Webinar: Supervised Consumption Sites: Virtual Panel Discussion

On March 28th,  the Opioid Resource Hub (PSSP/EENet) and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario co-hosted a virtual panel disucssion on Supervised Consumption Sites in Canada. 

Watch the webinar recording.

Harm reduction aims to reduce the negative health, social, and economic consequences associated with substance use without necessarily leading to cessation of substance use. Supervised Consumption services (SCS) are health-care facilities 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. As of January 2018,  there are 30 applications for supervised injection services either approved or pending approval in Canada, and within Ontario there are three facilities currently providing services and another six awaiting approval or final inspection ref.

This virtual panel discussion is in follow up to the webinar, Supervised Injection Services: Evidence and Practice, recorded on January 30, 2018. Panelists with clinical and research expertise in SCS will be available to share their learning and various experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions around operational, clinical, and evidence-based issues and practices, and collectively learn from these experts. It is recommended that participants review the above mentioned archived webinar before attending this virtual panel discussion. 

Webinar objectives

  • Provide participants with an opportunity to ask questions around 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.

Webinar Presenters

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

 

Funding for this educational opportunity is provided by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

 

 

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