March 3, 2020 - 9:30 am

From: Turning Point

We are excited to announce our second webinar for 2020 in our Connect & Learn Webinar Series:

Pharmaceutical Opioids: What AOD workers need to know

This session aims to briefly cover the main opioid agonist pharmacotherapies for opioid dependence, and summarise the evidence for the use of these treatments for pharmaceutical opioid dependence.

What can clinicians do to help clients transition to treatment?

What are the current treatments – who is suitable for what – why would clients consider it?

A review of some of the content from conversation articles


1. Provide an overview of opioid agonist treatments for pharmaceutical opioid dependence

2. Discuss barriers to these treatments, including common misconceptions about opioid agonist treatment

3. Provide relevant information for working with people who have developed pharmaceutical opioid use disorders

Associate Professor Suzanne Nielsen (BPharmSc[Hons] PhD MPS) is the Deputy Director of the Monash Addiction Research Centre in Melbourne, and is a current NHMRC Career Development Fellow. A/Prof Nielsen also holds an Honorary Professorial appointment at Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, is an Honorary Principal Fellow at the Burnet Institute, is a Conjoint Senior Research Fellow, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (UNSW Sydney), and is an Honorary Research Fellow, Alfred Hospital Pharmacy Department.

Date and time:  Tuesday 3rd March, 2020 @ 10am. AEST

Who should register?

This webinar is suitable for workers in the AOD, mental health, allied health and welfare sectors.

There is no cost to attend the Connect & Learn webinar series but registrations are essential.