Drugs of Abuse: Types, Trends & Treatments

The Ontario Poison Centre in Toronto has been serving the general public and healthcare professionals throughout Ontario since 1977. Although the Poison Centre is located at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), our clientele includes both children and adults. The primary role of the Poison Centre is to provide telephone information and advice about exposures to poisonous substances, including drugs of abuse.

The Ontario Poison Centre will be hosting a conference focusing on the common and not-so-common substances of abuse found on the streets of Ontario. This conference hopes to provide participants with a greater understanding of the range of substances that are being abused in Ontario, how those substances are getting on the streets, and strategies for mitigating the risks these substances pose to the public health. Clinical assessment and treatment will also be an important focus. 

Conference Highlights include: 

  • The Toxicologist's Best Cases
  • Ask the Toxicologist - Panel Discussion
  • Three Quick Hit Topics
  • Detecting Drugs of Abuse
  • Cases from the Coroner's Office

Who should attend?

Health professionals and trainees focused in Emergency and Intensive Care Departments, Public Health, and Emergency Medical Services involved in the pre-hospital care of the overdose patient.



  • When

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
    686 Bay Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5G 0A4

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