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Opioid Symposium Presentations

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CCSA is providing PowerPoint presentations from the Opioid Symposium, held September 5 and 6, 2018, in Toronto. We are only able to post those presentations for which we have received permission to do so from the presenters. Presentations will be added as permissions are received. Most presentations are available in English and French, although some are only available in English.​

The views of the presenters do not necessarily reflect the views of CCSA.​

Day 1 — Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Day 2 — Thursday, September 6, 2018
Day 1 — Wednesday, September 5, 2018
“Snap Shot”: Setting the Context: Telling the Data St​ory Dr. Theresa Tam​, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer
Concurrent Session A: Learning from People Directly Impacted by the Opioid Crisis
Moms Stop the Harm: From Personal Storytelling to Public Advoc​acy Lorna Thomas, Sheila Jennings, Marie Agioritis, Leslie McBain and Petra Schulz​​, Moms Stop the Harm​
“Snap Shot”: Building the Evidence Base​​ Dr. Samuel Weiss​, Scientific Director, Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Concurrent Session B: Addressing Stigma Associated with People Who Use Drugs and People Living with Chronic Pain​
Barriers to Health Care: A Manitoba Perspective​ Dr. Ginette Poulin​​, Medical Director, Addictions Foundation Manitoba
Barriers to Treating Chronic Pain: The Lived Perspective​​ Dawn Richards​​​, Vice-President, Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance
Impact of the Opioid Crisis on People Who Suffer from Chronic No​n-Cancer Pain​ Dr. Manon Choinière​​​, Administrator, Quebec Association of Chronic Pain Patients
Barriers to Treating Chronic Pain​​ Dr. Owen Williamson​​​​, Chair, Academic Pain Directors of Canada
Plenary Session: Federal Consultations — We Want to Hear from You​​
Restricting the Marketing and Advertising of Opioids in Canada Ed Morgan​, Director General, Policy, Planning and Intern​ational Affairs Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada
Overview of the Public Consultation on Strengthening Canada’s Approach to Substance Use Issues​​ Michelle Boudreau​​, Director General, Controlled Substances Directorate, Health Canada
Opioid Challenge​
Bryan Larkin​​​, Chief, Waterloo Regional Police Service, Ontario
Day 2 — Thursday, September 6, 2018​
​Culture As Foundation: Opioid Treatment In Northern Ontario
Mae Katt​, Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner
Impacts of the Opioid Crisis on Indigenous Communities​
Dr. Esther Tailfeathers​, Family Physician, Standoff Clinic, Blood Tribe Department of Health
Concurrent Session C: Innovative Approaches to Treatment and Prevention​
​Alcohol and Other Drug Use by Offenders
Dr. John Weekes​, Director, Research and Academics, Waypoint Research Institute
Opioid-Related Projects and Programs, Correctional Service
Henry de Souza​, Director General, Clinical Services and Public Health, Correctional Services Canada
British Columbia First Nations in the Opioid Overdose Emergency and a System-Wide Framework for Action
Dr. Shannon McDonald​, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, First Nations Health Authority
Increasing Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Prevention Services in Indigenous Communiti​es​
Marie Pruden​, Youth Community Dialogue Facilitator, Matsqui-Abbotsford Impact Society
Innovations in Pain Treatment — Everything Old is New
Dr. Norm Buckley​​, Executive Director, Chronic Pain Network
​Chronic Pain and Opioid Management within a Multidisciplinary Framework​
Dr. Hance Clarke​, Director, Transitional Pain Program, University Health Network
Psychological Treatment Leads to Less Pain and Less Opioid ​Use​​
Dr. Aliza Weinrib​​, Clinical Psychologist, Transitional Pain Service, Toronto General Hospital
Concurrent Session D: Compliance and Enforcement​
Illicit Drug Overdoses in British Columbia: Reversing the Opioid Epidemic with Evidence-based Interventions Mark Griffioen​, Deputy Fire Chief, Surrey Fire Service, British Columbia
“Snap Shot”: I Died Six Times — Let’s End the Stigma of Harm
(This link is to the ​version of the talk presented at TEDx White Rock.)
Guy Fellicella​​​, Harm Reduction Educator