November 2016

Alcohol and Pregnancy Seminar

Location: Stirling, United Kingdom

Alcohol consumption in pregnancy is the leading preventable cause of childhood developmental delay.  This seminar will focus on the challenging but important area of identifying and preventing such harm.  Bringing together research teams from across the UK, and with a keynote address from WHO-Europe, it will focus on the latest evidence on how to appropriately identify and prevent alcohol consumption in pregnancy, and future innovation in this field.

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Submitted onThursday 29th September 2016 - 14:48
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Improving Student Well-Being: Behavioural Risks, Active Lifestyles and Addressing Mental Health

Location: London, United Kingdom

This seminar will explore issues around the rising numbers of students suffering from mental health issues in higher education institutions, and wider aspects of student well-being including sexual health, nutrition, substance abuse and active lifestyles.

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Submitted onSunday 6th November 2016 - 11:10
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Recovery in the Community Conference

Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom

The Recovery in the Community Conference is looking at what happens beyond recovery - past the treatment, the structured groups, the wellbeing activities, the building of recovery networks.

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Submitted onFriday 9th September 2016 - 15:05
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Improving Services and Systems for Transition-Age Youth

Location: Sudbury, Canada

The transition to adulthood is a critical developmental stage. Youth experiencing mental health and substance use concerns at this time may also face challenges related to housing, justice involvement, education, and employment. And individuals from vulnerable populations experience these challenges more acutely.

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Submitted onMonday 31st October 2016 - 12:05
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2016 European Public Health Conference

Location: Vienna, Austria

The European Public Health Conference aims to contribute to the improvement of public health in Europe by offering a means for exchanging information and a platform for debate to researchers, policy makers, and practitioners in the field of public health and health services research as well as public health training and education in Europe.

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Submitted onFriday 19th August 2016 - 16:35
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Society for the Study of Addiction Annual Symposium

Location: York, United Kingdom

The 2016 Society for the Study of Addiction Annual (SSA) Symposium will focus on addiction and the scientific method. A vast range of speakers will present means to investigate, evaluate and conceptualise addictions across the board. The Symposion will include sessions in collaboration with the Alcohol and Drugs History Society and speakers will highlight research articles in SSA's two journals, Addiction and Addiction Biology.

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Submitted onThursday 18th August 2016 - 14:55
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Animal Assisted Interventions in the Treatment of Addictions & Mental Health

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Animal Assisted Interventions (AAIs) are increasingly being offered in the primary health care field in Canada, including in addictions and mental health, and range from therapy dogs in counseling sessions to non-riding therapeutic programmes with horses. However, there is little awareness and sharing amongst programmes and limited documented evidence about AAI effectiveness. What appears common amongst AAIs though, is recognition of the benefits of the human-animal bond.

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Submitted onSunday 6th November 2016 - 12:04
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National Award for Child Welfare Organisation

Location: New Delhi, India

On the occasion of Children's Day, 14th November 2016, the Indian Ministry of Women & Child Development gave a prestigious award to the Society for Promotion of Youth & Masses (SPYM) for their contribution to changing the lives of vulnerable children dependent on drugs in the country. The Honourable President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, handed over the award to the Executive Director of SPYM during a ceremony organised at the Rashtrapati bhavan ('Presidential Residence').

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Submitted onThursday 24th November 2016 - 05:41
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Addressing the Continuum of Substance Use Institute

Location: Toronto, Canada

This training course offers mental health nurses and other health-care professionals the opportunity to increase their knowledge and expand their skills when engaging with clients and families who use substances. The course focuses on foundational concepts of substance use, priority populations, assessment, health promotion, prevention and treatment.

Key concepts include:

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Submitted onFriday 19th August 2016 - 16:01
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Alcohol and Health Harm: What Can Doctors, Nurses and Other Professionals Do?

Location: London, United Kingdom

The vision of the Medical Council on Alcohol (MCA) is to have a health workforce educated to reduce health harm from alcohol. In this symposium, the MCA will focus on the ways in which health professionals from different disciplines, sectors and specialties can act to reduce these harms. Researchers will cover approaches including brief interventions in different settings, primary care and commissioning, inequalities and public health, addiction medicine and accident and emergency.

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Submitted onFriday 7th October 2016 - 11:25
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Canadian Opioid Conference

Location: Ottawa, Canada

The growing number of overdoses and deaths caused by opioids, including fentanyl, is a national concern in Canada. Solutions must be compassionate and collaborative, and address both the immediate crisis of overdose and death as well as their root causes.

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Submitted onWednesday 16th November 2016 - 15:21
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6th Addaction National Conference

Location: Crawley, United Kingdom

This conference aims to champion how recovery and well-being can transform lives, families and communities. Attendees will learn about the latest developments in the substance misuse and mental health field. The conference also allows drug and alcohol professionals to develop practical, useful knowledge of recovery and treatment which can be applied to their everyday jobs.

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Submitted onThursday 29th September 2016 - 15:28
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Children's Mental Health Conference

Location: Toronto, Canada

This conference aims at showcasing innovative ideas and approaches to child and youth mental health care and engaging participants in provocative discussions to develop concrete solutions to important issues. The theme of this year's conference is Focus on Quality – The Path to Better Outcomes for Children, Youth & Families.

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Submitted onTuesday 4th October 2016 - 17:30
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7th European Alcohol Policy Conference

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Slovenian Ministry of Health is hosting the 7th European Alcohol Policy Conference. The conference will cover topics relating to alcohol policy for sustainable development. On the first day the speakers will address alcohol and inequalities and on the second day they will present innovative approaches to implement alcohol policy. 

 

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Submitted onMonday 19th September 2016 - 12:42
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Writing Workshop

Location: Melbourne, Australia

The Banyule Community Health’s AOD peer support group will run two writing workshops for people with lived experience of alcohol and drug use disorders and/or mental illness. Participants will explore their own stories through their own words in a peer support environment and will focus on diverse life experiences and journeys.

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Submitted onSunday 6th November 2016 - 11:40
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National Primary Health Care Conference

Location: Melbourne, Australia

The National Primary Health Care (NPHC) Conference 2016 is a platform for the whole primary health care community and professionals to come together in a supportive and collaborative environment to discuss pivotal issues for the future of primary health are in Australia and where delegates will learn from the experiences, opinion and perspectives of sectors leaders and peers.

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Submitted onThursday 6th October 2016 - 14:33
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Narcotics: Problems and Solutions of this Global Issue

Location: Vatican City, Vatican City

Vatican City Drugs Conference

Vatican City's Pontifical Academy of Sciences hosted a workshop on drug use with some organisations working around the world in the areas of research, prevention, treatment and policy development. The workshop began with an address by Pope Francis. Videos and presentations are available in the links below.

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Submitted onTuesday 20th December 2016 - 14:55
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Webinar: Improving Substance Use Treatment in Ontario

Location: Toronto, Canada

This webinar aims to present ideas for improving substance use treatment in Ontario, Canada. In particular, the webinar looks at:

  • The early impact of the Ontario performance measurement and evaluation projects.
  • How the projects are aligning with priorities in the provincial mental health and substance use treatment system.
  • Innovative ways to sustain this work.
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Submitted onMonday 31st October 2016 - 11:58
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Sports and Alcohol - A Strange Cocktail?

Location: Dublin, Ireland

This seminar focuses on the relationship between sports and alcohol in Ireland. The event is for coaches, sports students and others interested in sports. The speakers will address the following topics:

  • Alcohol and the Athlete
  • Alcohol and Health 
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Submitted onTuesday 22nd November 2016 - 11:59
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