PROGRAM CANCELED: Addiction Medicine and Pain Management for Primary Care

Jun 19, 2020 – Jun 21, 2020

Montréal - Hotel Omni Mont-Royal

This program has been canceled. For additional assistance, please contact MCE Conferences by email at

RESERVATIONS – The Omni Mont-Royal Montreal has confirmed all reservations booked within the MCE Conferences room block will be canceled. We recommend that you contact the resort directly for additional confirmation on the cancellation of your reservation. 


Montréal is not called centre-ville for nothing: its downtown core serves as the heart of the city, pulsating with the vibrant energy of its diverse inhabitants. It is the city of a hundred nations, all lured by Montréal’s intoxicating mix of Gallic tradition and North American innovation. It is one of the most fascinating urban cultures in the world and is a city that’s alive and kicking. Soaring skyscrapers and heritage buildings intermingle with quaint boutiques in a compact and accessible downtown area. The Omni Mont-Royal Hotel is located in the heart of the Golden Square Mile on historic Sherbrooke Street steps from fashionable boutiques, museums, fine dining, and the exciting nightlife of Crescent Street.


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MCE Cancellation Policy

Option 1 Option 2
Up to 90 days before conference date Refund - Less $50 processing fee Credit - 100%
Up to 30 days before conference date Refund - Less $100 processing fee Credit - Less $50 processing fee
Up to 7 days before conference date Refund - Less $250 processing fee Credit - Less $100 processing fee
Within 7 days of conference date No Refund Available Credit - Less $250 processing fee
  • Credits expire three years from the date of issue.
  • Credits applied to a future conference are non-refundable.

Tuition Discount

Past Attendees Save $50: Past MCE Conferences attendees (within the previous three years) automatically receive a $50 discount at checkout.

Bring a Friend or Colleague and Save $50: If you are attending with another healthcare professional you are eligible for a $50 discount.

Overview & Agenda

Addiction Medicine and Pain Management for Primary Care

This conference is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Addiction Medicine and Pain Management for Primary Care, while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The discussion-based format of the conference will encourage audience participation through dynamic lectures, case-based studies, and hands-on workshops. Keynote speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates in Addiction Medicine and Pain Management with the goal of enhancing the knowledge-base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program diagnosing, treating, and prescribing the most effective courses of treatment, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issue in Addiction Medicine and Pain Management.

Our presenting national faculty speakers make it their professional goals to enhance the training of primary care clinicians. This Continuing Medical Education program promises to help you learn the most current, best medicine, and techniques for making the diagnosis easier during a 20-minute office visit.

Topics and Objectives

Tapering Chronic Opioid Therapy
Objectives: 1) Understand the steps necessary to plan a successful opioid taper 2) Identify practical approaches to limiting, reducing, or discontinuing opioids while maintaining a positive patient-physician relationship 3) Describe the role of shared decision-making in opioid tapering and discontinuation to improve patient outcomes

Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Objectives: 1) Identify the rationale for using medications to treat opioid use disorder 2) Describe effective medications for treating opioid use disorder 3) Explain the unique properties of methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Assessment in the Era of the Substance Use Epidemic
Objectives: 1) Identify key features of SUD 2) Describe the explanatory model for patients who suffer from chronic pain and opioid use disorder 3) Understand that differentiating opioid use disorder from pain is a complex task 4) Develop a practical approach to opioid risk stratification and identification of opioid use disorder

Alcohol Use Disorder Basics and Treatment
Objectives: 1) Understand how to diagnose alcohol use disorder 2) Name medications used to treat alcohol use disorder 3) Understand which patients are most appropriate for each treatment in order to improve patient outcomes

Screening and Brief Intervention (SBIRT) for substance use in the Office
Objectives: 1) Understand the evidence base for SBIRT 2) Identify evidence based tools to preform SBIRT 3) Describe how to perform an intervention and improve patient outcomes

Non-Opioid Pharmacologic Management of Chronic Pain
Objectives: 1) Understand the neurobiology of chronic pain and how this relates to pharmacologic targets 2) Develop a data-driven and practical understanding of dosing, benefits, and side effects of common non-opioid pharmacologic agents 3) Become versed in pharmacologic algorithms for treating common pain syndromes such as acute back pain, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain

Interventional Procedures for Spine Pain
Objectives: 1) Understand the rationale and technical considerations of common minimally-invasive interventions for spine-related pain, such as epidural steroid injections, radio-frequency lesioning, facet injections, sacroiliac injections, and spinal cord stimulation 2) Appreciate the data behind the techniques by way of a data-driven literature review 3) Develop a systematic approach to identifying when patients may or may not benefit from interventional spine procedures

