SDF Webinars

SDF hosts free webinars that cover a variety of themes which aim to support those delivering services to people who use drugs.

Pre-registration is required for the webinars and numbers are limited so be sure to register early.

The webinars are hosted on GoToWebinar, so please check your have the capability to access the tool once registered.

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Upcoming Webinars

Join Scottish Drugs Forum and Waverley Care this World AIDS Day for a series of two free webinars which explore international and Scottish approaches to addressing localised HIV outbreaks.

Since 2015, there has been an ongoing HIV outbreak amongst people who inject drugs in Glasgow. Although a redesign of testing and treatment delivery has made a significant impact on transmission, the outbreak remains ongoing with some spread beyond the original Glasgow city centre cluster.

As a result of this continued outbreak, both SDF and Waverley Care are welcoming panels of international and local speakers to their share knowledge about how they addressed local outbreaks, and how we can tackle Glasgow’s outbreak together.

The first webinar on Wednesday the 25th of November from 14:00 – 16:00 seeks to highlight and share international perspectives on tackling localised HIV outbreaks.

Speakers include:

– Marienalla Kloka, Advocacy Officer with PRAKSIS in Athens.
– Tony Duffin, CEO of the Ana Liffey Project in Dublin.
– Valentin Simionov, Programmes Coordinator, International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD)

Click here to register for the first webinar on international approaches

The second webinar on Wednesday the 2nd of December, seeks to highlight and share the local responses to Glasgow’s current HIV outbreak.

Speakers include:

– Lynsey Boyd, Sexual Health/HIV Outreach Nurse, Sandyford/Hunter Street Homeless Health Service
– Rebecca Blair, Advanced Clinical Pharmacist PHOENIx Team, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
– Collett O’Connor, Project Co-ordinator for the HIV Street Support Team, Waverley Care
– Colin Gibson, Blood Borne Virus Outreach Clinical Nurse Specialist – Glasgow Enhanced Care HIV Outreach (GECHO)

This event will be chaired by Fiona Gilbertson, Founder and Director of Recovering Justice.

Click here to register for this webinar on responses to the HIV outbreak in Glasgow


Previous Webinars

SDF webinars are recorded and posted on the SDF YouTube Channel after the event. See below for links to individual webinar recordings.

SDF and the Scottish Drug Deaths Taskforce webinars on the use of illicit benzodiazepines – Oct 2020

The first webinar in a series of two, Benzos – What’s Happening? examined the evidence from drug testing and drug-related deaths and possible responses including drug checking and education.

The second webinar, Benzos – What can be done? launched the findings of a survey of clinicians and explored current prescribing of benzodiazepines alongside opioid substitution therapy and its role for reducing harm and fatal overdose.

SDF International Overdose Awareness Day Webinars – Aug 2020

SDF hosted two special webinars with international speakers to mark International Overdose Awareness Day 2020. The first webinar, Changing Drug Policy focused on networks of people who use drugs with speakers from Ukraine, Netherlands and Norway.

The second webinar, Dual Public Health Emergencies of Drug-related Deaths and COVID-19 also had an international focus, with speakers from Canada and Australia.

Sexual Health and Blood-Borne Viruses

SDF have hosted several webinars centered around sexual health and blood-borne viruses, you can watch these webinars by clicking on the relevant title

COVID-19 Webinars

As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, SDF  has hosted a series of webinars that address crucial aspects of the support of people with drug problems and the delivery of effective services that provide treatment and support, reduce harm and protect people from COVID-19.

You can view previous SDF COVID-19 webinars on the SDF Youtube Channel, or you can click on one of the topics below.