Dr. Abhimanyu Sud: Course director recognized for “unique and innovative program”

CPD would like to congratulate Dr. Abhimanyu Sud for winning the Department of Family and Community Education (DFCM) Award of Excellence in Development and Use of Innovative Instructional Methods.

Dr. Sud earned the award as director of the Safe Opioid Prescribing course hosted by the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine CPD, which was 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.

The course is a series that consists of three webinars followed by a full-day workshop. The webinars focus on assessing complex chronic pain, prescribing opioids, and addressing challenges and addiction. The subsequent workshop, which will take place on June 8th, 2016, is titled “Challenging Cases in Opioid Use and Misuse.”

According to one support letter, the course is “a unique and innovative program that demonstrates a scholarly approach to program development as a longitudinal, blended webinar-based program.”

Dr. Sud is a lecturer with the DFCM at the University of Toronto and is a courtesy staff member at the Trillium Health Centre. He earned his BA from Yale University and since then has dedicated himself to causes such as youth empowerment, peace building, and Indigenous solidarity, specifically as a leader within the International Association for Human Values.

On June 7th, 2016, Dr. Sud will attend the DFCM Recognition Event to accept his award. Dr. Barbara E. Stubbs of the DFCM noted that support letters have described his “passion and dedication to this program.”

For more information on the Safe Opioid Prescribing course, visit: www.cpd.utoronto.ca/opioidprescribing.