Key findings from NCETA’s research program highlighted at APSAD 2019 Conference

December 2019

NCETA researchers highlighted their recent findings to more than 500 delegates at the 2019 APSAD Conference held in Hobart between 10 and 13 November.

This included a workshop presentation on the collaboration between NCETA and the National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs (NCCRED) to develop a clinical researcher workforce development strategy. The presentation formed part of a half day symposium convened by NCCRED.

Other NCETA contributions included:

  1. Four paper presentations on:
    1. The findings from a review of methamphetamine clinical guidelines
    2. A review of the relationship between stress and substance use
    3. Polydrug use among construction workers and its implications for workplace interventions
    4. The history, current status and future of opioid substitution therapy in Australia.
  2. Four poster presentations on:
    1. Prevalence and patterns of alcohol consumption among older people
    2. Risky drinking and illicit drug displacement among young employees
    3. Older people and risky and the role of perceived harms and safe drinking guideline knowledge
    4. AOD use in Australian and New Zealand rail and associations with safety indicators.
    5. An exhibition stall highlighting and disseminating NCETA’s research findings and user-friendly resources. Attendees were particularly interested in getting copies of Responding to Pharmaceutical Opioid-related Problems: A resource for prescribers; Feeling Deadly, Working Deadly Resource Kit; Methamphetamine use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: Intervention options for workers.

NCETA also utilised the conference to promote its National AOD Workforce Survey. The survey is open to anyone working in the AOD sector. Click here to complete the survey. For more information about the survey go to corresponding news item in this edition of the Connections newsletter.