The BCCDC Foundation for Public Health is pleased to announce another event that continues our partnership with Science World: Understanding Harm Reduction Strategies. The free event is open to the public and will take place on Tuesday, December 4th from 6-9 pm, at Science World.
Experts from BCCDC, Fraser Health and BC Emergency Health Services, among others, will participate in a panel discussion that will aim to help the general public better understand the concept of harm reduction, including best practices and initiatives that look to increase acceptance. Confirmed panelists include Dr. Mark Tyndall and Dr. Jane Buxton, of the BC Centre for Disease Control, Erica Thomson of Fraser Health, and Brian Twaites of BC Emergency Health Services. The panel moderator will be Donald MacPherson, the Executive Director of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition.
After the panel discussion, there will be time for a Q&A, and opportunity for small group dialogue sessions and workshops that can continue the conversations around harm reduction.
A number of relevant community groups/organizations will have exhibition booths that attendees can explore to find out what the groups are doing regarding harm reduction and what they (attendees) can do to help.
To register, click through to the Science World website