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Annual Frankston Forum: SafeScript - Tackling the Difficult Conversations (Webinar)

SafeScript presents an opportunity to reduce harms associated with high-risk medications, to promote quality use of medicines and to support patients with substance use disorders such as opioid dependence.  Join us for this live Webinar to learn more about how to navigate the honest, and sometimes difficult, conversations which have the potential to make a significant difference in the lives and health outcomes of your patients.


This webinar will take into consideration changes to practice due to COVID-19, such as physical distancing and telehealth, and the current mandatory SafeScript period. 

Topics and Speakers 

  • Prescribing Suboxone to manage opioid dependence in primary care
    Dr David Jacka
    Addiction Medicine Specialist at Monash Drug and Alcohol Service
  • Effective conversation strategies to address substance misuse
    Dr Anne Marie Diggins
    GP and Area 4 Pharmacotherapy Network GP Mentor
  • SafeScript-related role-plays and case-based discussions 
    Dr Ferghal Armstrong
    GP and Addiction Medicine Registrar at Turning Point, Eastern Health


Learning Outcomes

  • Identify appropriate treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in the Primary Care Setting.
  • Utilise evidence-based techniques to elicit behaviour change in patients identified through SafeScript.
  • Apply strategies to have effective conversations with patients to address high-risk medication and/or substance use.



RACGP CPD activity (4 points) in the 2020-2022 triennium - Activity ID: 180112.


Please note:

This Event is not official SafeScript training, however, is designed to complement past or upcoming SafeScript training sessions.  More information on official SafeScript training is available here.



There is no charge but registration is essential. Please click on the Register Now button.

Details of logging in to the Webinar will be provided prior to the event


Further details
Jana Dostal B.Pharm
Manager Area 4 Pharmacotherapy Network
M: 0428 785 371 E:


SEMPHN events
Tuesday, 26 May 2020
19:00 - 21:00
Live Webinar
Allied Health Professional, AOD Worker, General Practitioner, Nurse - Practice Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Pharmacist, Practice Manager


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