february, 2016

16feb12:00 pm- 1:00 pmUNGASS 101: What you need to know about the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs


Event Details

Date: February 16, 2016

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Presented by the Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael’s Hospital and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

A session exploring the implications of the upcoming (April, 2016) UN General Special Session on Drugs for:

  • Drug policy and harm reduction programs in Canada
  • Canada’s role in influencing international drug policy


Dr. Daniel Werb is an epidemiologist and policy analyst working at the intersection of addictions, drug policy, and HIV. He is a scientist at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at St. Michael’s Hospital, and the Director of the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy. Dr. Werb is a 2012 Trudeau Foundation Scholar, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Postdoctoral Fellow, and the winner of a 2014 National Magazine Award in Canada for his general interest writing on addiction.

Nazlee Maghsoudi is the Knowledge Translation Manager at the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy. Her enthusiasm for drug policy reform has led her to advocate at the grassroots, national, and international levels. Nazlee is also a Strategic Advisor at Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and an Outreach Volunteer at TRIP! Project, a nightlife harm reduction program in Toronto.

Space is limited. To register, please email CRICHlist@smh.ca with ‘RSVP Feb. 16th’ in the subject heading.

The new federal government’s mandate started on November 4th, 2015. The ‘Centre Talks’ committee from the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at St. Michael’s Hospital is exploring issues related to health and wellbeing relevant to consider at the beginning of the new federal government’s mandate.

To sign up to hear about future ‘Centre Talks’ events, please email CRICHlist@smh.ca


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