Toxicology Conference 2017

The Ontario Poison Centre is pleased to invite you to join us for a conference on the topic of 'drugs of abuse' on September 19, 2017.


On Tuesday, September 19, 2017 the Ontario Poison Centre will be hosting a conference focusing on the common and not-so-common substances of abuse found on the streets of Ontario.

This conference hopes to provide participants with a greater understanding of the range of substances that are being abused in Ontario, how those substances are getting on the streets, and strategies for mitigating the risks these substances pose to the public health.  Clinical assessment and treatment will also be an important focus.  Health professionals and trainees focused in Emergency and Intensive Care Departments, Public Health, and Emergency Medical Services involved in the pre-hospital care of the overdose patient will greatly benefit from this day.
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, up to a maximum of 5.5 hours.
Conference Highlights:

  • The current drug problem in Ontario including the volume and variety of substances of abuse found on Ontario’s streets, the range of trafficking, smuggling and selling practices being utilized and local issues viewed in a more global context.
  • Best practice strategies in the recognition and management of newer drugs of abuse
  • Detecting Drugs of Abuse
  • The Global Picture And Boarder Security Update
  • Unraveling the Prescription Opioid Abuse Epidemic in the US: Lessons for Canada
  • Toxicologist Panel Discussion
  • Cases from the Coroner

To register/access the conference website Click Here