Invited Speakers - SSA Annual Conference 2017


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Conference 2017: The Addiction Debate

Susan Michie
NEW for 2017: The Addiction Debate - 'This Society believes it is appropriate to expand the concept of addiction to behaviours such as internet use'
Mark Griffiths
Proposing the motion
Daria Kuss
Seconding the motion
Robert West
Opposing the motion

Conference 2017 - Invited session: Understanding pathways to amphetamine-type stimulant use, including risk and resilience factors, in the context of rapid change within the UK drug scene

Eileen Kaner
Session Theme: Understanding pathways to amphetamine-type stimulant use, including risk and resilience factors, in the context of rapid change within the UK drug scene
Amy O'Donnell
Which individual, social and environmental influences shape different pathways of amphetamine type stimulant use over the life course? A systematic review and thematic synthesis of the qualitative lit
Michelle Addison
“It gave me a release from everything I used to think about and try to get away from”: Key themes from ATTUNE and NPS qualitative studies exploring pathways to illicit stimulant use
Chris Strachan Illicit stimulant use from a user perspective

Conference 2017 - Invited session: The role of sport, physical activity and exercise in preventing and treating nicotine addiction and alcohol and substance use

Adrian H Taylor
Session Theme: The role of sport, physical activity and exercise in preventing and treating nicotine addiction and alcohol and substance use
Adrian H Taylor
The role of physical activity in smoking harm reduction and cessation
Tom Thompson
The role of physical activity in prevention, reduction and treatment of alcohol and substance use
Clarke Carlisle
Personal experiences of how sport contributed to alcohol use, and how walking is a trusted coping strategy for managing depression and alcohol use

Conference 2017: Workshop

Jo Neale
Demystifying qualitative data analysis in addiction research

Society Lecture 2017: Studying substance use among young people: Mapping global trends, generating local insights

Louisa Degenhardt
Studying substance use among young people: Mapping global trends, generating local insights

SSA-Funded Researchers 2017

Andrew Jones
Fred Yates prize-winner: Losing control: Investigating the role of behavioural control in heavy drinking
Sarah Fox
PhD Studentship: Getting the right help: Exploring women’s experiences of service provision when affected by substance misuse and domestic abuse
Sophie Betka
PhD Studentship: Alexithymia, interoception and binge drinking: oxytocin, a solution?

Conference 2017 - Invited session: Drug Policy & the Public Good: with SSA support, what can we learn from science?

John Strang
Session theme: 'Drug Policy & the Public Good: overview of findings from a new SSA-supported international review of evidence'
John Strang
Introduction to purpose and process of the new edition of 'Drug Policy & the Public Good'
Ingeborg Rossow
How does the drug problem vary globally, and how is it changing?
Keith Humphreys
What does the scientific evidence tell us about the effectiveness of treatment and rehabilitation?
David Foxcroft
What does the scientific evidence tell us about the effectiveness of prevention?

Conference 2017 - Invited session: End of life care for people with substance problems: exploring policy and practice

Sarah Galvani
Session Theme: End of life care for people with substance problems: exploring policy and practice
Lucy Webb
Knowing what we don't know: what the data do and don't tell us about end of life care for people with substance problems
Sarah Galvani
Supporting substance users at the end of their lives: professionals’ perspectives on challenges and solutions
Joanne Ashby
''I've never been a problem patient": service users' experiences of end of life care

Conference 2017 - Invited session: The psychedelic renaissance in addiction treatment

Gregory Lydall
Session Theme: The psychedelic renaissance in addiction treatment
Matthew Johnson
Psychedelics as behavior change agents: Cancer-related distress and addiction
Ben Sessa
From childhood trauma to adult addiction: Finding a way forward with MDMA psychotherapy
Celia Morgan
Ketamine: a new treatment for alcohol use disorder?