Panel Discussion: Heroin-Assisted Therapy - Saving Lives During the Overdose Death Crisis
Please note: This is a non-ticketed event and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We have been overwhelmed by the response from you, our friends and supporters, since the invite went out on Thursday. Thank you for your interest.
In 2016 there were a total of 922 overdose deaths in British Columbia. The province is experiencing the worst opioid overdose crisis in its history. Due to the unprecedented number of overdose deaths in the province in April 2016 a public health emergency was announced by the BC Provincial Health Officer.
How did we get here? How can we prevent more deaths?
This free and informative panel will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the benefits of heroin-assisted treatment (HAT), one viable option to reduce opioid overdose deaths. Not one HAT patient has died of an overdose death in Canada and Europe.
Donald MacPherson of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition will moderate the panel discussion, and the evening will feature presentations by Dr. Susan Boyd (University of Victoria), Douglas King (Pivot Legal Society), Dave Murray (SALOME/NAOMI Association of Patients), and Dr. Scott MacDonald (Crosstown Clinic).
149 W Hastings St
2nd Floor (World Art Centre)
Vancouver, BC V6B
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