Book launch: Drug policy and the public good

Monday, February 22, 2010 - 15:00 to 17:00

Join the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
for the Canadian launch of "Drug Policy and the Public Good," a comprehensive new book and resource for evidence-based drug policy, written by a group of leading international experts, that examines these and many other key questions related to drug policy.

Three of the book's authors and notable Canadian commentators will present and discuss the book's findings and the role of scientific knowledge for drug policy locally, nationally and internationally.

• Dr. Thomas Babor - Professor, Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
• Dr. Benedikt Fischer - Professor and CIHR/PHAC Chair in Applied Public Health, Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addictions (CARMHA), Simon Fraser University
• Dr. Jürgen Rehm - Senior Scientist and Co-Head, Public Health and Regulatory Policies, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and Professor and Chair, Addiction Policy, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
• Liz Janzen - Director for Healthy Living, Healthy Communities, Toronto Public Health
• Dr. Perry Kendall - Provincial Health Officer, British Columbia

• Gail Czukar - Executive Vice President, Policy, Education and Health Promotion, CAMH

Video conferencing available through Ontario Telemedicine Network

Please register by e-mailing us at [email protected]  by Thursday 18 February.


CAMH - Room 2029
33 Russell Street
Toronto , ON
43° 39' 36.0072" N, 79° 23' 56.13" W
Ontario CA

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