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Program

IMiA 2023 program will be two and a half day program, showcasing international and local professionals. Throughout the program common themes will be intertwined.

Lessons learnt and unlearnt

Global to local
 

Vulnerability and resilience

The future of innovation

The future of innovation
Lessons learnt and unlearnt
Global to local
Vulnerability and resilience

0715-1800

Registration open

0730-0830

INDUSTRY BREAKFAST SYMPOSIA

Treatment Transitions: managing changes in opioid treatment

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This symposium will explore treatment transitions in both community and correctional settings. Dr Jillian Roberts, the Clinical Director of the NSW Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network will outline the learning from the large-scale uptake of long-acting injectable buprenorphine (LAIB) in NSW correctional settings that has occurred over the past 3 years. Dr Victoria Hayes, Staff Specialist in the SESLHD Drug & Alcohol Services, will present some of the early data from a LAIB discontinuation study, providing insights into patient outcomes and the supportive care is required.

Dr Jillian Roberts
Clinical Director, NSW Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network

Dr Vicky Hayes
Staff Specialist, SESLHD Drug & Alcohol Services

Proudly hosted by

Camurus

Must register to attend. places are limited.

0845-0915

Opening

0915-1015

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Conciliating access, quality care and acceptability of opioid use disorder treatment in the midst of opioid and Covid epidemics: the Canadian experience

Canada Research Chair in Addiction Medicine; Professor in the Department of Family and Emergency Medicine at Université de Montréal

1015-1045

PLENARY

Long acting depot buprenorphine in Australia: implementation, clinical and research challenges

Director and Senior Staff Specialist, Drug and Alcohol Services, South East Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), NSW Health; Conjoint Professor, Discipline of Addiction Medicine, Faculty Medicine and Health, University of Sydney

1045-1115

Morning tea

1115-1200

PANEL

Managed alcohol programs: where are we and where to now in Australia

Scientist, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research; Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Victoria

Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, School of Nursing, University of Victori

Clinical Director, Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia

Clinical Director, Alcohol and Drug Service St Vincent's Hospital Sydney Australia; Director, National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs

Director, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Service NSLHD; Adjunct Associate Professor, National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Medicine

1200-1230

PLENARY

Early Intervention and Treatment for Substance Use Disorders in Young People: Missteps, Opportunities and Windows for Change

Head, Substance Use Research, Orygen; Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne

1230-1300

PLENARY

The impact of alcohol on physical morbidity and mortality in Australia

Director, Alcohol and Drug assessment Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital

1300-1400

 Lunch

1300-1330

 The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) member meeting

1400-1530

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS / SYMPOSIUMS
Lessons learnt and unlearnt
Novel approaches to managing opioid dependence

Dr Julie Bruneau

Canada Research Chair in Addiction Medicine; Professor in the Department of Family and Emergency Medicine, Université de Montréal

Professor Nick Lintzeris

Director and Senior Staff Specialist, Drug and Alcohol Services, South East Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), NSW Health; Conjoint Professor, Discipline of Addiction Medicine, Faculty Medicine and Health, University of Sydney

Dr Nadine Ezard

Clinical Director, Alcohol and Drug Service St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney Australia; Director, National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs

Lessons learnt and unlearnt
What we did in the shadows (of COVID-19): Trainee showcase
Vulnerability and resilience
Identifying, and treating gambling problems: A practical guide to understanding and responding to harms

Professor Sally Gainsbury

Director at Gambling Treatment & Research Clinic & Professor of Psychology, University of Sydney

Dr Christopher Hunt

Senior Clinical Supervisor, GambleAware Greater Sydney, University of Sydney

The future of innovation
Innovative treatment approaches for young people

Associate Professor Gill Bedi

Head, Substance Use Research, Orygen

 

Dr Edward Mullen

Orygen; Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne; Turning Point, Eastern Health

Novel approaches to managing opioid dependence

Dr Julie Bruneau
Canada Research Chair in Addiction Medicine; Professor in the Department of Family and Emergency Medicine, Université de Montréal

Professor Nick Lintzeris
Director and Senior Staff Specialist, Drug and Alcohol Services, South East Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), NSW Health; Conjoint Professor, Discipline of Addiction Medicine, Faculty Medicine and Health, University of Sydney

Dr Nadine Ezard
Clinical Director, Alcohol and Drug Service St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney Australia; Director, National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs

Professor Adrian Dunlop
Director, Drug & Alcohol Clinical Services, Hunter New England Health

Identifying, and treating gambling problems: A practical guide to understanding and responding to harms

Professor Sally Gainsbury
Director at Gambling Treatment & Research Clinic & Professor of Psychology, University of Sydney

