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2020 ECR webinar presentations on-demand

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On-Demand Early Career Researchers Program Showcase 

As part of the APSAD webinar series, the 2020 APSAD EMCR webinar and online program showcased new and exciting research from Australasia's early career researchers working in the field. Presentations cover a diversity of topics and included research complete and in progress. 

ECR Rapid-fire Program 

Click on the links to view the Rapid-fire presentations (3-minute videos) 

  Presenter  Rapid-fire presentation    
01. Alana Fisher

Assessing the informational and decision-support needs of people with problematic alcohol use and depression

02. Andre Mason High risk or risky highs: Understanding the links between substance use and suicidality in Australian men Abstract
03 Caitlin H Douglass Exploring stigma towards alcohol and other drug use among young people from migrant backgrounds in Melbourne, Australia Abstract
04 Gabriel Culuzzi Key Findings from Qualitative Research on Declining Adolescent Drinking Abstract
05 Rosemaree Miller Nicotine dependence in clients receiving treatment for problematic alcohol and other drug use Abstract
06 Leigh Coney Cryptomarket use, social networks and adverse drug events Abstract
07 Ashleigh Stewart

**winner of the Peoples Choice Rapid-fire Vote** Engagement with primary mental healthcare following prison release among men with dual diagnosis: a prospective cohort study

08. Jack Wilson Weeding out the truth: A systematic review and meta-analysis on the likelihood of transitioning from cannabis use to opioid use and opioid use disorders, dependence or abuse Abstract

ECR Poster Program 

Click on the links below to view each poster.

  Presenter  Poster Title   
01. Germaine Lai

The Rise of E-cigarette Use: Psychological associates among young peopleThe Rise of E-cigarette Use: Psychological associates among young people 

02. Brienna Rutherford

 Depictions of Cocaine Use on TikTok and the Implications for Youth Populations: A Content Analysis

03. Tianze Sun

 Is Adolescent E-cigarette Use Renormalizing Traditional Cigarette Smoking?

04. Jack Yiu Chak Chung

 How many more young Australians say that they would use cannabis if it was legal?

05. Janni Leung 

 Rethinking the causal link between e-cigarette use and smoking: an innovative approach to evaluate confounders

06. Vivian Chiu 

 A Systematic Review of Trends in US Attitudes Toward Cannabis LegalizationA Systematic Review of Trends in US Attitudes Toward Cannabis Legalization

07. Tesfa Mekonen Yimer

 Treatment rates for alcohol use disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis 


Carmen Lim

09. Joel Keygan

 Risk Communication of High-Dose MDMA: Responses to Varying Drug Alert Content

10. Kaitlyn Harper

 Trends in Non-Medical Prescription Opioid Use in AustraliaTrends in Non-Medical Prescription Opioid Use in Australia

11. Breanna Willoughby

 Understanding Responses to High-Dose MDMA Alerts Through the Health Belief Model


ECR Video Program 

Click on the link to view each 3-minute video presentation 

  Presenter  Video Title  
 01. Wing See Yuen

 Experience of physiological and psychological alcohol-related harms across adolescence


Aathavan Shanmuga Anandan

 03*.  Katrina Prior

Re-train your brain: Feasibility and acceptability of an internet-delivered cognitive bias modification program for hazardous drinking and anxiety among young people

 04.  Thomas Norman

Connected and Consuming: Applying a Deep Learning Algorithm to Quantify Alcoholic Beverage Prevalence in User-Generated Instagram Images

 05.  Thomas Santo JR

Prevalence of childhood maltreatment among people with opioid use disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis

 06. Samantha Colledge

 Injecting-related injuries and diseases among a sample of people who inject drugs in Australia

 07.   Filip Djordjevic

Association between health service utilisation and experiences of stigma among people at risk of, or living with, hepatitis c in Melbourne

08.  Megan Cook

Sex differences in Dutch children’s knowledge of situational drinking norms – Evidence from the Dutch eABT

09.  Brianna Lees

Prenatal alcohol exposure and early alcohol use experimentation

10. Jack Killalea

A Daily Diary Study Examining Psychological Mechanisms Underlying Cannabis Use and Psychotic-Like Experiences in Young Adults

11. Dan Anderson-Luxford

 A Time-Series Analysis of the association between alcohol, heavy drinking and heart disease in Australia

12. Kelly van Egmond A Parallel Test of the SCRAM-CAM Ankle Monitors Ensuring Accuracy and Reliability of the Measured Transdermal Alcohol Concentration Abstract
13. Daisy Gibbs

The quality and effectiveness of supported accommodation interventions to improve health and criminal justice outcomes of people released from prison: a systematic literature review

14. Calvert Tisdale

Utilising data linkage to describe and explore mortality among a retrospective cohort of individuals admitted to residential substance use treatment.

15. Liam Acheson

Lisdexamfetamine for the management of acute methamphetamine withdrawal: Protocol for an open-label safety and feasibility study

16. Reece Cossar

Tobacco use among people who use drugs: The neglected health risk requiring renewed attention in the public health response to COVID-19

17. Michael Curtis

Factors associated with the resumption of regular injecting drug use following release from prison in Victoria, Australia.

18. Caitlin Bialek

Characterising tobacco smoking, quit history and smoking cessation supports among people attending alcohol and other drug treatment.