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Advanced Issues in Opioid Dependence Treatment

This course is held under the auspices of the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Ontario.

Descriptions/Learning Objectives

 

This interactive workshop provides physicians, pharmacists, nurses and counsellors with the knowledge and skills to manage special issues related to people receiving opioid agonist treatment.  The workshop is a part of the Opioid Dependence Treatment Certificate Program.

The Advanced Issues in opioid dependence treatment course covers a range of topics addressing the complexity of opioid dependence treatment.  The workshop is offered once per year, and each year the topics covered in the workshop are based on a needs assessment survey conducted prior to the workshop.
 

Learning objectives:

 
  • List interventions to prevent pregnancy in women who are treated with methadone or buprenorphine
  • Identify the indications to treat pregnant women with opioid agonist treatment
  • Describe best-practice & protocol of methadone initiation for pregnant women who are opioid dependent, including induction and maintenance
  • Determine methadone dose adjustments often necessary during pregnancy and during the post-partum period
  • Indicate what care is needed for methadone-exposed infant
  • Describe the current practice for treating pregnant women who are opioid dependent with buprenorphine
  • Develop a diagnostic and therapeutic approach to treat youth who are opioid dependent
  • Develop a diagnostic approach that allows to formulate a treatment plan to address opioid dependence and poly-substance abuse by older adults

 

Target Audience

Pharmacists, physicians, counsellors/case managers and nurses

Delivery Method

Classroom workshop - Case studies exploration and discussion


Requirements/Prerequisites

Participants must have completed the Opioid Dependence Treatment Core course, or have an experience of at least one year providing methadone maintenance treatment.

Certification/Credits

Participants who are not pursing the Certificate have the option of taking elective courses independently.

For the overall course description, learning objectives, delivery method, target audience and information about the ODT certificate please visit the Main Page for the ODT Certificate below:

http://www.camh.ca/en/education/about/AZCourses/Pages/ODT_Certificate.aspx


 

Affiliation/Partnerships

University of Toronto

Time/Date/Location

November 7, 2015

CAMH, 33 Russell Street, Room 2022

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fee - $225


Please click the link below to register:

https://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x2162638ecc6

   

Contact:

Robyn Steidman

Education Assistant

416-535-8501 x36640

robyn.steidman@camh.ca

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