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

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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.ledrew@nshealth.ca 

​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.ledrew@nshealth.ca

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
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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
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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

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Final report from Canadian Pain Task Force released from Health Canada. 
Read report

Simplified guideline for prescribing medical cannabinoids in primary care 
Read guideline

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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
Free Psychological Sessions

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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. 
Parents Acknowledging the Anniversary
Educators Acknowledging the Anniversary
Addressing the Anniversary of a Tragedy Key Considerations for Schools

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. 

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AMN-P&A is Endorsed by
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