Novel Psychoactive Substances Conference
Tuesday 16 October 2018

Aimed at anyone working in or interested in substance misuse services, the Forward Trust is jointly hosting a conference on novel drug trends with Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust on November 29th at St Pancras Hospital, London.

The programme includes presentations from Forward's CEO Mike Trace and our Research and Development Manager Hattie Moyes; along with Dr Abu Shafi, Psychiatry trainee from the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust.


Other speakers include:

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 Kings IoPPN & UCL


Setting yourself up for a fall- my journey from dabbling to addiction

Mr Ben Mason, Service User


An overview of substance misuse services

Dr Bhaskar Punukollu, Lead Consultant, Substance Misuse Servcies, 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 & Ms Cate Jameson, Head of Healthcare, HMP Guys Marsh, Dorset


There will also be a number of workshops throughout the day:

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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