Take advantage of College courses on prescribing opioids

In the wake of the opioid crisis, the number of educational courses on safe prescribing of opioids has increased, both live and online. The College offers two courses that are well-attended, highly regarded and accredited for CPD credits.

The College continues to present its Prescribers Course semi-annually and welcomes opportunities to offer it in areas outside of the Lower Mainland. Interested participants should contact drugprograms@cpsbc.ca if they would like to partner with the College to bring the Prescribers Course to their community.

The College sponsors the Foundation for Medical Excellence (FME) Chronic Pain Management Conference every spring in Vancouver. The FME is based in Oregon and promotes quality health care through education and collaboration. The next Chronic Pain Management Conference (also known as. the Pain and Suffering Symposium) is being held March 1 to 2, 2019. For further details, visit the FME website

Prescribers are encouraged to take advantage of either of these valuable learning opportunities. For a list of other related courses recommended by the College, contact Drug Programs at drugprograms@cpsbc.ca.