Challenging Cases in Opioid Use and Misuse

June 21, 2018

Location: Edmonton (contact for more information)

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


  • Other Health Professional non-credit $200.00
  • Physician Fee non-credit $650.00

Registration: Register online.

This small group problem-based, interactive workshop builds on the knowledge and expertise from the Safer Opioid Prescribing Webinar Series. (Note: the webinar series must be completed before enrolling in the workshop)

During extensive collegial discussion on challenging case scenarios, participants will develop the collaboration practice skills to manage challenges around opioid prescribing and addressing addiction.

Participants will have an opportunity to role play and communicate about difficult subjects with chronic pain patients such as the necessity of tapering opioid dose, the diagnosis of addiction, and exploring addiction treatment options. Three times during the program, video vignettes with standardized patients are used with targeted observer checklists and case discussion. All exercises are debriefed immediately afterwards.


Continuing Professional Development
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
500 University Avenue, Suite 650
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1V7
Tel: 416.978.2719 / Toll free: 1.888.512.8173

CME Accreditation

  • Royal College (RCPSC) Maintenance of Certification - Section 1 6.0 hours
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada - Mainpro+ 18.0 credits
  • Royal College (RCPSC) Maintenance of Certification - Section 3 - Self-Assessment Program 5.5 hours

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