(Pictured above: Conference Director, Professor Nick Crofts)
LEPH2018 opened with a Welcome Reception at the beautiful Hart House at the University of Toronto. Delegates were treated with opening speeches from Matt Torigian and Dale McFee who have both been invited speakers to previous LEPH conferences in Amsterdam. Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto Medical Officer of Health and Toronto Chief of Police, Mark Saunders also gave opening remarks.
LEPH2018 delegates were welcomed to country by an indigenous representative who entertained the audience creating much laughter and a warm atmosphere.
Representatives from Scottish agencies also welcomed delegates and set the scene for LEPH2019 with a cultural performance involving the Scottish bagpipes.