Overdose Prevention with Naloxone: National and Provincial Landscape

Sep 14, 2016, 11:00am - 12:30pm
About this Event:

This webinar will provide an overview of opioid-related statistics in Canada, and discuss how naloxone, a medication that can be administered to temporarily reverse an overdose, could help reduce the number of opioid-related deaths.

This webinar will also examine the process of increasing naloxone availability across Canada, including perspectives on its implementation across Ontario and the role of nurses and other health-care providers in promoting naloxone among their clients.

During this presentation, participants will learn how to:

  • Provide an overview of opioid-related trends in Canada
  • Discuss the function of naloxone
  • Review the process needed to make naloxone more widely available
  • Discuss the role of nurses and other health-care providers in the delivery of naloxone

Allan Malek, Senior Vice President, Professional Affairs, Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA)
Dr. Aaron Orkin, Sinai Health System and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Matthew Young, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), Carleton University

Cost for Members: 
$0.00 CAD
Cost for non-Members: 
$0.00 CAD