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Creating Synergy 2016

Methamphetamine: Integrated care throughout the client journey
22 – 23 March 2016, Sage Hotel, Wollongong

The conference will highlight the extent of the innovative work in treatment, early intervention and health promotion that is currently being carried out by the health, welfare and education sectors around methamphetamine use.

Community concern around methamphetamine use is increasing.  These concerns have led to a number of forums across NSW which continue to highlight the common stories told by individuals and families wheremethamphetamine has impacted their lives.

These stories tell us:

  • Partners, family and friends are usually the first to know about and respond to problems associated with methamphetamine use. Often, these people are the ones that offer the most consistent long term support.
  • When these social supports are not able to assist, people start looking elsewhere forsupport.
  • Most people that seek professional help do so after they have been using for some time.

 

The purpose of the 2016 Creating Synergy conference is to provide delegates with a more complete picture of the support, services and treatment options available. More importantly, it will help us understand the client’s lived experience of methamphetamine use.  In describing the client’s journey through use, support and treatment we will gain knowledge of their engagement with people and services.

This conference will highlight the extent of the innovative work in treatment, early intervention and health promotion that is currently being carried out by the health, welfare and education sectors around methamphetamine use.

 

2016 Creating Synergy will also host a
PRE CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
on Monday 21 March

Sharing power to generate hope: inclusive, strengths based ways of working with people who use substances

Presenter: Wayne McCashen

 

Who is invited to attend?

In general this conference is for individuals and services that come into contact with people who use methamphetamines. This includes but is not limited to;

  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • General Practitioners
  • Counsellors
  • Nurses
  • Mental Health staff
  • Hospital staff, especially Emergency Department
  • Residential rehabilitation workers
  • Non-Government Organisations and Charities staff
  • Department of Education and Training staff
  • Community Drug Action Team members
  • Youth workers
  • Addictions specialists
  • Partners, family, friends, colleagues of people who use methamphetamine
  • People who use methamphetamine
  • Welfare services staff
  • Health Promotion workers
  • Online information and services staff
  • Self-help groups
  • User groups and services
  • Police and Corrections staff
  • Homeless Services workers
  • Inpatient Withdrawal Unit staff
  • Pharmacotherapy providers
  • Researchers
  • Students
REGISTER
Early bird registration rate extended till 2 March 2016
SUBMIT ABSTRACT
Call for abstracts closed 

 

For further details contact David Hedger (02) 4223 8341 or email david.hedger@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au
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