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Death and the Brain

Thaddeus Mason Pope
Mitchell Hamline School of Law, USA


Le risque dans les politiques, le droit et les pratiques en psychiatrie

Emmanuelle Bernheim
Faculté de droit – Section de droit civil
Université d’Ottawa

Jean-Daniel Jacob
École des sciences infirmières
Université d’Ottawa


AI in Healthcare

Anna Goldenberg
Sickkids Research Institute

Colleen M. Flood
Director, CHLPE


Futility Disputes at the End of Life

Daphne Jarvis
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

James Downar
Médecin (Critical Care / Palliative Care)
The Ottawa Hospital


Virtual Naloxone Training Session

Mark Barnes
Respect Rx Pharmacies


The Impact of COVID-19 on Harm Reduction

Impact of COVID-19 on harm reduction efforts to address overdose: Developments and continuing challenges
Food security as harm reduction in times of COVID-19 and beyond
We are not in this together, We never have been

Gillian Kolla
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research
University of Victoria

Callie Lathem
Harm Reduction Worker and Health Promoter
Somerset West Community Health Centre (Ottawa)

Zoë Dodd
Toronto Overdose Prevention Society


Harm Reduction at the Front Lines

Normalizing and securing SCS in Canada
Harm reduction services in Ottawa: The culture of drug use
Criminalized and pathologized: The ethical tensions of harm reduction case management when supporting people who use drugs in acute mental distress
The moral economy of the movement for overdose prevention sites: Civil society and the management of the opioid “crisis”
Pillars before purpose: Has stigma affected the language of the four pillars?

Richard Elliott
Executive Director
HIV Legal Network

Marlene Haines
Doctoral Student, Nursing
University of Ottawa

Kourteney King
M.A. Student, Adult Education and Community Development
University of Toronto

Thomas Foth
Professor, Nursing
University of Ottawa

Gord Garner
Executive Director
Community Addictions Peer Support Association


Harm Reduction and Indigenous Peoples

Preventing perverse effects of tobacco control is also harm reduction – How New Zealand’s tobacco control programme helps but also harms the indigenous Maori people
Indigenous harm reduction = Reducing the harms of colonization

Marewa Glover
Director, Centre of Research Excellence – Indigenous Sovereignty & Smoking (New Zealand)

Tracey Prentice
Research Fellow, Public Health and Social Policy
University of Victoria

Trevor Stratton
International Indigenous Working Group on HIV & AIDS


Nicotine Regulation and Interfaces with Harm Reduction

Regulating modified risk claims under the Canada Tobacco and Vaping Products Act and the U.S. Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act
Vaping: Policy reactions in panicked times
The ethics of tobacco harm reduction: An analysis of e-cigarette availability from the perspectives of utilitarianism, bioethics, and public health ethics

Sam Halabi
Professor, Law
University of Missouri

Amelia Howard
Doctoral Student, Sociology
University of Waterloo

Saul Shiffman
Professor, Psychology
University of Pittsburgh


Drug Regulation Policies and Strategies

Decriminalizing simple possession of drugs and harm reduction strategies
Problematizing safe consumption sites: A discourse analysis of Ontario’s consumption treatment site policy
Addressing the syndemic of HIV, hepatitis C, overdose, and COVID-19: The potential roles for safe supply and decriminalization

Line Beauchesne
Professor, Criminology
University of Ottawa

Stephanie Arlt
M.Sc. Student, Social Dimensions of Health
University of Victoria

Matt Bonn
Program Coordinator
Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs (CAPUD)


The Difference That Makes the Difference: Tobacco Harm Reduction Policy in The U.K. / Canada

Martin Dockrell
Tobacco Control Programme Lead
Public Health England

David Sweanor
Adjunct Professor, Law
University of Ottawa
Public Health Advocate


Harm Reduction: Definitions and Discourses

Harm reduction: Context and considerations
Harm reduction works: Justice, inclusion and evidence in health policy

Chelsea Cox
Doctoral Student, Law
University of Ottawa

Alana Klein
Professor, Law
McGill University


Challenges and Opportunities for Harm Reduction and Cannabis

Cannabis et decriminalisation punitive : défis pour la reduction des méfaits
The regulation of cannabis and harm reduction
Cannabis as harm reduction: Epidemiological explorations at the intersection of pain and opioid use among people who use drugs in Vancouver
Through the harm reduction lens: Quality control assurances of cannabis in Canada

Joao Velloso
Professor, Law
University of Ottawa

Lorian Hardcastle
Professor, Law
University of Calgary

Stephanie Lake
Doctoral Student, Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia

Ryan Pusiak
Doctoral Student, Biology
University of Ottawa


Harm Reduction: Tailored Interventions and Applied Perspectives

The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act: Measuring real-world impact
Long-overdue and still deficient: The Correctional Service of Canada’s prison needle exchange program
A frontline perspective on the future of harm reduction
Implementing supervised consumption services in acute care: Patient and staff perspectives

Janet Butler-McPhee
Director of Communications and Advocacy
HIV Legal Network

Sandra Ka Hon Chu
Director of Research and Advocacy
HIV Legal Network

Tali Magboo Cahill
Nursing Team Lead, Oasis Program
Sandy Hill Community Health Centre (Ottawa)

Elaine Hyshka
Professor, Health Policy and Management
University of Alberta


Harm Reduction – Vaping and e-Cigarettes

The impact of JUUL market entry on cigarette sales: Evidence of store-level sales decline
Stories from a vape shop owner
Review and Analysis of the decision and of the upcoming appeal in Association québécoise des vapoteries c. Procureure générale du Québec

Anindya Sen
Professor, Economics
University of Waterloo

Maria Papaioannoy-Duic
Founder and Owner
The Ecig Flavorium Vape Shop (Port Hope, Ontario)

Pascal Thibeault
Associate Director
University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics


Health Equity, Race and COVID-19

Monnica Williams
Professor, Psychology
University of Ottawa

Jamie Chai Yun Liew
Professor, Law
University of Ottawa

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