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March 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Parachute & The Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre
The abuse of Opioids, most notably in the form of Fentanyl, has slowly grown to epidemic proportions in Canada over the past few years. Responses to tackling this issue have emerged on different fronts through front line action, community level interventions, enforcement and policy action.
- Dr. Roy Purssell – an emergency physician at Vancouver General Hospital and a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Purssell brings a medical toxicological perspective to the Fentanyl/ Opiod abuse problem and will discuss the treatment of patients who have taken overdoses of ultra-potent opioids including fentanyl.
- Brad Reaume – a Detective Constable for the North Bay Police Service Street Crime Unit. With over 15 years of policing experience, Brad has provided expert testimony in criminal cases involving fentanyl trafficking and abuse. He is Involved in Bill 33 Safeguarding Our Communities Act as well as the Regional Patch for Patch Program in Northern Ontario.
- Patricia Cliche – a Registered Nurse with 30+ yrs experience in an Emergency Department and over 15+ years in Injury prevention. Pat will speak from a Harm reduction and injury prevention perspective and throw light on the implementation of Bill 33 in Northern Ontario.
No registration is necessary – click here to join the webinar.
This webinar is hosted by Parachute & The Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre.