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Conference Presentations

SDF Conference Presentations Archive

Conference presentations from earlier years can be accessed through selecting them from a list. Simply email enquiries@sdf.org.uk to view the list and request a presentation.

If you know what event you require presentations from, and when it took place, then simply click on the links below.


2018

‘How do we talk about drug use and people who use drugs?’

19th of June 2018
Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

You can download PDF versions of the speakers’ presentations here:

Changing Perceptions and Practice – The Experience in British Columbia
– Jane Buxton, BC Centre for Disease Control

Reframing Poverty – Six Ways to Open Minds
– Tamsyn Hyatt, Frameworks Institute

Developing Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) and User Involvement
– National Quality Development Team, SDF

The Development and Delivery of Peer Research
– Rebekah Moore, Emma Hamilton and Gayle Hamilton, SDF


‘Seek, Keep, Treat’ – What does it mean for service provision?

20th of March 2018
Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

You can download PDF versions of the speakers’ presentations here:

What brings us to reach (Seek), Engage (Keep) and Support (treat)
– 
Dr Lesley Graham, ISD Scotland

Working with older people with drug-related problems
– Dr John Budd, Edinburgh Access Practice

The Norwegian experience: Changing models of treatment and services within addictions in Norway
– Dr Thomas Clausen, Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research (SERAF)

Assertive Outreach Programme
– Jack Bonnar, North Aberdeenshire Recivery Service, Turning Point Scotland

Models of Practice: Employability
– John Hinton, Move On

Housing First
– Emma Hamilton, Scottish Drugs Forum

Embedding Advice in Health
– Roddy Samson, Improvement Service

Financial Inclusion and Capability Service
– Sylvia Baiklem, Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership


2017

‘Preventable, Not Inevitable’ – The Evidence and Practice Changes to Reduce Drug-Related Deaths in Scotland

30th of August 2017
Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

You can download PDF versions of the speakers’ presentations here:

Drug-related deaths in the UK
– Alex Stevens, University of Kent

Does exposure to opioid substitution treatment in prison reduce the risk of overdose after release?
– Matt Hickman, University of Bristol

Comparing European countries with ‘high’ or ‘increasing’ drug-related death rates
– Andrew McAuley, Glasgow Caledonian University

Role of pregabalin and gabapentin in drug-related deaths
– Graeme Henderson, University of Bristol

Forensic Toxicology – Findings in Drug-Related Deaths
– Hazel Torrance, University of Glasgow

Citywide Naloxone Peer Supply Model 2017
– Steff Kerr, NHS Recovery Coordinator

Non-fatal overdose amongst opiate users in Wales
– Josie Smith, Public Health Wales

Gabapentin Survey Results
– Danny Hutcheson & Lorraine Simpson, Naloxone Peer Educators


‘Drug Policy Through a Health Lens’ with the Scottish Government, Partnership for Action on Drugs in Scotland (PADS) in partnership with Scottish Drugs Forum

26th of July 2017
Trades Hall, Glasgow

You can download PDF versions of the speakers’ presentations here:

Improving the quality of drug services in the NHS
– Annette Dale Perera, ADP Consultancy UK, Lead consultant: UNODC international drug treatment quality standards and assurance project

Stigma and people who use drugs – Celia Tennant, Inspiring Scotland, Chair PADS Communities Subgroup

Rapid Evidence Review – Elinor Dickie, MSc

Older people with a drug problem – John Budd, GP Edinburgh Access Practice Chair of Working Group

Implementations of the Quality Principles: What we found – Sharon Robertson, Care Inspectorate and Mike Harkin, Depute Lead, Care Inspectorate


‘More Than Steroids’ – Scotland’s National Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs (IPEDs) Conference

22nd of March 2017
The Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

You can download PDF versions of the speakers’ presentations here:

The range of IPEDs, user populations and motivations for use
– Jim McVeigh, Director of Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University

What people are using – the evidence from chemical analysis – evidence from WEDINOS
– Dean Acreman, WEDINOS

