Research and Clinical care with injectable opioids in the supervised model: the SALOME clinical trial

Dec 8, 2016 | News

When: 9am - Friday, December 9, 2016

Where: Hulbert Auditorium, St. Paul's Hospital

Speakers: 

Dr. Oviedo-Joekes: PhD

Dr. MacDonald: MD 

Heather Palis: MSc, PhD Candidate

Learning Objectives:

  1. At the end of the presentation the physician will be able to identify the key components of the supervised model of care for treatment with injectable opioids.
  2. At the end of the presentation the physician will be able to describe the main results of the efficacy and safety of injectable hydromorphone and diacetylmorphine in the SALOME study.
  3.  At the end of the presentation the physician will be able to compare participant perceptions of treatment effectiveness with the main trial findings.

Bios: 

Dr. Oviedo-Joekes is an Associate Professor at the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia.  She obtained her degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Cordoba (Argentina), a PhD in Social Psychology & Behavioural Sciences Methodology in Spain and post-doctoral studies at the Andalusian School of Public Health. Her main research area is in Public Health and Addictions, focusing on testing alternative approaches to expand and diversify treatments for vulnerable populations.  She is the lead of the SALOME study, testing injectable opioids in supervised clinics for long-term opioid dependency. She has been an investigator in three heroin-assisted trials (one in Spain, two in Canada)

Heather Palis is a PhD Candidate in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC and a Trainee with the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences. She has worked as a Research Assistant on the SALOME clinical trial since 2013. Her Doctoral research is focused on exploring the relationship between patient provider communication and patient health and treatment outcomes in the supervised model of care.

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