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Opioids in Peel: Primary care approaches to the opioid epidemic

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Mississauga Convention Centre, Salon D

75 Derry Road West

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PEEL PUBLIC HEALTH CORDIALLY INVITES PHYSICIANS TO:


Opioids in Peel: Primary care approaches to the opioid epidemic


Presented by:

Dr. Pamela Leece, MD MSc CCFP FRCPC

Public Health Physician, Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention (HPCDIP), Public Health Ontario

Dr. Meldon Kahan, MD CCFP FRCPC

Medical Director, Women's College Hospital - Substance Use Service

Dr. Katherine Bingham, MD MSc CCFP(EM) FRCP(C)

Associate Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel – Public Health


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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Mississauga Convention Centre, Salon D

75 Derry Rd. W., Mississauga, ON, L5W 1G3

5:30 PM – 6:15 PM Registration and Buffet Dinner

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM Presentations

8:00 PM – 8:30 PM Question and Answer Session


Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe factors contributing to the opioid epidemic in Ontario

  2. Describe the overall patterns of opioid use and related harms in Peel

  3. Identify resources to support appropriate opioid use

  4. Identify patients at risk of opioid overdose and provide overdose prevention counselling, including identifying where they can access take-home naloxone

  5. Understand the principles of opioid tapering and where they can access further educational resources

  6. Understand the principles and practice of opioid substitution therapy, where to refer patients, and how they can begin to prescribe Suboxone in order to expand access to this treatment

  7. Describe local resources and pathways for treatment of addictions and mental health


This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 2 Mainpro+ credits.


Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

This program is open to other Health Professionals as space permits.





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