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.

Conference organizers

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.


In the news

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.