An Innovative Approach to Delivering Health Care To People With Pain & Addiction
Who We Are
Upcoming Continuing Professional Development Opportunities
Monthly Virtual Learning Webinar
November 10 @7pm AST: Amanda Hudson-Frigault, e-Mental Health and Addiction Consultant will present "e-Mental Health and Mental Health and Addictions Program". AMN-P&A members can obtain the login information for the webinar by contacting Shelley.email@example.com
AMN Podcast Club
November 29 @7pm AST: The podcast club will meet to discuss the podcast " Catastrophizing: How it relates to pain and the current coronavirus pandemic" by world-renowned pain educator and researcher Dr. Bronnie Lennox Thompson.
To become part of the podcast club please contact Shelley.firstname.lastname@example.org
News & Publications
Congratulations to the AMN-P&As Addiction Medicine Clinical Advisor and Mentor, Dr. David Martell who has been appointed the Physician Lead for Addiction Medicine. Announcement
Congratulations to AMN-P&A member Dr. Thomas Brothers, medical resident and recipient of CMA Award for Young Leaders (resident). You are a key player in transforming addictions services in Nova Scotia hospitals: https://bit.ly/3gBzefo
Announcement: The AMN-P&A in collaboration with PainBC and the Centre for Effective Practice has been successful in their proposal to Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program to develop Adaptive Mentoring networks in Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and British Columbia. Through this four-year contribution agreement, primary care providers will receive support to provide compassionate and effective care for Canadians living with chronic pain, substance use and/or mental illness. Health Canada Announcement
The People in Pain Network (PIPN), an organization that supports people living with pain through peer support, is providing two virtual support groups. See flyer for more information.
New Pain & Addiction Clinic in Dartmouth: The Pain Management Unit at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in partnership with the North End Community Health Centre has opened a new collaborative, inter-disciplinary clinic. Clinic Flyer Clinic Referral Form
Congratulations to the AMN-P&A's Medical Director, Dr. Sam Hickcox on being appointed Chief Officer of the Office of Mental Health and Addictions. Announcement
Final report from Canadian Pain Task Force released from Health Canada.
Simplified guideline for prescribing medical cannabinoids in primary care
Nova Scotia Health & the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia collaborate to support Nova Scotians impacted by the mass casualty of April 18 & 19, 2020
IWK Mental Health and Addictions Program develop resources that may assist Nova Scotians in coping with the upcoming anniversary of the tragedy of April 18 & 19, 2020.
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.