CPSA Opioid Prescribing Forum

Dina Baras CPSA

Watch a recording of the October 25, 2016 forum below

This forum was a unique opportunity for invited stakeholders such as physicians, other health professionals, government officials, law enforcement and Alberta Health Services leaders to meet and discuss the challenges related to opioid prescribing for chronic, non-cancer pain.

Speakers addressed the broad issue of over-supply of opioids, both legal and illegal, as well as specific initiatives to promote appropriate prescribing and implications for physicians and other healthcare team members. Please see the detailed agenda for more information.

If you have feedback about the forum, please contact Steve Buick via steve.buick@cpsa.ab.ca.

The CPSA recently approved for consultation a draft Standard of Practice on Safe Prescribing addressing opioids. While this was not on the agenda for the forum, the draft standard is open for feedback until December 12, 2016.

Opioid Forum from CPSA on Vimeo.