Participants must have completed the Opioid Dependence Treatment Core Course or have an experience of at least one year providing opioid agonist treatment.
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 needs assessment survey conducted prior to the workshop.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
33 Russell St., Toronto, ON M5S 3M1
Main level - Room 2029
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.
Describe the clinical approach to using drugs which are associated with prolonged QTc or Torsade de Points
Develop a diagnostic and therapeutic approach to patients with common concurrent mental health and substance use disorders
Describe the clinical approach to common potential drug interactions related to methadone and buprenorphine
Classroom workshop - Case studies exploration and discussion
Certification and Accreditation
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 ODT Certificate page.
Affiliation and Partnerships
This course is held under the auspices of the Office of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and CAMH in Toronto, Ontario.
College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro+:
CERT+ ID#: 188818
This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 4.5 Mainpro+ credits.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1
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, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim a maximum of 4.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).