If you have already registered for the conference, you can sign up for the gala by selecting “Optional Events” on the conference registration page. If you have not yet registered for the conference, you will have the opportunity to sign up for the gala when you do so.
Friday, November 4, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Remai Modern Museum of Contemporary Art
Join us for good company and hearty hors d’oeuvres in the grand foyer of the Châteauesque-style Bessborough hotel, one of Canada’s grand railway hotels. All conference attendees are welcome, no registration required!
Thursday, November 3, 2022
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Lobby, Delta Bessborough Hotel
CSAM-SMCA Student Interest Group (SIG)
The CSAM-SMCA Student Interest Group (SIG) allows Canadian medical students to advance their understanding of addiction medicine through education surrounding the etiology, assessment and treatment of people with Substance Use Disorders.
Created by and for Canadian medical students, the CSAM-SMCA SIG is free to join and provides members with a valuable opportunity to network, learn and receive mentorship from directly within the Canadian addiction medicine community.
Online Journal Club
Under the leadership of Dr. Monty Ghosh and Dr. Ken Lee, the CSAM-SMCA Online Journal Club provides an opportunity for Canadian addiction medicine practitioners to discuss new research and emerging best practices in their chosen field.
CSAM-SMCA curates and maintains an up-to-date list of fellowships available to Canadian learners who are interested in pursuing additional education in addiction medicine.