May Monthly Meeting

Thursday, May 25th, 2017 8:00 AM

Seniors and Opioids

Come out for a fascinating look at how opioids are impacting the lives of seniors we serve.

Alan Cassels

Author, drug policy researcher, and Adjunct Professor in the School of Human and Social Development at the University of Victoria, Alan Cassels is an authority on the impact of opioids on seniors.

Since 1994 he has worked on a research and evaluation studies focusing on drug benefits policies and examining how clinical research and experience on drugs is communicated to policy-makers, prescribers and consumers. He has acted as a project manager, principal investigator and co-investigator on studies related to drug plan policies, the management of private drug benefits, seniors' attitudes towards drug coverage, and the media reporting of pharmaceuticals.

He is an expert advisor with Canada's Evidence Network, a reviewer and blogger for which evaluates medical news reporting, and is the senior vice president of research for, a company that teaches employees how to buy and use healthcare.

As the author of four books, including a best seller on the pharmaceutical industry, Alan Cassels has also carried his enthusiasm for his topic into print and radio journalism in many venues in the popular press.

Meeting Location: The Wellesley Of Victoria - Retirement Home

2800 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC V8T 5B5

The entrance door for EFCN is on Market Street between Nanaimo Street and Blanshard Street.

Our EFCN sign and/or the helpful Wellesley staff will direct you to the room. Be sure to come a little earlier (we suggest 7:30) to allow yourself time to arrive and visit before the meeting starts at 8:00 am.


There is parking around and about the building, and Long and McQuade has generously offered their upper parking area on the corner of Market Street and Nanaimo Street.