Opioid Addiction and Substitution Therapy Student Education Series

Tags: Live, Medication therapy management, Addictions

OVERVIEW

We’re coming to a campus near you! The Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) welcomes pharmacy and pharmacy technician students to attend complimentary sessions on opioid addiction and substitution therapy being hosted on their campus. These sessions are designed to support pharmacy and technician students as well as students in other health disciplines in building awareness and knowledge in addiction and opioid substitution therapy. Each session will also be accompanied with a Q&A period, which will serve as a forum for healthy discussion with the speaker about the topic.

How to Register: To register, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Class Date". A drop-down menu will provide pricing information for members and non-members*. Select the option that applies to you, then click on Add to Cart to start the registration process.

 

Session Dates:

Sheridan College (Davis Campus)
Date: February 7 (Friday), 2020
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: David Campus (TBD)

Topic: Take-home Naloxone at Community Pharmacies

Speaker: Jenny Jiang, RPh

University of Toronto

Date: February 10 (Monday), 2020
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: PB 850 (Pharmacy Building)

Topic: We Are People First - Approaching Patients with Opioid Agonist Therapy with Dignity

Speaker: Kathleen Leach, RPh

University of Waterloo

Date: February 11, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: PHRM 1008 (Pharmacy Building)

Topic: We Are People First - Approaching Patients with Opioid Agonist Therapy with Dignity

Speaker: Kathleen Leach, RPh

Centennial College (Morningside Campus)

Date: February 12 (Wednesday), 2020
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: Room 192 (Morningside Campus)

Topic: Take-home Naloxone at Community Pharmacies

Speaker: Jenny Jiang, RPh

Humber College (North Campus)

Date: March 9 (Monday), 2020
Time: 4:15 – 6:00 pm
Location: Room H330 (205 Humber College Blvd  North Campus)

Topic: Take-home Naloxone at Community Pharmacies

Speaker: Jenny Jiang, RPh

 

CEU: 

  • Program not accredited

Learning format: 

  • Live presentation
  • Live Q&A session

Pre-requisites and Target Audience

Registration is open to students in any year of their pharmacy program at the University of Toronto and University of Waterloo and pharmacy technician programs at Humber College, Centennial College and Sheridan College. Students from other healthcare disciplines are also welcome and encouraged to attend in order to foster inter-professional collaboration, networking and resource sharing.

These complimentary sessions are made available through funding from the Ministry of Health.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this session, students should be able to:

Take-home Naloxone at Community Pharmacies

  • Describe the prevalence and risk factors of opioid overdose
  • Discuss opioid-related harm reduction strategies
  • Identify resources for take-home naloxone kits access and training
  • Recognize opioid overdose situations, outline the steps of management, including administration of naloxone therapy
  • Address the common concerns and challenges of dispensing naloxone kits in pharmacies

We Are People First: Approaching Patients with Opioid Agonist Therapy with Dignity

  • Identify stigmatizing behaviour that is a barrier to patient care
  • Describe functional designs that will help destigmatize the patient interaction
  • Apply strategies to ensure the comfort of your patients in the pharmacy
  • Evaluate personal behaviours and prejudices that impact the patient interaction
  • Develop empathy for patients with opioid dependence and problematic substance use

 Subject Matter Experts: 

  • Chris Auger, OPP OCEB Prescription Drug Diversion
  • James Morrison, RPh, CDE (BScPhm)
  • Kathleen Leach, RPh (BScPhm)
  • Karen Ng, RPh, ACPR (PharmD, BScPhm)
  • Jenny Jiang, RPh, RPh (BScPhm)

 

Last updated: January 21, 2020

Inquiries: Please contact OPA’s professional development team by phone at 416-441-0788, option 3 (toll-free in Ontario at 1-877-341-0788, option 3), or by email at education@opatoday.com.

Cancellation policy: As a courtesy to speakers and other participants, please notify education@opatoday.com if you need to cancel. 

Food service disclaimer: Most live programs provide refreshments and meals. Participants who have health-related dietary needs or food allergies are encouraged to include details on their registration form of special dietary requests. The Ontario Pharmacists Association will work with the program venue to accommodate dietary requests as best as possible but cannot guarantee that the venue will be able to meet all requests. Every effort is made to notify the venue catering staff about participants’ food allergies; however, there is always a risk of contamination. There is also a possibility that manufacturers of the food supplies used by the venue could change the formulation at any time, without notice. Participants concerned with food allergies need to be aware of this risk. The Ontario Pharmacists Association will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed or items one may come in contact with while eating at program venues. Participants concerned about their dietary needs are encouraged to contact OPA for additional information.

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Disclaimer: Please note that this program may be videotaped for educational purposes and may include audio/videotaping and/or photography. By attending this program, you agree that your image and/or voice may be captured by these means and used for the purpose of advertising, delivering, and/or reproducing this OPA education program, and you hereby waive any right to remuneration from such advertising, delivering, and/or reproducing and any control thereof.

Learners’ code of conduct: By registering for an OPA education program, you agree to follow OPA’s Learners’ Code of Conduct. For further details click here

Class Date: 07 Feb 2020 | City: Toronto| Venue:Sheridan College
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Class Date: 10 Feb 2020 | City: Toronto| Venue:University of Toronto
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Class Date: 11 Feb 2020 | City: Waterloo| Venue:University of Waterloo
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Class Date: 12 Feb 2020 | City: Toronto| Venue:Centennial College
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Class Date: 09 Mar 2020 | City: Toronto| Venue:Humber College (North Campus)
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