SMMGP - Supporting good practice in drug and alcohol treatment

Supporting good practice in drug and alcohol treatment

Courses & Events

Please note: The following events are listed in order of their start date...

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RCGP Certificate in the Management of Alcohol Problems in Primary Care
Date: Thu 16 Jun 2016

(Info last updated 11 Feb 2016)
RCGP SMAH

RCGP Certificate in the Management of Alcohol Problems in Primary Care

Date: Thu 16 Jun 2016, 9.30am-4.30pm
Venue: Thistle Euston Hotel, Cardington Street, London NW1 2LP
Cost: £260, which includes handbook with resources

The misuse of alcohol is a serious health issue of national concern with evidence of significant harm caused through misuse in the UK and worldwide. Dealing with the consequences for physical and mental health and the impact on society is a challenge for everybody working in healthcare.

The aim of this course is for participants to:

To complete the course and receive the RCGP Certificate in the Management of Alcohol Problems in Primary Care Level 1, candidates are required to complete the RCGP e-learning module "Alcohol Management in Primary Care" before attending a face-to-face training day.

The elearning will take around three and a half hours to complete, the one day face-to-face is approximately six hours.

For further information or to book a place, please see the RCGP web site or contact:

Robel Eyob
Programme Coordinator
Substance Misuse and Associated Health
Royal College of General Practitioners
E-mail: alcohol@rcgp.org.uk
Tel: 0203 188 7650
Web: www.rcgp.org.uk

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FDAP 8th Annual Drug & Alcohol Professionals Conference
Date: Fri 17 Jun 2016

(Info last updated 17 May 2016)
Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) - supported by PHE, Phoenix Futures and DDN

FDAP 8th Annual Drug & Alcohol Professionals Conference
Policy, Practice and the People on the Front Line: Are we getting it right for those most in need?

Date: Fri 17 Jun 2016, 10.00am-4.45pm
Venue: Public Health England, Skipton House, 80 London Road, London SE1 6HL
Cost: FDAP Members £75 (+VAT), Non-members £120 (+VAT)

Overall aim

The new drug strategy is about to be published and new alcohol guidelines were published in January 2016; these policy statements coupled with the ever tightening funding arrangements increase the need to examine how to achieve the best outcomes for problem drug and alcohol users many of whom have multiple needs.

The conference will provide a forum to examine the impact of policy and funding on workforce development across health, social care and criminal justice. It will provide an opportunity to share workforce development practices and to re-think the skills and knowledge of the effective practitioner.

Plenary presentations will include:

Speakers include:

Click here for more information or to book a place >>>

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Anabolic Steroids: Evidence and Engagement Conference
Dates: Wed 22 Jun 2016

(Info last updated 29 Mar 2016)
Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University

Anabolic Steroids: Evidence and Engagement Conference

Date: Wed 22 Jun 2016, 9.30am-4.00pm
Venue: John Lennon Art and Design Building, Duckinfield Street, Liverpool L3 5RD
Cost: FREE

Invitation and call for abstracts for parallel sessions

It is a pleasure to invite you to the Anabolic Steroids: Evidence and Engagement conference. The conference is being organised by the Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University and will take place in Liverpool on Wednesday 22nd June 2016.

The use of drugs for performance and image enhancement purposes has been firmly recognised as a public health concern. Of the diverse drugs that fall in this category, anabolic steroids and associated drugs appear to be the most prevalent and have the highest profile amongst the general population. Although in existence for several decades, the use of anabolic steroids for enhancement purposes is a complex and dynamic phenomenon. Consequently, efficient public health responses need to be informed by state-of-the-art evidence regarding prevalence, characteristics and risks, an understanding of changing user populations, and an appreciation of the strengths and limitations of different engagement strategies. With leading international and UK speakers, this conference will investigate what we already know about this drug use, the ways it has been dealt with, and the key challenges we are currently facing.

Conference aims

Conference audience

Parallel Sessions

For our parallel sessions we welcome contributions related to the general theme of the conference or any associated topic. We would be particularly interested in contributions looking at the lessons that we could learn from other kinds of substance use as well as contributions looking at different national approaches and policies on anabolic steroids use.

We strongly encourage interaction amongst participants at the event and are therefore happy to consider different types of contributions, including research papers, shorter presentations and workshop contributions.

Guide for authors

The deadline to submit abstracts is 1st April 2016 and your abstract should be e-mailed to SteroidConference2016@ljmu.ac.uk.

Applicants will be notified of the organisers' decision by 10th April 2016.

