Colloquium 2015

Prisons: Opportunities and challenges towards improving the health of people who inject drugs

Monday 12 October 2015 09:00 – Monday 12 October 2015 15:30

The Event

Burnet Institute is proud to host the annual Colloquium for the Centre for Research Excellence into Injecting Drug Use (CREIDU): Prisons: Opportunities and challenges towards improving the health of people who inject drugs.

Registration is essential at http://www.burnet.edu.au/events/158

If you have any questions, please contact Elise Carrotte via elise.carrotte@burnet.edu.au or (03) 8506 2365.

Topics Covered

  • Naloxone
  • Harm reduction in prisons
  • Hepatitis C treatment and care

Who Should Attend?

Researchers, affected communities, policy makers and practitioners.

Schedule

Keynote speaker: 

Ms Kirsten Horsburgh

National Naloxone Coordinator, Scottish Drugs Forum, Glasgow, Scotland.

Presentation: Scotland’s National Naloxone Programme: The Scottish Prison Service Provision of Naloxone-On-Release

Speakers:

Dr Eliot Albers

Executive Director, International Network of People that Use Drugs (INPUD), London, UK.

Professor Kate Dolan

Winston Churchill Fellow, Program of International Research and Training, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, Australia.

Professor Matthew Hickman

Professor in Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Bristol, England.

Professor Andrew Lloyd

Director Inflammation and Infection Research Centre, UNSW; Visiting Medical Officer, Justice Health, New South Wales, Australia.

Ms Carol Nikakis

CEO, Victorian Association for Care and Resettlement of Offenders, Australia.

Mr John Ryan

CEO, Penington Institute, Victoria, Australia.

Ms Larissa Strong

Director, Justice Health, Department of Justice & Regulation, Victoria, Australia.

Professor Alexander Thompson

Director of Gastroenterology, St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne; Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Mr Rod Wise

Deputy Commissioner Operations, Corrections Victoria, Australia.

Date & Time

Monday 12 October 2015 09:00 – Monday 12 October 2015 15:30

Price

Free

Venue

AMREP Lecture Theatre
75 Commercial Road, Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct
Melbourne
VIC
Australia
3004

Website

http://www.burnet.edu.au/events/158