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Opioid Dependence Treatment (ODT) Core Course: Ontario

 

Please note:  This page presents information about ODT core course accreditation, registration dates, and costs specific to Ontario.  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 core course.


About the instructions

In this course, the instructions for methadone prescribing are aligned with the Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program Standards and Clinical Guidelines, published by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) in 2011.

Instructions for dispensing methadone are aligned with the Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) and Dispensing Policy of the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP).

Note for physicians

Physicians should confirm with the CPSO that they are eligible for the methadone exemption.

Note for pharmacists

This course is for pharmacists who must take it per OCP policy, and who are taking it for the first time.  Pharmacists working on their five-year refresher cannot take this course and must find alternatives.  We recommend the Ontario Pharmacists Association's Methadone Education program: OPA methadone and buprenorphine online modules.  This course may also be of interest to pharmacists waiting to register for the CAMH course.

For other refresher courses, please contact the Pharmacy Practice Department at the Ontario College of Pharmacists: profprac@ocpinfo.com


Accreditation

  • This Self-Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Toronto's Continuing Professional Development office for up to 10 Mainpro+ credits (8.0 credits for web-based modules; 2.0 credits for the end of course exam);
  • This Group Learning program meets the certification creiteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Toronto's Continuing Professional Development office for up to 6.5 Mainpro+ credits;
  • This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 12 Mainpro+ credits (for the in-class workshop - ID #172300);
  • The continuing education event indicated has been designated as a U of T Accredited event and awarded with the following credits: Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada - 16.5 Section 1 credits; (8.0 Section 1 credits for total of web-based modules; 6.5 Section 1 credits for the in-class workshop; 2.0 Section 1 credits for the end of course exam);
  • The Canadian Council on Continuing Educaiton in Pharmacy: 20.5 continuing education units (CEUs) Program # 1167-2016-1654-B-P; Expiry Date: 28/02/2017
  • The Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation: 20 Core CEUs


Affiliation

  • Faculty of Medicine, University for Toronto


Recommended texts

Please note:  These are not included in course fees.  You can purchase the CAMH publications at http://store.camh.ca

  • For all course participants:
  • Making the Choice, Making it Work - Treatment for Opioid Addiction
  • The CPSO Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program Standards and Clinical Guidelines 2011.  Available: http://www.cpso.on.ca/uploadesFiles/members/MMT-Guidelines.pdf.
    • For physicians:
      • Methadone Maintenance: A Physician's Guide to Treatment, 2nd Edition, published by CAMH.
    • For pharmacists:
      • Opioid Agonist Maintenance Treatment: A Pharmacist's Guide to Methadone and Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorders, published by CAMH.
    • For counsellor and nurses in a case manager role:
      • Methadone Maintenance: A Counsellor's Guide to Treatment, published by CAMH.


    Cost

    • For physicians: $500
    • For pharmacists: $525
    • For counsellors and nurses: $400


    Please note: We no longer accept cheques. We apologize for any inconvenience.


    Enrollment withdrawals, refunds and cancellations
     
    Withdrawals from the course are accepted until until the course start date  These are subject to an administrative fee of $100.
     
    There will be no refunds after the course start date.

    Cancellation notice must be communicated in writing by email.
     
    Cancellation of the course
     
    Should CAMH cancel this course for any reason, the organization is not responsible for lost monies related to accommodations, flights or other incidentals.  CAMH will only refund registration fees.

    Note for Physicians
    Physicians should confirm with the CPSO that they are eligible for the methadone exemption.
     



    Please note: You cannot register as a member of a discipline other than your own. If you register as another attendee type, your registration will be cancelled and your credit card will be charged $100 for administrative fees. You will then be refunded the remaining balance.



    February 20 - March 19, 2017 - This course is full for pharmacists
    Online course begins February 20
    One-day workshop in Toronto, Sunday March 19

    To register, please click on the link below:
    https://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x24639402cd9


    March 8 - April 8, 2017 - This course is full for pharmacists
    Online course begins March 8
    One-day workshop in Toronto Saturday April 8

    To register, please click on the link below:
    https://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x2463997b7b9


    March 30 - April 30, 2017 - This course is full for pharmacists

    Online course begins March 30
    One-day workshop in Toronto Sunday April 30

    To register, please click on the link below:

    https://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x25137201b25


    April 27 - May 27, 2017 - This course is full for pharmacists

    Online course begins April 27
    One-day workshop in Toronto Saturday May 27

    To register, please click on the link below:

    https://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x25138152dd0


    May 18 - June 18, 2017 - This course is full for pharmacists

    Online course begins May 18
    One-day workshop in Toronto Sunday June 18

    To register, please click on the link below:

     

    Contact

    Robyn Steidman

    Education Assistant

    416-535-8501 x36640

    robyn.steidman@camh.ca

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