BCCDC Grand Rounds: The Seven-year Emergency

Event Details

About the Event

Topic: The seven-year emergency: Unregulated drug poisoning events as a continuing public health threat in British Columbia

Speakers: Dr. Amanda Slaunwhite and Dr. Heather Palis

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this presentations, participants will be able to:

  • Identify current and past drivers of the unregulated drug poisoning crisis
  • Describe how the pandemic has affected drivers of the unregulated drug poisoning crisis and widened inequities that affect overdose mortality
  • Understand the role of interventions introduced in the context of the pandemic (e.g. prescribed safe supply) in reducing overdose mortality

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