Opioids for Chronic and Cancer Pain: Rationale Prescribing
Objectives: 1) Become comfortable with practical aspects of chronic opioid therapy including opioid selection, rotation, and side effect management 2) Appreciate the nuances for titration for different pain syndromes 3) Learn clinical pearls and strategies for managing chronic opioid therapy as safely as possible Discuss the use of opioids for cancer pain and how the approach differs from chronic non-cancer pain

Managing Pain in Geriatrics Patients
Objectives: 1) Appreciate the nuances to assessment of pain in the elderly 2) Understand the pharmacologic challenges in managing elderly patients 3) Be able to better find the balance between pain control and iatrogenesis in the elderly population

Managing Pain and Symptoms at the End of Life
Objectives: 1) Understand the optimal measures to control pain at the end of life through case-based teaching 2) Better manage common end-of-life clinical scenarios such as dyspnea, delirium, and terminal secretions 3) Become more empowered in how to emotionally guide family members through the dying process

Joint talk: Challenging Pain and Substance Use Scenarios: A Two Hour Interactive Discussion
Objectives: 1) Develop a frame to systematically break down and analyze complex pain and substance use disorder cases (assessing the patient, clinician, and system factors at play) 2) Utilize the audience’s collective mind to develop practical strategies to address the various clinical complexities of the cases 3) Become more comfortable and empowered to handle such cases upon return to the participant’s clinical practice

Note: Content is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the activity website for the most current information.

Program Schedule





June 19, 2020

Omni Mont-Royal Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

June 20, 2020

Omni Mont-Royal Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

June 21, 2020

Omni Mont-Royal Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM


AMA/AAFP Equivalency – American Academy of Family Physicians

This live activity is being reviewed and will be acceptable for up to 12 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to the AMA PRA category 1 credit toward the AMA Physicians Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Medical Association – AMA

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro-M1

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is the accrediting body for family medicine continuing medical education (CME) in the United States of America. CFPC members who complete any live CME/CPD program accredited by the AAFP for Prescribed credit can claim the equivalent number of Mainpro-M1 credits. Canadian Healthcare professionals in other specialties need to verify with their licensing board the reciprocal credit agreement with the AAFP.


American Osteopathic Association – AOA

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

American Academy of Physician Assistants – AAPA

AAPA accepts Category 1 CME approval from the AAFP.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners – AANP

AAFP Prescribed Credits are accepted by the AANP.

American Nurses Credentialing Center – ANCC

According to the ANCC, the continuing education hours approved by the AAFP meet the ANCC-accredited CNE criteria.

Pharmacology Credits

This course is being reviewed and will be acceptable for up to 12 CE credits; please verify with your Medical Board which hours may be applied toward Pharmacology credit.

Hotel Accommodations

Lodging Reservations – To make your lodging reservation, please Click Here

If you need assistance, please contact our office at 888-533-9031 or 858-566-1500.

Accommodations and Amenities – Located downtown on the elegant Sherbrooke Street West near McGill University, the luxury Hotel Omni Mont-Royal dominates the Golden Square Mile’s historical district. Sophisticated, luminous and inviting, this environment showcases an authentic and refined stay. With never more than 12 rooms per floor, the hospitality experience is enhanced by luxurious and comforting loft style guestrooms.

Amenities: Rooms at the Omni Mont-Royal include: Work desk and lighted work area, in-room safe (accommodates laptop), windows that open, luxurious bathroom, illuminated wall-size bathroom mirror, wall-mounted lighted makeup mirror, hair dryer, two plush robes, iron and ironing board, choice of feather or foam pillows, complimentary newspaper (upon request), Sensational Bar, coffeemaker, Nespresso coffee machine and choice of espresso coffees in all suites, WiFi Internet service – complimentary for Select Guest® members, iHome™ clock radio with iPad/iPhone/iPod flexible docking station, including a patch cord to connect your MP3/CD player and a USB port to charge other mobile devices, 42” LCD flat screen HDTV, two dual-line telephones with voicemail, and a cordless phones in all suites.

  • Deluxe Rooms$239 CAD Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: one king or two double beds. Deluxe rooms are 256 sq. ft. and have either one king or two double beds, include a sitting area, a workspace and a spacious bathroom. Rooms on the upper floors facing the south side of the building overlook the city and the north side rooms overlook the Mont-Royal. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time request.
  • Premier Rooms$259 CAD Per Room Per Night (Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees) Bedding Types: one king or two double beds. Premier Rooms are 307 sq. ft. and offer the same features as the Deluxe rooms with additional space and an upper floor location that provides stunning views of Mount Royal Park or the downtown skyline. Note: Room categories are based on availability at the time request.