Dr Christopher Hunt
Senior Clinical Supervisor, GambleAware Greater Sydney, University of Sydney

Innovative treatment approaches for young people

Associate Professor Gill Bedi
Head, Substance Use Research, Orygen

Dr Edward Mullen
Orygen; Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne; Turning Point, Eastern Health

Associate Professor Yvonne Bronmo
Director, St Vincent’s Hospital; Department of Addiction Medicine, University Of Melbourne

What we did in the shadows (of COVID-19): Trainee showcase
  • Admission to Detox Unit via the ‘Take A Break’ Program
    Dr Rebecca Lee
    AOD Advanced Trainee, NT Department of Health

     

  • GHB Use Trends and Clinical Challenges

    Dr Manu Bhatnagar
    Addiction Psychiatry Trainee, Turning Point

  • A complex case of comorbidities
    Dr Bianca Davidde
    Addiction Medicine Registrar, Drug And Alcohol Services SA

1530-1600

Afternoon tea

1600-1730

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS / SYMPOSIUMS
Global to local
Peer support and consumer perspectives in opioid pharmacotherapy
Baden Hicks
Sarah Lord
Sione Crawford
CEO, Harm Reduction Victoria
Global to local
Cannabinoids as therapeutics: are we there yet?

Professor Val Curran

Professor of Psychopharmacology, University College London (UCL)

Dr Michael Aufgang

Vulnerability and resilience
Fitness to drive assessments

Professor Ed Ogden

Addiction Medicine Specialist, Goulburn Valley Health

Dr Amie Hayley

Rebecca L. Cooper Al & Val Rosenstrauss Fellow, Swinburne University Of Technology

Professor Luke Downey

Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology

The future of innovation
Innovative treatment approaches for young people

Associate Professor Gill Bedi

Head, Substance Use Research, Orygen

 

Dr Edward Mullen

Orygen; Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne; Turning Point, Eastern Health

Fitness to drive assessments

Professor Ed Ogden
Addiction Medicine Specialist, Goulburn Valley Health

Dr Amie Hayley
Rebecca L. Cooper Al & Val Rosenstrauss Fellow, Swinburne University Of Technology

Professor Luke Downey
Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology

Cannabinoids as therapeutics: are we there yet?

Professor Val Curran
Professor of Psychopharmacology, University College London (UCL)

Dr Michael Aufgang
GP, Meadows Medical Centre

Innovative treatment approaches for young people

Associate Professor Gill Bedi
Head, Substance Use Research, Orygen

Dr Edward Mullen
Orygen; Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne; Turning Point, Eastern Health

Associate Professor Yvonne Bonomo
Director, St Vincent’s Hospital; Department of Addiction Medicine, University Of Melbourne

Peer support and consumer perspectives in opioid pharmacotherapy

Baden Hicks
Pharmacotherapy Peer Support worker, Turning Point

Sarah Lord
Program Manager, The PAMS Service, Harm Reduction Victoria

Sione Crawford
CEO, Harm Reduction Victoria

1730-1900

SOCIAL EVENT

Welcome Reception

Join colleagues and friends for a warm welcome to Melbourne and IMiA 2023. The Welcome Reception is included in full registrations. Additional persons are welcome at a cost of $88 per person. Register extra persons now

Proudly sponsored by

0715-1730

Registration open

0730-0830

INDUSTRY BREAKFAST SYMPOSIA

Driving towards HCV elimination: Hepatitis C and patients with comorbid drug & alcohol and mental health conditions

This event will focus on understanding the needs of patients with comorbid drug & alcohol and mental health conditions and Hepatitis C. HCPs will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the needs of these patients to help accelerate progress to HCV elimination in this specialist population.
  • Learn practical tips on how to incorporate HCV management alongside treatment of drug & alcohol and mental health conditions.
  • Become familiar with strategies to engage the hard-to-reach patients and ensure connection and linkage to care to optimize patient outcomes.

Dr Ferghal Armstrong
Addiction Medicine Staff Specialist, Turning Point

Jason Harrison
Nurse Practitioner, Alcohol & Other Drugs Service, Rockhampton

Proudly hosted by

Abbvie

Places are limited, you must register to attend.

0900-1000

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Defining the next decade of treatments for traumatic stress and addiction

Vice Provost for Research, Chancellor-Provost’s Office, Rutgers-New Brunswick; Center Director and Helen E. Chaney Endowed Chair in Alcohol Studies

1000-1030

PLENARY

Caughey Lecture: Are we there yet, and how do we get to where we want to go?

