Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care Conference
Beanfield Centre, 105 Princes' Blvd., Toronto
November 23, 2018
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.
The 2018 conference will focus on new approaches in the treatment of opioid use disorder.
For many years this annual event was co-ordinated by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) under the title of the Ontario Methadone Prescribers' Conference.
In 2017, CAMH took the leading role in organizing the conference in collaboration with the CPSO and practitioners from various health care institutes.
The conference is supported by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Longterm Care.
- Health Canada has removed the requirement for physicians to obtain an exemption to prescribe methadone for the treatment of opioid dependence (or analgesia). The CPSO has outlined the steps to become a methadone prescriber in Ontario.
- On June 19th, Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor announced intent to severely restrict marketing of opioids.