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NDARC 2014 seminar series

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Date Published:
22 Jan 2014
Contact person:
Erin O'Loughlin
02 9385 0124

NDARC regularly invites individuals who work in alcohol and other drugs (AOD) or related fields to present seminars at our offices as part of ongoing education for NDARC staff. Members of the AOD and research community are very welcome to attend these seminars alongside NDARC staff.

The list of speakers and seminar topics for 2014 is listed below. This list will be updated throughout the year as more speakers are confirmed. 

To attend a seminar, kindly arrive at NDARC reception 10 minutes prior to start time. There is no need to RSVP. Any questions can be directed to erin.oloughlin@unsw.edu.au 

NDARC address: UNSW Randwick campus, 22-32 King Street, Randwick, NSW, 2031. 

2014 schedule
Thursday 21 August, 3pm:
Professor Gemma Figtree (Kolling Institute of Medical Research, Royal North Shore Hospital) on "Regular cocaine use is associated with increased systolic blood pressure, aortic stiffness and left ventricular mass in young, otherwise healthy individuals". Please note: this lecture will be held on Level 4 of the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, Corner Botany & High Sts, UNSW Kensington Campus.
Thursday 31 July, 3pm:
Professor Clyde McCoy (Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami) on "Tobacco: A global, legal, profitable, preventable, curable, addictive public health issue"
Thursday 17 July, 3pm:
Stuart Gilmour (Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo) on "Changes in alcohol use after a major disaster: The experience of Minamisoma"
Friday 4 July, 11am:
Professor Sheila Bird (Medical Research Council (MRC) Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge) on "Examining the effectiveness of naloxone (take home; on release) to reduce opioid overdose deaths" 
Thursday 10 April, 3pm:
Dr Eva Hoch (Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany) on “Cannabis intervention research”
Thursday 20 March, 3pm: 
Professor Paul Wallace (University College, London) on "What can digital technologies add to screening and brief intervention for alcohol use in healthcare settings?"
Thursday 27 February, 3pm:  
Dr Bill Budd (School of Psychology, University of Newcastle) on “Explicit, implicit and psychophysiological assessment of affective evaluations of plain cigarette packaging
Monday 3 February, 2pm:
Dr Virginia Barbour (Medicine Editorial Director, PLOS) on “Open access in 2014: the power to change publishing is in your hands” 
Please note: the seminar that was scheduled for Thursday 24 July at 3pm has been cancelled. The details were as follows: Mark Anns (Clinical and Scientific Affairs Manager, Reckitt Benckiser) on "Pharmacovigilance responsibilities of sponsors of medicine: An industry perspective - What will researchers now be asked to do?"