2018 Symposium Schedule – Wednesday, March 21, 2018


12th Anniversary Symposium* on
“Tackling the Opioid Crisis:
From Understanding to Intervention”
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 (12 pm to 4:30 pm)
Upper Library, Massey College, 4 Devonshire Place

DRAFT PROGRAM – as of March 9, 2018

12 pm – 12:45 pm Registration & Coffee – Junior Common Room.

12:45 pm Call to Order: Upper Library – MGR Co-Chairs: Arsalan Mir-Moghtadaei and Alex Koven, JFs

12:45 pm Welcoming Remarks and Announcement of Major Massey College MGR Lectureship
Dr. Aubie Angel and Principal Hugh Segal.

1 pm – 2:30 pm

Keynote Addresses

Dr. Irfan Dhalla
“The Physiology and Pharmacology of Opioids: Why are they so Addictive?”

Dr. Nav Persaud
“What Started the Opioid Crisis?”

Dr. Meldon Kahan
“The Public Health Response to the Opioid Crisis”

2:30 pm – 2:50 pm Refreshments
2:50 pm Call to Order.

3 pm – 4:15 pm

ROUNDTABLE/PANEL – “Actions that will Help End the Opioid Crisis”
Chair: Dr. Lynn Wilson

Dr. Lynn Wilson – “Personal Overview – Rapid Access Models”
Dr. Benedikt Fischer – “The two front challenge: Effective prevention & treatment”
Dr. Beth Sproule – “Actions to Help – A Case for Pharmacists
Dr. Nav Persaud – “Modifying Prescribing Habits”

Discussant: Dr. Meldon Kahan

4:15 pm Summary Perspective – Dr. David Goldbloom, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm Closing Remarks – Dr. Aubie Angel, Arsalan Mir-Moghtadaei and Alex Koven.


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