Symposium Archive

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Annual Symposium 2013

Thursday 7 and Friday 8 November at the Park Inn, York, UK

Professor Robert West gave the Society Lecture: 'What can the experience of combating tobacco addiction globally tell us about better ways of addressing other addictions?'

Themes:

  • Patient/service-user involvement
  • Effective mechanisms of treatment
  • Alcohol and drug testing methods and their uses
  • International treatment and prevention policy.

Speakers:

Professor Matt Field ‘Understanding addiction: the contributions of basic science’
Dr Kathleen Carroll ‘What is the evidence for time limiting addiction treatments?’
Professor Katie Witkiewitz ‘Improving treatment delivery outcomes’
Dr Magdalena Harris Hearing the service-user voice: evidence for the advantages of taking the service-user perspective into the design of service delivery’
Dr Matthew Gaskell ‘Moving from service user to self help group: the experience of a treatment group for social anxiety and alcohol dependence’
Dr Chris Holden Alcohol, tobacco, and industry influence on public policy’
Linda Ng Fat ‘Are we overestimating the beneficial effects of alcohol in later life? The sick quitter and sick non-starter hypotheses’
Professor Robin Davidson ‘The myth of evidence based policy’
Dr Steve George ‘How to test – what do tests tell’
Dr Robert Cohen ‘Clinical and legal aspects of hair testing for alcohol’
Dr Kim Wolff ‘Drug-driving legislation; the policy and the law: Which drugs are to be included and what is the evidence?’
Dr Martin Raw ‘A survey of tobacco cessation support in 121 countries’
Dr Vivian Hope ‘Harm reduction: policy and practice’
Dr Jürgen Rehm ‘Alcohol treatment policy and the AMPHORA project’

The programme can be downloaded here


Annual Symposium 2012

Thursday 8 and Friday 9 November at the Park Inn, York, UK

Dr Bruce Ritson gave the Society Lecture on the subject of alcohol policy and its implementation in Scotland, with an historical perspective.

Themes:

  • Emerging challenges in addiction psychiatry
  • Alcohol: harms, interventions and policy
  • The research base for policy
  • Recovery


Speakers:

Dr John Roche New drugs, new problems? Responding to club drugs in Leeds
Prof Val Curran Ketamine: an overview of its long-term effects on mental and physical health
Prof Alex Stevens Drug trends and policy responses: Explaining the drug policy ratchet
Dr Adam Winstock New drug trends and unmet treatment need - Findings from the Global Drug Survey, 2011-12
Dr Richard Cooper Respectable 'addicts'? Identity and over-the-counter medicine abuse
Dr Betsy Thom Delivering alcohol policy: the role of partnerships
Dr Rachel Herring How do we judge the 'value' of alcohol interventions?
Dr Richard de Visser 'I have more negative reactions to really drunk women': working with and against gender double-standards for drinking and drunkenness in interventions with young people
Dr Petra Meier Alcohol price and availability: the evidence base
Dr Jane Marshall Where now, UK alcohol policy?
Dr Duncan Raistrick Payment by Results
Dr John Kelly Mobilizers, mechanisms, and moderators of addiction recovery
Mr Tim Leighton Recovery: is this a new agenda or not? - What has been the impact of changes in the government-imposed treatment agenda over the past 15 years?
Dr Lymarie Rodriguez Time and change: A developmental model of young men's recovery

Dr Bridgette Bewick, winner of the 2012 Fred Yates prize, presented ‘Using brief electronic personalised feedback to reduce use of alcohol and other drugs’.

Click here to download the conference programme.


Annual Symposium 2011

Thursday 10 and Friday 11 November at the Park Inn, York, UK


Society lecture
Family interventions for drug and alcohol problems Dr Barbara McCrady

