Addictions Foundation of Manitoba Virtual Training: Opioid Agonist Therapy

“Opioid Agonist Therapy: An Overview”
A Practical Evidence-Based Course for Delivering Care for Opioid Use Disorder
Free Virtual Training for You and Your Team

The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, in collaboration with Shared Health, is offering virtual training in Opioid Agonist Therapy.

Session #1 – June 15, 2021 – 9:00am – 12:00pm (registration link)
Session #2 – June 22, 2021 – 9:00am – 12:00pm (registration link)

This training is delivered in two half-day sessions. Session 1 is a prerequisite for Session 2. Certificate will be provided at the end of training.
To register please click on the registration links above
Deadline for registration is 3 days prior to the training date.
*If you are unable to attend, please note that additional sessions will be available in the future.

Who is the Training for?
This training is for anyone who provides support and services to individuals living with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). This includes health care professionals such as; nurses, social workers, mental health workers, addiction counselors, occupational therapists and medical/social service front-end reception staff. This is also relevant for those who are supervisors or managers.

Who is the Trainer?
Dr. Ginette Poulin is a Family Physician with specialization in Addictions Medicine and is a Registered Dietitian (RD, MD, CFPC (AM), CISAM, CMCBT, PLIC.)
Dr. Poulin has a leadership role in medicine serving as Medical Director at the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba and Co-Lead for the Manitoba Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine (RAAM) clinics.

What are the Learning Objectives?
• Learn and apply evidence-based approaches to OUD
• Identify the approaches to care, including stigma, cultural safety, Indigenous health, trauma informed practice and social determinants of health
• Describe how sex, gender and opioid use are related
• Discuss how opioids work in the body, what happens when opioids are a problem, and treatment of OUD
• Apply harm reduction and continuum of care principles and practices
• Describe how to manage an opioid overdose
• Apply case management procedures and Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) in primary care
• Describe how to consider co-occurring disorders, infectious diseases and pregnancy when supporting people with OUD
• Integrate a biopsychosocial-spiritual approach to providing support and services to individuals living with OUD

* All materials and course links will be provided via email. If you have any questions or concerns please contact