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  An Innovative Approach to Delivering Health Care To People With Pain & Addiction

Who We Are


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Upcoming Continuing Professional Development Opportunities


The  Safer Opioid Prescribing Program 


The Nova Scotia Health Authority’s AMN-P&A in partnership with Doctors Nova Scotia is pleased to offer the Safer Opioid Prescribing Program. Developed and presented by the University of Toronto, the course is evidence-based, free of industry conflicts of interest and available to physicians, medical residents and nurse practitioners who prescribe opioids. 

Monthly Virtual Learning Webinars

February 12, 2024 @ 7:00pm ADT: Emily Schleifhauf, Senior Epidemiologist-Public Health Officer, Canadian Public Health Service placed with the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service will present an update on the "Drug Toxicity Mortality Data in Nova Scotia"

February 22, 2024 6:00-8:00pm ADT: "The Building of an Emergency Response Plan in Response to Nova Scotia's Toxic Drug Supply". A facilitated discussion with Dr. Robert Strang and Dr. Sam Hickcox.

Harm Reduction in Nova Scotia: Putting Principles into Practice Workshop (SOLD OUT)

The workshop will be held on Friday March 22, 2024 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott in Dartmouth. Registration is now open.  For more information click here


News & Publications


META:PHI has released A New Framework for Methadone Carries.

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Congratulations to former mentor and leader within the AMN-P&A Dr. John Fraser who was awarded Distinguished Service Award at Doctors Nova Scotia's annual conference. Read the announcement here

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The People in Pain Network (PIPN) support group will be launching a new support group in Sydney, NS beginning in January 2023. For more information please visit the PIPN website.

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Congratulations to AMN-P&A member and Advisory Committee member Josephine Muxlow who has been inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Nursing. Fellowship is the highest honour for Canada's most accomplished nursing leaders in clinical practice, education, administration, research and policy. 

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AMN-P&A member and Advisory Committee member Virginia McIntyre has been invited as a Person with Lived Experience to join the Canadian Pain Society leadership team. This is the first time in CPS a PWLE is a member of the leadership team.  Congratulations Virginia this is fantastic news for those living with pain.

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