The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), UNSW Sydney is hosting 'The 2020 NDARC Annual Research Symposium' as a virtual event for the first time.
NDARC, UNSW Sydney, will host webinars every Thursday in November to showcase, ‘Research, policy and practice: Resilience through times of change.’
- Session One: Substance use in the COVID-19 era: Research findings and clinical implications. Thursday, 5 November: 1:30pm - 3:00pm (AEDT).
- Session Two: Research partnerships: Engaging with families, communities and services. Thursday, 12 November: 1:30pm - 3:00pm (AEDT).
- Session Three: E-cigarettes and tobacco: Policy, trends and interventions. Thursday, 19 November: 9:00am - 10:30am (AEDT).
- Session Four: Illicit drugs: Research and clinical responses. Thursday, 26 November: 9:00am - 10:30am (AEDT).
Attendance is free but registration is essential, with a capacity of 500 attendees per session.
You can register for all dates here.
Session One: Substance use in the COVID-19 era: Research findings and clinical implications
Date: Thursday, 5 November
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm (AEDT).
The first session is focused on research findings and clinical implications of substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The session includes presentations on projects and studies driven by researchers at NDARC including Drug Trends, the Australians’ Drug Use: Adapting to Pandemic Threats’ (ADAPT) Study, Australian Parental Supply of Alcohol Longitudinal Study (APSALS), and the COVID-19 Health Care Workers (HEROES) Study.
There will also be a panel discussion with experts from wide ranging fields, including:
- Jude Byrne, National Project Coordinator at the Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL)
- Dr Fadil Pedic, Manager, Strategic Research and Evaluation, Alcohol and Other Drugs at NSW Health
- Julie Babineau, CEO of Odyssey House
Session Two: Research partnerships: Engaging with families, communities and services
Date: Thursday, 12 November
Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm (AEDT).
The second session is focused on research partnerships and engaging with families, communities and services.
Held during NAIDOC week, presentations will highlight NDARC research that focuses on Indigenous communities. Speakers also include Indigenous alcohol and other drug leaders in research and service providers.
Session Three: E-cigarettes and tobacco: Policy, trends and interventions
Date: Thursday, 19 November
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am (AEDT).
The third session is focused on the latest research on e-cigarettes and tobacco.
This session includes presentations on NDARC’s tobacco and e-cigarettes stream, including the e-cigarette surveillance project and smoking cessation trials. Speakers include leading experts in the area including Ann McNeill, Professor of Tobacco Addiction at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London, and Professor Hayden McRobbie, Professor at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia, and a Consultant in Lifestyle Medicine at Lakes District Health Board, New Zealand.
Session Four: Illicit drugs: Research and clinical responses
Date: Thursday, 26 November
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am (AEDT).
The fourth session is focused on bringing researchers and clinicians together to discuss current treatment, clinical trials, and studies into illicit drug use.
This session includes presentations on the latest trends in illicit drug use, including NDARC's clinical trials, with a particular focus on opioids and methamphetamine.
2019 NDARC Annual Research Symposium
For resources and videos from the 2019 NDARC Annual Research Symposium, please go here.
The 2020 Annual NDARC Research Symposum will be held online every Thursday in November. To register, go here.
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