The BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit invites anyone in the field of injury prevention to join our webinar presentations. Speakers from around the world make presentations on relevant topics related to injury prevention, with a focus on evidence-based information and new research.
Each year there are at least six one-hour presentations which include time for questions from participants.
Cannabis-related injuries and poisonings in BC children and youth
Thursday, September 24, 2020, 10:00 AM PST
Ms. Atousa Zargaran, Coordinator of the Canadian Hospital Injury Reporting & Prevention Program (CHIRPP), BC Children’s Hospital, and Ms. Phoebe Cheng, Research Assistant, CHIRPP
Abstract: Cannabis use among Canadian youth occurs at one of the highest rates in the world. It is a substance perceived to be a less harmful compared to alcohol, but unexpected adverse reactions to the cannabis consumption may prompt some children and youth to seek medical care. With the legalization of non-medical/recreational cannabis use in October 17, 2018, the following webinar will explore the characteristics of how BC children and youth are being injured and poisoned pre-legalization and present some preliminary findings of the cannabis injury landscape post-legalization.
Bios: Atousa Zargaran is the Coordinator of the Canadian Hospital Injury Reporting & Prevention Program (CHIRPP) program at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, and a member of the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit. CHIRPP is an injury and poisoning surveillance system that collects and analyzes data on injuries to people who are seen at the emergency rooms of 11 pediatric hospitals and 9 general hospitals in Canada. Ms. Zargaran obtain her Bachelor of Science degree in Tehran, Iran, and completed a Health Information Management (HIM) program in Vancouver, Canada.
Phoebe Cheng is a CHIRPP research assistant at studying substance use-related injuries in children. A recent University of British Columbia graduate, she came to CHIRPP in September 2018 to support the surveillance of alcohol and cannabis-related injuries at BC Children’s Hospital. Currently, she is involved in monitoring trends in pediatric injuries post-recreational cannabis legalization.
(registration is required; you will receive the Zoom link after registration)