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Calgary Zone: Managing opioids in primary care CME

August 15, 2019

The Calgary Zone Opioid Response Initiative is offering a learning session on managing opioids in primary care on Tuesday, October 8, and again on Wednesday, October 9.

Each session includes an overview the opioid crisis and a workshop on the practical, evidence-based approach to managing opioid use disorder via the 2019 PEER Simplified Guideline: Managing Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care.

In the OATrageously Rewarding Medicine – Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care workshop you will learn methods to introduce shared and informed decision-making with your patients regarding initiation of opioid agonist therapy.

Additionally, psychosocial supports, tapering of therapy, and management strategies (i.e., urine drug testing and contracts) will be discussed. Drs. Tina Korownyk and Jessica Kirkwood are the speakers.

Registration

The information sessions are open to all PCN physicians and network staff members. Please register for one of the two opportunities below. 

  • Register here for the session on Tuesday, October 8, at the Sandman Hotel (25 Hopewell Way NE) from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Register here for the sessions on Wednesday October 9, at the Delta Hotel South (135 Southland Drive SE) from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Physician members will be reimbursed $183 per hour for attending the session through the Calgary Zone Opioid Response Initiative grant.

If you have any questions, please email Bahigi Fyith, Senior Advisor – Calgary Zone Primary Care.


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