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19 November 2019
2019 NDARC Annual Research Symposium

The 2019 NDARC Annual Research Symposium was held on Wednesday, 16 October 2019 at the John Niland Scientia Conference and Events Centre, UNSW Sydney.

A number of presentation videos and slides from the event are available below.


Plenary One: Family and Communities

Chair: Mr David Laffan, Assistant Secretary, Alcohol Tobacco & Other Drugs, Department of Health

00:01:30 Keynote Address: Improving outcomes for children living in families with parental substance misuse: Practice and Policy imperatives (click here for presentation slides)
Professor Sharon Dawe
Clinical Psychologist, Griffith University

00:38:48 – Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS): not only neonatal and not only abstinence (click here for presentation slides)
Professor Ju-Lee Oei
Neonatologist, Epidemiologist, Paediatrician, Royal Hospital for Women, UNSW Sydney


Plenary One Poster Presentations

Chair: Dr Natasa Gisev, NDARC, UNSW Sydney

0:00:49 – Nicola Black (click here for presentation slides)
0:03:30 – Daisy Gibbs (click here for presentation slides)
0:05:56 – Alexandra Aiken (click here for presentation slides)


Plenary Two: Emerging Drugs and Associated Risks

Chair: Professor Nadine Ezard, Clinical Director, Alcohol and Drug Services, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and Director of NCCRED, UNSW Sydney

0:00:10 – Keynote Address: Bending the HIV epidemic by intervening with men who have sex with men who use amphetamine-type substances: targets for prevention and treatment 
Professor Frederick L. Altice, MD
Yale University

0:43:50 – Emerging trends in drug use, harms, and markets: Findings from Drug Trends 2019 
Dr Amy Peacock (click here for presentation slides)
Research Fellow, NDARC, UNSW Sydney

1:09:28 – Towards a prompt response network for Australia: rapid health communication about events related to emerging drugs of concern (click here for presentation slides)
Dr Sandra Mitchell
Emerging Drugs Research Fellow, NCCRED, UNSW Sydney


Plenary Two Poster Presentations

Chair: Dr Natasa Gisev, NDARC, UNSW Sydney

0:00:26 – Janette Smith (click here for presentation slides)
0:03:10 – Toni Karlsson (click here for presentation slides)
0:05:28 – Julia Uporova (click here for presentation slides)
0:08:22 – Lucy Tran (click here for presentation slides)
0:10:51 – Wing See Yuen (click here for presentation slides)
0:13:06 – Catherine Foley (click here for presentation slides)


Breakout One: Drug Trends and Emerging Drugs of Concern

Chair: Dr Michelle Cretikos, NSW Ministry of Health

0:00:35 – Patterns and correlates of pregabalin use among a sample of people who inject drugs in Australia (click here for presentation slides)
Dr Rachel Sutherland
Research Fellow, NDARC, UNSW Sydney

0:12:28 – Illicit drug use in Australian prisons amongst people who regularly inject drugs (click here for presentation slides)
Ms Daisy Gibbs
Research Officer, NDARC, UNSW Sydney

0:25:32 – New directions in the treatment of methamphetamine use disorder 
Professor Nadine Ezard
Clinical Director, Alcohol and Drug Services, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and Director of NCCRED, UNSW Sydney

0:40:00 – Recent trends in illicit drugs available on darknet marketplaces: Findings from the Drugs and New Technologies (DNeT) project (click here for presentation slides)
Mr Anant Mathur
Research Assistant, NDARC, UNSW Sydney


Breakout Two: Family, Communities and Vulnerable Populations

Chair: Ms Karen Price, Deputy CEO, ACON

0:01:05 – Alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use among lesbian, bisexual and queer women in Sydney: Insights from the SWASH periodic survey (click here for presentation slides)
Dr Julie Mooney-Somers
Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney

0:30:00 – “It's hard for me to tell my story” - A qualitative study of male Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander drug and alcohol rehabilitation clients’ experiences with attending primary health care (click here for presentation slides)
Dr Sara Farnbach
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, NDARC, UNSW Sydney

0:41:42 – Transition of substance-induced psychosis to schizophrenia: a systematic review and meta-analysis (click here for presentation slides)
Dr Julia Lappin
Psychiatrist, St Vincent’s Hospital, UNSW Sydney
Dr Benjamin Murrie
Junior Medical Officer, NSW Health

0:56:46 – Sex, drugs and violence (click here for presentation slides)
Associate Professor Lucinda Burns
NDARC, UNSW Sydney


Breakout Three: Opioid Use and Related Harms

Chair: Ms Jude Byrne, National Coordinator AIVL HCV Peer Education and Treatment Program

0:00:44 – The impact of opioid agonist treatment upon multiple mortality outcomes in people who inject drugs: an examination of varied OAT characteristics in three varied settings (click here for presentation slides)
Professor Louisa Degenhardt
Deputy Director, NDARC, UNSW Sydney

0:17:00 – Extended-release (depot) buprenorphine injections for opioid dependence: Understanding potential clients’ perceptions prior to implementation in Australia (click here for presentation slides)
Professor Michael Farrell
Director, NDARC, UNSW Sydney

0:30:00 – Problematic opioid use in people prescribed opioids for chronic non-cancer pain over five years (click here for presentation slides)
Dr Gabrielle Campbell
Research Fellow, NDARC, UNSW Sydney

0:46:30 – Frequency of injecting among people who inject drugs: a systematic review and meta-analysis (click here for presentation slides)
Miss Samantha Colledge
Research Assistant, NDARC, UNSW Sydney

0:55:03 – Differences between urban and rural areas in changes in emergency department presentations associated with opioid agonist treatment (click here for presentation slides)
Dr Sarah Larney
Senior Research Fellow, NDARC, UNSW Sydney


Breakout Four: Alcohol and Tobacco

Chair: Professor Hayden McRobbie. NDARC, UNSW Sydney

0:00:18 – The overall effect of parental supply of alcohol across adolescence on alcohol-related harms in early adulthood (click here for presentation slides)
Mr Philip Clare
Biostatistician, NDARC, UNSW Sydney

0:12:51 – Community-based responses to alcohol harm: Do they work and where next? (click here for presentation slides)
Professor Anthony Shakeshaft
Deputy Director, NDARC, UNSW Sydney


Plenary Three: NDARC New Directions

Chair: Professor Michael Farrell, Director, NDARC, UNSW Sydney

0:00:45 – The future of vaping and e-cigarettes (click here for presentation slides)
Professor Hayden McRobbie
NDARC, UNSW Sydney

0:29:35 – Novel Interventions to Address Methamphetamine Use in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities (NIMAC): the development and evaluation of a web-based therapeutic tool (click here for presentation slides)
Associate Professor Rebecca McKetin
NDARC, UNSW Sydney

0:45:00 – Do Criminal Sanctions Deter ATS Users? (click here for presentation slides)
Professor Don Weatherburn
NDARC, UNSW Sydney