Skip to main content
Back

Events

Understanding an evolving opioid crisis


A recent report shows that opioid-related deaths have increased almost three times between 2003 and 2017 in the province. As the opioids landscape continues to change and as work unfolds to respond to a growing crisis, Dr. Tara Gomes examines the impacts of these changes.

At our next Quality Rounds, Dr. Gomes explores how responses to this crisis have affected people who use opioids. Looking at current approaches to harm reduction, exploring prescribing patterns, and listening to the stories of those experiencing this crisis first-hand, Dr. Gomes highlights the complex ways decisions shift the landscape and some possible ways forward.

Dr. Irfan Dhalla will also join this month to consider the impact of the opioid crisis in clinical settings while outlining what clinicians can do to improve the situation.

When: Wednesday, September 11, 12-1 p.m. (ET)

Opening Remarks: Anna Greenberg, Interim President and CEO, Health Quality Ontario

Presenters:

  • Dr. Tara Gomes
    Principal Investigator at the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network and Scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital and ICES

  • Dr. Irfan Dhalla
    Vice President, Evidence Development and Standards, Health Quality Ontario


Attend:

  • By Webinar
    Click here to join
    No need to register.

    The webinar link is live 5 minutes before the event starts.
    Note: please use Microsoft Explorer for the best viewing experience.

  • In Person
    Auditorium, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute St. Michael’s Hospital 209 Victoria Street Toronto

Sign up to get reminders for this event, and information on future Quality Rounds.

Questions: KTE@hqontario.ca

St Michaels Hospital Logo
Odprn Logo

Let’s make our health system healthier

Join Our Patient, Family and Public Advisors Program

Patients, families and the public are central to improving health quality.


Man smiling

Sign up for our newsletter

Are you passionate about quality health care for all Ontarians? Stay in-the-know about our newest programs, reports and news.

Health Quality Connect - Health Quality Ontario's newsletter - on an iPad and a cell phone