november, 2016

23nov12:00 pm- 1:30 pmHarm reduction practices at St. Michael’s Hospital and beyond: where we’re at, where we’re going


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Date: November 23, 2016

Time: 12:00-1:30pm

Please join us for an exploration of harm reduction practices at St. Michael’s Hospital and more broadly. Moderators will ask panelists from different parts of the hospital key questions about current practices and the future of harm reduction in their departments and beyond. See bios for moderators and panelists below.

Space is limited, to RSVP, please contact Venue is wheelchair accessible.

Presented by the Centre Talks committee of the Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital.


Peter Leslie worked as an Advanced Care EMS Paramedic for 17 years. Since 2006 he has worked as an outreach worker and harm reduction educator-trainer. Peter helped establish Toronto Public Health’s naloxone overdose response program. He has also served on the Board of Queen West Community Health Centre, and was a leading voice in advocating for supervised injection sites in Toronto. Peter currently sits on the City of Toronto Drug Strategy Implementation Panel, where he advocates for innovative and progressive policy. A former injection drug user, Peter now devotes his work and time to supporting and educating current drug users.

Ahmed Bayoumi is an internal medicine physician and a scientist at the Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is also the Fondation Baxter & Alma Ricard Chair in Inner City Health, a clinical epidemiologist and health services researcher, and an adjunct scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.


Michelle Klaiman is an emergency physician and addiction medicine consultant at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She completed her emergency medicine residency training at the University of Toronto and an addiction medicine fellowship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Research interests include opioid overdose prevention and management of acute opioid withdrawal in the emergency department. She is a lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

Maya Nader is a family physician working at the ‘Health Centre at 410’ (Department of Family and Community Medicine and St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team) where she provides general family medicine care to an inner city population. She also focuses on general addiction medicine care and substance use in pregnancy. She provides addiction medicine care to some of the fly-in communities in Northern Ontario.

Wip Lamba MD FRCPC Dip ABAM, is a clinician who works in addiction medicine and is a part of the multidisciplinary inpatient addiction consultation team at St. Michael’s Hospital. He runs an addiction medicine clinic as well as psychosocial groups. His academic interests are in education, and he in the process of creating free education workshops at St Michael’s Hospital geared towards community workers.  



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