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Physician Liability - AFMC RTOC Online Webinar Series

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Online - Zoom
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The AFMC's Response to Opioid Crisis project is developing a Community of Practice for the Response to Opioids PGME/CPD Curriculum. As part of this Community of Practice, AFMC is offering a series of free webinars linked to the Curriculum topics. The goal is to help develop a Community of Practice network to support education and mentorship, sharing of best practices in the management of cases for residents and practicing physicians; and for persons with lived and living experience with pain, substance use and addiction. Anyone can join this Community of Practice and there is no fee to join. 

Webinar 4 - Physician Liability
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 12:00 - 1:00pm (EST)

Speaker: Susan Swiggum, MD, FRCPC, Consultant with Canadian Medical Protective Association

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain 4 medico-legal risks associated with opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain.
  2. Explain how the use of prescribing guidelines, regulations, and systematic documentation can foster focusing on patients’ best interests.
  3. Discuss how to improve their practice using lessons learned from Canadian medico-legal cases.


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