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Acute Care Responses to Patients Who Use Methamphetamine - Morning Session

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St. Mary's General Hospital, 10th floor Boardroom

911 Queen's Blvd

Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1B2

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Are you interested in learning evidence-based guidelines for working with stimulant users and for treating meth-induced psychosis?


Guest Speaker: Dr. Alexander Caudarella
Who should register? Service providers and frontline staff who work with individuals that use substances/crystal methamphetamine
Cost: Free!


Dr. Caudarella's Background:


Alexander Caudarella is an addiction physician in Toronto. Trained in family medicine, Dr. Caudarella has completed clinical and research fellowships in addiction medicine in British Columbia and has since worked as an addiction physician for Vancouver Coastal Health and at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. At St. Michael’s, Toronto’s inner-city hospital, Dr. Caudarella coordinates an inpatient and ED consultation service for patients with addiction focusing on engagement and treatment for chaotic and underserved populations. Dr. Caudarella is working with the territory of Nunavut to develop comprehensive addictions training and is a lecturer at the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Government of Ontario’s Opioid Emergency Task Force.


Dr. Caudarella's talk will cover:

  • What is crystal methamphetamine, what contexts is it used in?
  • What are the effects on the brain and body?
  • Why do users develop psychosis and what can be done about it?
  • Evidence-based treatments
  • How does crystal methamphetamine play into opioid crisis?
  • Tips for working with stimulant users


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St. Mary's General Hospital, 10th floor Boardroom

911 Queen's Blvd

Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1B2

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