Talking Point is a regular series of publicly available lectures that aim to inspire, inform and challenge our notions of what we know about addiction and its impact across society. Health and social sector professionals and the general public are all welcome to attend.
- 8 March 2023Talking Point: The 21st Century Revival of Therapeutic Research on Psychedelic Drugs: Rationale, Evidence and Potential Future Medical and other UsesPresented by Wayne Hall, Emeritus Professor National Centre for Youth Substance Use Research, The University of Queens
Clinical research on classic psychedelic drugs in psychiatry has undergone a revival over the past decade and a half.
- 14 December 2022Talking Point: After the fall, presented by Associate Professor Charles Livingstone on 13th December 2022presented by Associate Professor Charles Livingstone
What are the implications for gambling regulation and its reform in the aftermath of the Crown, Star and other Royal Commissions and inquiries. Will it be business as usual?
- 27 October 2022Talking Point: Alcohol brief interventions in the breast screening setting – are they needed, are they acceptable and do they work? presented by Dr Jasmin Grigg on 26th October 2022Presented by Dr Jasmin Grigg
Alcohol is a major modifiable risk factor for breast cancer, accountable for 4.4% of breast cancer cases (5.8% of cases in Australia) and 10% of breast cancer deaths worldwide. Yet, awareness of this risk remains low, including among mid-older age women who are at highest lifetime risk for developing breast cancer.
- 28 September 2022Talking Point: Beyond the Drinker: Alcohol’s Hidden Costs in Australia presented by Dr Jason (Heng) Jiang on 21st September 2022Presented by Dr Jason (Heng) Jiang
The societal cost of alcohol use is large and most of the cost measured in existing studies were costs or harms to the drinker him/herself or for services to the drinker.
- 23 August 2022Talking Point: Better collaboration and outcomes: case formulation and measurement-based care for substance use disorders, presented by Professor John Marsden on 12th of July 2022presented by Professor John Marsden
In this presentation, I will discuss and advocate for an evidence-based and collaborative clinical case formulation and measurement-based care approach for substance use disorders (SUD).
- 23 August 2022Talking Point: New directions in neurocognitive assessment, processes and interventions for addictive behaviours, presented by Lara Piccoli and Erynn Christensen on the 10th of August 2022presented by Lara Piccoli and Erynn Christensen
It is well understood that addiction is associated with neurocognitive deficits, particularly impaired cognitive control, and enhanced drive to engage in the problem behaviour.
- 12 July 2022Talking Point: Learning from Alcohol Policy Reforms in the Northern Territory: radical interventions for radical problems, presented by Professor Peter Miller, PhD on 22nd June 2022presented by Professor Peter Miller, PhD
The social costs and harms of alcohol consumption in the Northern Territory equate to $1.38 billion annually.
- 24 May 2022Talking Point: “Hospo Drinking Cultures”: Animating alcohol culture change amongst male hospitality workers, presented by Dr Michael Savic on 27th April 2022presented by Dr Michael Savic
As part of VicHealth’s Men’s Risky Drinking Initiative, the Hospo Drinking Cultures project seeks to address cultures of high risk drinking among male hospitality workers through a series of short, animated documentaries.
- 13 April 2022Talking Point: The power of data: Prevalence and patterns of substance use in Queensland using novel data collection on alcohol, opioids and trauma, presented by Professor Cate Cameron on 23rd March 2022Presented by Professor Cate Cameron
Using novel approaches to data collection and the power of data linkage to fill gaps in understanding, this Webinar will highlight two key projects from Professor Cameron’s substance use research.
- 7 March 2022Talking Point: Testing new medications for methamphetamine use disorder (MAUD) in young people, presented by A/Prof Gillinder Bedi and Dr Alexandre Guérin on the 23rd February 2022Presented by: A/Prof Gillinder Bedi and Dr Alexandre Guérin
Methamphetamine use commonly starts in adolescence or early adulthood. New treatment approaches for young people are required.