Reducing Drug-Related Deaths Seminar

 

 

 

Reducing drug-related deaths in Scotland:
learning from the Canadian experience

1300 – 1630.  Mon 18 June.  Glasgow Caledonian University.

Glasgow Caledonian University, in association with the Drugs Research Network Scotland (DRNS), was delighted to host the internationally renowned Professor Jane Buxton for a special half-day seminar on reducing drug-related deaths. Jane is harm reduction lead for the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC). She is engaged in quantitative, qualitative, and participatory research with marginalised populations ensuring people who use drugs are involved in developing priorities for research, policy, and harm reduction program evaluation.

Thanks to speakers for sharing copies of their presentations with delegates.  Slides are available by clicking on session titles.

Programme and presentation

Session 1.  Take-home Naloxone: comparing and contrasting the Scottish and Canadian experiences

Scotland’s National Naloxone Programme:  What have we learned?
Dr Andrew McAuley, GCU & HPS

Take Home Naloxone in Scotland
Kirsten Horsburgh, Scottish Drugs Forum

Intranasal_Naloxone: Latest developments and evidence
Dr Rebecca McDonald, Kings College (London)

Naloxone perspectives from British Columbia, Canada
Prof. Jane Buxton, University of British Columbia & British Columbia Centre for Disease Control

Session 2.  Lessons from British Columbia’s Drug Overdose and Alert Partnership (DOAP): enhanced surveillance and utilisation of overdose data

Drug Overdose & Alert Partnership: Collaboration and data sharing in an opioid overdose crisis
Prof. Jane Buxton, University of British Columbia & British Columbia Centre for Disease Control

Utilisation of overdose data in Scotland
Lee Barnsdale, NHS National Services Scotland, Information Services Division