To register for the event or for further information please e-mail:

Centre for Public Health
Faculty of Education, Health & Community
Liverpool John Moores University
E-mail: SteroidConference2016@ljmu.ac.uk
Web: www.cph.org.uk

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EUFASD 2016 - 4th European Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
Date: Mon 12 - Wed 14 Sep 2016

(Info last updated 10 May 2016)
European FASD Alliance

EUFASD 2016 - 4th European Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Date: Mon 12 - Wed 14 Sep 2016
Venue: Royal Holloway University, London
Cost: Please see the EUFASD 2016 web site for details.

The 4th European Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) will be held at the prestigious campus of the Royal Holloway University, London, from 12th to 15th September 2016. The research symposium will take place from the 12th to the 14th with an accredited Professional Training Day (FASD Training Day - "Diagnosis, Behaviours, Strategies, Support") to be held on the 15th September. The training day is co-organized with NOFAS-UK.

IKeynote Speakers

This conference brings together academics, educators, non-governmental organisations and charities, legislators and politicians, lawyers and individuals involved in the criminal justice system, birth and adoptive families alongside individuals who themselves have FASD; shared learning will help promote the understanding of this disorder in the UK, Europe and internationally. The conference will cover a wide range of topics including prevention, social determinants, diagnosis, epigenetics, psychological profiles, behavioural management, education, prevalence, family support, criminal justice system difficulties, social care needs, practical management, pharmacology and other cutting-edge research that may be submitted or invited. This is not an exhaustive list and will grow depending on submitted abstracts.

The Royal Holloway University near London has a long history as a seat of learning in the UK. As the UK's most international university, the University combines world-class research with a global perspective, yet at the same time, the campus has an intimate human scale. This provides an excellent context in which to host this outstanding international research and education conference in 2016.

For further information or to book a place, please visit the EUFASD 2016 web site.

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FASD Training Day - "Diagnosis, Behaviours, Strategies, Support"
Date: Thu 15 Sep 2016

(Info last updated 10 May 2016)
European FASD Alliance, NOFAS-UK

FASD Training Day - "Diagnosis, Behaviours, Strategies, Support"

Date: Thu 15 Sep 2016
Venue: Royal Holloway University, London
Cost: Please see the EUFASD 2016 web site for details.

A CPD accredited training day for paediatricians, GPs, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, geneticists, midwives, teachers, social workers, parents and foster carers. Learn from many international FASD experts.

The training day follows EUFASD 2016 - 4th European Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), which runs from Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th September 2016.

For further information or to book a place, please visit the EUFASD 2016 web site.

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National Substance Misuse Conference 2016 - "Breaking Down Barriers"
Date: Wed 21 Sep 2016

(Info last updated 25 Apr 2016)
RSB Events

National Substance Misuse Conference 2016 -
"Breaking Down Barriers"

Date: Wed 21 Sep 2016
Venue: The Birmingham REP, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP
Cost: Earlybird until 31st July £99 (inc VAT), Full registration price £99 (inc VAT)

Nationally, the Substance Use Disorders field is in a state of flux with so many unanswered questions of what the future may look like. Issues of barriers into treatment, the role of treatment in Recovery, commissioning, what Recovery is (and isn't), Mutual Aid and NPS are just some of the key topics that are being debated. With Local Authorities under increasing financial pressure, future commissioning needs to not only address all of the issues but also win local political support and evidence Value for Money. In addition, the impact needs be sufficient for it to remain high on the government agenda.

The National Substance Misuse Conference 2016 - "Breaking Down Barriers" will be a unique opportunity to receive leading expert knowledge in these 4 key areas:

Who Should Attend

The target audience for the conference are: Directors of Public Health, Substance Misuse workers, Public Health Commissioners, CCG leads, Police, Fire Service Criminal Justice Boards, Community Safety Partnerships, Behaviour Support Managers, Drug & Alcohol Recovery Managers, Directors of Operations, Senior Managers & Decision Makers, Partnership Co-ordinators, Behaviour Support Managers, Academics, Health Sectors, Local Authorities, Voluntary Sector, Treatment Funders, Researchers, Policy Makers, Clinicians, Housing Associations and the Private Sector.

This conference will be a national stage to work together, interact with the audience and achieve the following objectives:

Confirmed Speakers

We are expecting a high attendance with delegates coming from all over the UK and Abroad. In addition, RSB Events has great links to BME communities and Businesses, to highlight the conference and allow us to maximise the event's potential. We already have some partners on board ensuring The National Substance Misuse Conference 2016 - Breaking Down Barriers has a truly National and Global reach.

EarlyBird Sponsorship Packages are available for all budgets, ranging from our Virtual Package up to our Bespoke Platinum Package. Your sponsorship will help assure the success of conference.

