Upcoming Events:

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Recent Events:

Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Substance Use | June 21 & 22, 2018

Dr. Lisa Graves, a family physician and author, presented an approach to identify and manage substance use in pregnancy and post-natal care. A particular focus of the presentation was on the use of cannabis, cocaine and opioids.

Safe Opioid Prescribing for Acute and Chronic Pain | May 3, 2018

Dr. Stern, a lead physician and member of the 2017 Canadian Opioid Guideline Panel, presented information on managing chronic non-cancer pain with opioids. Local prescribers were encouraged to attend.

Opioid Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Training | April 17, 2018

The WGDS presented how to recognize and respond to opioid overdose. Free naloxone kits were provided.

The Endocannabinoid System and the Role of Cannabinoids in the Body | March 6, 2018

Dr. Michael Beazely, an Associate Professor and Associate Director for Curriculum at University of Waterloo Pharmacy, presented a lecture of cannabis basics.

Acute Care Responses to Patients Who Use Methamphetamine | Feb 15, 2018

Dr. Alexander Caudarella, an addiction physician, presented information about learning evidence-based guidelines for working with stimulant users and for treating meth-induced psychosis.

Marijuana for Medical Purposes: Who, What, Where, When and How? | Nov 30, 2017

Dr. Maria Zhang, a Clinician Educator, presented a workshop that addresses the need for access by health care professionals to unbiased, scientific evidence for the use of medical marijuana. This event was co-hosted by the Guelph Pharmacist Association.

Cannabis Legislation: Resources and Readiness Event | Nov 29, 2017

The WGDS hosted a panel discussion and resource fair about legalizing cannabis in our community. This information-focused event included panelists from police services, public health, mental health, addiction professionals, medical prescribers, and licensed producers.

Stop the Stigma Rally | September 29, 2017

Hosted by the WGDS Harm Reduction Committee at Guelph City Hall.

Stop the Stigma Rally 2017

Click here to download the 2017 Stop the Stigma Rally poster