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Methadone Treatment Symposium: Overcoming Stigma with Partnerships in Central Ontario

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The Manor Carrying Place Golf and Country Club 16750 Weston Road

9:00 am - 4:30 pm


* Raise awareness of methadone treatment

* Develop strategies for client access in Central Region

* Foster professional and consumer collaboration

* Build community networks


* Physicians and Pharmacists

* Consumers

* Addiction and Mental Health Practitioners

* Correctional Workers and Law Enforcement Officers

* Harm Reduction Advocates

*Keynote Presentation: "Bringing Methadone into the Mainstream" By: Dr. Philip Berger, Chief, Department of Family and Community Medicine and Medical Director, Inner City Health Program, St. Michael's Hospital

*Evening presentation sponsored by Agouron Pharmaceuticals for physicians, practitioners, and consumers on Medical Interactions of Methadone and HIV/HEP C Medication

*Displays, presentations and free shuttle bus leaving from downtown Toronto


For more information and to register, contact

Harmonie May at (416) 535-8501 Ext 6461; E-mail:

Fax registration forms to (416) 595-6617. Please register by February 28, 2001

Sponsored by: The Ontario Substance Abuse Bureau, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, The John Howard Society Durham Region, Durham Health Department, Peel Health Department, York Region Health Department, Jean Tweed Centre, YMCA Youth Substance Abuse Program

(Peel), Simcoe Outreach Services, Peel Addiction Assessment and Referral Centre, Peel HIV/AIDS Network, William Osler Chemical Withdrawal Centre, Parkdale Satellite/Breakaway, Addiction Services for York Region, and Pinewood Centre.