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Public Health Updates for Halton Physicians: Supporting your patients during Canada’s opioid overdose crisis

2022-06-22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Nearly 30% of people who died of an opioid-related toxicity in Ontario during 2019 or 2020 had
interacted with the healthcare system in the week before their death, with almost 60% having
healthcare contact in the month prior to their death. Join Halton Region Public Health to learn about
how opioids are impacting your patients, local harm reduction supports and how to support your
patients in tapering and stopping opioids.

Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Register: Online (registration form)


Keynote Speaker – Dr. Andrea Furlan, MD, PhD
 Staff physiatrist and Senior Scientist, Toronto Rehab, UHN
 Associate Professor, Division of Physical and Rehabilitation
Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
 Chair, ECHO Ontario Chronic Pain and Opioid Stewardship

Learning objectives:
Overall series learning objective:
By attending the Public Health Updates for Halton Physicians series, participants will be able to identify
and discuss relevant and recent information about approaches to the prevention, diagnosis and
management of key public health issues impacting their family medicine practice in both rural and urban

Learning objectives for this session:
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
 Understand the patterns of opioid use and misuse in Halton and Ontario
 Refer patients to local harm reduction programs, such as naloxone and needle exchange programs
 Refer patients to addiction treatment programs
 Identify patients for opioid tapering
 Understand guidelines for managing common opioid challenges

Submit your questions in advance through the registration form.

This one-credit-per-hour group learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the
Ontario Chapter for 1 Mainpro+® credit. This program is part of a series that has been certified for up to 4 Mainpro+® credits.

See FLYER for more details


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm