TOPIC:Panelist - The Opioid Crisis and Medical Cannabis.
Dr. Rob Tanguay an FRCPC psychiatrist who is fellowship trained and sub-specialized in both Addiction Medicine, certified under the International Society of Addiction’s Medicine (ISAM) and Canadian Society of Addiction’s Medicine (CSAM), and Pain Medicine.
He is the Provincial Medical Lead for Opioid Dependency Treatment Training for Addictions and Mental Health, Al- berta Health Services, the Executive Director of the Canadian Opioid Deprescibing Institute (CODi), the Executive Director of the Transitional Outpatient Patient Program for Pain (TOPPS), the President Elect of the Pain Society of Alberta, the CSAM Regional Director for Alberta and NWT, and the Co-Chair of the Opioid Use in Pain Medicine working group for the Alberta Pain Strategy. Dr. Tanguay’s current clinical positions include: Medical Lead of the TOPPS clinic (Transitional Outpatient Pain Program for Spine), Medical Lead of the Canadian Deprescribing Institute, and a Pain, Psychiatric, and Addictions Consultant for the Opioid Deprescribing Pro- gram, Alberta Health Services. He has been invited to be a keynote, plenary, and panel speaker at national and international conferences as well as for local events and am a Clinical Lecturer at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.