Safe injection sites & overdose prevention sites: scientific evidence and community experiences

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Location: Halifax North Memorial Library, Terry Symmonds Auditorium

Free public lecture with KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Christy Sutherland

Dr. Christy Sutherland is a family doctor and diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine who works in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side, providing care to Canada’s most vulnerable population.Dr. Sutherland is the Medical Director of the Portland Hotel Society where she leads a team of physicians and nurses who are embedded in low barrier, harm reduction projects, as well as the Education Physician Lead with the British Columbia Center on Substance Use. She is is the lead physician for the Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise (RACE) line. She received her MD at Dalhousie University and completed her Family Medicine Residency at UBC in 2010. Dr. Sutherland was recognized as the 2018 British Columbia Family Physician of the Year, as well as the recipient of a City of Vancouver Award for Excellence in 2019.