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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 click here to view the list – and email a request to enquiries@sdf.org.uk.

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


2017

‘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
– A specialist clinic in Inverness – Linda MacLeod
– Dedicated worker in Aberdeen/shire – Finlay Colville
– Harm Reduction Team in Edinburgh – Con Lafferty


‘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

View photos of the day here / View presentation videos here

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

View photos of the day here / View presentation videos here

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