The META:PHI team is excited to announce that our annual conference will be taking place on Friday, September 25, 2020! Please hold this date in your calendar. The conference will be entirely virtual, and will be integrating as many opportunities for networking and discussions as possible. We are looking forward to getting a chance to connect with and learn from you in September!

Tickets to the META:PHI conference are now on sale at our Eventbrite page.

We are excited to announce the program for the 2020 META:PHI conference! Please take a look at our agenda and our speaker bios.

 

7:45-8:00 Self-guided orientation to online platform
8:00-8:30 Welcome
Michael Tibollo
, Associate Minister, Mental Health and Addictions, Ministry of Health
Kate Hardy, Network Director, META:PHI
Meldon Kahan, Medical Director, META:PHI
8:30-9:30 Plenary
Incorporating anti-oppression praxis in your work with people who use drugs
Roberta K. Timothy BA MA MEd PhD
9:30-10:30 Session 1A
Methadone treatment in the fentanyl era: New consensus guidelines
Meldon Kahan MD CCFP FRCPC
Lori Regenstreif MD CCFP (AM) FCFP MScCH (AMH) CISAM
Session 1B
Resources and strategies to support vulnerable and marginalized patients in RAAM clinics
Christina Henry RN BA BScN
Session 1C
Caring for health professionals with SUD
Adam Newman MD FCFP (AM) CCSAM
Lisa Lefebvre MDCM MPH CCFP (AM) DABAM FASAM CCSAM CMRO
Mark Weiss MD MCFP (AM)
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:45 Session 2A
Co-prescribing for concurrent disorders
Valerie Primeau MD FRCPC
Session 2B
RAAM innovations
(1) The Alex RAAM 
Jennifer Eyford MSc BSc BN RN
(2) Lakeridge opioid navigator 
Lindsay Reynolds MEd RP 
Session 2C
Harm reduction for hospitalized patients and people who inject drugs
Tali Cahill BScN RN
Christopher Francoeur, Community Worker, Oasis Program, Sandy Hill Community Health Centre
11:45-12:30 Lunch
12:30-2:00 Panel
Innovations in care for people with SUDs during COVID: What can we learn going forward?
Moderator: Vincent Lam MD CCFP (AM) ASAM CSAM
(1) Working with managed alcohol/managed stimulant programs during COVID – Michelle Klaiman MD FRCPC DABAM
(2) Virtual care – Michael Roach, Regional Lead, Addictions Services, Mental Health and Addictions Programs, Health Sciences North
(3) COVID-OAT changes – Tara Gomes PhD MHSc
(4) Patient perspective – Malcolm Kennedy
2:00-2:45 Session 3A
Long-acting buprenorphine options
Katie Dunham BSc BScN MN NP-PHC
Ken Lee MD MCFP (AM)
Session 3B
The role of peer support and lived experience in addiction medicine
Josh Richardson RP RPN Psych Cert BA Hons
Charles Coke, Peer Support Advocate
Session 3C
MI and brief interventions in the addictions setting
Julie Henderson MD FRCPC DABAM
Leslie Molnar MSW RSW
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-3:45 Session 4A
Case discussions: RAAM challenges and opportunities
Jennifer Wyman 
MD CCFP FCFP DABAM MPH
Session 4B
Family-centred care
Angie Hamilton
LLB BCL
Louise Lemieux White 
BScN RN
Session 4C
Contingency management
Melissa Holowaty 
PhD MD CCFP (AM)
3:45-4:00 Regroup and wrap-up
4:00-5:00
(optional)
Networking A
Inpatient medicine
Lisa Bromley 
MD CCFP (AM) FCFP
Networking B
Counsellors and case managers
Josh Richardson RP RPN Psych Cert BA Hons
Networking C
Rural and remote practices
Tara Leary MD CCFP FCFP
Networking D
Legal/human rights issues and SUD
Angie Hamilton LLB BCL
Daphne Jarvis LLBN
Networking E
Fentanyl challenges
Meldon Kahan 
MD CCFP FRCPC

 

Accreditation
This conference has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 6.0 Mainpro+ credits and up to 6.0 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Section 1 hours.

Thank you to our conference planning committee for their input and expertise in the planning of this year’s event:

Leslie Buckley MD MPH FRCPC
Katie Dunham BSc Hons, BScN, MN, NP-PHC
Kate Hardy MSW RSW
Christina Henry RN BScN BA
Elizabeth Shouldice MD CCFP(EM) FCFP MPH
Jennifer Wyman MD CCFP FCFP DABAM MPH
Maria Zhang BScPhrm, PhmD