The 2022 conference
Health care professionals, people with lived and living experience, family members, researchers, policymakers and educators engaged in a broad range of topics including transitions in care, lessons from COVID-19 and other major disruptions, the drug poisoning crisis, integration of care, safer supply initiatives, stigma and opioid use lessons from other countries around opioid use. The conference also provided a networking opportunity with others in the field of opioid use and treatment.
Short biographies of our 2022 presenters are available.
- Welcome, Introductions and Panel: Opiates to Advocacy: A panel with people with lived and living expertise
Welcome and Introductions: Dr. Sanjeev Socklingham, VP of Education, CAMH; Dr. Leslie Buckley, Addictions Chief, CAMH; Dr. Abimanyu Sud; Karan Cheema.
Panel members: Ashley Smoke, Alexandra de Kiewitt, Michael Nurse.
- Keynote Address: The Customer is Always Wrong: Medical models for people with addictions
Abhimanyu Sud, Jason Mercredi
- Opioids, chronic pain & opioid use disorder: What can we learn from the POINT study?
- Patterns of Medication and Health Care Use Among People who Died of an Opioid-Related Toxicity During the Covid-19 Pandemic in Ontario
Alexxa Abi-Jaoude, Jes Besharah, Tara Gomes
- Beyond Stigma: The unseen stigma of opioid use disorder in care and how we can fix it
Andrew Johnson, Kirsten Dixon, Sean LeBlanc
- Implementing the Victoria SAFER Initiative
Corey Ranger, Karan Cheema
- Methadone in the Time of Fentanyl: It’s not just about the dose
Andrew McLeod, Jennifer Wyman, Karan Cheema
- Making my Clinic a Better Place
Alexander Caudarella, Karan Cheema
- Lessons from Abroad: Opioid Use Care in France and Australia (panel)
Julie Dupouy, Kellia Chiu, Lara Nicon, Nicholas Clark
- Key Findings from the Preliminary Evaluation of the Safer Opioid Supply Program at the London Intercommunity Health
Abhimanyu Sud, Gillian Kolla
- Zooming in to Capture the Big Picture in Transitions of Care
Amy Yang, Narges Beyraghi, Teresa Vandepost, Tianna Costa
- Improving Access to OUD Treatment in Community Withdrawal Management Services: A Highlight of META:PHI’s WMS Recommendations and Manual
Karan Cheema, Katie Dunham
- Far From a “White Problem:” Addressing the Surging Overdose Crisis as a Racial Justice Issue
Abhimanyu Sud, Joseph Friedman
- The Role of Treatment in Addressing the Opioid Crisis: an effective yet overlooked part of the continuum of care
Farihah Ali, Peter Selby, Lesley Buckley, Sean LeBlanc, Matthew Bonn
- Structural Violence and Overdose Deaths: Building anti-oppressive clinical practices to support people who use drugs
Gillian Kolla, Nanky Rai