AHS Presentation RE: Opioid Treatment

NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE

Notice is hereby given that the location of the the Regular Meeting of Council held November 13th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. has been changed. The meeting will be held at the Tanner Senior Centre located at 260 - 1st Street West in Cardston at the same date and time. The change of location is meant to accommodate increased seating for a special presentation to Council by Alberta Health Services concerning opioid addiction treament.


Alberta Health Services Presentation to Council

The Town of Cardston and Alberta Heath Services are hosting a public meeting at the Tanner Centre to discuss evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder (addiction) during an epidemic of overdose deaths. Alberta Health Services Opioid Dependency Treatment (ODT) clinic and public health/addiction medicine specialists Drs. Sajida Afridi and Hakique Virani from Metro City Medical Clinic will present current information and answer questions. The presentation will take place during the Regular Meeting of Council on November 13th, 5:00 p.m. at the Tanner Seniors Centre located at 260 - 1st Street West.

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SAJIDA AFRIDI, MBBS MBA MPH FRCPC

Dr. Sajida Afridi is a specialist in Public Health and Preventive Medicine, having completed her residency training at the University of Ottawa. She is a passionate advocate for human rights, health equity for indigenous people, and harm reduction. Fluent in multiple languages (Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashtun, and English), Dr. Afridi is regularly involved in outreach to diverse communities in Edmonton.

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HAKIQUE VIRANI, MD FRCPC DABAM

Dr. Hakique Virani is a specialist in Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine, and has written about critical health issues in the Globe and Mail, Calgary Herald, Boston Globe’s STAT News, CBC, Huffington Post, and VICE News. He is a committed advocate for First Nations health, healthy public policy, social equity, and compassionate care for people who use substances.


For more information please visit https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/amh/amh.aspx