Safer Opioid Prescribing

Safer Opioid Prescribing program is offered in partnership with the University of Toronto. It's evidence-based, free of industry conflicts of interest and accessible to busy physicians and healthcare professionals. 

The program is available for both individual registration and for groups of prescribers, across Canada.

This program is for: Physicians, residents and nurses who prescribe opioids.

To register, visit the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine CPD website

While progress is being made towards safer opioid prescribing, management of opioids to treat chronic pain remains a significant patient safety challenge for Canadian healthcare professionals.

A coordinated approach to pain management can begin with education in safer opioid prescribing. 

Group education in opioid prescribing and management fosters a more supportive working environment and a community of learning, with groups sharing common strategies, language, and best practices to tackle this critical issue.

The next webinar series begins September 23, 2020.

Program Benefits:

  • Feel prepared to assess and prescribe effectively, even in cases of complex chronic pain
  • Share experiences of tough opioid prescribing challenges, including addiction, and learn from peers who have confronted similar situations
  • Gain confidence in the application of the most recent Canadian Guidelines for Opioids
  • Help reduce medicolegal risk through effective opioid prescribing and patient management
  • Teams and colleagues who participate are equipped to tackle this critical issue together

Format: Three online webinars, followed by one in-person workshop. On-site delivery of the workshop can be provided for groups of healthcare professionals in Canada. 

To register, visit the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine CPD website

Program Features

  • Long-running with a proven track record of reducing the risks associated with pain management
  • The curriculum reflects the 2017 Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
  • Program and its faculty are held to the highest ethical standards, having no industry-related conflicts of interest
  • Uses a best-practice education methodology to drive practice change

Topics Covered

  • Multi-modal approaches to managing complex chronic pain
  • Initiating and managing safer more effective opioid therapy
  • Communication and collaboration skills to better manage opioid therapy for patients with chronic pain
  • Preventing and addressing opioid use disorder

Duration: 3 webinars (90-120 min) and 1 one-day workshop

  • Winter 2020 Webinar Series: January 21, February 18, and March 25
  • Spring 2020 Webinar Series: March 31, April 28, and May 27
  • Winter/Spring 2020 one-day Workshop: Date TBD

To register, and for additional program information including cost, specific session topics and learning objectives, visit the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine CPD website

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