Wed. 10 May 2023
10:00 am – 11:00 am
AEST (QLD time)
The Prompt Response Network (PRN) aims to coordinate stakeholders across Australia to share information and knowledge for timely public health responses that reduce the harmful effects of emerging drugs. The PRN is a collaboration between government departments, clinicians, consumers, harm reduction service providers, academics and other key stakeholders across Australia’s states and territories. This presentation will overview the PRN's components and explain how the audience can get involved.
Dr Penny Hill is the Prompt Response Network Lead and Emerging Drugs Research Fellow at NCCRED. She has a background in the community health and harm reduction sectors, working and volunteering in needle syringe programs, primary health care facilities and drug checking services in Australia and internationally. She recently completed her PhD with the Burnet Institute, investigating opioid overdose. Penny is a current board member of Harm Reduction Victoria, Harm Reduction Australia, and the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs, and is the co-founder of Students for Sensible Drug Policy Australia.