Following the successful Alcohol CPD courses held in 2014-2017; we are delighted to announce the line-up for our 2018 course, featuring some exciting new inputs!
This year’s course will feature inputs from Prof. Anna Gilmore and colleagues from the University of Bath, Dr Carol Emslie from Glasgow Caledonian University, Dr James Nicholls from Alcohol Research UK, and Professor Karine Gallopel-Morvan from the EHESP School of Public Health, France. We also welcome the return of highly-rated inputs from leading experts such as Katherine Brown from the Institute of Alcohol Studies and Colin Shevills of Balance North East.
What previous participants said:
Anyone wishing to gain an in-depth understanding and up to date insight into evidence and innovative practice in alcohol policy in the UK and internationally.
Previous participants have included people working in public health, local and national alcohol policy, or alcohol research; from Iceland to New Zealand.
Places are filling up fast and the early-bird rate applies until Friday 15th June 2018!
Building on our previous CPD courses on tobacco control and alcohol policy, the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies is delighted to be offering our Nicotine & Tobacco CPD course at the University of Stirling in 2018!
Please note: If you book on/before 28th February 2018, the cost is: £499, or £649 for students seeking accreditation.
The course, successfully introduced in 2015, is aimed at professionals working in a range of organisations who are interested in public health and policy in the UK or internationally. In addition to the topics covered at previous tobacco CPDs, this year we will be examining the current, up to date evidence on tobacco harm reduction, electronic cigarettes and other nicotine-containing devices.
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
• Describe and discuss patterns of tobacco consumption, prevalence and addiction and the rise of e-cigarette use.
• Assess key milestones in tobacco and nicotine policy and the contribution of policy in developing and implementing effective interventions.
• Critically discuss the role of commercial interests, including the tobacco industry, in promoting tobacco use and recent controversies regarding the e-cigarette industry.
• Describe and discuss the range of effective interventions to reduce tobacco use and the place of tobacco harm reduction, including e-cigarettes, in addressing tobacco use.
• Assess the potential impact of current and emerging tobacco control priorities on different population groups, including tobacco harm reduction approaches.
• Discuss principles of media advocacy as applied to current issues in tobacco control.
*NEW FOR 2018*
ADDITIONAL BREAKOUT SESSIONS RELEVANT TO INTERNATIONAL TOBACCO CONTROL!
TAXATION & ILLICIT TOBACCO
Deborah Arnott, Action on Smoking & Health (ASH)
Prof. Kamran Siddiqi, University of York
Crawford Moodie, University of Stirling
Closing date for applications: 16th January 2018
This year we will be discussing important factors in tobacco control including; youth smoking, the role of the tobacco industry, use of mass media for smoking prevention and cessation, smokefree legislation, harm reduction and the neurobiology of nicotine addiction.
Early bird deadline: 21st December 2017
The course is a mixture of blended learning, with face-to-face lectures being held in February 2018. It is open to all UKCTAS researchers as well as students of the MSc in Addiction Studies.
Early bird deadline: 28th February 2018
In addition to the topics covered on our previous tobacco control CPD, we will also be examining in detail the current evidence on tobacco harm reduction, electronic cigarettes and other nicotine-containing devices.
More information about these courses can be found on our website @ UKCTAS.net
9th – 10th November 2017
Crowne Plaza, Newcastle, UK
Confirmed sessions include:
- Sport & exercise in addiction and recovery with personal reflections from Clarke Carlisle.
- End of life care for people with substance problems.
- The psychedelic renaissance in addiction treatment.
- Pathways to amphetamine type stimulant use.
NEW for 2017: The ADDICTION DEBATE
‘This Society believes it is appropriate to expand the concept of addiction to behaviours such as internet use’
With Professor Robert West & Professor Mark Griffiths
New for 2017, the SSA’s PhD Symposium will be held the day before our annual Conference, in the same venue.
The SSA’s symposium for PhD students is now in its ninth year. This event aims to bring together PhD students studying addiction-related topics so they can network, present their work in a low-key, supportive environment and share their ups and downs. It welcomes full and part-time students, studying in a range of disciplines including social sciences, laboratory sciences and health services research. The day includes presentations from students at various stages in the PhD process and some close to or who have recently submitted their thesis.
There is a social event in the evening of the PhD Symposium, and throughout the day there is plenty of opportunity to talk to other delegates.
For more information about this event please visit: www.addiction-ssa.org/symposium