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Opioids Across the Lifespan - Opioids and Older Adults (Part Three of a Three-Part Series)

Thank you for your interest in attending the webinar titled: Opioids Across the Lifespan - Opioids and Older Adults (Part Three of a Three-Part Series).

Please complete the registration form below and an email confirmation with connection details will be sent to the email address provided. If you do not receive this email, please contact Kyle Dieleman, Project Coordinator, at kdieleman@rnao.ca.

Opioids are commonly prescribed pharmacological intervention used to treat physical pain, and Canada is now the second highest consumer of opioids in the world(1). While opioids may address physical and/or indirectly psychological pain for some people, they can also be dangerous (even when taken as prescribed), and can lead to problematic opioid use, overuse, dependence, overdose, or death. This 3-part webinar series will examine opioids across the lifespan starting with the early years (maternal/prenatal), transition aged youth and lastly, older adults.

The objectives of this three-part series are to:

  • Understand the risks and harms of opioid use for different populations.
  • Understand treatment options for working with different populations.
  • Explore case-based examples that illustrate the unique considerations of working with different populations.


Part One: Perinatal Opioid Use - to view a recording, please click here

  • Dr. Alice Ordean - St. Joseph's Health Centre

Part Two: Transitional-aged Youth - to view a recording, please click here

  • Dr. Kim Corace - Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
  • Lori Naylor & Stephen Chatterton  - Breakaway Addiction Services

Part Three - Older Adults - August 17, 2017  11:00 am - 12:00 pm (EDT)

  •  Dr. Jonathan Bertram - CAMH


(1) International Narcotics Control Board, " Availability of internationally controlled drugs: ensuring adequate access for medical and scientific purposes," United Nations, New York, 2016

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