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beyond the emergency
29 May 2019
Turning Point is using coded ambulance clinical records to monitor self-harm, mental ill health and substance use in the Australian community.
google grant award
8 May 2019 has funded Turning Point, in partnership with Monash University, to receive a major grant to use artificial intelligence (AI) to assist the coding of national ambulance data for suicide-related attendances.
8 May 2019
Google announced today that Turning Point, Australia’s leading addiction treatment and research centre, is one of 20 organisations world-wide that will share USD$25 million in grants from, credit and consulting from Google Cloud and coaching by Google’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) experts as a grantee of the Google AI Impact Challenge.
photo by josephgruenthal @
1 April 2019
Researchers are seeking participants for a study that aims to identify the elements that impact decision-making, including the reasons why people continue to use harmful drugs.
dacas website
19 March 2019
From April 2019, Victorian general practitioners (GPs) can access the General Practitioner Clinical Advisory Service (GPCAS), a peer-to-peer advice service for GPs to help them support patients with prescription medication concerns and complex needs.
photo of people drinking by kchance8 @
25 January 2019
Monash University researchers are currently conducting a world-first study examining how the brain and thinking skills are changed in people who develop an addiction to alcohol.