Safer Opioid Prescribing Wins 2019 CPD Program Award

Pictured in the photo from left to right: Kathleen Doukas, Kirsten Dixon, Nancy Bush, Abhi Sud, and Kate Hodgson. Not pictured: Meera Harris and Patrick Skalenda.

­­CPD is proud to announce that Safer Opioid Prescribing has been awarded the 2019 Continuing Professional Development Program Award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). This award recognizes a Mainpro+ certified educational program that has provided an exceptional learning experience to practicing or practice-eligible members of the CFPC. The award was accepted by Dr. Abhi Sud and Kate Hodgson at the 10th National CPD Accreditation Conference in October. Dr. Sud is the Academic Director of the program and Kate Hodgson is an Education Consultant for the program; both have played a key role in the development of Safer Opioids. Also instrumental to the success of the program are the numerous faculty, including: Kathleen Doukas (Family Physician & Lecturer at St. Michael’s Hospital), Kirsten Dixon (Staff Physician at St. Michael’s Hospital, CAMH, and Inner City Health Associates & Lead Physician at Seaton House), Meera Harris (Academic Lead Physician at Rivlin Medical Group and Associate Staff Physician at Trillium Health Partners), and Patrick Skalenda (physician at St. Joseph’s Health Centre), as well as the program planner Nancy Bush. Safer Opioid Prescribing is amongst the longest running opioid CPD programs in Canada and was the first accredited program to offer curriculum that reflected the updated Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain. Consisting of three webinars and a capstone workshop, this program uses education methodology geared to changing practice, is free from industry bias, and has 90%+ completion rates. Learn more about Safer Opioid Prescribing here and the CFPC Award here.