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Cannabis Workshop

"EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CANNABIS – For Tobacco Treatment Specialist”
Tuesday 29 April  | HOSTED BY THE BMRI SMOKING RESEARCH UNIT

Etty Matalon is a Clinical Psychologist and the Clinical Training Manager of the NCPIC Workforce Development Team.
This 3 hour workshop will cover: The physical, psychological and social effects of cannabis

Cannabis and mental health
Adolescent cannabis use
How cannabis use relates to tobacco use
How this may affect an individual’s tobacco cessation goals
An overview of NCPIC’s Very Brief Intervention – a 30 min intervention based on the principles of motivational interviewing, which is designed to motivate clients to evaluate their cannabis use with a view to making changes
Time: Tuesday 10am - 1pm
Join Online:
Or attend in person
Brain & Mind Research Institute
Level 5, 94 Mallett St,
Camperdown, NSW 2050
This is a free event

 

   

Social Studies of Addiction Concepts Research Engagement Event

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Friday July 18, Melbourne, Australia 

 DO YOU WORK IN AOD POLICY OR SERVICE PROVISION? THIS EVENT WILL INFORM YOU ABOUT NEW

RESEARCH ON CONTEMPORARY UNDERSTANDINGS OF ADDICTION, AND INVITE YOUR INPUT ON RESEARCH

PRIORITIES AND CHALLENGES IN THE FIELD.

For more information about the event and plans for ongoing engagement opportunities,

Download the flyer . Queries should be directed to: Suzanne Fraser  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

   

General Practice in Addiction 2014 conference

Dates: 24 May 2014 and 25 May 2014 | Venue: Lancemore Hill, Lancefield
Presented by the RACGP Victoria Faculty Drug & Alcohol Committee and the RACGP NFSI Medicine in Addiction Network
The General Practice in Addiction conference will address some of the most common addictions and associated conditions that are faced by GPs in their daily practice providing participants with the latest updates and practical tools for early detection, preventative approaches and management of drug, alcohol and other addiction-related problems.
To register for this conference, please click here
For more information visit the RACGP Victoria Faculty Events site or contact Victoria Faculty Events at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 03 8699 0488.
Follow the conversation on twitter   #GPADD2014

   

Smoking Cessation Webinar

The University of Sydney  Monthly Smoking Cessation Webinar - Tues 25th March 2pm

MARCH SPEAKER: DR. NAPARAT AMORNPUTTISATHAPORN


"SMOKING CESSATION IN THAILAND”

This month's Guest Speaker: Dr. Naparat Amornputtisathaporn, from the Department of Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand, and a visiting scholar with the Smoking Research Unit at the Brain & Mind Research Institute on the topic of "Smoking Cessation in Thailand".

To attend via the Internet, just click on following link:
http://webconf.ucc.usyd.edu.au/thailand/

When entering the meeting, please login as a GUEST with your FULL NAME. Or if there are multiple people viewing, your place of work along with the number of people attending.
You will need a computer with good Internet connection, speakers and Adobe Flash Player (available as a FREE download).

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN! If you want anyone else to join the meeting, just forward the URL (link above) to them.

Alternatively you can come to the meeting in person.
We are located in the Brain and Mind Research Institute:

Level 5 in the Lecture Theatre at 94 Mallet St, Camperdown

Visit their website for further information http://sydney.edu.au/bmri/research/smoking-cessation/index.php


   

2014 Global Addiction Conference

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The Global Addiction, Rome conference will take place between the 24th and 26th June 2014 at the Roma Eventi - Fontana di Trevi. It will feature The Impact of Addictions on patient care and beyond.

APSAD Members receive 10% discount when registering for the Global Addiction conference. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to receive the special discount code.
You can view the conference programme as it develops at www.globaladdiction.org
To secure the best delegate rates for this conference book by 28th March 2014

 

   

Call to join the IDHDP

Join IDHDP in calling for health based drug policies

INTERNATIONAL DOCTORS FOR HEALTHIER DRUG POLICIES

IDHDP is a global network of medical doctors supporting drug policy based on health.

