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The 2021 NDARC Annual Research Symposium

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The 2021 NDARC Annual Research Symposium will be held online across three days. The in-person event has been postponed.

The Symposium will showcase the wide variety and depth of research and programs at NDARC, facilitate dynamic discussions, and provide opportunities to create new connections.

The Symposium will also feature global expert speakers including Dr Robin Carhart-Harris and Presidential Professor Emeritus David T. Courtwright.

All sessions of the Symposium may be eligible to be counted as Continued Personal Development (CPD) hours*. Just tick the box prompting for a certificate of completion at the checkout.

To register, please go here.

 

Program: 

Wednesday, 20 October 2021 - Online

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

Cost: Free

Topic: Emerging pharmaceutical drugs - including psychedelics and new drug treatments for addiction and mental health

Keynote speaker: Dr Robin Carhart-Harris, Head of the Centre for Psychedelic Research, Division of Brain Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London.

This session will delve into emerging drug trends including psychedelics and new drug treatment for addiction and mental health disorders.

Full program:

9:30am - 9:35am Welcome to Country
9.35am - 9.40am Director's Welcome - Professor Michael Farrell
9.40am - 9.45am Welcome and Introduction - Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs
9:45am - 10:10am Keynote - Dr Robin Carhart-Harris  - Psychedelics: brain mechanisms
10:10am - 10.30am Panel Discussion chaired by Associate Professor Rebecca McKetin - Does psilocybin have a role in the treatment of substance use disorders?
10:30am - 10:45am Oral Presentation - Dr Jonathan Brett PsiMA (trial of psilocybin for methamphetamine use disorder) 
10:45am - 11:00am Oral Presentation-  Dr Nadine Ezard - LiMA (RCT of lisdexamfetamine for the treatment of methamphetamine dependence)
11:00am - 11:10am Oral Presentation - Liam Acheson - presenting on OLAM (lisdexamfetamine for methamphetamine withdrawal)
11:10am - 11:20am Oral Presentation - Associate Professor Rebecca McKetin 
11:20am - 11:30am Poster presentations
11:30am Director's Closing - Professor Michael Farrell 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 21 October 2021 - Online

Time: 9:30am - 11am

Cost: Free

Topic: Global patterns in opioid dependence and treatment: past history, current interventions, and future action

Keynote speaker: Presidential Professor Emeritus David T. Courtwright, author and historian on drug use.

This session will examine opioid dependence, issues, and treatment globally.

Full program:

9:30am - 9:35am Welcome to Country
9.35am - 9.40am Director's Welcome - Professor Michael Farrell
9.40am - 10:00am Keynote - Presidential Professor Emeritus David T. Courtwright - Outlier Nation: Opiate and Opioid Addiction Epidemics in U.S. History
10:00am -10.10am Questions
10.10am - 10.20am Poster presentations
10.20am - 10:40am Keynote - Scientia Professor Louisa Degenhardt
 10:40am - 10:55am Oral presentation - Assistant Adjunct Professor Annick Borquez
 10:55am - 11:10am Oral presentation - Dr Natasa Gisev 
 11:10am - 11:15am Questions
 11:15am Director's Closing - Professor Michael Farrell

Friday, 22 October 2021 - NOW ONLINE

Time: 9:30am - 11am

Cost: Free

Keynote speaker: Dr Rachel Sutherland, Acting Lead for Drug Trends at NDARC

This shorter online session will present a first look at the 2021 Australian Drug Trends report. The planned full day event and program that was planned for this date has been postponed. A date will be announced in the coming months.  

Full program: 

9:30am - 9:35am Welcome to Country
9:35am - 9:50am Director's Introduction - Professor Michael Farrell  
9:50am - 10:15am Keynote - Dr Rachel Sutherland - the 2021 Annual Drug Trends reports
10:15am - 10:45am Panel discussion - Challenges and opportunities in Drug Trends Panel discussion. Panel members to be announced.
10:45am-10:55am Poster presentations
 10:55am Director's Closing - Professor Michael Farrell

 

To register, please go here.

For more information, please contact NDARC.Events@unsw.edu.au

 

2020 NDARC Annual Research Symposium

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Registration: 

To register, please go here.

Speakers: 

Dr Robin Carhart Harris, Head of the Centre for Psychedelic Research, Division of Brain Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London

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 Presidential Professor Emeritus David T. Courtwright, author and historian on drug use.

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Professional development points: 

*Please note, you will have to liaise with your supervisor or appropriate industry body to verify if the NDARC Symposium is eligible towards your CPD hours.