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Dalla Lana School of Public Health Leadership Series

May 1, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

| Free

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Decriminalizing Opioids and Other Drugs in Canada

Supervised injection services are critical, evidence-based public health interventions that save lives daily, but are Toronto’s four sites enough? Should Canada join countries like Portugal in decriminalizing drug use to help overcome the stigma associated with addiction and improve community health?Cardboard carton held by two hands containing medical materials including alcohol swabs, sterilized injection needles

Keynote: 5:30 p.m.
Panel: 6:30 p.m.
Reception: 7:15 p.m.

Registration is Free



Donald MacPherson
Executive Director, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition
Simon Fraser University


Dr. Ahmed M. Bayoumi
Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
Research Scientist and Physician, St. Michael’s Hospital

Leigh Chapman 
Founder, Toronto Overdose Prevention Society
Co-founder, Moss Park Overdose Prevention

Nazlee Maghsoudi
PhD candidate, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
Knowledge Translation Manager, International Centre for Science in Drug Policy

Matt Johnson
Harm Reduction Outreach Program Coordinator
Queen West Community Health Centre


Carol Strike
Professor of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences
Dalla Lana School of Public Health


Rosalie Silberman Abella Moot Court Room, Jackman Law Building
78 Queen's Park Cres 2nd floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1K7 Canada
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A few highlights…

Research Day
An annual spring event showcasing our students’ research, with the aim of recognizing excellence in teaching and learning; featuring lectures by internationally renowned thinkers and leaders.

The Moonshot Event
An annual fall cocktail-event hosted by IHPME and its Alumni Society, in part with Health Quality Ontario, at exciting locations around Toronto.

Dalla Lana School of Public Health Events
A full list of events at the DLSPH

External Events Across University of Toronto and the city, many organizations offer stimulating lectures, colloquia, conferences, and other knowledge-exchange events.