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Opioid Use in Ontario: Evidence for Change, Opioid Resource Hub and EENet

September 15, 2015

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (EDT)
The Opioid Resource Hub and EENet are pleased to host the webinar, "€œOpioid Use in Ontario: Evidence for Change."€
Canada and the United States lead all nations in opioid consumption. Canadian prescription opioid sales continue to rise alongside overdose fatalities; in Ontario, one opioid-related overdose occurred every 14 hours in 2013.
In this webinar you will learn about:

  • key trends in prescription opioid use, misuse, treatment and overdose;
  • evidence supporting key recommendations to improve opioid safety and reduce fatalities due to accidental overdose contained in the Prescription for Life report (available here).

Who should attend:

Public health and health promotion professionals, policymakers, educators and education administrators, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and individuals working or volunteering in community settings.
Presenters: Daniel Elliot and  Michael Parkinson

For more information or to register, please visit

About Opioid Resource Hub:

The Opioid Resource Hub (formerly known as OpiATE) is located within the Provincial System Support Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and is funded through the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The Opioid Resource Hub provides face-to-face education and training along with online training, webinars and dissemination of resources. The Hub engages people with lived experience to share their voice along with primary care professionals, allied service providers, families and youth.

About Evidence Exchange Network:

The Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) connects mental health and addictions stakeholders across Ontario. The network promotes the use of evidence in decision making, develops targeted knowledge translation products and tools, and supports interactive exchanges. For more information visit