9th Annual Biomarkers Congress
5th national conference Child and Adolescent Addictions 2012
Hallam Conference Centre
44 Hallam St London W1W 6JJ England
London, London
http://www.mahealthcareevents.co.uk/public/MAH%20ChildAddict4ppEBRWebNOV.pdf
Benefits of attending Child and Adolescent
Addictions 2012:
• Gain an overview of current trends in adolescent substance misuse
and understand the neurobiology of addictions in young people
• Increase knowledge of different treatment approaches and relapse
prevention techniques and strategies
• Evaluate the support available for addicted children and
adolescents in different settings including youth support services in
local communities, inner city environments and prisons
• Examine difficult issues in interactive workshops including:
prescribing for young people with substance misuse issues,
comorbidity in substance-using youth, adolescent drug use and
pregnancy, family interventions in young people with substance
misuse issues
• Share and exchange ideas with leading practitioners in the field

Child and Adolescent
Addictions 2012 will be
of particular interest to the
following:
• Specialists in child and
adolescent psychiatry
• Specialists in addiction
• Substance misuse workers
• Specialists in psychology
• Specialists in psychotherapy
• General practitioners with an
interest in addictions
• Community mental health
teams
• Psychiatric nurses
• Community nurses
• Child protection nurses
• Counsellors
• Service managers
• Policy advisors
• Drug action team managers
• Drug and alcohol action
teams
• Local addiction teams
• Local authority representatives
• Youth justice teams
• Sexual health organisations
• All trainees in these disciplines

http://www.mahealthcareevents.co.uk/public/MAH%20ChildAddict4ppEBRWebNOV.pdf

Schedule of Presentations:

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
08:00:00 Registration and refreshments
08:55:00 Welcome and introduction
09:00:00 Epidemiology of drug abuse and the internet Fabrizio Schifano
09:30:00 Drugs, alcohol and the developing brain: a brief overview of the neurobiology of addictions in young people K .A.H Mirza
10:00:00 Current trends in adolescent substance misuse: drugs, alcohol and smoking Louise Theodosiou
10:30:00 It’s not what’s inside your head: the context of adolescent drug use Martin Frisher
11:00:00 Discussion
11:20:00 Refreshments
11:50:00 Prevention research: risk taking and being at-risk – responding to drug use in children and adolescents Harry Sumnall
12:20:00 Purple Haze, Northern Lights, Afghan Black, Sensi, Ganja, Skunk, Herb: do different strains of cannabis have different effects on mental health? Val Curran
12:50:00 Teenage girls, sexual health and addiction Sarah Creighton
13:20:00 Discussion
13:35:00 Lunch
14:20:00 INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS
14:25:00 1. Prescribing case studies Ilana Crome
14:45:00 2. Working with complexity: comorbidity in substance-using youth, and a mentalisation-based approach to treatment (AMBIT) Dickon Bevington
15:10:00 Discussion
15:25:00 Refreshments
15:45:00 Repeat of Workshops 1 & 2
16:30:00 Discussion and close of day 1
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
08:30:00 Registration & refreshments
08:55:00 ADVANCES IN TREATMENT
09:00:00 Current trends in treatment approaches
09:30:00 Relapse prevention techniques and strategies Tony DeFrance
10:00:00 Alcohol youth support services in local communities
10:30:00 Seeing through smoke and dreaming virtual realities: engaging with young people and substance misuse in Olympic London Rosie Winyard
11:00:00 Discussion
11:20:00 Refreshments
11:50:00 Treating adolescent drug addiction in the Arabic community
12:20:00 Therapeutic interventions for adolescent gambling addiction
12:50:00 Drug and alcohol treatment in the prison setting
13:20:00 Discussion
13:35:00 Lunch
14:20:00 INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS
14:25:00 3. Adolescent drug use, drug treatment and pregnancy
14:45:00 4. Beyond branded therapies: family/systemic interventions in young people with substance misuse Dennis Yandoli
15:10:00 Discussion
15:25:00 Refreshments
15:45:00 Repeat of Workshops 3 & 4
16:30:00 Discussion and close of conference
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