The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs


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These webinars are part of the Specialty Society Webinar Service pilot that is being undertaken by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in partnership with its affiliated speciality societies.

There are three webinars planned for 2018, recordings from these webinars will be added to this webpage once they become available. APSAD Members will receive an invitation to join all upcoming webinars directly to your inbox. 

Upcoming Webinars 

Tuesday 30 October

Webinar 2: The Non-Medical Use of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids: The Challenges Faced by the AoD & Medical Fields

Dr Matthew Dunn
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health, School of Health & Social Development, Deakin University.

There is increasing interest in the non-medical use of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS), with some suggesting we are facing a ‘looming public health problem’. The use of these and other performance and image enhancing substances pose some unique challenges for the AOD and medical fields.

This webinar will:

  • Provide an overview of the types of substances people use;
  • Outline the purposes for use and the contexts within which they are used;
  • Present the short- and long-term effects experienced; and
  • Consider how the medical community can engage this group.

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Tuesday 20 November

Webinar 3: Depot Buprenorphine - A Summary of the Evidence and a Discussion of How to Prescribe

Dr Adrian Dunlop

More details to follow.



Previous Webinar Recordings 

Webinar 1: Medical Cannabis and the Addictions
Professor Nicholas Lintzeris

This webinar will:

  • Provide a brief overview of medical cannabis in Australia – including regulatory models and products that can be legally accessed.
  • Examine the use of medical cannabis products in the treatment of substance use disorders – including cannabis, alcohol and opioid use disorders
  • Examine issues regarding cannabis use disorder in patients using medical cannabis for other conditions – including identification, prevention and management of patients at risk of, or who have cannabis use disorder related to their medical cannabis use.

To watch the recording click here.