5-Nov-2019 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

  Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter presents
A Provincial Approach to Opioid Dependence Treatment in Newfoundland and Labrador

November 5, 2019
  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time

In Newfoundland and Labrador, access to treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) has been limited by stigma, limited numbers of primary health care providers involved in addictions medicine, and underserved geographical locations.

This session will provide participants with perspective on the challenges, opportunities, and current initiatives to increase client access to a comprehensive, integrated, and coordinated provincial OUD treatment system.

This session will provide an overview of:

  • The development and implementation of a new provincial ODT “Hub and Spoke” model of service delivery.
  • System initiatives to strengthen ODT performance monitoring and evaluation.
  • Opportunities to enhance stakeholder collaboration, knowledge exchange, and care provider support and development.

Featured Speaker: Wayne Bishop
, Manager of the Provincial Opioid Dependence Treatment Centre of Excellence

Wayne Bishop is the manager of the Provincial Opioid Dependence Treatment Centre of Excellence within Eastern Health, Newfoundland and Labrador. The ODT Centre of Excellence is responsible for supporting the implementation of the provincial ODT Hub and Spoke model, implementation of evidence-informed ODT and harm reduction practices, strengthening ODT performance monitoring and evaluation, and increasing opportunities for stakeholder collaboration, knowledge exchange, and care provider development.

Wayne has over twenty-five years of diverse health care experience with significant experience in the field of mental health and addictions. Wayne worked in management, clinical, and project coordination roles including Mental Health and Addiction Consultant with the Department of Health and Community Services, Addictions Prevention Consultant, Knowledge Exchange Facilitator, Professional Practice Consultant, Program Manager, Educator, Clinical Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, and leader of provincial and national-level professional associations. In 2018, Wayne was selected as one of five Canadians to participate in the United States International Visitor Leadership program focused on combating the opioid epidemic in North America. Wayne provided a leadership role in the development of the new provincial ODT Hub and Spoke model of service delivery and led the development and implementation of the provincial Take Home Naloxone program.

Cost: (Taxes Included)

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  *Webinar details will be provided following registration

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.