Family members affected by relatives' alcohol, drug or gambling problems
Affected family members: a case of international neglect Professor Jim Orford
Finding a Culturally Appropriate Research Approach to Alcohol, Drugs and Family - NZ research examples Trish Gledhill & Helen Moriarty
Stress, coping and strain of family members in São Paulo, Brazil Maria de Fátima Rato Padin
Piloting the 5-Step Method with young people affected by parental substance misuse or mental health problems in Northern Ireland Lorna Templeton & Ed Sipler
Results of a quasi-experimental design study to promote work with affected family members in a large third sector organisation in England Claire Hampson & Alex Copello
Results of an intervention with family members of alcohol misusers in an indigenous region of Mexico Guillermina Natera
Affected family members: the National Problem Gambling Clinic (London) experience Jennifer Cousins
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Maternal Opioid Treatment: Human Experimental Research (MOTHER) project
Research controlled trial comparing methadone with buprenorphine in opioid dependent pregnant women and its neonates Professor Gabriele Fischer
Site differences between Europe and the USA in the MOTHER study: From enrolment to neonatal parameters Dr Andjela Baewert
Comparison of an RCT with a prospective investigated group in standardised protocol: What can we learn from the RCT? Dr Bernadette Winklbaur
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The impact of political changes on availability and treatment
Wind of change - Development of Czech drug policy and services after the fall of Communism
Dr Josef Radimecky
Illicit drugs in Northern Ireland: The role of political conflict in shaping
drug markets, drug policy and service provision
Dr Karen McElrath
Alcohol industry influence on public policy: A case study of pricing and
promotions policy
Dr Ben Hawkins
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Prediction, prevention & primary care screening for alcohol disorders
Accuracy of alcohol screening instruments in primary care: systematic review and meta-analysis Dr Lesley Smith
A brief intervention to develop sensible attitudes to alcohol in children (aged
8-11) and their parents
Dr Tina Alwyn
Social normative feedback to prevent student alcohol misuse: randomised controlled trial Professor David Foxcroft

Fred Yates prize presentations
Improving existing treatments by understanding brain processes underlying
behavior
Dr Jodie Trafton
The development of a cannabis screening and outcome measure Dr Simon
Adamson

 
 

Annual Symposium 2010

Thursday 11 and Friday 12 November, at the Park Inn, York, UK

'Dissemination and implementation of addiction research'
'Addictions and commonly co-existing problems'

Professor Sally Casswell gave the Society Lecture: Current status of alcohol marketing policy - a quintessential alcohol control policy issue.

The symposium programme can be downloaded here.

Speakers included:

Duncan Raistrick
Implementing research on service user participation
Kathy Carroll
The challenges of implementing EVTs in routine practice
Susan Michie
Identifying effective behaviour change techniques in smoking and alcohol interventions
Jane Marshall
Evidence-based treatments for alcohol problems: are they being implemented?
Mats Berglund
Interpreting outcomes data for the purpose of implementing research in practice
Henrietta Bowden-Jones
Translating research into evidence-based practice within the problem gambling field
Julia Sinclair
Suicide and suicidal behaviour in alcohol use disorders
Owen Bowden-Jones
Personality disorder in substance misusing populations
Christine Barrowclough
Substance use and psychosis: Linkage, interventions and outcomes
Simon Gilbody
Smoking cessation interventions for severe mental illness: What works?
Søren Dalsgaard
The relationship between ADHD and substance use disorder: Evidence based treatment and clinical implications
Ed Day
Misdiagnosis and mistreatment
Gerard Hastings
‘They’ll drink bucket loads of the stuff’: An analysis of internal alcohol industry advertising documents
Alasdair Forsyth
An investigation into the environmental impact of off license premises on residential neighbourhoods
Jeremy Segrott & Heather Rothwell
The role of parents in preventing alcohol misuse: An evaluation of the Kids, Adults Together Programme

Annual Symposium 2009

"Treatment policy - Service-user involvement - Young people & families "

The SSA Annual Symposium was held at the Park Inn Hotel, York on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 November 2008.

The papers presented over the two days are available here.


Annual Symposium 2008

"Addiction Across The Lifespan"

The SSA Annual Symposium was held at the Park Inn Hotel, York on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 November 2008.

The papers presented over the two days are available here.


Annual Symposium 2007

"Theory, policy and practice in addictions: how are they related?"

The SSA's annual Symposium 2007 was held on Thursday 15 – Friday 16 November at the Park Inn Hotel, York, UK.

The papers presented over the two days are available here.

The programme is here.


Annual Symposium 2006

“Family and Social Networks” and “New Conceptual Frontiers in Addictions Treatment”

The SSA Annual Symposium was held in York on 2nd - 3rd November 2006.

Papers and presentations are here.


The Annual Symposium 2005

Papers presented are now available here.



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