Responding to the overdose crisis in BC: implications for gay men's health providers
Tuesday, January 31st 1-2pm EST
Presented By: Community-Based Research Centre and BC’s gbMSM Health Network, in partnership with CATIE
In this webinar we will review what is known regarding current drug use trends among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in BC, and describe the current overdose crisis related to fentanyl consumption in BC. We will then describe the current provincial response to the overdose crisis including the naloxone distribution program, focusing on the information that is relevant for service providers working with gay men to know.
Dr. Mark Gilbert is the Medical Director of Clinical Prevention Services at the BC Centre for Disease Control, and an Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Population and Public Health, UBC. Mark has expertise in public health programs and research related to gay men's health, HIV and STI testing, and online health services.
Dr. Jane Buxton is the harm reduction lead at BCCDC and Professor at UBC, School of Population and Public Health. Jane developed the Drug Overdose and Alert Partnership and introduced the take home naloxone program in BC in 2012. Her research includes mixed methods and includes people with lived experience in developing priorities for harm reduction research, policy and program implementation and evaluation.