2016 CMPA Information Session

Vancouver, British Columbia
August 24, 2016

Topic:  Opioid prescribing:  Conversations. Collaboration. Solutions.

The CMPA’s information session involved  a group of highly-qualified panelists who provided insight on  the significant and highly relevant topic of opioid prescribing. * CME credits were provided for this event.

View the webcast from the information session.

The CMPA papers entitled “Opioids: We can do better [PDF]” and “Opioid prescribing for chronic non-cancer pain [PDF]” were also released.

The moderator and panelists, as outlined below, provided insight into this subject. View the slide presentation [PDF]

  • Ms. Pamela Fayerman, Moderator
    Medical/Health Issues Reporter, Vancouver Sun
  • Dr. Gary Franklin
    Research Professor, Departments of Environmental Health, Neurology, and Health Services, University of Washington
    Medical Director, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
  • Dr. Heidi Oetter
    Registrar, College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
  • Dr. Benedikt Fischer
    Senior Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
    Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • Mr. Phil Emberley
    Director of Professional Affairs, Canadian Pharmacists Association
  • Dr. Gordon Wallace
    Managing Director, Safe Medical Care Group, CMPA

Review the moderator and panelist biographies [PDF].

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA for up to 1.5 MOC credits. This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the British Columbia Chapter for up to 1.5 Mainpro+ credits.