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96. Preventing Maternal Overdose: What can be done?

96. Preventing Maternal Overdose: What can be done?

96. Preventing Maternal Overdose: What can be done?

Meaghan Thumath, RN, MPH, D.Phil; Regional Director Communicable Disease Control, Office of the Chief MHO, VCH; Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia; Clinician Scientist, Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity

Learning objectives:
  1. Review evidence on risk factors and prevention strategies to prevent overdose among women who use drugs, with an emphasis on mothers.
  2. Understand interventions to reduce maternal overdose for my patients and community.

Preventing Maternal overdose and Interventions to reduce maternal mortality for women who use substances.


Dr Thumath is a clinician scientist with the Center for Gender and Sexual Health Equity and a Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC with expertise in gender, substance use and health equity. She is a former addiction medicine fellow trained at the BC Center for Substance Use and is an active member of the WHO Emergencies Programme (WHE) supporting substance use, HIV and public health responses in over 26 countries around the world. Prior to joining VCH she served as the Chief of Staff to the Minister of Mental Health and Addiction in Canada, and as a Street Nurse and Senior Practice Leader at the BC Centre for Disease Control.


MEETING ID: 858 6520 0828

Comment (1)

  1. Theresa Moore

    Very interesting content. Thanks!

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