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Education and Training

Wise Prescribing and Deprescribing: Opioid Skills for the Frontline Clinician

  • teaches frontline clinicians to:
    • identify whether opioid tapering is an appropriate plan for a given patient
    • plan a tapering discussion that is evidence-based and responsive to the patient’s readiness for change
    • execute an opioid taper with a motivated patient
    • troubleshoot challenges that occur during an opioid taper
  • self-paced CME accredited online modules (free of charge)
  • Mainpro+ three-credit-per-hour, paired workshops (registration fee)

Alberta Addiction Education Sessions

Alberta Opioid Dependency Treatment Virtual Training Program

Practice Based Small Group Learning Program

  • small groups of 4-10 primary care providers meet to discuss their own personal practice gaps in light of the best current evidence
  • trained peer facilitators, educational modules, and practice-based reflection tools promote discussions that result in direct practice change
  • CME accredited modules
  • opioid use disorder module available
  • annual registration fee

Alberta Health Services Concurrent Disorders Learning Series

  • pre-recorded opioid dependency training sessions
  • includes webinars from the Alberta Addiction Education Sessions
  • CME credits may be available

CAMH – Opioid Dependence Treatment Certificate Program

  • developed to prepare physicians, pharmacists, nurses and counsellors to provide a comprehensive range of services for people with opioid use disorder
  • consists of the Opioid Dependence Treatment Core Course (ODT) and elective courses
  • CME accredited
  • registration fee