2018 NDRI Annual Symposium Program

Thursday 22nd November 2018, 8.30am – 5.00pm
RACV City Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

8.30 – 9.00am REGISTRATION
9.00 – 9.10am Welcome to Country
9.10 – 9.20am Welcome
Professor Simon Lenton
Director, NDRI
Session  One Session Chair: Mr Chris Killick-Moran, Australian Government Department of Health
9.20 – 9.45am Moderate drinking: For better or worse? 
Professor Tanya Chikritzhs
Program Leader, Alcohol Policy and Strategies Research Program, NDRI
9.45 – 10.10am Young women 'behaving badly': Fighting, drinking and involvement with the criminal justice system
Dr Mandy Wilson
Program Leader, Justice Health Research Program, NDRI
10.10 – 10.35am Alcohol and young people: Taking into account social relations and cultural practices
Professor David Moore
Program Leader, Ethnographic Research Program, NDRI
10.35 – 10.45am Launch of an online interactive alcohol-related harm data resource
Ms Eveline Lensvelt
Research Associate, Alcohol Policy and Strategies Research Program, NDRI
10.45 – 11.10am MORNING TEA
Session Two  Session Chair:  Dr Nadine Ezard, National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs
11.10 – 11.35am Opioids in the Australian ‘street’ drug markets: Trends, issues and opportunities
Professor Simon Lenton
Program Leader, Harm Reduction Policies and Strategies Research Program, NDRI
11.35 – 12.00pm Intervention research in schools: Mechanisms for policy and practice impact
Dr Nyanda McBride
Program Leader, Prevention and Early Intervention Research Program, NDRI
Session Three Poster Presentations
Session Chair: Professor Suzanne Fraser, NDRI
12.00 – 12.10pm A mixed-methods study of drug use at outdoor music festivals in Western Australia and Victoria
Ms Jodie Grigg, NDRI Research Associate and PhD Scholar

Blood-borne virus prevention and blood awareness among men who inject performance and image-enhancing drugs
Dr Renae Fomiatti, NDRI Research Officer

Producing alcohol or other drug ‘dependence’ in an Australian drug court: A Victorian case study
Ms Eliana Sarmiento Guerra, NDRI PhD Scholar

Incarcerated young men who inject drugs: Health care provision in adult prisons
Ms Shelley Walker, NDRI PhD Scholar
12.10 – 1.00pm LUNCH
Session Four Session Chair: Mr Sione Crawford, Harm Reduction Australia
1.00 – 1.25pm The role of glutamate in addiction and the N-ICE trial for "ice" use
Associate Professor Rebecca McKetin
Program Leader, Methamphetamine Use Research Program, NDRI
1.25 – 1.50pm Conflict and communication: Managing the multiple affordances of take-home naloxone administration events in Australia
Dr Adrian Farrugia
Research Associate, Social Studies of Addiction Concepts Research Program, NDRI
1.50 – 2.15pm Beyond disease: Responding to accounts of addiction-related stigma and discrimination
Professor Suzanne Fraser
Research Fellow, Social Studies of Addiction Concepts Research Program, NDRI
2.15 – 2.45pm AFTERNOON TEA
Session  Five Session Chair: Professor Simon Lenton, NDRI
2.45 – 3.10pm KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - Commercial versus non-commercial models of cannabis regulation
Professor Tom Decorte
Director, Institute for Social Drug Research, Ghent University, Belgium

Brief presentations by panel members:

The state of the cannabis law debate in Australia
Professor Nicole Lee, 360Edge and NDRI Adjunct

Issues with Colorado’s commercial cannabis market
Mr Todd Subritzky, NDRI 

The 2020 referendum on cannabis law reform in New Zealand: Opportunity for health focused reform or commercial profit?
Associate Professor Chris Wilkins, SHORE & Whariki Research Centre, Massey University, New Zealand

How should we think about the implications of cannabis law reform in Australia?
Dr Kate Seear, Monash University and NDRI Adjunct 

Presentations will be followed by discussion of the issues by panel members, keynote speaker Professor Tom Decorte and audience, chaired by Professor Simon Lenton.

4.45 – 4.50pm Closing remarks
Professor Simon Lenton