Join Us for a Special Series of PHO Rounds on Substance Use
14 Feb 2018
Substance use has been thrust into the spotlight in the past year, with the rapid increase of opioid-related deaths and the Health Minister calling the opioid crisis a “public health emergency”. Coupled with the impending cannabis legalization fast approaching in July 2018, it’s becoming more important to establish public health approaches to mitigate the burden of substance use. In such a quickly changing environment, public health professionals are asking, “Can we keep up”?
In response to this evolving environment, Public Health Ontario is introducing a PHO Rounds series that will focus on substance use to provide up-to-date and relevant information that will help you and your team feel more prepared. Our series will focus on surveillance data, local responses, and evaluation approaches – all presented by the foremost experts in each of these areas. Please join us for the following three sessions:
Tuesday, March 13: Community-based Integrated Drug Strategies: Fit for Success? 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Michael Parkinson, Drug strategy specialist, Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council
Rob Schwartz, Executive Director, of Ontario Tobacco Research Unit
Tuesday, April 17: Legalization of Cannabis, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Elena Hasheminejad, Public Health Nurse and member of the Ontario Public Health Association Cannabis Task Force
Dr. Lawrence Loh, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel
Thursday, May 24: Opioid Surveillance Panel, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Presenters to be announced.
How can I register?
Tuesday, February 13: Opioid Early Warning Systems, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m
Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health
Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health, Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health Unit.
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