Monthly Virtual Collaboration Forum

One benefit of CMN membership is receiving access to compelling content in the form of free monthly Virtual Collaboration Forums. The CMN works closely with membership and the Scientific Planning Committee to determine what topics should be covered. We aim to feature relevant, impactful presentations with 2-3 speakers that focus on what you need to know now. The sessions allow you to interact with the speakers and fellow CMN members to expand your knowledge and skills on featured topics. 

Virtual Collaboration Forum Schedule: Past and Upcoming

Virtual Collaboration Forums are free for CMN Members. They take place on the dates below from 7:30 – 8:30AM MT through Zoom.


September 24, 2020


Back to School Short Snappers

Presentations & Speakers:

  • Pregnancy and Polysubstance Use – Dr. Ginetta Salvalaggio
  • Street Drugs 101 – Rachael Edwards & Dr. Monty Ghosh
  • Profile: 3 Things This Pain Patient Wants You to Know – Ryan Magnussen

October 17, 2020

Clinical Pearls in a Virtual World

  • Trauma-Informed Care – Dr. Harbir Gill
  • Virtual Physical Pain Exams – Dr. Lori Montgomery

November 19, 2020

Stories from Kainai First Nations & Sioux Lookout: Community Substance Use Programs

  • Bringing the Spirit Home: Kainai Safe Withdrawal Management Site – Claudette Chase
  • Community Based SUD Treatment in Remote First Nations – Esther Tailfeathers

January 21, 2021

The Perfect Appointment

  • Stop, Look & Listen: What Patients & Providers Need to Know About Appointments, Stop, Look & Listen: What Patients & Providers Need to Know About Appointments, Tracy Fossum
  • Handle with Care: Difficult Conversations with Patients, Dr. Jennifer Burke

February 18, 2021

Buprenorphine Naloxone Recap: When, Why, & How

  • Dr. Rob Tanguay

March 18, 2021

AUD in Community: Evidence & Actions

  • Dr. Jessica Kirkwood
  • Dr. Lana Fehr
  • Dr. Tally Mogus

  • April 20, 2021
  • April 27, 2021

  • Back to Basics: Reviewing the Evidence for Management of Low Back Pain
  • Taming the Burn: Evidence for the Management of Neuropathic Pain

  • Dr. Tina Korownyk & Dr. Jessica Kirkwood

  • May 13, 2021
  • May 20, 2021

  • Poppies, Words, and ACT – A Physician and Writer Reflects Upon the Use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
  • Tough ACT to Follow: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Family Medicine – practical, small-group workshop with limited registration

  • Dr. Vincent Lam
  • Dr. Marie Claire Bourque

June 17, 2021

Virtual Collaboration Forum – CMN Candid Connections: Interdisciplinary Team Member Q&A

  • Hosted by Dr. Cathy Scrimshaw and Dr. Leah Phillips, with patient story from CMN Patient Advocate, Ryan Magnussen

The CMN is in the process of planning upcoming topics for sessions that will begin in September.  

This 1-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro+® credits.
Additional accreditation information: It is recommended that health care professionals that do not fall under the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Mainpro+ certification program follow the guidelines set by their corresponding professional colleges and associations.