REMINDER: Join us for a public lecture & panel on Canada’s opioid crisis

by Admin on May 7, 2018

in Educational Opportunities


Nurses stand up & speak out on Canada’s opioid crisis

It’s not too late to register for our National Nursing Week public lecture and panel on the topic of Canada’s opioid crisis.

Nurses represent the largest segment of the Canadian healthcare workforce. As such, we are uniquely positioned to play a critical role in caring for and assisting those who are impacted by opioid-related harms.

Join us as we delve into the facts surrounding opioid-related morbidity and mortality while also exploring how nurses can contribute to the care of those addicted and in the prevention of opioid-related deaths.

Date: Monday, May 7, 2018
Location: 155 College Street (Health Sciences Building),
6th floor, Toronto, ON M5T 1P8
Reception: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Lecture: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Leigh Chapman, BScN, MSc, PhD Candidate
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
Doctoral Research Fellow, The Wilson Centre
Leigh Chapman is a Registered Nurse and PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto’s Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. For her doctoral research study, she conducted a qualitative case study that explored hospital clinicians’ understanding of competency assessment practices in an academic hospital. Leigh is also a doctoral research fellow at The Wilson Centre. Following the death of Leigh’s brother Brad in August 2015, Leigh has become a harm reduction activist. She is the founder of the Toronto Overdose Prevention Society and is a co-founder of the Moss Park Overdose Prevention site, which was established August 12, 2017. Leigh is also an advocate for issues related to homelessness, harm reduction, social justice, stigma, and drug policy reform.

Laura Fairley, RN MN CHPCN(C)
Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at University of Toronto
Staff Nurse, ARC Program, Sherbourne Health Centre
Laura Fairley RN MN CHPCN(C) is a staff nurse of the ARC program at the Sherbourne Health Centre and a lecturer in the undergraduate program at the Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. She has spent her nursing career in the community, providing nursing care to individuals experiencing homelessness or who are precariously housed. Laura has a wealth of experience working in clinical settings that operate from a harm reduction framework, allowing clinicians to ‘meet clients where they’re at’ in relation to their substance use. Her clinical and community advocacy interests are related to improving access to palliative care for terminally-ill individuals who continue to actively use substances as well as individuals who live in the emergency shelter system and/or live outdoors.

Salima S. J. Ladak, RN(EC), BScN, MN, PhD
Nurse Practitioner, University Health Network (UHN)
Coordinator, UHN Pain APN Network
Dr. Salima S. J. Ladak earned her BScN, MN and PhD at the University of Toronto, and is recognized for her excellence as a Nurse Practitioner in pain management for the last 15 years. In addition to clinical practice, Salima has also been nationally and internationally recognized for stellar leadership in program development and in advancing inter-professional pain practice with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes. Her scholarly interest and related publications in the area of pain management span the immediate postoperative setting to long-term pain outcomes. Salima regularly mentors nursing and medical trainees in the area of pain management.


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