Pre-Conference Opportunities

PEIP 2018 features a new pre-conference workshop on treating opioid use disorder in primary care.

The Pre-Conference Workshop takes place on Friday, October 19 (8:00 – 11:30 a.m.). Fees for the workshops are not included in your general registration, and will be added to the conference fee. Participants must pre-register as there is no on-site registration. It is available to in-person registrants only and is not part of webcast registration.

Registration Type  Workshop Fee
 ACFP/CFPC Physician or Allied Health Care Professional   $225
 Non-member Mainpro Physician  $275
 Resident and/or Student  $175

OATs Aren’t Just for Breakfast: Treating opioid use disorder in primary care
Christy Sutherland, Jessica Kirkwood, Ginetta Salvalaggio, Cathy Scrimshaw

Led by Dr. Christy Sutherland (of inner-city Vancouver harm reduction sites), this workshop focuses on strategies for identifying and evaluating patients in your practice with opioid use disorder (OUD), implementing and initiating therapy including opioid agonist therapies (OAT), and providing ongoing treatment in a primary care setting. This workshop aims to inform participants of best practices and local resources that will allow them to optimize care for patients with opioid use disorder. Participants will also enjoy the opportunity to learn from local family physician leaders in the field during this three-hour pre-conference workshop. Register early as space is limited.

(Limit: 60 Participants)

This year’s conference also features a free-of-charge information session on the Collaborative Mentorship Network.

The information session (Collaborative Mentorship Network for Chronic Pain and Addiction) takes place on Friday, October 19 (11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.). Under the Primary Health Care Opioid Response Initiative (PHC ORI), the ACFP is developing a Collaborative Mentorship Network that supports family physicians in building confidence and capacity when treating patients with chronic pain and addiction. Mentees and mentors will be paired geographically for local context and will participate in 1:1 mentoring and small groups that are zone based. This free-of-charge, facilitated feedback session will provide the opportunity to gather more information, provide input that will shape the development of the network, and get involved. Register early as space is limited.

(Limit: 60 Participants)