HDP aims:

•Protect society and the individual from drug related death and disease

•Public health instead of criminal justice

•Improve access to essential medicines

•Expand access to evidence based treatment

Opportunity for doctors:

 March 2016 will see the UN General Assembly Special Session (“UNGASS”) on the “World Drug Problem.” Before then there will be many opportunities to ensure health is high on the agenda. By joining IDHDP you will be helping a lot.

By joining IDHDP you will be adding your voice to a growing number of physicians calling for health based drug policies

 

Join at www.idhdp.com

Membership is free, easy and open to all medical doctors. By joining you will receive our comprehensive newsletter and updates on policies from all over the world.

 Follow us on Twitter @idhdp

Physicians globally unite for health based drug policy

 

   

APSAD YouTube Channel

2013 APSAD CONFERERENCE 

Keynote presentations now available to view on APSAD's YouTube Channel!

More to come in the following weeks

Visit us on YouTube

   

APSAD’s media release regarding the defunding of ADCA

MEDIA RELEASE 27 November 2013
Professional body representing alcohol and other drugs sector urges government not to abandon vital services in drastic funding cut.
The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol & other Drugs (APSAD) has expressed strong disappointment at the Commonwealth government’s decision, announced yesterday, to discontinue funding for the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA).
APSAD is the Asia Pacific's leading multidisciplinary organisation for professionals involved in the alcohol and other drug field including health professionals, researchers and frontline clinicians from major universities, research institutes, treatment facilities and healthcare agencies.
APSAD President Dr Rose Neild said the news of ADCA’s de-funding and voluntary administration was an unwelcome shock to the sector.
“As the peak national body for non-governmental agencies working to reduce problems from alcohol and other drugs, ADCA played an important role in bringing the experience and knowledge of agencies and professionals to bear on treatment and prevention policies and their implementation across Australia,” Dr Neild said.
“ADCA’s National Drug Sector Information Service, run with resources from the federal government, has been the primary resource for agencies and workers in the field concerning the relevant clinical and research literatures which form the basis of evidence-based practice and policy.
“APSAD considers that these two functions must continue to be filled, and urges the Commonwealth government to continue to provide resources for these functions.”
News of the government’s decision came as 500 alcohol and other drug experts from around the country and overseas gather in Brisbane at APSAD 2013, Australasia’s largest and most comprehensive annual summit on alcohol and other drugs.
APSAD is dedicated to increasing the profile of the issues related to the use of alcohol and other drugs, through the dissemination of information from the wide range of professions involved in this field. In addition, we strive to promote improved standards in clinical practice and in research into this and allied subjects. It also provides a network of drug and alcohol professionals in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific.
APSAD is dedicated to:
• promoting evidence-based improvements in the treatment and prevention of drug and alcohol-related problems
• raising awareness about the problems related to the use of alcohol and other drugs
• promoting best standards in research in the drug and alcohol field
• providing development and support to professionals working in the drug and alcohol field.
For further information visit www.apsad.org.au. Dr Rose Neild is available for interview.
Please contact:
Carol Moore, Moore Public Relations
02 9560 2826, 0402 382 363, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   

Have we lost the war on drugs?

 

Have we lost the war on drugs? Heroin, cocaine and cannabis now cheaper and purer globally than 'at any time in last 20 years'

New report says is time to consider drug use a public health issue rather than one of criminal justice

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/have-we-lost-the-war-on-drugs-heroin-cocaine-and-cannabis-now-cheaper-and-purer-globally-than-at-any-time-in-last-20-years-8851379.html

   

2013 APSAD Conference app

The APSAD conference app is available to download! 

View the program, keynote speakers, sponsors and exhibitors, as well as following the Twitter feed. You can also plan your program by swiping the talks you want to see and develop a personalised schedule for the conference with reminders.

Download from the iTunes Store:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/australasian-professional/id718270145?ls=1&mt=8

Download from the Google Play Store:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kitapps.android.builder.australasianprofessionalsocietyonalcoholandotherdrugs

Or for your convenenience scan the QR code 


   

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