CREIDU Colloquium 2015

Prisons: Opportunities and challenges towards improving the health of people who inject drugs.

Burnet Institute is hosting the annual Colloquium for the Centre for Research Excellence into Injecting Drug Use (CREIDU) focusing on prisons and injecting drug use. With an interactive format and exciting mix of speakers, the Colloquium draws together researchers, affected communities, policy makers and practitioners.

CREIDU’s Professor Paul Dietze will open the Colloquium. Professor Margaret Hellard will chair the morning session and Associate Professor Stuart Kinner will chair the afternoon session.

Keynote speaker - Ms Kirsten Horsburgh

National Naloxone Coordinator, Scottish Drugs Forum, Glasgow, Scotland.

Scotland’s National Naloxone Programme: The Scottish Prison Service Provision of Naloxone-On-Release.


Dr Eliot Albers - Executive Director, International Network of People Who Use Drugs, London, UK.

Community perspective on hepatitis C/harm reduction in prisons.

Professor Kate Dolan - Winston Churchill Fellow, Program of International Research and Training, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, Australia.

Harm reduction in prison: How Australia compares to the rest of the world.

Professor Matthew Hickman- Professor in Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Bristol, England.

Evaluation of OST in Prison on preventing drug related deaths following treatment release.

Professor Andrew Lloyd - Director Inflammation and Infection Research Centre, UNSW; Visiting Medical Officer, Justice Health, New South Wales, Australia.

Treatment and prevention of hepatitis C in the prison setting.

Ms Carol Nikakis - CEO, Victorian Association for Care and Resettlement of Offenders, Australia.

Using positive strategies as a pathway out of the criminal justice system.

Mr John Ryan - CEO, Penington Institute, Victoria, Australia.

Prison Needle Exchange: Fact and fantasy

Ms Larissa Strong - Director, Justice Health, Department of Justice & Regulation, Victoria, Australia.

The complexities of harm reduction in custodial setting.

Professor Alexander Thompson - Director of Gastroenterology, St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne; Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Treatment of hepatitis within the Victorian prison system - a new model of care.

Mr Rod Wise - Deputy Commissioner Operations, Corrections Victoria, Australia.

The complexities of harm reduction in custodial settings.

Date & Time

Monday, 12 October, 2015
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM AEDT


AMREP Lecture Theatre
75 Commercial Road, Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct
Melbourne VIC 3004

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Contact Details

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