The Event

The Centre for Research Excellence into Injecting Drug Use (CREIDU) is pleased to be hosting a talk this Friday by Associate Professor Jane Buxton, harm reduction lead at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control in Canada, entitled “Reducing drug related harms in British Columbia; activities of the provincial harm reduction program"

Dr. Jane Buxton completed her medical training in the UK where she practiced family medicine. She is an Associate Professor in the University of British Colombia School of Population and Public Health, and is a physician epidemiologist and the harm reduction lead at the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC). Dr Buxton’s work at BCCDC includes coordinating the distribution of harm reduction supplies and developing harm reduction policies for the province. She recently led the implementation of the BC take-home-naloxone program, and will discuss aspects of this program in her talk along with her coordination role of the Drug Overdose and Alert Partnership that brings together a multi-sectoral group including the BC Coroner’s Office, enforcement, BC Ambulance Services, the Drug and Poison Information Centre, health authorities, researchers and people who use drugs. The partnership identifies and responds to emergent harms related to illicit drug use. In 2013, she received the BC Provincial Health Officer’s Award for Excellence in Public Health for ‘persistent and pioneering work to bring equitable harm reduction services and supplies to all of British Columbia’.

Who Should Attend?


No need to register, but if you have any questions, please contact:

Hilary on (03) 85062341; [email protected] 

Date & Time

Friday 9 August 2013 16:00


Level 3
Burnet Institute
89 Commercial Road