19th National Conference: Managing drug and alcohol problems in primary care

19th National Conference, Managing drug and alcohol problems in primary care

Early intervention: which way forward?

14-15 May 2014  |  Holiday Inn Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon

This joint RCGP and SMMGP 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.

In the new public health environment, we are being challenged to think about more than treatment and to look at prevention and early intervention. The 2014 conference will explore primary care's role in these important interventions alongside the usual mix of the management of misuse of alcohol and other drugs.

This is your chance to:

  • hear the most up-to-date information on drug and alcohol treatment in primary care
  • learn from professionals at the heart of the profession
  • engage in networking opportunities.

Benefit from:

  • a high-quality programme put together by leading experts in the field
  • a diverse format of high-profile plenary sessions, smaller workshops and poster presentations, led by some of the best speakers in the sector
  • the chance to network with peers and experts and make useful contacts
  • an opportunity to contribute to and take part in the programme through short papers and poster sessions.

Confirmed speakers include:

Rt Hon Graham Allen MP, Chair, Early Intervention Foundation

Eric Appleby, Chief Executive Alcohol Concern

Dr Maureen Baker, Chair RCGP

Louise Casey, Director General, Troubled Families, Department for Communities and Local Government

Dr Chris Ford, Clinical Director IDHDP

Dr Martyn Hull, Medical Director Swanswell and Lead GPSI for Birmingham

Dr Euan Lawson, General Practitioner

Professor Ann McNeil, Professor of Tobacco Addiction, Institute of Psychiatry, KCL 

Dr Jude Oben, Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow (Honorary Consultant), lnstitute of Liver and Digestive Health, UCL

Professor Mike Pringle, President, RCGP

Dr Marcus Roberts, Chief Executive, DrugScope

Dr Roy Robertson GP and Honorary Clinical Reader, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Dr Anne Scoular, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, University of Glasgow

Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive, Public Health England

Dr Stephen Willott, Conference Chair, GP and Clinical Lead for Alcohol and Drug Misuse, NHS Nottingham City.

Dr Adam Winstock, Honorary Consultant Addictions Psychiatrist at Maudsley Hospital and Lewisham Drug and Alcohol Service Addiction 

And that's not all...

Special interest workshops, debates, film sessions and presented papers on a wide variety of subjects including benzodiazepine, opiates, legal highs, addiction to medicines, alcohol intervention, and the effects of the move of substance misuse into public health.

There will be a chance to hear from service users who will candidly discuss their recovery journeys.

Attend a Narcotics Anonymous open meeting or simply listen to the stories they have chosen to share with us.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

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