Webinars

Fall 2019 Series
September 17, October 22, November 20

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Webinar Descriptions

Part One
Assessing Chronic Complex Pain

This is the first session of the Safe Opioid Prescribing webinar series.

The webinar is approximately 90 minutes in length and starts promptly at 7:00pm Toronto TIME, in the evening.

Learning Objectives: Assessing Complex Pain

  • Recognize the complex illness experience of chronic pain.
  • Complete a comprehensive assessment of patients with chronic pain.
  • Implement multi-modal approaches to chronic pain management.

Part Two
Prescribing Opioids in Chronic Pain

This is the second session of the Safer Opioid Prescribing series.

The webinar is approximately 90 minutes in length and starts promptly at 7:00pm Toronto TIME, in the evening.

Learning Objectives: Prescribing Opioids in Chronic Pain

  • Define your professional responsibility to manage patients’ chronic pain.
  • Assess your patients’s global risk of opioid overdose and use disorder.
  • Evaluate the potential effectiveness of different opioid therapies for chronic pain.
  • Initiate and monitor opioid therapy for your chronic pain patients.

Part Three
Addressing Opioid Challenges

This is the third and final session of the Safer Opioid Prescribing series.

The webinar is approximately 120 minutes in length and starts promptly at 7:00pm Toronto TIME, in the evening.

Learning Objectives: Addressing Opioid Challenges

  • Prescribe opioids for special populations.
  • Switch, taper and discontinue opioid therapy when risks outweigh benefits.
  • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals to manage chronic pain.
  • Recognize and manage opioid use disorder in your patients.

Accreditation

The College of Family Physicians of Canada Mainpro+

This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 9.0 Mainpro+ credits.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim up to a maximum of 9.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

  • Assessing Complex Chronic Pain: 3.0 credits
  • Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: 3.0 credits
  • Addressing Opioid Challenges & Addiction: 3.0 credits

Per webinar:

  • Preparatory Exercise: 0.5 credits
  • Webinar Attendance: 2.0 credits
  • Practice Application Exercise: 0.5 credits

TOTAL: 9.0 Mainpro+ / 9.0 Section 1 Credits

Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent participating in the educational program.

Pre and Post Assignments:

Approximately two weeks prior to each webinar you will be provided with your preparatory assignment and instructions to connect and participate in the webinar. Following the webinar you will be required to complete a practice application assignment. Preparatory and practice application exercises are submitted electronically.