Thu. 10 Jun 2021
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
AOD and the Brain provides a basic understanding of how drugs enter and travel through the body, to exert their impact upon the brain. This training will explore the biological effects of the substance and the processes the body employs in response to its administration. It will build clinicians knowledge in this area, with the goal of increasing confidence to educate clients and enhance health outcomes.
This morning workshop sessions will cover pharmacodynamics and include:
The afternoon workshop sessions will cover pharmacokinetics and include:
NB: Participants must have completed Insight's "Understanding Psychoactive Drugs" workshop or be an existing employee of an AOD or Mental Health service to be eligible for this workshop.
This course is designed to equip frontline AOD and Mental Health specialists with up-to-date information on generalist and substance-specific harm reduction strategies for AOD clients.
Other topics covered include:
Participants will also be provided with an overview of the types of injecting equipment available at primary NSPs.
NB: This training is targeted towards workers employed within specialist AOD treatment and mental health services only. It is not suitable for generalist health and community workers, statutory officers or members of the general public.
Please ensure adherence to all relevant conditions https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions for attendance to our workshops.
Any last minute changes due to COVID restrictions in QLD may have implications to this event, a virtual alternative will be offered and details will be forwarded via e-mail. Please ensure all contact details are up to date on your Insight profile to facilitate this
Presenters: Jim Hunt and Anita Myers
Please note, participants will be required to provide their own lunch.