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Opioid Use in Ontario: Evidence for Change, Opioid Resource Hub and EENet

Online
September 15, 2015

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST

Canada and the United States lead all nations in opioid consumption. Canadian prescription opioid sales continue to rise alongside overdose fatalities. In Ontario, one opioid-related overdose occurred every 14 hours in 2013.

Who should attend: Public health and health promotion professionals, policymakers, educators and education administrators, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and individuals working or volunteering in community settings.

In this webinar you will learn about:

  • key trends in prescription opioid use, misuse, treatment and overdose;
  • evidence supporting key recommendations to improve opioid safety and reduce fatalities due to accidental overdose contained in the “Prescription for Life” report (available here).

Presenters: Daniel Elliot and Michael Parkinson

Sign up for this event today! Registration is FREE but space is limited. You will receive the login details once you’ve registered: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/opioid-use-in-ontario-evidence-for-change-tic...

For more information, contact Heather.Lillico@camh.ca.

About Opioid Resource Hub:

The Opioid Resource Hub (formerly known as OpiATE) is located within the Provincial System Support Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and is funded through the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The Opioid Resource Hub provides face-to-face education and training along with online training, webinars and dissemination of resources. The Hub engages people with lived experience to share their voice along with primary care professionals, allied service providers, families and youth.