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OPIOIDS IN 2018: Tools for Primary Care Providers to Stem the Epidemic

February 9 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

This one day course will focus on skills and knowledge to use directly in your practice to manage acute and chronic pain using new guidelines and manage challenging situations relating to opioids. The day will have a special focus on the practical use of buprenorphine. Through review of guidelines and workshops you will learn to become a bupren-orphine prescriber which will enable you to play an important part in helping your patients and managing the opioid epidemic.

By the end of this conference, participants should be able to:
– Discuss the impact of opioids from patient and system perspectives;
– Develop strategies for management of opioid addiction including adolescent and geriatric patients;
– Implement communication techniques in their practice to optimize treatment of patients taking opioids.

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 Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 6.50 hours (credits are automatically calculated).
This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development for up to 6.50 Mainpro+ credits.

Special thanks to the following committee members who participated in the planning of this event:
Dr. Paul Hendry, Co-Chair
Dr. Lisa Bromley
Dr. Kim Corace
Dr. Vera Etches
Ms. Monique LeBrun
Dr. Isabelle Miles

Click here to register online today!
Cancellation Policy: Refunds less $75 administrative charge will be issued in writing by January 12, 2018.
No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after that date. All refunds will be processed after the event.

To ensure course participants receive the most up-to-date information and in an effort to lessen the
environmental impact of our events, all available course materials will be posted to our website as soon as they
become available. We cannot guarantee that all course materials will be posted on the website.
Dr. Heather Lochnan, Co-Chair
Mr. Rod Olfert
Dr. Brodie Ramin
Dr. Paul Roumeliotis
Dr. Catherine Smyth
Dr. Mireille St-Jean

Further information: cpd@toh.ca | 613-761-4480 ext. 1 | Visit event website


February 9
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


The University of Ottawa Office of CPD


The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus Amphitheatre