Lessons learned from an injectable opioid agonist therapy (iOAT) program in British Columbia

Event Date: 
10 March 2020, 12:00 EDT

A webinar in partnership with the Dr. Peter Centre.

Opioid agonist therapy (OAT) is a medical treatment option used to treat opioid dependency and to reduce the harms of illicit opioid use disorder. Injectable opioid agonist therapy (iOAT) provides medically supervised pharmaceutical grade opioids for injection.

In the summer of 2019, the Dr. Peter Centre launched an iOAT program within their integrated healthcare facility.

This webinar will engage senior management, clinicians and peers in a discussion around overcoming barriers to iOAT implementation, as well as lessons learned from program implementation.

Moderator: Amanda Giacomazzo, CATIE

Speakers:

  • Scott Elliott, Executive Director, Dr. Peter Centre
  • Rosalind Baltzer Turje, Senior Director of Clinical Programs, Dr. Peter Centre 
  • Damon Hassan, Registered Nurse, Dr. Peter Centre
  • Peer liaison, Dr. Peter Centre