The epidemiology of IPED users attending injecting equipment provision services in Scotland
– Andrew McAuley, Health Protection Scotland


Harms – presentations in clinical settings
– John Campbell, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Regional pictures of evolving practice – Dedicated worker in Aberdeen/shire – Finlay Colville


‘Empowering Service Users’ – The National Practitioner Forum for User Involvement Conference

2nd of March 2017
The Principal Hotel, Edinburgh

You can download PDF versions of the speakers’ presentations here:

Citizen participation, democratic innovation and the community empowerment agenda in Scotland
– Oliver Escobar, Lecturer in Public Policy, University of Edinburgh (Politics and IR), and Co-Director of What Works Scotland


Introducing delegates to the workbook and background information on its origins and development
– Martha Lester-Cribb, Evaluation Support Manager, Evaluation Support Scotland, Author “Why bother involving people in service evaluation?”


Former service user reflecting on his participation and side benefits to him personally through user involvement and as part of the recovery process – Jason Wallace, National Naloxone Training and Support Officer, Scottish Drugs Forum


SDF Seminar and Annual General Meeting 2017

8th of February 2017
Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

You can download PDF versions of the speakers’ presentations here:

Drug use and consequences in Europe – trends and challenges
– Lucas Wiessing, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)

Responding to Blood Borne Virus outbreaks
– Leon Wylie, Hepatitis Scotland and Emma Hamilton, Scottish Drugs Forum

Challenges for the Sector, including Funding and Older Drug User
– David Liddell and Austin Smith, Scottish Drugs Forum


2016

Working Together with Vulnerable Young People on Substance Use and Sexual and Reproductive Health

13 September 2016
Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

View presentation videos here

You can download PDF versions of the speakers’ presentations here:

Jennifer Young, University of Stirling and Dr James Taylor, University of the West of Scotland
Nina Vaswani, CYCJ, University of Strathclyde
Felicity Snowsill and Linzi McKerrecher, Cool2Talk, NHS Tayside


Innovative Approaches to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms
International Overdose Awareness Day

31 August 2016
Grand Central Hotel,  Glasgow

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You can download the PDF versions of speakers’ presentations here:

Marcus Keane, Ana Liffey Drug Project, Dublin, Ireland
Prof. Sir John Strang, Kings College London

Dr Saket Priyadarshi & Mark Rodgers, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Dr. Thilo Beck, Arud Centres for Addiction Medicine, Switzerland


Soapbar, Skunk, Annihilation… What’s happening with cannabinoids?

16th March 2016
Grand Central Hotel,  Glasgow

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You can download the PDF versions of speakers’ presentations here:

Prevalence, Harms and Clinical Perspectives
– Dr Adam Winstock, Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist, Director of the Global Drugs Survey

Cannabis and Cannabinoids
– Celia Morgan, University of Exeter

Cannabis and Schizophrenia – a calculated risk? – Martin Frisher, Keele University


‘Ready Next Time’ – Outbreaks of infection in people who inject drugs in Scotland

26th April 2016
COSLA Centre, Edinburgh

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You can download the PDF versions of speakers’ presentations here:

Outbreak of wound botulism among people who inject drugs in Scotland – 2014-15
– Dr Gillian Penrice, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

NPS injecting and severe infection: A public health led response
– 
Dr Hannah Austin, NHS Lothian

Informing the workforce: HIV Briefings
– Emma Hamilton, Scottish Drugs Forum

Infections in injectors in Wales
Josie Smith, Public Health Wales

Harm reduction outreach team
– 
Kevin Hattam, Turning Point Scotland

NPS use in Lothian
– Linda J Smith, Harm Reduction Team, NHS Lothian

Ready all the time – Lessons from an outbreak of HIV in people who inject drugs
– Louise Carroll & Dr Catriona Milosevic, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

MRSA in people who inject drugs – Is Bristol special and different?
– Maggie Telfor, Bristol Drugs Project