HQO Quality Rounds: Understanding an evolving opioid crisis

Wed, September 11, 2019
In Person (Toronto) or Webcast

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hosted by Health Quality Ontario

A recent report shows that opioid-related deaths have increased almost three times between 2003 and 2017 in the province. While health care organizations and governments have responded in changing policies and adapting guidelines, Dr. Tara Gomes examines the impacts of these changes.

At the next Quality Rounds, Dr. Gomes explores how responses to this crisis have affected the people at the centre - those who use opioids. Looking at current approaches to harm reduction, exploring prescribing patterns, and listening to the stories of those experiencing this crisis first-hand, Dr. Gomes highlights the complex ways policy decisions shift the landscape and some possible ways forward.

Dr. Irfan Dhalla will also join this month to consider the impact of the opioid crisis in clinical settings while outlining what clinicians can do to improve the situation.


  • Dr. Tara Gomes | Principal Investigator, Ontario Drug Policy Research Network | Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital and ICES
  • Dr. Irfan Dhalla | Vice President , Evidence Development and Standards, Health Quality Ontario
  •  With opening remarks by: Anna Greenberg, Interim President and CEO, Health Quality Ontario 


In person: 
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
St. Michael's Hospital
209 Victoria Street

Via webinar:
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