Maximising the Impact of Scottish Drugs Research

This is not an SDF event but may be of interest to members and stakeholders.

Date: Wed 28th of Nov 2018
Location: Principal Grand Hotel

Become a more effective and impactful drugs researcher by attending the first DRNS conference, supported by the Society for the Study of Addiction.

This one-day conference has been designed to support the development of the next generation of Scottish drugs researchers including: Masters and PhD students, Early Career Researchers, and Peer Researchers.

By attending the event, delegates will learn to be more effective and impactful drugs researchers by taking part in a series of presentations, workshops, and poster sessions.

Speakers include:

Professor Alex Stevens. Research into policy: some examples of success
Professor Tracy Finch. Getting good ideas into practice: how is implementation science useful for service improvement?
Professor Betsy Thom. Getting published: A how-to guide
Professor Harry Sumnall. Using non–academic methods in knowledge exchange

Workshops will be take place throughout the day and will cover a range of topics including

  • Democratising drugs research? Navigating the evidence and building on people’s experience: making it work for Public, Peers and Family members
  • Preparing a strong grant application
  • The power of large datasets and data linkage
  • Ethics and governance in drugs research
  • Communicating research effectively with policy makers

SDF’s Chief Executive Officer David Liddell will also be leading an afternoon workshop with Professor Roy Robertson titled “Research into practice: Successful case studies from a clinical/practitioner perspective”. Find out more information by looking at the Conference Programme.

Poster sessions will allow delegates to present updates on work in progress and the results of recently completed research, with a prize for the best poster presentation.

There is a nominal fee of £20 per delegate place to encourage attendance and offset some of the event costs. To attend the conference please book your space by clicking here.

To present your drug-related research during the conference poster sessions please submit an abstract here.