Conjoint Professor, The Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney; Chair, The National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs (NCCRED)

1030-1100

Morning tea

1100-1130

PLENARY

The value of lived experience in alcohol advocacy

Founder and CEO, Sober in the Country

1130-1200

PLENARY

Challenging Australia's current approach to addiction

Executive Clinical Director, Turning Point, Eastern Health; Professor of Addiction Studies and Services, Eastern Health Clinical School; Director, Monash Addiction Research Centre, Monash University; Professorial Fellow, NHMRC

1200-1300

PANEL

Practitioner health wellbeing

Professor of Law and Public Health, University of Melbourne

Social Foundations of Medicine, Medical School, Australian National University

1300-1400

Lunch

1300-1330

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) member meeting

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) member meeting

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1400-1530

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS / SYMPOSIUMS
Real time prescription monitoring

Professor Suzanne Nielsen
Deputy Director, Monash Addiction Research Centre, Monash University

Dr Hester Wilson
Drug and Alcohol Services, Population and Community Health, South East Sydney Local Health District; School of Population Health, University of New South Wales; Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity (CPHCE), University of New South Wales; Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol, Murrumbidgee Local Health district; Chair of SIF Addiction, RACGP

Dr Louisa Picco
Research Fellow, Monash University

There’s an app for that! The which, when, why and how on smartphone apps targeting addictive behaviours

Associate Professor Victoria Manning
Associate Professor of Addiction Studies, Monash University; Head of Research and Workforce Development, Turning Point, Eastern Health

Associate Professor Petra Staiger
Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and Deputy Director of the Centre for Drug Use, Addictive and Anti-social behaviour (CEDAAR), Deakin University

Trauma treatments: from research to practice

Dr Denise Hien
Vice Provost for Research, Chancellor-Provost’s Office, Rutgers-New Brunswick; Center Director and Helen E. Chaney Endowed Chair in Alcohol Studies

Professor Katherine Mills
The Matilda Centre for Research In Mental Health and Substance Use, University Of Sydney

Associate Professor Shalini Arunogiri
Clinical Director, Turning Point; NHMRC Research Fellow, Monash University

Ready player one: Treating gaming disorder

Dr Ben Riley
Senior clinician, Flinders Psychological Therapy Service Southern Adelaide Local Health Network; College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University

1530-1600

Afternoon tea

1600-1730

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS / SYMPOSIUMS
Asia Pacific forum: sharing practice across our region

Dr Roshan Bhad
Associate Professor of Psychiatry & National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi, India; Chairperson, ISAM NExT & Ex Officio Board of Director, International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM)

Dr Atul Ambekar
Professor, National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi; Secretary General, Addiction Psychiatry Society of India (APSI)

Dr David Jacka
Addiction Medicine Specialist, Monash Health

Anja Busse
Programme Officer, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Nico Clark

Advocacy in addiction

Professor Dan Lubman
Director, Turning Point, Eastern Health; Professor of Addiction Studies and Services, Eastern Health Clinical School; Director, Monash Addiction Research Centre, Monash University; Professorial Fellow, NHMRC

Caterina Giorgi
Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education

Practitioner Health and Wellbeing: supporting ourselves and each other

Professor Marie Bismark

Professor of Law and Public Health, University of Melbourne

Associate Professor Louise Stone
Social Foundations of Medicine, Medical School, Australian National University

Dr Paul Grinzi
General Practitioner, RACGP, Royal Park Medical

Performance and image enhancing drugs addiction

Dr Beng Eu
GP and Co-director, Prahran Market Clinic

Dr Kevin Lee
Endocrinologist, Monash University

Dr Marcus Squirrell
Clinical Psychologist, Richmond Central Psychology

1830-2230

SOCIAL EVENT

Gala Dinner

Join us at Cargo Hall, for a great night of entertainment and three course meal. Limited tickets are available, secure your place via the registration page.

Attire: Business casual

0830

Registration open

0900-1000

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Cannabinoids in the development of cannabis addiction and their potential in its treatment

Emeritus Professor of Psychopharmacology, University College London (UCL)

1000-1100

PLENARY

Gambling, gaming, divergence and convergence

Department of Psychiatry, Flinders Medical Centre & College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University; Head, Flinders Psychological Therapy Services (Centre for Anxiety and Related Disorders, & IAPT@flinders, Statewide Gambling Therapy Services); Senior Specialist, Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia

1100-1130

Morning tea

1130-1230

PLENARY

No one left behind: addressing tobacco use in drug and alcohol treatment settings

Professor and Lead of Public Health, College of Medicine & Public Health, Flinders University

1230-1315

PANEL

Psychedelic assisted psychotherapy for addiction: tripping over ourselves in our readiness?

Dr Paul Liknaitzky

Head, Clinical Psychedelic Research, Monash University

Head, Substance Use Research, Orygen; Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne

Clinical Psycologist, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney; University of New South Wales

1315-1330

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