Issue date: 06 October 2003

ISSUE DATE: 06/10/03

The Drug and Alcohol Research Group at the University of the West of England will hold a second annual seminar on Monday 13 October on ‘Recent developments in Treatment’.

Presentations will include issues pertaining to psychopharmacology, heroin prescribing, residential treatment and alcohol treatment.

Keynote speakers include Dr Anne Lingford-Hughes, Consultant Psychiatrist at the Robert Smith Unit in Bristol who will pose the question ‘Psychopharmacology – what contribution does it make to treatment?’ and Nicky Metrebian, Research Fellow at Imperial College London will be presenting a paper on ‘Heroin Prescribing – is it the way forward?’ These presentations will be chaired by Professor Martin Plant, Director of the Drug and Alcohol Research Group at UWE.

The second part of the seminar will have papers presented by Dr Ray Hodgson, Director of the Alcohol and Research Council in London who will look at ‘Alcohol Treatment – What’s new? Dr Tim Leighton, Head of Training at Clouds House, Wiltshire will present a paper on ‘Recent Developments in Residential Treatment.’ These sessions will be chaired by Professor Richard Velleman from the University of Bath.

The seminar is free to all undergraduates from the University of Bath, University of Bristol and UWE. All other delegates £20.

To register please contact Jan Green, Post Station 3, University of the West of England, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Glenside Campus, Blackberry Hill, Stapleton, Bristol BS16 1DD, tel: 0117 344 8788, fax: 0117 344 8421 or e-mail: Jan.Green@uwe.ac.uk

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