Burnet Institute's International Overdose Awareness Day Event

Tuesday 1 September 2020 14:00 – Tuesday 1 September 2020 15:00

The Event

August 31 2020 marks the 20th year of the International Overdose Awareness Day. Sadly, every year thousands of people die as a result of opioid overdose. Yet these deaths are preventable.

This event will be hosted online by the Burnet Institute and present some of the latest work on responses to opioid overdose that is being conducted by the Institute and its collaborators across Australia and internationally.

Topics Covered

This one-hour event will feature three speakers from the Behaviours and Health Risks Program at the Institute. The program is:

  • 1.Setting the scene, international patterns in opioid overdose: Amanda Roxburgh
  • 2.The Stop Overdose Safely initiative, a WHO/UNODC program to scale-up take-home naloxone in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Ukraine: Paul Dietze (on behalf of the SOS project team)
  • 3.Opioid overdose deaths in Australia - are we doing enough? Amanda Roxburgh
  • 4.Scaling up take-home naloxone across Australia: Penny Hill (on behalf of the National Naloxone Reference Group)


The link to the event is here: https://zoom.us/j/98331966504?pwd=VmpkMnU1NkVnSUVramNLYjU4NEVxdz09

Please rsvp to Liz Nicol if you would like to attend: [email protected] by 31 August

Date & Time

Tuesday 1 September 2020 14:00 – Tuesday 1 September 2020 15:00




Please contact Liz Nicol to register your interest:


  • Thumbnail_portrait-paul-dietze

    Professor Paul Dietze

    • Head of Alcohol and other Drug Research, Centre for Population Health; Burnet Principal for Alcohol, other drugs and harm reduction
    • Burnet Institute
  • Thumbnail_biopic

    Penny Hill

    • PhD Candidate, Research Assistant
    • Burnet Institute
  • Thumbnail_square_amanda_roxburgh

    Dr Amanda Roxburgh

    • NHMRC Research Fellow
    • Burnet Institute