Seminars for this year - 2015

Wednesday 25th February, 2015

Double Bill: "Performance and image enhancing drugs" and Hallucinogens in addiction medicine and mental health"

Dr Bruce Boman is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, Concord Clinical School.
Dr Peter Tucker is a consultant psychiatrist and Fellow of the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine.

Wednesday 29th April, 2015

“Treating insomnia in people with substance dependence”

With a brief presentation on sleep apnoea in people treated with opioids, and some results from a recent study on insomnia and daytime sleepiness in people on opioid pharmacotherapies.

Delwyn Bartlett is a Clinical Associate Professor, University of Sydney Central Clinical School; Medicine Psychology / Sleep & Circadian Group, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research

Wednesday 17th June, 2015

"Social security for people with substance use problems" What health professionals should know about Centrelink and its services. Including eligibility and requirements for payments, documenting illness and disability, requirements for carers, services to get people back to work. Including case studies.

From Centrelink to be advised

See seminar summary May 2006

Wednesday 19th August, 2015

To treat or not to treat?" Management of hepatitis C, in the changing treatment landscape.

Some of us may be getting bogged down by the prospect of interferon-free treatments. Maybe we are 'warehousing' too many people waiting for treatments that might be further off than we think, or which might not be that much better than what we have, or might only be offered where interferon has failed (for all we know)

Dr Thao Lam is a consultant gastroenterologist at Westmead an Sydney Adventist Hosptials.
Dr Nghi Phung is Director, Drug Health Services Western Sydney Local Health District, Staff Specialist Addiction Medicine and Gastroenterologist and Hepatology, Westmead Hospital.

pre-reading: Summary October 2011 and Summary November 2007

Wednesday 14th October, 2015

“Alcohol - from ED to the GP. What has changed”

Hospital and primary health care management of alcohol dependence and withdrawal, pitfalls, issues in patients with brain injuries and/or cognitive disabilities.

Prof Paul Haber is the Clinical Director, Drug Health Services Sydney Local Health District and Head, Discipline of Addiction Medicine, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney.

Wednesday 9th December, 2015

Robert Graham and friends...... Integrating Opioid Substitution Treatment with community practice, and "Recovery" in practice. How can AOD specialist and GP's build better links.

Presenter: Dr Robert Graham is a Fellow of the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine. He is a Staff Specialist in Addiction Medicine at Blacktown Hospital in Western Sydney Local Health District.