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Recorded: 8 Sep 2021


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Shared care management of opioid dependence

On-demand recorded 8 Sep 2021

In conjunction with Turning Point, RACGP Victoria is excited to present a webinar on shared care management of opioid dependence. Join A/Prof Nico Clark and Dr David Jacka in a discussion on best practices for shared care management of opioid dependence.

This webinar will cover everything from the initial treatment in a medically supervised injecting room to the ongoing management in general practice, our experienced speakers will also share their views and experiences in the treatment of opioid dependence in a medically supervised injecting room.

Learning outcomes

  1. Discuss principles of “Trauma Informed Care” to the substance using patient
  2. Outline treatment options for opioid dependence with buprenorphine, including the newer long-acting injectable buprenorphine formulations
  3. Manage patients with opioid dependence in general practice, with support from specialists’ services – a shared care approach
This event attracts 4 CPD points

This event attracts 4 CPD points


Dr David Jacka

Dr David Jacka has worked in the area of public health for numerous years and in Alcohol and Illicit Drug misuse and Harm Reduction since 1993. From 2006 to 2012, David worked with the World Health Organization as a drug treatment specialist and advisor on HIV prevention programming for IDU and other risk groups in Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam. He also assisted in the writing of guidelines and training materials on assessment and treatment for users of illicit drugs in the Asian region. David’s areas of interest include acute illicit stimulant intoxication, improved methadone, buprenorphine and other opiate prescribing and the development of improved health and NSP services for people who inject drugs.

A/Prof Nico Clark
Addiction Medicine Physician

A/Prof Nico Clark is an addiction medicine physician, Head of the Addiction Medicine Service at Royal Melbourne Hospital and Medical Director of the Medically Supervised Injecting Room/AOD Programme at North Richmond Community Health. He trained in Medicine at Melbourne University, Public Health at Monash University, and has been working in the Addiction Field for 25 years. His research doctorate focused on alternatives to methadone for the treatment of opioid dependence, including the use of buprenorphine. He has worked for the World Health Organization in the Management of Substance Abuse team in Geneva and as Clinical Director of Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA) and Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre at DASSA - University of Adelaide.


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