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Shaw Conference Centre (Salon 4)

9797 Jasper Ave

Edmonton, Alberta

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How Can Communities Support Families Affected by the Opioid Crisis? - A Panel Discussion

This interactive panel discussion examines the challenges and priorities faced by families who have loved ones living with, or have died from, problematic substance use in Canada. Panelists will discuss strategies to support individuals and families in the context of the opioid crisis, highlighting community-led responses, treatment options and gaps, and preventative measures. Panelists will discuss compassionate ways to support families affected by substance use, and will highlight the importance of family advocacy to change drug policy.

This free symposium is open to the general public, especially those directly affected, but also to professionals who want to learn more about the family experience and how families can be part of the solution.

Presenters:

  • Petra Schulz: Co-founder, Moms Stop the Harm

  • Leslie McBain: Co-founder, Moms Stop the Harm; Family Engagement Lead, British Columbia Centre on Substance Use

  • Katie Mai: Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator, British Columbia Centre on Substance Use

  • Dr. Rebecca Saah: Assistant Professor, University of Calgary O'Brien Institute for Public Health

  • Dr. Hakique Virani: Public Health and Addiction Medicine Specialist; Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Alberta Department of Medicine; Medical Director, Metro City Medical Clinics.

Moderator: Lorna Thomas, Moms Stop the Harm.

Support for this event is provided by the University of Calgary O'Brien Institute for Public Health

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Shaw Conference Centre (Salon 4)

9797 Jasper Ave

Edmonton, Alberta

Canada

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