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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

September 14, 2023 @ 7:00pm ADT:  Tyler Dillman, PT will present "Physiotherapy in Chronic Pain Management." 

October 12, 2023 @ 7:00pm ADT: UNtoxicated Queers, a harm-reduction support group that hosts sober events for members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, will present " UNtoxicated Queers & Queering Harm Reduction and Recovery Spaces."

Benzodiazepine Use & Alcohol Use Disorder Workshop

October 27, 2023: This accredited workshop is taking place at the Old Orchard Inn in Wolfville, NS and will cover the when, why, and how to taper strategies to promote engagement. Seating is limited to 40 participants. For further details, use the link

Atlantic Pain Conference

November 24, 2023: The objective of the conference is to cover an intensive curriculum within a short period of time. The program will give the participant an appreciation of the importance of taking an interdisciplinary approach as well as provide updates on key areas of pain management.

For more information and registration please go here.

Harm Reduction Workshop

February 2024: Stay tuned for details


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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