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Caring for patients with alcohol use disorder
The Practising Well Community of Practice by family physicians, for family physicians, to connect in real time with, and learn from, others who are working with patients to address their mental health, substance use disorders and chronic pain. The Practising Well Community of Practice is an intentional conversation for shared learning hosted by the OCFP. The Practising Well Community of Practice is one component of the OCFP’s Practising Well Program.

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning Program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+Ⓡcredits. The Practising Well Community of Practice Community of Practice includes a series of planned webinars. Each session is worth 1 Mainpro+Ⓡcredits, for up to a total of 12 credits.

May 26, 2021 08:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Adam Newman
Dr. Adam Newman practiced full scope family medicine in Sioux Lookout and Kingston for 20 years before obtaining Certification from the Canadian Association of Addiction Medicine in 2013. Since then his private practice has been focused on Addiction Medicine and Harm Reduction exclusively, including perinatal addictions and substance use. He is the Most Responsible Physician for Opioid Dependent infants rooming-in with their mothers at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). He is also the founding board chair of the Kingston House of Recovery for Women and Children, and a member of the Substance Treatment And Rehabilitation Team (START) which provides Addiction Medicine consultation and treatment for inpatients at KHSC.
Dr. Natasha St-Onge
Dr. St-Onge is a community and hospital physician, with the Northern Roots Medical Group, a part of the Sudbury Family Health Organization. Dr. St-Onge does a full breath of family medicine, from newborn care to palliative/geriatric care, as well as inpatient care at Health Sciences North (HSN), teaching at NOSM, as well as sitting on various committees at NOSM and HSN. She has special interests in women’s health, mental health and chronic pain. In 2019 she participated in a working group to develop the alcohol use disorder tool kit for the Centre of Effective Practice. She provides alcohol use disorder management to her own patients in her practice.
Dr. Bjug Borgundvaag
Dr. Bjug Borgundvaag is the Director of the Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Medicine Institute (SREMI) at Sinai Health System. He is an Associate Professor and Clinician Scientist in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Prior to clinical training, he completed a PhD in Pharmacology at the University of Toronto, and is the Chair of Sinai Health System’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. He has spent the last 20 years researching and teaching the ED management of alcohol withdrawal including the development of an iOS App to assess tremor, and e-learning modules to assist clinicians with this competency. Dr Borgundvaag practices emergency medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.