Addiction - Day 1 (Friday)

"Preventing opioid overdose deaths: Responsibilities the treating clinician needs to meet"

In this presentation, Professor Sir John Strang will delve into the essential responsibilities that treating clinicians bear in preventing opioid overdose deaths. Opioid misuse has become a pressing public health concern, and clinicians play a pivotal role in mitigating this crisis. The session will provide actionable insights and guidelines for clinicians to assist in the prevention of opioid overdose deaths.

Here is a video of Professor Sir John Strang speaking on naloxone:

Professor
Sir John Strang

Head of Department of Addictions at
King's College London (KCL)

Professor Sir John Strang, MBBS, FRCPsych, FRCP, MD, F.Med.Sci., is a renowned clinical academic with 40 years of experience in addiction research and policy formation. Leading the addiction group at Kings College London (KCL) since 1995, he is recognised as a “Highly Cited Author” by ISI, with over 500 publications. He is the Director of the National Addictions Centre, and also serves as Co-Deputy Lead for the Pain and Addictions Theme at the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre.

"Menopause and Addiction"

In this presentation, Professor Sir John Strang will delve into the essential responsibilities that treating clinicians bear in preventing opioid overdose deaths. Opioid misuse has become a pressing public health concern, and clinicians play a pivotal role in mitigating this crisis. The session will provide actionable insights and guidelines for clinicians to assist in the prevention of opioid overdose deaths.

Watch Dr Newson’s appearance on ITV’s This Morning below:

Dr Louise Newson

GP, Menopause Specialist and Author

Dr. Louise Newson, a renowned medical professional, served as a writer and editor for various medical journals, notably GP magazine and the British Journal of Family Medicine. Her extensive contributions to academic papers and abstracts, along with her role in crafting educational materials for healthcare professionals, highlight her commitment to advancing medical knowledge. Dr. Newson’s impactful work extends to menopause advocacy, evident through collaborations with organisations, charities, and media appearances. She is the creator of the menopause support app “Balance,” offering inclusive and evidence-based information globally. With a strong media presence, she has been featured on ITV’s This Morning, Lorraine, BBC Breakfast, and more, actively raising awareness about menopause through diverse channels.