From Pain Relief to Crisis: What is the Place of Opioids in 2018? (Public Forum)


Public Forum


August 29, 2018


Grande Bibliothèque (BANQ)
475 boul de Maisonneuve Est
Montréal, QC, Canada
H2L 5C4

6pm - 8pm

Opioids in Canada, from Pain Relief to Crisis: What is the Place of Opioids in 2018?
Public Forum @ BanQ
August 29th, 6pm - 8pm
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We've got a brand new #SPEforum series coming up this summer - we're bringing experts from the scientific, social, industry, and policy perspectives together to talk about on #cannabis & #opioids in #Canada! Tickets (free!) available for the third and final forum - all details below.

Opioids have touched so many around the world - and for many Canadians they mean relief from acute or chronic pain. For others, it means addiction, loss, and even death. Do opioids still have a place in 2018, when other pain relievers exist? How do they work, and why are they prescribed? What methods do we have to prevent or treat addiction? Most importantly, how can we make sure Canadians are kept safe by well-informed policies? This forum will answer these questions, and our expert panelists will be there to answer yours. Lots of time will be allocated to Q&A with the panel, so we hope you'll attend and join the conversation!

Event will be at BanQ library, 475 Boulevard de Maisonneuve in #Montreal (Berri entrance), August 29 @ 6pm, and it will be live-streamed on Facebook Live.

PS - did you miss out last 2 #WeedLikeToKnow forums on #MedicalCannabis and the legalization of cannabis under the #CannabisAct? Click on the links to catch the recordings!

Thanks to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for their support & our team of volunteers at Science & Policy Exchange for putting this together!

Rebecca Jesseman:

Director of Policy with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Julie Bruneau:

Professor in the Department of Family and Emergency Medicine at Université de Montréal and clinical researcher at the CHUM research center

Marc O. Martel:

Faculty of Medicine, McGill University


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