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Book Launch – “Drug Policy and the Public Good”

from the Canadian Harm Reduction Network


Does drug policy matter?
What has been the effect of prohibition?
Do prevention programs have any impact at all?
What about prescription drugs?

Join the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
for the Canadian launch of
“Drug Policy and the Public Good”
a comprehensive new book and resource for evidence-based
drug policy, written by a group of leading international experts, that
examines these and many other key questions related to drug policy.

Monday, February 22, 2010
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

CAMH – Room 2029
33 Russell Street

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Three of the book’s authors and notable Canadian commentators will present and discuss the book’s findings and the role of scientific knowledge for drug policy locally, nationally and internationally.

Dr. Thomas Babor – Professor, Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Dr. Benedikt Fischer – Professor and CIHR/PHAC Chair in Applied Public Health, Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addictions (CARMHA), Simon Fraser University
• Dr. Jürgen Rehm – Senior Scientist and Co-Head, Public Health and Regulatory Policies, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and Professor and Chair, Addiction Policy, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
• Liz Janzen – Director for Healthy Living, Healthy Communities, Toronto Public Health
• Dr. Perry Kendall – Provincial Health Officer, British Columbia

• Gail Czukar – Executive Vice President, Policy, Education and Health Promotion, CAMH

Video conferencing available through Ontario Telemedicine Network

Please register by emailing Janine Luce, Manager of Public Policy, CAMH at Janine_luce@camh.net by Thursday, February 18, 2010.


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