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OPA Program (Free) – Methadone, Buprenorphine and the Community

Dec. 12, 2015 TBD, London, ON 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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Are you currently dispensing, or considering dispensing, methadone in your pharmacy? Do you provide services or support to people taking methadone or buprenorphine? Are you interested in learning how to better manage your practice and enhance your role with regards to opioid substitution treatment? The Ontario Pharmacists Association is pleased to present a complimentary live program on methadone and buprenorphine maintenance treatment to help you in enhancing your skills and knowledge, and to support your practice.

Methadone is a complex medication, and methadone dispensing is strictly controlled through specific legislation and regulations. Pharmacists who wish to dispense methadone require specialized training in order to ensure the therapy is safe and effective for their patients. The Ontario Pharmacists Association’s (OPA) Methadone, Buprenorphine and the Community continuing education program gives pharmacists and other health care providers an overview of addiction and treatment strategies and a review of the latest Ontario College of Pharmacists’ policy on dispensing methadone.

This one-day program focuses on destigmatizing methadone maintenance treatment and addresses the effect of methadone clinics and programs on the community. A session on pain management also explores situations in which patients on methadone or buprenorphine maintenance treatment may require analgesics and what options they may have. The program also includes a case study workshop, where participants will be provided with useful knowledge to take back to their practice.

This complimentary program is made available through funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

For more details and to register please visit the OPA’s site.