CREIDU is hosting its second Research Update for 2015. CREIDU Research Updates are designed to present findings from current research into injecting drug use and critically analyse their implications for practice. Research Updates also represent an opportunity for professional development and networking.
This Research Update will be accessible to community workers and other interested persons who work in the areas of injecting drug use and harm reduction.
The Injecting Drug Use Research Update will involve two 30 minute presentations, plus question time, by the following presenters:
Mr Daniel O’Keefe
Presentation: Syringe coverage: definitions and outcomes
Biography: Daniel O’Keefe has been conducting field-based research in Melbourne’s drug markets since 2011. He recently commenced a PhD at Monash University, through the Burnet Institute. His research examines the predictors and effects of differing levels of NSP program coverage among people who inject drugs, particularly with regard to risk behaviours and disease outcomes.
Ms Dhanya Nambiar
Presentation: 'Ice' in the ED: Predictors of frequent emergency service presentations among people who inject drugs
Biography: Dhanya Nambiar has worked in HIV-related research for over five years and is currently completing her PhD at Monash University, through the Burnet Institute. Her research describes trends and predictors of health service use including primary and tertiary care, and health outcomes such as mortality and cessation, among people who inject drugs.
Thursday 27 August 2015 09:30 – Thursday 27 August 2015 11:30
506 Elizabeth St
Please contact Elise Carrotte to register your interest: