Opioid Agonist Treatment Prescriber Training

Opioid Agonist Treatment (methadone and buprenorphine/naloxone) Prescriber Training, Mentoring and Auditing.


The CPSM, in partnership with the CRNM and the CPhM, supports an interdisciplinary scientific planning committee that developed and maintains a 2 day, in-person, accredited training program for physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals who wish to become involved in treating individuals with opioid use disorder.


This program, in its pilot format, became a major component of an application that secured a federal/provincial grant of just over $1 million over four years to expand this work beyond the Winnipeg-based training of Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) providers. The College is using this funding to:

  1. Provide Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) training sessions eight times per year, including two rural and two remote sessions per fiscal year.
  2. Conduct audits of new (physician) OAT prescribers who have completed their first year in OAT practice.
  3. Provide mentorship to new and existing Opioid Agonist Treatment prescribers.
  4. Develop a CPSM Buprenorphine/Naloxone Recommended Practices Manual, as well as update the existing CPSM Methadone Recommended Practices Manual


Click on preferred date below for further information and to register.

OAT November 19 & 20, 2020 in Portage La Prairie, MB

OAT December 10 & 11, 2020 in Winnipeg, MB

OAT Registration January 28-29, 2021 in Winnipeg, MB

OAT Registration February 25-26, 2021 in Winnipeg, MB

OAT Workshop April 29-30, 2021 in Norway House MB

OAT Workshop May 27-28, 2021 in Winnipeg MB

OAT Workshop June 10-11, 2021 in Gimli MB

OAT Workshop September 23-24, 2021 in Killarney MB

OAT Workshop October 28-29, 2021 in Winnipeg MB

OAT Workshop November 18-19, 2021 in Thompson MB

OAT Workshop December 9-10, 2021 in Winnipeg MB


Further Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) Training Information

Opioid Agonist Therapy Preceptorship Contact Information

OAT Training process