Family Medicine Grand Rounds - Contemporary approaches to the initiation of buprenorphine-naloxone and depot buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder

Please join us for Family Medicine Grand Rounds on Wednesday, December 7, to be held via Microsoft TEAMS from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Adam Rocker MD, CCFP (Addiction Medicine) will present, "Contemporary approaches to the initiation of buprenorphine-naloxone and depot buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder."

Learning objectives: 

The general principal learning objectives for the overall Grand Rounds in Family Medicine program are:

  1. Identify, discuss and appraise pertinent and relevant clinical family practice guidelines and literature;
  2. Identify and discuss current evidence supporting treatment of common conditions in primary care; and
  3. Discuss challenges family medicine physicians face in their current practices.


Session learning objectives:

At the conclusion of these Grand Rounds, participants will be able to:

  1. Comprehend the spectrum of current opioid agonist therapy approaches in the management of opioid use disorder;
  2. Comprehend the theory and evidence behind standard, micro-, and macro-dose buprenorphine inductions;
  3. Identify long-acting buprenorphine formulations including depot and implant;
  4. Discuss evidence for and experience with buprenorphine macro-dose to the same day depot administration; and
  5. Discuss the role of opioid agonist therapy approaches in the London, Ontario content.


25% interaction will be included (Q&A)

In order to have your attendance recorded, please email  Sheena in turn will send you the electronic evaluation form for completion.

Location: Microsoft TEAMS webinar (no in-person attendance). An electronic appointment with Microsoft TEAMS details has been sent to your calendar. If you have not received an appointment, please contact

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University for up to 9.0 Mainpro+ credits. Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent participating in the educational program.

This program has no commercial support.

Supported by the Citywide Department of Family Medicine and Department of Family Medicine