Advances learners from a basic understanding to a mastery of the competencies required to assess and treat primary addiction and/or psychiatric comorbidities.
Provincial Addiction & Mental Health Curricula & Experiential Skills (PACES) Training provides accessible, self-paced, and personalized Addiction & Mental Health education for all skill levels through e-learning modules, educational videos, simulated patient scenarios, and virtual skill-building sessions.
The PACES Learning Pathway consists of four learning phases, allowing individuals to develop their skills based on their unique needs.
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PACES consists of both Accredited Self-Assessment Learning and Simulation Activities (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Professional Development. It is duly accredited by the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation. Upon completion of each activity, the learner can request a CME certificate of participation.
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The 4 learning phases: beginning, developing, advancing and mastering. The pathway can be started at any point based on your individual knowledge level.
Unsure of where to begin? Complete the Addiction & Mental Health Workforce Competencies eLearning Module to develop an individualized learning plan that identifies the pathway most suited to your learning needs.
This phase teaches foundational concepts and expectations for the care of individuals experiencing concurrent disorders. The maximum duration of each course is one hour. You can complete any one of or all of the following learning courses. Upon completion of each, you can request a CME Certificate of Participation.
This phase is designed to increase knowledge gained in phase 1 (Beginning) of the pathway. It progresses beyond the fundamental AMH topic areas and focuses on the core concepts specific to concurrent disorders treatment practices. The maximum duration of each course is one hour. You can complete any one or all of the following courses. Upon completion of each, you can request a CME Certificate of Participation.
Read PACES Learning Pathway - Phase 2 to review learning objectives for each course.
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This phase features simulated Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA-SIMS). EPA-SIMS focus on the application of competencies required in real-life clinical practice.
A learner’s skill and knowledge become entrustable when they demonstrate the ability to independently perform complex clinical tasks safely and appropriately.
The maximum duration of each EPA-SIM is two hours. You can complete any one of or all of the following EPA-SIMS. Upon completion, you can request a CME Certificate of Participation.
This phase features the Alberta Addiction and Mental Health Education Sessions (AAES).
This live-streamed learning event is designed to increase confidence and enhance skills in the managing primary addiction and/or psychiatric comorbidities.
Each two-hour session consists of didactic lectures from subject matter experts, followed by simulated case reviews with healthcare providers specializing in the field. Registration for the sessions is not required. Upon completion, you can request a CME Certificate claiming a maximum of 25.0 MOC Section 1 study credits.
The content within the PACES Learning Pathway has been compiled by a committee of subject matter experts recognized for their clinical expertise in the field of addiction medicine and or pain medicine and years of experience in providing addiction treatment across complex patient demographics. Each member has disclosed conflicts of interest in alignment with the National Standard for Support of Accredited Continuing Professional Development Activities.
The content has received no commercial sponsorship support. It was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance. The faculty and planning committee disclosures are included for review: