Engaging Patients with Care: Tapering, Brief Interventions, and Substance Use Insights

November, 28

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Virtual Zoom Webinar

Cost: Open to Registrants of the College and the Public. There is no cost to attend; you must register in advance.

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The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM) is pleased to announce its fifth annual Medical Examiner professional development live webinar, Engaging Patients with Care: Tapering, Brief Interventions, and Substance Use Insights. Join us as we explore two presentations: Tapering 101 and Strategies to Engage Individuals in Conversations About Substance Use. 

When: Tuesday, November 28, 2023, 6:00 p.m. 

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5017004926799/WN_Ox1nhym3TmmjIHbMdFRz2g

Learning Objectives:  

The webinar consists of two key presentations. The first part focuses on tapering opioids and benzodiazepines, covering the reasons, motivations, and target populations for tapering, comparing different approaches, and discussing withdrawal treatments.  

The second presentation emphasizes core principles in patient interactions, including brief interventions and the integration of motivational interviewing skills. Attendees will learn how to initiate conversations, provide constructive feedback, enhance motivation, and effectively negotiate and advise. Additionally, the presentation will provide an overview of mental health and addiction resources and services. 

Meet Our Expert Speakers: 

  • Karin Ens, BSc(Pharm), MSc, EPPh: Karin is a clinical pharmacist based in Winnipeg with an extended practice license in a multi-disciplinary primary care clinic.  
  • Lori Nicholson RN, BN: Lori is a Clinical Specialist for Shared Health, Mental Health, and Addictions, providing support and education to healthcare service providers across Manitoba.  

Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge and enhance your patient care skills. Join us for this virtual event on Tuesday, November 28, at 6:00 p.m.  

Accreditation: Pending