April 25, 2013
Liuna Station, 360 James Street (free parking)
Misuse of prescription medications has been identified as a significant problem. The recent announcement of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse strategy on misuse of prescription drugs- "First Do No Harm"- identifies a number of areas in which greatly improved communication needs to occur. "First Do No Harm" was developed by a broad based group including pain physicians, addiction specialists, public health, law enforcement officials, representatives of the community and First Nations.
As a first step towards addressing these issues in the Hamilton region we are bringing together a group of individuals to discuss solutions to the problems which we face - the competing need to treat pain adequately while also limiting availability of medications subject to abuse and diversion; the need to identify patients with clinical needs and separate them from individuals trying to deceive the caregivers. Treatment of addiction as a medical problem while minimizing the social harms.
Target Audience: General Practitioners, Pharmacists, Law Enforcement, Coroner’s Office, Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse, Pain Management and Addiction Medicine
Keynote Speaker: Richard C. Dart, MD, PhD
Registration Fee $50.00
For more information or to register, please visit https://chse.mcmaster.ca/eventschedule.