Supervised Consumption Services: Virtual Panel Discussion

Join our webinar to learn about supervised consumption services (SCS) and get answers to your questions about the complex health and social issues associated with these services.

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018,

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EDT)

About harm reduction

Harm reduction aims to reduce the negative health, social, and economic consequences associated with substance use without necessarily leading to cessation of substance use.

About Supervised consumption services (SCS)

SCS are healthcare programs that provide sterile equipment and a supportive space for people to consume pre-obtained drugs under the supervision of nurses or other trained staff. SCS also provide access to nurses and other vital health and social services.

In Canada, there are 27 SCS applications either approved or pending approval, and in Ontario there are five facilities currently providing services and another three­­­­­­ awaiting approval or final inspection ref.

About this webinar

This virtual panel discussion follows the webinar, Supervised Injection Services: Evidence and Practice, that we presented on January 30, 2018. The purpose of the second webinar is to:

  • Provide participants with an opportunity to ask questions abound operational, clinical, and evidence-based issues and practices, and collectively learn from these experts.
  • Share knowledge and provide guidance in the management of complex health and social issues common to SCS.

We recommend that you review the archived webinar before attending this virtual panel discussion.

Panel members

  • Mary Clare Kennedy, MA, PhD (cand), University of British Columbia, BC Centre on Substance Use
  • Tim Gauthier, MN-NP, Insite Vancouver
  • Jessica Hales, NP, Toronto Public Health
  • Cindy Roycroft, South Riverdale Community Health Centre
  • Melanie Spence, RN, South Riverdale Community Health Centre

Register for this webinarNote: Space is limited, so if you’re participating with others, please register as one person and view the webinar together.

For more information contact kdieleman [at] RNAO [dot] ca.

Funding for this educational opportunity is provided by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. This webinar series is co-hosted by the Opioid Resource Hub (PSSP/EENet) and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario.