D & A forums for Primary Health Care clinicians

These Drug & Alcohol Forums have been designed by addiction care experts in the Hunter New England Central Coast PHN region and aim to improve education across disciplines in drugs that have the potential for misuse and abuse, and improve networks and referral pathways in each area.

Each forum will include an overview of the reality of drug and alcohol use in Australia and how the HNECC region rates as well as insights into the pharmacology of opioids and benzodiazepines and other drugs that have the potential for misuse and overuse.

The screening, assessment and treatment of those with addiction as well as local referral pathways and networks will be a focus.

Attendees will have the opportunity to gain experience in the behaviour change principles of addiction management and strategies to initiate “courageous conversations” around misuse.

These forums are ideal for pharmacists, general practitioners, nurses, clinical psychologists and other allied health professionals. Forums include working lunch and workshop materials. Once registered, you will receive a link to pre-reading materials and detailed program.

FORUM DATES
Newcastle, February 4, 2018 | Information Flyer | Register to attend
Hallidays Point, February 11, 2018 | Information Flyer | Register to attend
Terrigal, February 18, 2018 | Information Flyer | Register to attend
Tamworth, February 25, 2018 | Information Flyer | Register to attend
Hunter Valley, March 11, 2018 | Information Flyer | Register to attend

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
P: (02) 9431 1100
E: nsw.branch@psa.org.au