Course Goal

The goal of this course is to provide a forum for skill development for assessment and management of complex pain and/or substance use disorder. Strategies and information will be provided to increase the capacity of health care providers to develop new inter-professional linkages and deliver care in their home communities.

Course Components

Course Target Audience

The target audience is healthcare providers, including family physicians, physician specialists, medical residents, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, dentists, and social workers.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the learner will:

  1. Better assess and employ the role of various disciplines, series and non-pharmacological therapies for successful, patient-focused, implementation.    
  2. Explore opportunities for inter-professional collaboration in education and community practice.
  3. Describe the complexities of managing opioid addiction in the context of chronic pain.   
  4. Describe the use of non-pharmaceutical options for management of pain.    
  5. Determine treatments for alcohol use disorder.    
  6. Describe boundaries for working with patients experiencing addiction.    
  7. Describe recommendations for pain management in older adults.    
  8. Explain the evidence for the use of cannabis in pain management.    
  9. Explain the importance of culture in addiction management.


Course Credits

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College)
Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Section 3: Self-Assessment accreditation statement 

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Continuing Medical Education Division, University of Saskatchewan. You may claim a maximum of  1 hour (credits are automatically calculated)

Participants are reminded that the 7 hours of video presentations are a valuable source of Section 2 Credits in the MOC framework- Self-Learning. Video, audio or Podcast learning activities can be claimed for 0.5 credits per activity.

Learners are reminded to document their learning in MAINPORT. Click the link provided to be taken to the MAINPORT site.

CFPC members

Accredited Royal College MOC Section 1 and Section 3 credits are eligible for certified Mainpro+ credits, up to a maximum of 50 credits per five-year cycle; any additional credits are eligible as non-certified Mainpro+® credits. MOC Section 3 accredited activities can be claimed at 3 credits per hour up to the cycle maximum.

Learners are reminded to document their learning in Mainpro+®. Click the link provided to be taken to the Mainpro+® site.


Any questions concerning accreditation can be directed to:

Emily Parker
Continuing Medical Education
College of Medicine
University of Saskatchewan