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


As part of CPSM’s efforts to ensure the health and safety of our community, staff, visitors and faculty, and in alignment with the current policy of the University of Manitoba, our valued partner in hosting this continued professional development event, anyone attending the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba’s offices in Winnipeg for this event, will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (vaccination card or QR code) upon entering CPSM’s offices. This applies to all participants, speakers, facilitators, and support staff at the event. CPSM will also require masks to be worn indoors at all times and we will provide a mask to anyone who needs one on site. Please contact MReinecke@cpsm.mb.ca directly regarding any concerns.

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

OAT Workshop October 28-29, 2021 in Winnipeg MB

OAT Workshop December 9-10, 2021 in Winnipeg MB

OAT Workshop January 27-28, 2022 in Winnipeg, MB 

OAT Workshop April 14-15, 2022 in Winnipeg, MB 

OAT Workshop May 12-13, 2022 in Thompson, MB 

OAT Workshop June 9-10, in Winnipeg, MB 

Further Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) Training Information

OAT Approval Training Process

OAT Approval Training process Flow Chart