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C&I and The Forward Trust host Novel Drug Trends conference

Jointly hosted by Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) and The Forward Trust, this inaugural conference explores the evolving picture, impact and challenges relating to current drug misuse, including novel psychoactive substances.
The “Novel Drug Trends” conference offers an exciting programme with some nationally-renowned experts and a broad mix of speakers and topics, focusing on novel psychoactive substances.
With contributions from expert psychiatrists and psychologists from C&I and other health organisations, senior police and prison authorities, and service users, it is a must for anyone working in or interested in substance misuse services.
The Forward Trust is a social business with charitable status.
Click here to see the full conference agenda and to book your place.
When: Thursday, 29 November 2018
Where: St Pancras Hospital Conference Centre, 4 St Pancras Way, London NW1 0PE.
Time: 9am – 15:45pm (registration from 8.30am) 
Amongst speakers and topics confirmed:
Mr Mike Trace, Chief Executive Officer, The Forward Trust.
Ms Hattie Moyes Research and Development Manager, The Forward Trust
Dr Abu Shafi, Psychiatry trainee Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust 
Novel Psychoactive Substances: time for reason over hysteria  
Professor David Nutt, Imperial College London.
Not So Legal Highs - Understanding Novel Psychoactive Substances 
Dr Derek Tracy, Consultant Psychiatrist & Clinical Director Oxleas NHS Trust, Visiting Senior Lecturer at King's Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and UCL.
Setting yourself up for a fall - my journey from dabbling to addiction 
A Service User
An overview of substance misuse services 
Dr Bhaskar Punukollu, Lead Consultant, Substance Misuse Services, C&I.
A View from the Front Line: 
Dr John Dunn, Consultant Psychiatrist, South Camden Drug Services, C&I.
Breaking into Prisons 
Mr James Lucas, Governor and Ms Cate Jameson, Head of Healthcare, HMP Guys Marsh, Dorset.
Workshops include:
Service user experiences of novel psychoactive substances and emerging drugs
Responses to NPS in prison
Addiction and Substance misuse service quality improvement,
The risks of fentanyl-laced heroin and addressing the Xanax epidemic


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