“What’s New in Addiction Medicine?” Vancouver Island Series [Volume 1]

Toxic Brain Injury: A hidden epidemic within the opioid crisis

Dr. Elizabeth Plant
Addiction Medicine Fellow, BC Centre on Substance Use
June 18, 2019 12pm – 1pm
Royal Jubilee Hospital, PCC Lecture Theatre S169

This free series is geared towards the needs and interests of individuals operating in a healthcare or research setting, however, the public and other interested stakeholders are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Learning Objectives
1) To discuss mechanisms of toxic brain injury in opioid overdose, including neuroexcitotoxic, hypoxic, anoxic, and leukoencephalopathy
2) To raise awareness of the sequelae of toxic brain injury and the lack of resources suited to the population – appropriate assisted living, concurrent SUD/brain injury treatment
3) To highlight the need for epidemiologic understanding of the burden of disease, prognosis
4) To touch on other substance induced brain disorders

A light lunch will be provided. We strongly encourage guests to RSVP as soon as possible to ensure sufficient food and space. (Please note that you will not need to bring your registration ticket(s) to the event.)


Can’t make it in person? Our lectures are now being streamed live! Register for the webcast here: bit.ly/VIWNAMweb1

If you have any questions about event logistics, please contact Raman Jawanda at [email protected].