/ Naloxone Kit Design Online Seminar
Sept. 28th 12:00-1:30pm
Please join us for a learning exchange session on ‘Designing Naloxone Kits.’ Speakers will share their learning and practice-based experiences with Opioid/Overdose response through design and implementation of Naloxone kits. The speakers will share insights on implementation successes and challenges, and ways to redesign/adapt future Naloxone kits. The online seminar will be discussion-based, with an opportunity for you to ask questions.
The objective is to discuss design considerations for designing more user-friendly Naloxone kits. The session aims to provide a learning exchange opportunity with individuals/organizations who are supporting harm reduction through design and the implementation of Naloxone kit.
Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions for the presenters during registration or during the online seminar via the chat.
Dr. Kate Sellen
Dr. Kate Sellen is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Design at OCAD U and a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Health Design. She is Director of the Health Design Studio at OCAD U. While at OCAD Kate has served on several program committees as well as university-wide committees and initiatives and several hiring committees. Kate was the Inaugural Director of the Health Design Master's Program.
Kate spent her early career as an interaction designer leading design research, digital strategy, and interaction design in the private sector. She now works on bringing an inclusive and interdisciplinary design approach to healthcare design challenges. Much of her work focuses on design for patient safety in safety critical/high sensitivity topics, including the dosing, ordering, tapering and management of opiates, communication at end-of-life, and the issuing and delivery of blood units for surgery. She has previously held positions at the University of Toronto's Technology for Aging Gracefully Lab, Knowledge Media Design Institute, and AT&T.
"My research broadly addresses design thinking and human factors for challenges in healthcare with a focus on resilience and creativity in innovation for safety critical and distributed healthcare. My research aligns with healthcare system goals of enhancing the efficient delivery of healthcare, preventing iatrogenic events, and assisting patients and home caregivers to effectively manage home care. Addressing these goals necessitates a human centred approach to design and research, sensitivity to healthcare as a system, knowledge of emerging and current technology trends, and attention to potential barriers and facilitators to leading innovation and change."
Dr. Jeffrey Bratberg
Dr. Jeffrey Bratberg studies the essential roles community pharmacists play regarding opioid overdose, harm reduction and opioid use disorders as a clinical professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Rhode Island. He works with student pharmacists to advocate for pharmacists’ expanded roles in medication access, public health promotion, and policy change in his role at the Rhode Island Department of Health. He is an associate editor of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA) and is secretary of the Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA).
Dr. Sabrina Silveira
Dr. Sarbina Silveira is a PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. She is a Class of 2022 graduate of the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy. She is interested in becoming an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist in an area where she can continue to promote public health and harm reduction strategies.
Research area: harm reduction design practices, youth sport involvement, psychosocial dynamics of amateur and professional sport
Hannah holds a MDes in Health Design from OCADu and a BA in Psychology from Dalhousie University, and is currently a research assistant at OCADu’s Health Design Studio. Prior to coming to She is interested in human-centred design and social innovation for the betterment of the community through the use of multidisciplinary practice, intersectional lenses, and empathy.
Research area: healthcare, vaccine hesitancy, mental health, addiction, communication design, UI/UX Design
Background: Research Assistant for Health Design Studio, OCAD University. Teaching Assistant at Sheridan College & OCAD University
Maryem is a healthcare designer who holds a MDes in Design for Health from OCAD University. Her interest in healthcare revolves around simplifying complex ideas through visual and communication design. She takes on a holistic approach in solving design challenges relating to mental health, stigma, and healthcare through the lens of empathy and a user-centered approach. Her final project during her Masters focused on the re-design of Naloxone Kit to increase uptake and reduce stigma.
Research area: evidence-based information design principles and practices, applying information design theories and practice to health care scenarios, especially in underrepresented populations for social good.
Gillian Harvey (MA, CGD) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art & Design at the University of Alberta, where she teaches design theory, research and practice to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Harvey’s research and practice include evidence-based information design principles and practices. She prioritizes the simplification of complex information in order to make it understandable for people. She advocates for understanding diverse audiences and the importance of user-centred design. Harvey’s recent work is in the development of communication materials that assist with health research, in particular how information design theories and practice can be applied to health care scenarios especially in underrepresented populations and for social good.
Harvey is a professional member of International Institute of Information Design (IIID) and a World Region Representative for Canada. She is a Certified Graphic Designer (CGD) from the Graphic Designers of Canada, Alberta North Chapter. She is also the president of the Edmonton Wayfinding Society in Edmonton, Alberta and an IIID World Region Representative. She became an elected Research Fellow of the Communication Research Institute (CRI), Australia, January 2020 amd an Elected Member of the Design Network for Emergency Management (DNEM), November 2017 to present.
Kironmoy (Kiron) Datta - BSc(Hon), MBA, CM - is a professional marketing & communications executive with over 25 years experience across 3 continents and a variety of different areas including: not-for-profit, public sector, private sector, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical, health-tech, health promotion, retail, pharmacy and healthcare.
Originally from Saskatchewan, Kiron has developed and implemented numerous initiatives to improve patient outcomes in both Canada and the US across: Rx, OTC, SaaS, Medical Devices and Home Health Care Equipment through both patient programs, HCP education, and in partnership with all levels of government.
Kiron was the 2nd Canadian employee and Head of Marketing at Adapt Pharma (acquired by Emergent BioSolutions in 2018) where he was responsible for the national launch and roll-out of numerous naloxone programs and partnerships in Canada between 2017-2020.
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