Prevention in Pharmacy Practice: The Role of Pharmacists in Harm Reduction

Dr. Ryan Sommers, Medical Officer of Health (Northern Nova Scotia)


Dr. Ryan Sommers is a family physician and the Regional Medical Officer of Health for the Northern Zone of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.He works to maintain and improve the health and well-being of our Nova Scotian communities by providing leadership and expertise on such topics as communicable diseases, health policy, chronic disease, and preventive medicine.He is also the medical site lead for the Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro.He completed his specialty training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine through the University of Toronto in 2013 and has been practicing physician in Nova Scotia since 2008.

Learning Objectives 

Upon completion of this presentation, attendees will be able to: 

  • Describe Harm Reduction Principles 
  • Describe the Role of Pharmacists and Harm Reduction 
  • Utilize Communication Tips and Tricks