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), is 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.
Programme and presentations
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Session 1. Take-home Naloxone: comparing and contrasting the Scottish and Canadian experiences
THN in Scotland: what have we learned so far?
Dr Andrew McAuley, GCU & HPS
THN in Scotland: where do we go next?
Kirsten Horsburgh, Scottish Drugs Forum
Intra-nasal naloxone: latest developments and evidence
Dr Rebecca McDonald, Kings College (London)
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
University of British Columbia & British Columbia Centre for Disease Control
NHS National Services Scotland, Information Services Division