Tickets can be purchased from www.nsm2016.eventbrite.co.uk

Should you have any queries, please contact RSBevents and we will be happy to assist you:

Ricky Bhandal
E-mail: info@rsbevents.com
Mob: 07723 018 576
Web: www.RSBevents.com

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SMMGP/RCGP 21st Managing Drugs & Alcohol Problems in Primary Care Conference
Date: Fri 04 Nov 2016

(Info last updated 11 April 2016)
SMMGP, RCGP

Managing Drugs & Alcohol Problems in Primary Care
Date: Fri 04 Nov 2016, 9.00am-5.00pm
Venue: RCGP HQ, 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB
Cost: SAVE 15% - Register before 29 July for just £199

!! Register here now for your earlybird 15% discount !!

This joint SMMGP and RCGP conference is the largest event in the UK for GPs, shared care workers, drug users, nurses and other primary care staff, specialists, commissioners and researchers interested in, and involved with the management of drug users in primary care.

The conference will look at:

There will be plenary talks along with a variety of parallel sessions.

Confirmed speakers include:

!! Register here now for your earlybird 15% discount !!

Further conference details will be available here soon!

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Society for the Study of Addiction Annual Symposium 2016
Date: Thu 10 - Fri 11 Nov 2016

(Info last updated 22 Feb 2016)
Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA)

Society for the Study of Addiction Annual Symposium 2016
Date: Thu 10 - Fri 11 Nov 2016
Venue: Park Inn hotel, North Street, York YO1 6JF
Cost: Early bird £250, Member £275, Non-member £310, Unwaged/Full time student £160

This year's Society for the Study of Addiction Symposium will be held at the Park Inn hotel, York, UK, on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 November.

The Society lecture will be given by Professor Wayne Hall: "The future of the international drug control treaties after the legalisation of cannabis in Uruguay and some US states".

Main theme: "Back to the Future: Addiction and the Scientific Method"

Including: Alcohol and Drug History Society; Addiction Journal; Addiction Biology Journal.

Speakers will include:

2016's SSA Fred Yates prize will be awarded.

There will also be a screening of multiple award-winning documentary "The Narcotic Farm".

CALL FOR PAPERS

Abstracts for poster and oral presentations are welcome. Go to the Symposium page for details of format and to submit an abstract.

There are three prizes of £250 each for winning poster entries, judged in one of the following categories:

Any addiction subject welcome for consideration as an oral presentation.

Abstracts selected for presentation will be published in the conference literature, and brief biographies of the oral presentation authors. Examples of previous years' papers are available in the online archive

Closing deadlines:

See the SSA web site for further event details

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RCGP Certificate in the Management of Alcohol Problems in Primary Care
Date: Thu 24 Nov 2016

(Info last updated 18 Mar 2016)
RCGP SMAH

RCGP Certificate in the Management of Alcohol Problems in Primary Care

Date: Thu 24 Nov 2016, 9.30am-4.30pm
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton, Leeds City Centre, Granary Wharf, Leeds LS1 4BR
Cost: £260, which includes handbook with resources

The misuse of alcohol is a serious health issue of national concern with evidence of significant harm caused through misuse in the UK and worldwide. Dealing with the consequences for physical and mental health and the impact on society is a challenge for everybody working in healthcare.

The aim of this course is for participants to:

To complete the course and receive the RCGP Certificate in the Management of Alcohol Problems in Primary Care Level 1, candidates are required to complete the RCGP e-learning module "Alcohol Management in Primary Care" before attending a face-to-face training day.

The elearning will take around three and a half hours to complete, the one day face-to-face is approximately six hours.

For further information or to book a place, please see the RCGP web site or contact:

Robel Eyob
Programme Coordinator
Substance Misuse and Associated Health
Royal College of General Practitioners
E-mail: alcohol@rcgp.org.uk
Tel: 0203 188 7650
Web: www.rcgp.org.uk

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Moving Parents and Children Together (M-PACT) Accreditation
Date: Ongoing

(Info last updated 22 April 2014)
Training for Practitioners to Deliver Evaluated Child Support Programme responding to Hidden Harm

Action on Addiction's "Moving Parents and Children Together" (M-PACT) programme is now being rolled out across the UK. Suitable organisations can purchase University of Bath accredited training for practitioners to deliver the programme in their area under licence and join the M-PACT (UK) network.

The M-PACT programme was designed to respond to the needs of children living with parental substance misuse. The 8-week structured intervention that unusually takes a whole-family approach and works with different families at the same time has been evaluated a number of times by researcher Lorna Templeton who concludes that "M-PACT is evolving into a hugely beneficial and essential response..."

The findings of a Social Return on Investment Analysis (SROI) of the M-PACT programme can be downloaded below in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

For more information, please contact:

Jo Adams
E-mail: jo.adams@actiononaddiction.org.uk
Web: Action on Addiction