Seminar 5: new drugs and risk

Friday 5th February, 2016, 13.00-17.00

Canada Room, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast

The fifth seminar in this series focuses on Novel Psychoactive Substances and risk. The many unknowns around some of these newer drugs pose multiple risks to individuals using new psychoactive substances, including physical health risks, psychological health risks, social risk, legal risk and economic risk. This seminar offers a range of views on NPS and risk and encompasses perspectives from international research, policy, primary care, service provision and service users.

Session 1: Research, policy and practice

Karen McElrath (University of Fayetteville); Niamh Eastwood (Release); Tony O’Neill (Queens University Belfast); Aisling Diamond (A&E consultant).

Session 2: Postgraduate research

Ashley Bullard (Leeds University); Larissa Sherwood (Queens University Belfast)

Session 3: Service Provision

Fiona Anderson (Start360); Mickey Foley (Drug Outreach Team); Anne Campbell (Queens University Belfast)

Session 4: Expert views from participants

Representatives from Belfast Experts by Experience (BEBE); Volunteers from 100helpthehomeless

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