november, 2017

7nov2:00 pm- 5:00 pmOpioid Crisis Symposium: Current Research to Find Solutions


Event Details

An opioid epidemic is currently spreading in Canada and the United States with over 60,000 deaths every year in North America. The goal of this seminar is to bring together scientists, clinicians and health-care providers and to initiate a discussion on the latest research related to opioids.

During this seminar,  researchers from Toronto will present the latest epidemiology, clinical and basic research aiming at funding solutions to the opioid crisis. This seminar is open to everyone with an interest in opioid-related research or with general interest related to the opioid crisis.


    • Reflections on the North American Opioid Crisis. Dr. David Juurlink, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Professor, Dept. of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Hospital.
    • Opioid Use and Overdose in Ontario: Measuring Policy Impact and Public Health Implications. Dr. Tara Gomes, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, St. Michael’s Hospital.
    • Opioids and Sleep-Disordered Breathing. Dr. Frances Chung, MBBS FRCPC, Professor, Dept. of Anesthesiology, University of Toronto, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network.
    • Opioid Use in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Balancing the Benefits and the Harms. Dr. Nick Vozoris, MD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine, University of Toronto, St. Michael’s Hospital.
    • What is Doing Biomedical Research to Fight the Opioid Epidemic? Dr. Gaspard Montandon, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine, University of Toronto, St. Michael’s Hospital.

You can get more information online: or by contacting the organizer Gaspard Montandon, PhD,


(Tuesday) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST


Allan Waters Family Auditorium

209 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 1T8

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