UCalgary, provincial partners introduce opioid management course for physicians

June 12, 2019

The University of Calgary has partnered with Alberta Health Services and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta to train family doctors and specialists to safely prescribe and taper patients taking opioids. A UCalgary release explains that the course, called Wise Prescribing and De-prescribing: Opioid Skills for the Frontline Clinician, includes podcasts, interview clips with physicians, patient testimonials, and two in-person workshops. "Our government is proud to support the development of new resources and tools to make sure health-care professionals have the most up-to-date information on appropriate prescribing practices," said Jason Luan, AB’s Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addiction. UCalgary (AB)