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Opioids Across the Lifespan Part 3: Older Adults, Opioid Resource Hub and RNAO

August 17, 2017

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT)

This webinar series is co-hosted by the Opioid Resource Hub (PSSP/EENet) and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.
Opioids are commonly prescribed pharmacological intervention used to treat physical pain, and Canada is now the second highest consumer of opioids in the world. 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 webinar series are to:

  • Understand the risks and harms of opioid use and misuse 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.

Presenters:  Dr. Jonathan Bertram, Center for Addiction and Mental Health

Who should attend: Nurses such as RNs, NPs and staff nurses in hospitals, nursing students, primary care providers, public health and health promotion professionals, other allied health-care providers and policy makers.

Sign up for this event today! Registration is FREE but space is limited. You will receive the login details once you’ve registered.

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For more information, contact Kyle Dieleman at

Funding for this educational opportunity is provided by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.