Seminars for this year - 2016

Wednesday 27th April, 2016

Update on medicinal cannabis and cannabinoids"

Implications of medical cannabinoids for treatment of substance dependence (including cannabis, opioids and alcohol), for management of chronic pain and other medical conditions.

A/Prof Nick Lintzeris, Director of Drug and Alcohol (D&A) Services in South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.

Wednesday 22nd June, 2016

“Are we there yet?”

The first three months experience of the new Hepatitis C treatments in practice, with the emphasis on AOD settings.

Prof Paul Haber is the Clinical Director, Drug Health Services, Sydney Local Health District.

Wednesday 21st September, 2016

"Death Becomes Her" The journey of setting up and administering a Mortality and Morbidity process in your LHD, with illustrative cases including lessons from coroner's cases.

Dr Mark Hardy is a Staff Specialist in Addiction Medicine, Sydney Road Centre, Manly NSW.

Wednesday 23rd November, 2016

Paradigm shift in the management of the alcohol intoxicated frequent flyer."

Patients with repeated presentations for alcohol intoxication to hospitals are a major challenge and drain on health resources. Can we do more than just than offer to sober up in ED? How does capacity assessment shift the care paradigm and health outcomes? There issues will be explored with case studies and a literature scan.

Dr Nghi Phung is the Medical Director of Addiction Medicine at Western Sydney Local Health District.