Additional Lodging Information – Room rates do not reflect the following applicable taxes that amount to a 3.5% lodging tax, 5% federal tax, a 9.975% provincial tax and are subject to change without notice.

Currency: Please Note that all rates are in Canadian Dollars

Guest Room Occupancy: Determined based on room type. The maximum occupancy of rooms with a king bed is 3 Guests. The maximum occupancy of rooms with 2 double beds is 4 Guests. Rates are based on single/double occupancy. Please note there will be a $20 per adult per night charge for triple or quadruple occupancy, for adults sharing a room that are 18 years of age and older. All children under 18 years stay free of charge when using existing beds. Pack n’ Plays are available for free upon request, based on availability

Check-in/Check-out times: Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and Check-out time is at 12:00 p.m.

Hotel Parking – The Omni Mont-Royal offers self-parking at the current rate of $15.45 CAD per night, and overnight valet at the current rate of $33.50 CAD per night, plus applicable taxes. Parking rates are subject to change without notice as parking is not owned nor managed by Hotel.

Lodging Deposit – A Credit Card is used at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. Balance due to the hotel upon arrival.

Lodging Cancellations – Terms and conditions as per MCE’s room allotment agreement with conference lodging venue:

  • Cancellation made 31 days or more prior to arrival: A full refund will be issued.
  • Cancellation 30 days or less prior to arrival: No refunds will be issued.
  • No-shows and early departures are considered a cancellation: No refunds will be issued.

All lodging cancellations must be made directly with the lodging venue. Please refer to your lodging confirmation for contact information and policies.

All lodging cancellations must be made directly with the lodging venue. Please refer to your lodging confirmation for contact information and policies.

Register & Book Your Lodging Early! The MCE reduced room rates will be available to registered attendees up until May 7, 2020 (based on availability). Our allotment for reduced room rates may sell out before this date. We urge you to secure your lodging reservation as early as possible. Reduced rates will also be offered 3 nights pre and post program dates (based on availability).

Room Reservation Guidelines – The lodging reservation link has been created for the MCE Conference continuing medical education program, and only guests that are registered for this CME conference are eligible to use this site in order to access discounted rooms and/or theme park tickets (if applicable).

  • Attendees must register within (7) seven days of booking MCE discounted lodging to avoid cancellations or increased nightly rates (depending on Hotel/Resort policy).
  • We allow a maximum of 2 room reservations per registered attendee, based on availability and rates at the time of booking.
  • Rooms and/or tickets (if applicable) cannot be purchased for the purpose of, or with the intention of being resold.
  • All reservations must be made under the registered attendee’s’ name, as all reservations and ticket orders (if applicable) will be audited against the CME program registration list. Should it be necessary, we reserve the right to contact you to request proof of registration. If it is discovered that the reservation and/or ticket order is not for an MCE Conferences participant, the reservations and/or ticket order may be cancelled or modified based on the Hotel/Resort policy, and deposits may not be eligible for a refund.

Please note: In order to provide a quality and interactive CME program, MCE Conferences will limit the amount of registrations per conference.

Additional Travel Information

Airport Information – The Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is located approximately 12 miles from the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal.

Car Rental – To make your discounted car rental reservation, please click on the following links (please note: car rental company availability may differ based on airport/ destination)

  • AVIS – Click Here and enter G028287 in the “AWD Number” box to receive the Group Discount.
  • Budget – Click Here
  • Enterprise – Click Here and enter XZB6145 to receive the  Group Discount.
  • Hertz – Click Here and check the “Enter a Discount or Promo Code” and “I am a Corporate Customer” boxes. Enter 2086989 in the “Discount/CDP/Club Code” box to receive the Group Discount.
  • National – Click Here and enter XZB6145 under Contract ID to receive Group Discount.

Rideshare or Taxi Service – MCE Conferences recommends taking a rideshare or taxi to get from the airport to your hotel. Follow signs at the airport for ground transportation and taxi service. Rideshare or Taxi fare from the Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL)to the Omni Mont-Royal Hotel is approximately a $40 CAD , one-way (for 1-4 persons).

Groundlink Private Car Service – Conference attendees will receive a 15% discount on airport transfer fares when they Click Here and enter the Promo Code: MCEREBATE when booking online, using the mobile app, or calling 877-546-6903. Please Note: In order to receive 15% off both portions of your Groundlink trip, guests will need to book each way separately.

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Special Assistance – MCE’s policy is to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If special arrangements are necessary for an individual with a disability to attend a conference, please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031.

Please Note: MCE is not associated with the third party services listed herein and shall not be liable for any services of such third party providers.


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