The Safe Opioid Prescribing Course includes a Webinar Series (3 webinars), followed by an in-person Skill Development workshop.

Course Goals

This Series of Courses has been created to assist physicians in acquiring knowledge and learning new skills in the field of pain management, especially in the area of chronic non-cancer pain.

  • Develop multi-modal approaches to complex chronic pain.
  • Initiate & manage safe & effective opioid therapy.
  • Prevent & address addiction to prescription opioids.
  • Develop communication & collaboration practice skills to better manage opioid therapy for your chronic pain patients.

Winter 2017

Registration is for all 3 webinars

Assessing Complex Chronic Pain
Monday March 27, 2017

Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
Tuesday April 25, 2017

Addressing Opioid Challenges and Addiction
Wednesday May 24, 2017

Details & Registration

Challenging Cases in Opioid Use and Misuse Workshop

Mainpro-C, In-person, full day workshop.

University of Toronto Residence and Conference Centre, Toronto

Only for participants who will have already completed the webinar series

June 8, 2017

Details & Registration


Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME), a subcommittee of the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). This standard allows CPD to assign credits for educational activities based on the criteria established by The College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

As a result of a reciprocal agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, The American Medical Association, and The European Union for Medical Specialists, CPD is permitted to assign respective credits.