Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care Conference
Beanfield Centre, 105 Princes' Blvd., Toronto
November 24, 2017
About the conference
The Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care Conference highlights topics such as treatment approaches, harm reduction strategies, clinical guidelines and new evidence in the field of opioid use disorder.
Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care 2017 focuses on opioid use and misuse and increased efforts toward safer prescribing.
For many years this annual event was coordinated by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) under the title of the Ontario Methadone Prescribers' Conference.
For the last two years, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has collaborated with the CPSO to organize this event. This year CAMH takes the leadership role.
The conference is supported by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Longterm Care.
On August 29, 2017, the Ontario Health Minister, Eric Hoskins, said the provincial government will invest $222 million over three years to improve access to harm reduction services and addiction treatment amid an opioid crisis in the province. Hoskins told reporters at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto:
This is a public health crisis, provincially and nationally ... comprised of literally thousands of individual tragedies. Each life lost represents a valued individual, individuals that I view with decency, with respect, with dignity and with worth.