Opioids, pain, dependence and harms: an international symposium

Opioids, pain, dependence and harms seminar

The Drugs Research Network for Scotland is delighted to present Opioids, pain, dependence and harms, an international symposium with Dr Peggy Compton and Dr Marty Cheatle (University of Pennsylvania) and Dr Richard Cooper (University of Sheffield).  This event will be of interest to academics, practitioners, policy makers and technical experts working across Scotland.  It will be of specific interest to clinical practitioners working in the pain and/or addictions fields.  Places are £10 to offset costs associated with the event which includes lunch.

The aims of this event are to:

  • Share learning and emerging findings from the USA and England with colleagues in Scotland.
  • Update on an ongoing DRNS-supported project to reduce risk of prescription opioid overdose in NHS Fife.
  • Discuss how this learning can inform Scottish policy and practice.
  • Explore the potential for subsequent Scottish academic and clinical research, including international collaborations.

Draft programme

Welcome & introduction. Prof. Catriona Matheson

Presentation 1: Opioid induced hyperalgesia and Opioid Use Disorders: the Science and the Myths. Dr Peggy Compton

Presentation 2: Pain, Substance Abuse and Suicide: Epidemiology, Risk Assessment and Mitigation. Dr Marty Cheatle


Presentation 3: The nature and dependence of opioid analgesic dependence in primary care. Dr Richard Cooper

Research update: Prescription Opioid Overdose Risk: ongoing study in NHS Fife. Dr Tessa Parkes

Discussion on implications for, and priorities for research in, Scotland including international opportunities


For more information and to book visit: https://perspectives-on-opioids-pain-and-addiction.eventbrite.co.uk

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