OPA 2022 Mental Health and Addictions Conference
2022-11-17 11:00 AM 2022-11-18 05:30 PM OPA 2022 Mental Health and Addictions Conference Virtual Event America/New_York

Organization: OPA
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This event will be recorded, and the recording will be available to the registrants following the event for 14 days after its distribution to registrants.


TIME: 11:00 am – 5:30 pm ET

Each session is 2 hours with 15min breaks between the sessions.


Thursday, November 17, 2022 – Foundation Stream

Psychotherapies for Substance Use Disorders 

Presenter: Dr. Wiplove Lamba 

Pharmacotherapy Primer for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and other Substance Use Disorders (cannabis, stimulant)

Presenter: Dr. Valerie Primeau

Pharmacotherapy Primer for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Presenters: Dr. Mike Franklyn and Dr. Wiplove Lamba

Friday, November 18, 2022 – Advanced Stream

Psychosocial Approaches to Stimulant Use Disorder

Presenter: Dr. Tim Guimond

Medical Management of Cannabis Use Disorder

Presenter: Dr. David Crockford

Medical Management of Stimulant Use Disorder 

Presenter: Dr. David Crockford


Valerie Primeau, MD, FRCPC is a bilingual psychiatrist in North Bay.  She has been actively involved in the treatment of concurrent disorders.  She is the physician lead for the implementation of medically-supervised withdrawal management at the North Bay Regional Health Centre and the rural implementation of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Integrated Care Pathway on alcohol use disorder and depression.  She also provides physician leadership at the Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) clinic and the Early Intervention for Psychosis (EIP) program. She was a member of the Ontario Health Alcohol Use Disorder Quality Standard Advisory Committee and was the Clinical Lead for the Withdrawal Management Standards with Addictions and Mental Health Ontario.  She sits on the Executive Committee of the Ontario Psychiatric Association (OPA) and is actively involved in resident education at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). 

Wiplove Lamba, MD, FRCPC, Dip ABAM, ISAM C, DAPN is an addiction psychiatrist. He has given over 20 workshops at the national level and numerous more at the local and provincial level in helping people build skills in working with those who use substances. He is the regional co-director of Ontario for the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine and the medical co-lead of ECHO Ontario Addiction Medicine and Psychosocial interventions. 


Mike Franklyn, BSc, HBSc, MSc, MD, CCFP AM,  was a family physician practicing in Sudbury for 25 years prior to his retirement in 2018. He had been providing addiction care to patients in Northeastern and Northwestern Ontario for over 15 years with a special interest in the areas of substance use in pregnancy and youth as well as First Nations communities. Dr. Franklyn is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Northern School of Medicine and a mentor for the OCFP Medical Mentoring in Addiction and Pain.


Dr. David Crockford, MD, FRCPC, DABPN, CCSAM, DLFAPA, FCPA, is a Clinical Professor at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry. He has been a consulting psychiatrist to the Foothills Medical Centre Addiction Program, Early Psychosis Intervention Program and Adult Psychosis Program treating patients with concurrent addictive and psychiatric disorders for the past 24 years. Dr. Crockford is a recognized national leader in addiction psychiatry where he is the past chair of the section of Addiction Psychiatry Section for the Canadian Psychiatric Association and prior International Area Director (2000-2007) and International Member-at-Large for the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (2001-2007). He certified in Addiction Medicine in 2006.

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