2012 Seminar Summaries

29th February, 2012

Benzodiazepines and opioid pharmacotherapies: alternative management of anxiety. Are there different types of benzodiazepine dependent patients? When is specialist help needed? Expert panel and case discussions
Panel: Nick Lintzeris, Andrew Byrne, Denis Leahy

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2 May 2012

Managing patients dependent on prescription opioids. Chronic pain and substance dependence….are we part of the solution or part of the problem? Expert panel and case discussions
Panel: Milton Cohen, Michael Stevens, Bridin Murnion, Renee Goossens (patient representative)

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27 June, 2012

Urine and other toxicology in people with substance use disorders and/or chronic pain: an update. Workplace and driving drug testing. The role of GPs.
Presenter: Peter Bowron


Presentation Slides

22 August, 2012

Sexual dysfunctions associated with alcohol and other drug use – with a focus on management of sexual dysfunction in women
Presenters: Lesley Yee and Richard Hallinan


17 October, 2012

“Cannabis use disorders” - Will cannabis withdrawal be in DSM V? Pharmacotherapies and talking therapies. Cannabis and mental health, other medical complications. What can GPs do??
Presenter: Dr Mark Montebello


5 December, 2012

“Ambulatory Withdrawal Management” for alcohol, benzodiazepines, cannabis, amphetamines and opioids. When is the role of GPs and pharmacists?
Presenter: Dr Nick Lintzeris