This panel presentation will discuss the current opioid health crisis that has cost hundreds of lives across the country, with the highest death tolls in BC and Alberta – Alberta seeing upwards of 400 deaths in 2016.
Faculty, staff and students will hear a panel presentation that will explain:
- The current state of the opioid crisis
- Underlying reasons and causes
- Measures that have been taken and/or should be taken to address the crisis
Dr. Elaine Hyshka | Assistant Professor with the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health
Dr. Joanna Oda | Medical Officer of Health with Alberta Health Services, Edmonton Zone
Jordan Westfall | MPP, President of the Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs
Holly Symonds-Brown | RN BNSc MSN, Assistant Professor, MacEwan University, BScN program
Margaret Milner | RN BNSc MSN, Assistant Professor, MacEwan University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Marliss Taylor | PNs, BNSc, Program Manager for the Streetworks program in Edmonton
Petra Schulz | M.Ed., Instructor, MacEwan University, Faculty of Health and Community Studies,
founding member of Moms Stop The Harm
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